Central Banking Series: Helsinki

Date: Monday, June 6, 2016 - Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Helsinki, Finland

Event Detail

Central Banking Series: Helsinki

Featuring Erkki Liikanen, Governor of the Bank of Finland, Eric Rosengren, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Patrick Honohan, Former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland.

 

View and download the GIC Central Banking Series: London & Helsinki flyer.

 

Monday, June 6th     Full Day Public Conference in partnership with the Bank of Finland

Venue: House of the Estates
Address: Snellmaninkatu 9-11

8:30AM                         Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00AM                         Welcome

  • Seppo Honkapohja, Board of Directors, Bank of Finland
  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading and Investments and GIC Board Chair

9:15AM                         Session I: Central Bankers: QE in Europe and the US with Response Panel

  • Eric Rosengren, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Patrick Honohan, Former Governor, Central Bank of Ireland
  • Sixten Korkman, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Economics, Aalto University
  • Moderator: Seppo Honkapohja, Board of Directors, Bank of Finland

10:45AM                       Session II: Climate Change

  • Mats Andersson, CEO, Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund
  • Vesa Alatalo, CEO, SKF/Finland
  • Moderator: Timo Tyrvainen, Senior Advisor, Aktia Bank

11:45AM                       Lunch

12:45PM                       Keynote Speech: Monetary Policy

  • Erkki Liikanen, Governor of the Bank of Finland

1:30PM                         Session III: Financial/Investment Session

  • Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG
  • Timo Viherkenttä, CEO, Finnish State Pension Fund
  • Moderator: Hubert Fromlet, Senior Professor, Linneaus University

3:00PM                         Conclusion

  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading and Investments and GIC Board Chair

 

Tuesday, June 7th: Private Roundtable Discussion: Geopolitics (by invitation only)

Venue:  Auditorium at the Bank of Finland
Address: Rauhankatu 19, Helsinki, Finland

Agenda
9:00AM             Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30AM             Welcome and Outlook for China

  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading and Investments and GIC Board Chair

10:15AM           Session II: The Russian Economy

  • Iikka Korhonen, Director, Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition

11:00AM           Session III: Brexit/US Election/German Election

11:45AM            Conclusion

 

 

 

Event Venues

June 6| Full Day Conference in partnership with the Bank of Finland

House of the Estates
Snellmaninkatu 9-11, 00170
Helsinki, Finland

June 7 | GIC Roundtable Discussion: Geopolitics

Auditorium at the Bank of Finland
Rauhankatu 19,
Helsinki, Finland

Suggested Hotels

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel – 10 min walk to House of the Estates

Hotel Kämp – 9 min walk to House of the Estates

Original Sokos Hotel – 6 min walk to House of the Estates

Hotel Haven – 8 min walk to House of the Estates

 

Event Location

Date: Monday, June 6, 2016 - Wednesday, June 8, 2016 City: Helsinki Download iCal

Speakers

Erkki Liikanen

Erkki Liikanen

Governor of the Bank of Finland

Mr. Erkki Liikanen, MPolSc (Econ.), has been Governor of the Bank of Finland since 2004. He is currently serving his second 7-year term.

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Eric Rosengren, Ph.D.

Eric Rosengren, Ph.D.

President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Eric Rosengren is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, one of 12 regional Federal Reserve banks. Eric is a participant in the Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policymaking body of the United States. As CEO, Eric leads the Boston Fed’s work, which includes economic research and analysis, banking supervision and financial stability efforts, community economic development activities, and a wide range of payments, technology, and finance initiatives.

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Patrick Honohan, Ph.D.

Patrick Honohan, Ph.D.

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland

Patrick Honohan was Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland from September 2009 to November 2015. He has returned to Trinity College Dublin where he has been Professor of International Financial Economics and Development. His previous career included periods with the World Bank and the IMF, and as Economic Advisor to the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister).

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Vesa Alatalo

Vesa Alatalo

Managing Director, SKF Finland

Vesa Alatalo is managing director and country manager of SKF Finland and a member of the Nordic management team. Alatalo, 45, oversees the strategic direction of the Finnish operations with 170 employees in Espoo, Muurame and Oulu. SKF is a leading global technology provider operating in over 130 countries world-wide employing around 50 000 professionals. The SKF technology platforms include bearings and units, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems.

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Mats Andersson

Mats Andersson

CEO of the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund

Mats Andersson has been the CEO of the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4) since 2006. AP4 is one of the buffer funds in the Swedish public pension system, whose role is to even out temporary punctuations during periods when pension contributions are not sufficient to cover pension disbursements. Since five years back, AP4 works […]

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Michael Drury

Michael Drury

Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments

Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. Michael began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Constance Hunter

Constance Hunter

Chief Economist, KPMG, LLP

Constance Hunter is the Chief Economist of KPMG, LLP. She is an economic thought leader focusing on how economic factors impact asset prices and business performance worldwide. In her role at KPMG Constance works closely with the firm’s leadership and clients to identify inflection points, risks and opportunities that arise in the constantly evolving economic landscape. Known for correctly calling economic indicators that presage market turning points such as the Russian currency devaluation in 1998, the Dotcom bubble in 2001, the real estate and credit crisis in 2007-08, the recovery of the housing market and concurrent low bond yields in 2012 and the continued low bond yields into 2015.

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Iikka Korhonen

Iikka Korhonen

Head of BOFIT Iikka Korhonen, Institute for Economies in Transition BOFIT

Iikka Korhonen received his doctoral degree from Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, majoring in economics.

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Sixten Korkman

Sixten Korkman

Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Economics, Aalto University School of Business

Sixten Korkman is presently associated with the Aalto institute. He made his doctoral degree in economics at the University of Helsinki in 1980. He has served a long career as a civil servant in the Bank of Finland, the Ministry of Finance, the OECD and the secretariat of the Council of Ministers in Brussels. He […]

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Timo Tyrvainen

Timo Tyrvainen

Senior Advisor at Aktia Bank

Timo Tyrvainen has been a Senior Advisor with Aktia Bank since 2014. In 1998-2014 he was the Chief Economist of Aktia. In 1975-98, he worked with Bank of Finland.

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Timo Viherkenttä

Timo Viherkenttä

CEO, State Pension Fund of Finland

Timo Viherkenttä is the Chief Executive Officer of the 18 billion euro State Pension Fund of Finland (VER) as of 2015. He is a Doctor of Laws (University of Helsinki). He started his career as an academic at the University of Helsinki, and, inter alia, served as Professor of Tax Law. Later he held several positions at […]

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