Banking and Finance Department Participates in the Annual Conference Organized by Bank of Albania

November 15th, 2017

Banking and Finance Department Participates in the Annual Conference Organized by Bank of Albania

Banking and Finance Department Participates in the Annual Conference Organized by Bank of Albania

“Banking developments and financial market infrastructure. The role of structure, size and market infrastructure in risks mitigation and financial intermediation”

 

The Bank of Albania, in cooperation with the South East European Studies at Oxford, held on 9th of November 2017,  the annual conference: “Banking developments and financial market infrastructure. The role of structure, size and market infrastructure in risks mitigation and financial intermediation

This conference was organized under the auspices of the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Mr Gent Sejko, and was attended by the President of the Republic of Albania, H.E. Mr. Ilir Meta, the Minister of Finance and Economy, Mr Arben Ahmetaj, ministers and members of the Albanian Parliament. The conference was also attended by governors, deputy governors, and high-level representatives and management boards from other central banks, Ambassadors in Albania, representatives from international financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, representatives from the academia, the banking and financial system, and the media. This conference was organized in the framework of the Co-operation Agreement signed between the Bank of Albania and the University of Oxford. The conference was also attended by governors, deputy governors, and high-level representatives and management boards from other central banks, Ambassadors in Albania, representatives from international financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, representatives from the academia, the banking and financial system, and the media. From Epoka University there were two representatives attending this conference, Mrs. Erinda Imeraj, Academic Program Coordinator of Banking and Finance (Albanian) and Mr. Niuton Mulleti, Head of Institutional and Legal Affairs Office.

The first session addressed the nature of risks in the Albanian and SEE economies, interlinks, and the resilience to these risks. The second session discussed the challenges and policy options faced by central banks and supervising authorities. The focus was the role and efficiency of the monetary policy, exchange regimes, macro prudential and regulatory changes and other institutional arrangements in the presence of financial market limitations. While the third session, the panel of Governors, brought together in a special discussion table: the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Gent Sejko, the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo, Fehmi Mehmeti, the Govenror of the Central Bank of Montenegro and other senior central bank representatives. The panel will discussed the role of the financial market and its infrastructure, in particular the role of missing links (money market, pension funds, mutual funds, etc.) and recent fintech expansion, in the current developments with respect to risk, resilience, and efficiency of monetary and financial stability policies.