Financial repression: The unintended consequences

16 Jun 2015

Organised by Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

Video summary

Sounding the alarm on financial repression

Experts voice concerns about the ongoing use of unconventional policies.

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About the event

Unconventional monetary policies help to finance the public sector’s debt burden. While a number of these policies were crucial and beneficial to managing the financial crisis, they also come with significant costs. The unintended consequences include potential asset price bubbles, an impaired credit intermediation channel and increasing economic inequality.

The executive roundtable aims to weigh in on today's key public policy debate to preserve the important opportunities for long-term investors and their positive contribution to economic growth.

Participation is by invitation.

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Monday, 15 June 2015


Welcome dinner
Dinner speech
William R. White, Chairman of the Economic and Development Review Committee (EDRC), OECD; Former Member of the EC of BIS and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada

Tuesday, 16 June 2015


Welcome and introduction
Guido Fürer, Group Chief Investment Officer, Swiss Re


Financial repression: The unintended consequences
Guido Fürer, Group Chief Investment Officer, Swiss Re


How monetary and regulatory authorities can help encourage long term investment
Jean-Claude Trichet, Chairman, Group of Thirty, former President, European Central Bank


Private capital market solutions to encourage long term growth
Douglas Flint, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc




Creating the policy environment to reinvigorate the global economy
Jaime Caruana, General Manager, BIS


Moderated discussion
Moderator: Peter Fischer, Chief Economic Editor, NZZ


Walter Kielholz, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Swiss Re


Buffet Lunch



Financial repression: The unintended consequences


16 June 2015


Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Gheistrasse 37
8803 Rüschlikon
Telephone +41 43 285 8100

Target audience

Senior representatives from the financial services industry
Senior public sector officials


Please refer to the separate registration tab


Participation is by invitation

Dress code

Business attire

Conference fee

There is no fee to attend the conference


Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Airport transfers will be the responsibility of the participants.

Click here for travel directions to the Centre.

Hotel accommodation

Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Gheistrasse 37
8803 Rüschlikon
Telephone +41 43 285 8100

A limited number of rooms are available at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue at the rate of CHF 300 per night for single occupancy including breakfast. Please indicate if you need a hotel room in the registration form.

Meals and refreshments

Dinner will be served on 15 June 2015.
Coffee and refreshments and lunch will be served on 16 June  2015.

Special meal requirements

If you have a special meal or dietary requirement, please note it on the registration form.


For cancellation, please contact Sabina Fahrni

Conference organisation

Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Sabina Fahrni
Gheistrasse 37
8803 Rüschlikon
Telephone +41 43 285 8852
Fax +41 43 282 8852


This event may be photographed, videotaped, filmed and /or recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a video of the event in which you may appear may be posted and made available on Swiss Re’s and the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue’s internal and external websites and in printed materials.

Antitrust statement

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that Swiss Re conducts its business according to local European anti-trust laws. Please bear this in mind while attending the conference. For more details, please contact the organiser.



Photos by Fredi Lienhardt

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