October 12, 2013

Statement by the Co-Chairmen on behalf of the Group of Trustees

  • Mr. Agustín Guillermo Carstens, Governor, Banco de México
  • Mr. Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor, People’s Bank of China
  • Mr. Toshihiko Fukui, President, the Canon Institute for Global Studies and Former Governor of the Bank of Japan
  • Mr. Christian Noyer, Governor, Banque de France
October 11, 2013

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) today welcomed three new members of the Board of Directors: Dr. Yahya Alyahya, Chief Executive Officer of Gulf International Bank; Daniel Pinto, Co-CEO, Corporate & Investment Bank, JPMorgan; and Takashi Tsukamoto, Chairman, Mizuho Financial Group.

October 11, 2013

A report released today by the Institute of International Finance and Bain & Company identifying impediments to financing small and medium-sized businesses in Europe, detailing solutions to removing the impediments and called for the creation of national taskforces in Europe to implement these solutions. SMEs in Europe have seen major declines in financing since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008.

October 11, 2013

In an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Surveillance,” IIF President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Adams talks about the U.S. political impasse over increasing the debt ceiling, financial regulation and the global banking system.

October 7, 2013

Capital flows to emerging economies have seen a sharp retrenchment in recent months, but should recover gradually in coming quarters according to the latest IIF Capital Flows Report. On an annual basis, total capital inflows will be lower in both 2013 and 2014 (see Table below) than in 2012. Compared to the IIF’s June 2013 report, the annual forecasts are down by approximately $80 billion for both years.

October 7, 2013

IIF today released a study analyzing the current state of emerging market economies and discussing steps that need to be taken to revitalize growth. The study analyzed the structural factors that are contributing to slow growth and found that the slowdown, in part, reflects underlying fundamentals. The study also noted that the weakening of merging market growth also reflects a slow pace of structural reforms.

September 9, 2013

In an interview with CNBC Asia’s Squawk Box, IIF President and CEO Tim Adams discusses Fed tapering and the G20 regulatory agenda.

August 23, 2013

The Institute for International Finance today announced that Andrew DeSouza will be joining September 3 as Senior Manager, Corporate Communications. “I’m pleased that Andrew will be joining the IIF team, bringing his experience both in government and the private sector to bolster the IIF’s ability to communicate effectively on behalf of our members,” said Tim Adams, President and CEO. “Andrew’s depth and breadth of knowledge on financial services, the complex issues firms face, and his relationship with key media will ensure that the Institute remains an authoritative and effective voice in policymaking around the globe.”

July 30, 2013

Five years after the global financial crisis, leading financial services firms have continued to take major steps to remake their risk governance frameworks and have made substantial progress in implementing risk-management changes, according to “Remaking financial services: risk management five years after the crisis,” a new report by EY in conjunction with the IIF. Among the key findings, a renewed emphasis on risk culture has moved to the top of the list as a chief focus for boards and senior management. A recording of EY’s webcast discussing the report is now available.

July 19, 2013

IIF Executive Managing Director Hung Tran last week delivered a speech at the Banque de France’s Symposium on Sovereign Risk, Bank Risk and Central Banking in Paris (July 8-10, 2013). This text is based on those remarks. At this symposium, Tran discussed how to strengthen the role and efficacy of markets in sovereign debt crisis prevention and resolution and made several suggestions for improvement.

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