The Future of Finance
Session 1: Ethics and Finance
Moderator: Sean Hagan
Sean Hagan is General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department at the International Monetary Fund. In this capacity, Mr. Hagan advises the Fund’s management, Executive Board and membership on all legal aspects of the Fund’s operations, including its regulatory, advisory and lending functions. Mr. Hagan has published extensively on both the law of the Fund and a broad range of legal issues relating to the prevention and resolution of financial crisis, with a particular emphasis on insolvency and the restructuring of debt, including sovereign debt.
Mark Carney is Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee and the Board of the Prudential Regulation Authority. The Governor joined the Bank on 1 July 2013. In addition to his duties as Governor of the Bank of England, he serves as Chairman of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), First Vice-Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board, a member of the Group of Thirty and the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.
Philipp Hildebrand is Vice Chairman of BlackRock and Chairman of Multi-Asset Strategies. Until January 2012, he served as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank. In that capacity, he was a Director of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Swiss Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB). He has also served as a Senior Visiting Fellow at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government.
Christine Lagarde has been Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since July 2011. She held various ministerial positions within the French government, including Finance and Economy Minister (2007–11), Minister for Foreign Trade, and Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries. She was also Chairman of the Global Exchange Committee and Global Strategic Committee of Baker & McKenzie.
Peter Ng Kok Song
Peter Ng Kok Song is Chairman of Singapore-based Avanda Investment Management, and was previously CIO of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, capping a 42-year career in investment of Singapore’s foreign reserves. He serves on the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Capital Markets Committee and is a board director of the Singapore Exchange and founder Chairman of the Wealth Management Institute.
The Most Reverend Justin Welby
Born in 1956 in London, the Most Reverend Justin Welby was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied history and law. Previous to that, for 11 years he worked in the oil industry, becoming group treasurer of a large British exploration and production company. He focused mainly on West African and North Sea projects. He was installed as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury on 21st March 2013, having previously been Bishop of Durham and Dean of Liverpool.