The Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis is organising a lecture by Professor Katharina Pistor, she will give a lecture at 6pm on Monday 8th June at Imperial College Business School in the lower ground round lecture theatre, followed by a drinks reception.
The Lecture title and summary are below along with Professor Katharina Pistor’s bio. The slides can be found here
“Derivatives and other structured finance products are creatures of law. They are coded in property, security, entity, and bankruptcy law and designed to make the most of the gaps left by the scaffolding of regulatory and tax regimes. Decoding derivatives helps shed new light on the organization of financial markets; how they are scaled to size; and the interdependence between regulation and financial innovation.”
Katharina Pistor is Walter E. Meyer Research and Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and director of its Center on Global Legal Transformation. Her research focuses on comparative law and institutions with emphasis on emerging markets, the legal construction of financial markets, governing essential resources, and the distributional effects of private regulation. She has published widely in leading law and social science journals and has co-authored and edited several books. In 2012 she was co-recipient (with Martin Hellwig) of the Max Planck Research Award on International Financial Regulation. She is also the recipient of research grants by the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the National Science Foundation.