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London Financial Regulation Seminars

An inter-disciplinary and inter-collegiate group of experts specialising in financial regulation will be holding a regular series of seminars, and more occasional conferences, on topics relating to this field. 

To help us ensure that all delegates attending the seminar/workshop are able to participate fully, please le us know about any special requirements you have by emailing FMG@lse.ac.uk.

Unless otherwise stated meetings take place Meetings take place on Mondays in room OLD 3.21, unless otherwise stated, 3rd floor of Old Building at LSE (Houghton Street) between 5.45pm and 7.15pm.  Drinks will be served afterwards. Unless otherwise stated there are no papers available for these events.

Lent Term 2016

18 January, 17.15-18.30

Nicolas Veron (Bruegel and The Peterson Institute for International Economics)

European Banking Union


8 February

Professor Raman Uppal (EDHEC Business School)

The Consequences of Financial Market Regulations


15 February

Graham Bishop (Consultant on European Integration)

The Implications for London if the UK were to exit the EU


19 & 20 February

FCA/FMG/SRC Conference on Financial Regulation

Organised by Kevin James.


29 February

Alistair Milne (Loughborough University School of Business and Economics)

Achieving Financial Sector Policy Objectives through Financial Technology
Download notes.


14 March note - change of speaker

Charles Goodhart (LSE)

Current Central Banking Policies


11 April

Avinash Persaud


9 May

Paul Fisher


16 May, 15:00 - 18:30

London Financial Regulation roundtable: CCP Regulation and Supervision Conference


Speakers: Simon Gleeson (Clifford Chance), Andrew Gracie (Bank of England), Ulrich Karl (HSBC), David Murphy (Bank of England)
Chair: Ron Anderson

In September 2009 G20 met in Pittsburgh and agreed that 'All standardized OTC derivative contracts should be traded on exchanges or electronic trading platforms, where appropriate, and cleared through central counterparties by end-2012 at the latest. OTC derivative contracts should be reported to trade repositories.'

This initiated a major financial reform aimed at bringing all derivatives trading under the scrutiny of public authorities.  The clearing obligation which has now been implemented in legislation and regulatory rules in major jurisdictions puts central counterparties (CCPs) at the centre this reform.  In the view of many, CCPs are now “too-big-to-fail by design”.   However, to date for CCPs there has been no regulatory framework that is comparable in scope and in rigour to that which has been imposed on big banks.   This is in the process of changing.

The purpose of the mini-conference is to hear specialists discuss the state of play in the fast-developing area of CCP regulation.  It will cover the legal frameworks governing CCPs in different jurisdictions, risk management by CCP’s including the “loss waterfall”, risk management of CCP’s by their counterparties, stress testing of CCPs, supervision of CCPs, international coordination, and CCP resolution. 

Pre-registration is required - register here.


23 May, 17:30 - 18:30, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

London Financial Regulation Public Lecture: Commissioner Jonathan Hill

The Single EU Capital Market: progress and challenges

The development of a single capital market in Europe is one of the major undertakings of the Juncker Commission. Several important initiatives are already underway, for example new prospectus legislation. When complete, the single capital market will enhance Europe's innovation and high-tech industries.

Jonathan Hill is the current European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. 

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEsinglemarket


13 June

Kevin Dowd

Revisions to the programme may take place and these will be identified through this website.

The London Financial Regulation seminar series gratefully acknowledges financial support from the AXA Research Fund.