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Forum on: Enhancing Financial Stability

Forum on: Enhancing Financial Stability
22-23 July, 2019 Amman - Jordan

BACKGROUND:
Financial stability is the state in which the financial system is able to function effectively and smoothly, even in the face of financial imbalances that arise endogenously or as a result of significant adverse and unforeseen events. Accordingly, any financial system composed of financial institutions, financial markets and infrastructure is considered stable if it can ensure the efficient allocation of its financial resources, assess and manage financial risks, maintain employment levels, and eliminate relative price movements of real or financial assets that will affect monetary stability.

The increasing trend towards globalization and financial liberalization and the associated integration of markets and free movement of capital, has raised the issue of financial stability to the top of the list of concerns in several countries, and hence the issue of banking supervision has become fundamental. Monetary authorities and supervisory bodies are now certain that their policies must be accompanied by effective supervision of the banking system to avoid any improper practices and avert any crisis.

Enhancing financial stability has become an imperative goal for policymakers. The interconnection and safety of the basic components of any financial system governs the efficiency of the performance of the whole system, so any flaw in one of the elements can weaken the stability of the entire system, and this is exactly what happened after the global financial crisis, which highlighted the importance of restructuring the global financial system by supporting its components and improving prudential supervision and regulations at the macro and micro levels.

Therefore, and in view of the absence of Financial Stability in some of our Arab countries due to the undergoing security and political conditions, UAB will be organizing a forum on 'Enhancing Financial Stability' in Amman - Jordan, to discuss the importance of supporting and enhancing financial stability through achieving a high level efficiency in the performance of all the components of the financial system, with emphasis on the importance of the coordination required between the monetary and financial policies and the role of Central Banks in maintaining financial stability, as well as discussing the role of financial markets and supporting infrastructure to reduce systemic risk and achieve financial stability.

 OBJECTIVES:
This forum will highlight the mechanisms required to promote financial stability and deal with the current challenges facing the global financial system. In addition, it will emphasize the importance of monetary and fiscal policy coordination, as well as discuss enhancing the role of central banks and financial institutions in achieving financial and economic stability.

It will also tackle the latest amendments made to international and regional initiatives, policies, and regulations in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. The Forum will be hosting elite and distinguished experts from the Arab world and from international specialized institutions who will discuss the strategies and tools that can directly or indirectly contribute to financial stability.

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION:
The impact of governance and sound risk management practices on enhancing financial stability.
The role of local and regional payment and settlement systems and their impact on fostering financial stability.
Arab and international cooperation in combating money laundering and terrorism financing to achieve financial stability.
The relationship between credit expansion and financial stability.
The impact of shadow banking on the stability of the global financial system.
The role of financial markets and institutions in supporting stability and economic growth.
The impact of SWFs and hedge funds on the regional development and the Arab financial system.
Strategies to enhance financial inclusion and support small and medium enterprises to achieve financial stability.
The importance of the coordination between monetary and fiscal policies in achieving price stability and job creation.
The role of early warning systems and financial crisis forecasting in facing cyclical risks.
The role of central banks and macro prudential supervision in achieving and promoting financial stability.

TARGETED PARTICIPANTS:
Chairmen & General Managers of Arab Banks
Presidents and directors of insurance companies, financial leasing and investment banks.
Directors and key employees of Arab central banks.
Directors and deputies of the Arab supervisory and regulatory bodies.
Risk Department heads and deputies in Arab banks.
Heads and deputies in the credit and financial management departments.
Compliance managers and deputies in banks.
Internal audit directors and employees in banks and financial institutions.
Directors and their deputies in financial institutions and regional and international funds.

STRUCTURE OF THE FORUM
- Working papers and panel discussions presented and moderated by senior bankers and business men allowing for more informative, in-depth and valuable sessions.
- An exhibition for sponsoring institutions whereby the participating institutions and companies would be able to establish and develop business ties.

PARTICIPATING IN THE FORUM
By attending this forum and benefiting from the valuable discussions brought by internationally renowned speakers, and meeting fellow peers from the regional and international fronts
By sponsoring the activities of the forum and benefiting from the wide range of privileges (marketing, branding, media recognition, etc…)

For more information and registration in the forum kindly send an email to:
uab-conferences@uabonline.org & uab-jordan@uabonline.org,
or visit UAB website: www.uabonline.org

For information on sponsoring the forum kindly send an email to:
pr@uabonline.org and uab-jordan@uabonline.org,
or visit UAB website: www.uabonline.org

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