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(en) Britain, Anti-Capitalist Action! Remember, remember the 5th of November… 5th-6th November 2004

From Brighton Dissent <brightonantig8@yahoo.co.uk>
Date Tue, 19 Oct 2004 00:19:19 +0200 (CEST)


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Business leaders, politicians and academics are
planning on meeting at Wilton Park Conference Centre
near Brighton and Worthing in East Sussex for a two
day Conference called “International Rule Making for
Global Capital Markets”. The Conference is to be
attended by (amongst others): Counsellor & Director,
International Capital Markets Department,
International Monetary Fund; Former Chairman,
Citibank; Chairman, Centre for European Policy
Studies, Brussels; former Minister of Finance of the
Netherlands; President, French Asset Management
Association (AFG), Paris; Chairman, European Financial
Forum, London; Deputy Chief Economist, Securities and
Exchange commission (SEC), Washington; Director,
Centre for Law & Economics, University of Amsterdam;
Chief Executive, Association Française de la Gestion
Financière (AFG); Member, Economic and Monetary
Affairs Committee, European Parliament,
Brussels/Strasbourg; Deputy Assistant Secretary for
International Monetary and Financial Policy, US
Treasury, Washington DC; Managing Director, Policy,
Communication & Law, Deutsche Börse (German Stock
Exchange), Frankfurt.

The Meeting is supposed to be informal and “off the
record’. An opportunity for the elite to meet, discuss
and strategise.

A group of people who consider themselves a part of
the Dissent! Network, co-ordinating resistance to the
2005 G8 Summit to be held in Gleneagles, Perthsire,
Scotland (www.dissent.org.uk), are planning on
organising resistance!

KEEP FRIDAY 5TH AND SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER FREE!!!!!!

Start considering organising transport and watch this
space! (Also check out www.indymedia.org.uk and
www.freewebs.com/shuttheg8 )!!!!!

Here’s the information about the Conference taken from
the Wilton Park website (www.wiltonpark.org.uk):
Information about the location of the Conference
Centre is at the bottom of this mail.


INTERNATIONAL RULE MAKING FOR
GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS
Friday 5 – Saturday 6 November 2004

S04/13 WILTON PARK CONFERENCE
in association with The European Financial Forum,
Federation of European Securities Exchanges, Paris
Europlace and Deutsches Aktieninstitut

This year’s conference for senior market participants,
regulators, central bankers, government officials and
academics will focus on the relationship between
international and EU rules and rule making. It will
look at their combined coherence and cost
effectiveness. It will also look at techniques and
mechanisms for producing better regulation in the
financial sector.

*Speaker to be confirmed

Conference Chairman: Dr Onno Ruding
Former Chairman, Citibank and, Chairman, Centre for
European Policy Studies, Brussels and former Minister
of Finance of the Netherlands

FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER
1405 - 1415



Welcome and Introduction
Nicholas HOPKINSON
Deputy Director, Wilton Park

1415 - 1530
1
GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS – THE DEVELOPMENT OF
INTERNATIONAL RULES - AN OVERVIEW
International rules and regulations are multiplying in
all financial sectors – banking, insurance and
securities as well as in respect of corporate
governance and accounting. This session will step back
from the detail and look at the picture as a whole to
examine whether markets now suffer from an
internationally generated regulatory overload or
conversely whether there are problems of gaps in the
system.

Dr Gerd HÄUSLER
Counsellor & Director, International Capital Markets
Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC
Alain LECLAIR
President, French Asset Management Association (AFG),
Paris

1530-1645
2
THE EU’s (NEW) REGULATORY COMMITTEES AND THE
INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM.
Financial sector regulation in the EU now revolves
around three committees – for securities, banking and
insurance. Each connects to international rule making
bodies in different ways. This session will discuss
whether there Is coherence between financial sector
regulation in the EU and international regulation.

Jochen SANIO
President, BaFin, Bonn
Bill ELDRIDGE
Barclays, London

1715 - 1830
3
THE FSAP AND THE GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS OF EUROPE’S
FINANCIAL MARKETS.
EU financial markets are encountering and absorbing a
wave of regulation from the FSAP. Although the
intention is to increase the international
competitiveness of the market by reducing the costs of
fragmentation other regulatory burdens seem to be
being introduced. Is the net effect of the FSAP
leading to a reduction of the cost base of European
markets or to an increase relative to other global
centres?

Gerard DE LA MARTINIÉRE
President, French federation of Insurance Companies
(FFSA); President, European Insurance Companies
Committee (CEA), Paris
Irmfried SCHWIMANN
European Commission, Brussels

1930




Conference Dinner
Chairman: Lord TUGENDHAT
Chairman, Lehman Brothers Europe; Chairman, European
Financial Forum, London

WHEN RISK IS GOOD - MORAL HAZARD IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
Speaker to be confirmed

SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER
0900 - 1000
4

EXCHANGES OF THE FUTURE - THE PRUDENTIAL AND
REGULATORY ROLE.
In recent years Exchanges have relinquished or been
required to give up (part of) their regulatory roles.
Many see the Exchange of the future as no more than a
trading platform.
However, if problems arise in the future with those
companies that are listed on an Exchange is it the
case that Exchanges will be able to avoid questions of
liability and if not how should their prudential and
regulatory role vis-à-vis the regulators be defined?

Marc MENCHEL
Executive Vice President, Regulatory Policy and
Oversight, National Association of Securities Dealers
Inc (NASD), Washington
Dr Axel NAWRATH
Managing Director, Policy, Communication & Law,
Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt

1000 - 1115
5
REGULATORY IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR
Regulatory impact assessment (RIAs) that attempts to
measure the costs of a regulation against its benefits
is a technique that has been pioneered in the US which
remains the leader in the field. RIAs in the financial
sector raise special issues – for example those to do
with so-called ‘information asymmetries’. What lessons
are to be learnt from experience so far, including the
US? (A background note on this agenda item will be
circulated to participants).

Jonathan SOKOBIN
Deputy Chief Economist, Securities and Exchange
commission (SEC), Washington
Professor Arnoud BOOT,
Director, Centre for Law & Economics, University of
Amsterdam
Pierre Bollon
Chief Executive, Association Française de la Gestion
Financière (AFG)
Chris HUHNE MEP
Member, Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee,
European Parliament, Brussels/Strasbourg

1145-1300
6
TRANSATLANTIC COOPERATION – TOO LITTLE TOO LATE?
Recent corporate scandals on both sides of the
Atlantic such as Parmalat, Ahold Hollinger and Enron
have involved possible corporate misdemeanours by
multinationals often with subsidiaries on each side of
the Atlantic. Are the existing cooperation mechanisms
strong enough to deal effectively with such incidents
and to help prevent recurrence or is it a case of
locking the stable door after the horse has bolted?

*Mark SOBEL
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Monetary
and Financial Policy, US Treasury, Washington DC
*Professor Rüdiger VON ROSEN
Managing director, Deutsches Aktieninstitut, Frankfurt

1300

Lunch followed by Participants Departure (1430)


Directions to the Conference Centre (from their
website):
Wilton Park Conferences take place at Wiston House,
which is set in the midst of its own parkland at the
foot of the South Downs on the South Coast of England.


Conveniently situated near the junction of the A283
and A24, 10 miles (16km) north-west of Brighton. It is
approximately an hour and a half by car from the
centre of London and Heathrow Airport, forty five
minutes from Gatwick Airport, and an hour and a half
from the Channel Tunnel, or the Eurostar Terminal at
Ashford.


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For more information about the Dissent! Network: www.dissent.org.uk
* Dissent! Networkis an anticapitalist antiauthoritarian
direct action initiative


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