2017-10 BAFIT Brexit

Invitation to the BREXIT-Symposium

The European Union is currently conducting the Brexit negotiations with the United Kingdom. The terms, conditions and consequences of the UK leaving the EU remain unclear. This special event will explore the consequences of Brexit on the financial services industry and consumers, drawing on the expertise of a panel of distinguished speakers from various fields.

The School of Management is pleased to invite you on behalf of the BAFIT network to it's upcoming symposium on the "BREXIT and its Consequences on the Financial Services Industry", which will take place on 1 December 2017. Distinguished panelists from various fields will shed light on the ongoing negotiations from different perspectives, and share their insights and personal assessments with you. The symposium will take place at the Kaiser-Leopold-Saal (Karl-Rahner-Platz 3), and will be held in English.

  Registration: If you like to participate at the symposium, please register by 12 November 2017 at    bafit@uibk.ac.at

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Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce that the following top-speakers will attend the symposium:

  • Rosa Armesto, Head of Public Affairs & Communications, Insurance Europe
  • Dr. Mathias Bauer, Regulatory Advisor, Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) 
  • Dr. Birgit Puck, Head of Security Supervision at the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA)
  • André Haagmann, Managing Director, Domestic and International Institutional Clients, Union Investment
  • Dr. Torsten Schaper, Director of Regulatory Analysis, Deutsche Börse
  • Thorsten Heymann, Global Head of Strategy, Member of the Global Executive Committee, Allianz Global Investors
  • Mag. Isabella Lindner, Chief Representative of Österreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU, Brussels
  • (FH) Dr. Armin Kammel, LL.M., MBA, honorary professor at the Donau-Universität Krems, Vereinigung Österr. Investmentgesellschaften (VÖIG) 
  • Hon.-Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Rasinger, President, IVA Austrian Shareholder Association
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Burghof, Chair of Banking and Financial Services, University of Hohenheim
  • Liz Stevenson, Global Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Strategy, LSE Group 
  • Tanguy van de Werve, Managing Director, Associaton for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)


10.30 – 11.00 Opening words and State of Play of BREXIT

Matthias Bank
Rudolf Steckel

11.00 – 11.30 Keynote Speech: Isabel Lindner

11.30 – 13.00 Panel: Consequences for Banks

Panel moderated by Othmar Karas


  • Tanguy van de Werve, AFME
  • Mathias Bauer, RBI
  • Hans-Peter Burghof, University of Hohenheim

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Panel: Consequences for Asset Management

Panel moderated Armin Kammel


  • André Haagmann, Union Investment
  • Thorsten Heymann, Allianz GI
  • Birgit Puck, FMA

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee

16.00 – 17.30 Panel: Consequences for Stock Exchanges and Insurance

Panel moderated by Peter de Proft


  • Torsten Schaper, Deutsche Börse
  • Liz Stevenson, LSE Group
  • Rosa Armesto, Insurance Europe
  • Hon.-Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Rasinger, IVA

17.30 – 18.00 Closing remarks

Matthias Bank
Peter De Proft
Rudolf Steckel

18.00 – open     Dinner


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