In September 2008, a former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, Willem Buiter, described London Inter-bank Offered Rate (Libor) as “the rate at which banks don’t lend to each other”, and called for its replacement. Soon after, the systematic manipulation of the Libor was revealed to be one of the most far-reaching financial market scandals in history. Estimates of the level of fraudulent interest rate payments range into the double-digit billions. To this day, Libor serves as the primary reference rate for many financial instruments in both financial markets and commercial fields, including variable-rate mortgages. However, a replacement is in the works. The Swiss Risk Association invites you to attend an interactive evening of discussion about the Libor, past, present and future. The event will feature a series of speakers who will shed light on this topic and outline the implications for financial markets and end consumers.
Jean-Noël Ardouin: Director for Financial Services Risk Management at EY
Christian Behm: Partner at Lucht Probst Associates, responsible for the LPA IBOR Transition Practice Group
Serena Fioravanti: Head Market & Liquidity Risk Management for Swiss Universal Bank, Credit Suisse
Martin Bardenhewer: Head Financial Institutions and Multinationals, ZKB, Co-Chair National Working Group on CHF Reference Rates
Andreas Bitz: Managing Director, Group Risk Control at UBS AG
SRA flagship events take place at the University Zurich and are free public events. Established Leaders present emerging and evolving risk topics, engage in a panel discussion and answer questions from the audience. All events are followed by a networking cocktail.
- Flagship Event: 11. February: Libor - Past, present and future.LIBOR
11. February 2019
18:30 - 20:30