The Sibos Big Issue Debate
Disruption, geopolitics, and finance: Managing the risks
After decades of relative calm, geopolitical tensions are rising and playing an increasingly influential role in finance, economics and related regulation. At the same time technological innovation in and around the financial area appears to be at an all-time high. Our panel of experts will explore how the inextricably linked global capital markets, transaction banking business and international financial system is managing these risks and adapting to these changes, and how it is – and could be further – impacted by the ongoing developments. They will investigate how the financial markets are coping with the post-crisis retrenchment, the ensuing financial reforms, the geopolitical tensions and to what extent new technologies will add to (or mitigate against) some of the disruptive developments. We will also investigate how some of the less integrated but large and fastest-growing markets are dealing with the new normal; how and to what extent they are still seeking to integrate and internationalise - and to what extent their growing dominance in the global financial markets is reflected in the institutional architecture. Finally we will explore how policymakers are structuring the regulatory architecture in this untested environment and what can financial institutions do to ensure they are positioned to manage both manage the risks created by geopolitical events and exploit the opportunities offered by technological developments.