The Future of Finance

Session 2: The Changing Role of Banks


Moderator: José Viñals


José Viñals is the Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund. He is a member of the Financial Stability Board, representing the IMF. Before this, he served as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Spain after holding successive positions. He has also been Chairman of the ECB’s International Relations Committee; and Chairman of Spain’s Deposit Guarantee Funds.

Laurence Fink


Laurence D. Fink is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock. He has led the firm since its founding in 1988. He was named "CEO of the Decade" by Financial News in 2011 and one of the "World's Best CEO's" by Barron's for eight consecutive years. Mr. Fink earned an MBA degree with a concentration in real estate from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1976 and a BA degree in political science from UCLA in 1974.

Douglas Flint


Douglas Flint CBE:  Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc.  Chairman, Institute of International Finance.   Member, Mayor of Beijing’s and Mayor of Shanghai’s International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council, also Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and Association of Corporate Treasurers; independent external member, UK government’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board; a British Business Ambassador.  Fellow, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Stefan Ingves


Mr. Stefan Ingves is Chairman of the Executive Board and Governor of Sveriges Riksbank. In addition, Mr. Ingves is a member of the European Central Bank General Council and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements and serves as Sweden’s governor in the International Monetary Fund. In 2011, Mr. Ingves was appointed Chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision as well as Chairman of the Advisory Technical Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board.

Simon Johnson


Prof. Johnson is the Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is also a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a co-founder of, and a member of the following: Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers, Office of Financial Research Advisory Committee on Research, FDIC’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee and the private sector Systemic Risk Council founded and chaired by Sheila Bair.

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