Beginning Friday, 31 January 2014 12:30
End Friday, 31 January 2014 14:00
Location Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Event fees British Chamber members: €70.00 (incl. VAT)
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Long term finance is essential in satisfying the needs of long term physical investment across all sectors in the economy and especially in key drivers such as growth. Traditionally, banks and insurers have been a key player in the financial system by means of transforming savings into long term capital to finance private sector investment. In the aftermath of the financial crisis however, the traditional sources of financing are all facing challenges. How is the Commission planning to overcome these constraints and what role will banks and insurers take in such vision?

Join us at this Business Lunch where Mr Nava, Director, Financial Institutions, DG Internal Market, will give a keynote speech on ‘Returning to Growth: the Role for Banks and Insurers in Financing the Economy’, which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Mario Nava has been in the Commission since 1994. He studied economics at Bocconi University and at Louvain and has a PhD in public finance from the London School of Economics. His previous posts include acting director for financial services policy and financial markets, member of the group of policy advisers to Commission President Romano Prodi and a member of Mario Monti’s cabinet. He also worked for DG Budget and DG TAXUD.

Alongside his work at the Commission he is active in research and teaching. Since 1998 he has been visiting professor at Milan's Bocconi University and a member of the Economic Faculty of ISPI, Milan (Diplomatic School of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and occasional lecturer in many universities across Europe. From 1995 to 1999 he was visiting professor at the Universidad de Belgrano (Buenos Aires) and the Universidad de Cuyo (Mendoza). From 1993 to 1994 he was junior professor at the London School of Economics and visiting professor at the State University of Moscow and St. Petersburg (Russia).


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