The 2024 IIF Global Debt and Financial Stability Roundtable, generously sponsored by Fitch Ratings, was held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 19, alongside the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings. 

As in previous years, this roundtable gathered a distinguished array of participants: senior public officials from both mature and emerging market economies, prominent figures from the private financial sector, and leading voices from international financial institutions and academia. High-level discussions focused on recent developments in global debt markets and risks to financial stability. This year's event was particularly insightful, featuring renowned experts. It provided a dynamic platform for in-depth discussions on crucial issues, including:

Sovereign Debt Markets in a Pivotal Election Year
+ What Next for the International Debt Architecture?

Please note, this event was held under the Chatham House Rule.

If you have any questions, please contact Helene Hatfield ([email protected]).

Program Agenda

Featured Speakers

<b>Joyce Chang</b>
Managing Director and Chair of Global Research
<b>Spencer Jones</b>
Senior Managing Director
<b>Jean Lemierre</b>
Chairman of the Board of Directors
BNP Paribas
<b>Arnaud Louis</b>
Senior Director, Head of Supranational Ratings
Fitch Ratings
<b>Brent Neiman</b>
Assistant Secretary for International Finance
U.S. Department of the Treasury
<b>Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala</b>
Director General
World Trade Organization
<b>Pan Gongsheng</b>
People’s Bank of China
<b>William Roos</b>
Assistant Secretary, Multilateral, Development and Trade Affairs, French Treasury
Co-Chair, Paris Club
<b>Mila Skulkina</b>
Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager,
Lord Abbett & Co. LLC
<b>François Villeroy de Galhau</b>
Banque de France
<b>José Viñals</b>
Group Chairman
Standard Chartered Plc
<b>Axel A. Weber</b>
President, Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt
Former President, Deutsche Bundesbank; Former Chairman, UBS Group AG
<b>Deborah Zandstra</b>
Clifford Chance