Social Distancing Measures
Upcoming Events
Purpose in Financial Services: Conference & lunch with Michael Cole-Fontayn, Chairman, Association for Financial Markets
Thu, Oct 01
Cercle Munster Asbl
Oct 01, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Cercle Munster Asbl, 5-7 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg
Wholesale banking does not have to change: survival is not mandatory
Conference & lunch with Mr Pentti Hakkarainen from the ECB Supervisory Board
Wed, Nov 18
Golf-Club Grand-Ducal
Nov 18, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Golf-Club Grand-Ducal, 1 Route de Trèves, 2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg
Mr Hakkarainen is going to address the following topics: The European Single Supervisor’s key priorities - are the aspects of ESG properly taken into account ? Banking supervision and the greening economy.

IFIS is delighted to welcome Michael COLE-FONTAYN,  Chairman, Association for Financial Markets in Europe, on October 1, 2020, to talk on

"Purpose in Financial Services " and Pentti HAKKARAINEN, ECB Supervisory Board, on November 18, 2020 for a talk on "The European Single Supervisor's Key Priorities"

The health and safety of all the participants being our utmost priority, we have put in place the necessary measures to organise our events in accordance with sanitary prescriptions: 

  1. Sanitizer gel is provided at the entrance of the event location

  2. Guests must wear masks when they enter and move about, but are not required to wear a mask at the table.  Please bring your own mask as the hosting location does not provide any masks

  3. Guests are requested to take a seat immediately after entering the presentation room

  4. Presentations are made in a room with limited seating

  5. The speaker is going to wear a mask if the distance to the audience does not respect social distancing

  6. A maximum of 10 people per table will be seated

As the evolution of the sanitary situation is unpredictable, we are ready to amend the measures or cancel our event if needed.

Please get in touch if you have any question.

About Michael Cole-Fontay:

Michael previously spent 35 years with BNY Mellon, the last seven as Chairman, Europe, Middle East & Africa.  In addition to his role at AFME, Michael is currently Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), a member and co-chair of the Wholesale Banking Group of the European Financial Services Chairman’s Advisory Council, a member of the Advisory Council and the Financial Services Skills Taskforce of TheCityUK, and member of FICC Markets Standards Board Advisory Council.  He is also a member of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum Advisory Board and a Board and Executive Committee Member of the Global Financial Markets Association. Michael is Trustee of the mental health charity, the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and of education charity, Engage with China Ltd.  He was recently awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from Cass Business School.

About Pentti Hakkarainen:

Pentti Hakkarainen has been a Member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) since 1 February 2017. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Supervisory Board. Among other tasks, he holds responsibility for budgetary, audit and digital agenda issues.
Before joining the ECB, Mr Hakkarainen was a Member of the Board of the central bank of Finland (Suomen Pankki – Finlands Bank) from 2002 to 2017, serving as Deputy Governor from 2008 onwards.  He was mostly in charge of the financial market stability function, monetary policy implementation, investment activities, risk management and macroprudential policy.

Upcoming monthly events are under preparation and will be announced shortly.  Our events usually take place on the 1st Thursday of each month.

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