Conference on "Financial Intermediation in Emerging Markets"

Financial Intermediation in Emerging Economies Conference

Imperial College Business School ,Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis, Centre for Advance Financial Research and Learning (CAFRAL) Promoted by Reserve Bank of Indian

19 and 20 March 2019

Venue: Reserve Bank of India, Central Office Building, 25th Floor Conference Room, Fort, Mumbai, India

A Full programme for the conference can be found here

A well-functioning financial system is key for emerging markets to unlock their growth potential. The financial system of many emerging markets, however, still face many development and stability challenges that prevent them to maximize their impact on real economies and societies. This conference will address the challenges faced by financial intermediaries in emerging markets.

Broad topics of the conference will be

  • Cross-border banking in emerging markets
  • Bank efficiency and stability in emerging markets
  • Government’s role in banking – arbiter, regulator or provider?
  • SME finance in the developing world
  • Financial innovation and digital finance
  • The bank-lending channel of monetary policy in emerging markets
  • Spillover effects from quantitative easing (and monetary policy tightening) in industrialized countries on emerging markets
  • The impact of recent regulatory reforms on financial systems in emerging economies
  • The impact of fintech on the banking sector in emerging markets

Organizing Committee
Franklin Allen (Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College Business School)
Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School)
Co-Pierre Georg (University of Cape Town, Deutsche Bundesbank, and ERSA)
Amartya Lahiri (CAFRAL and University of British Columbia)
Manju Puri (Duke University)