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Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät Lehrstuhl Alexander



  • Board Agenda - Webinar

  • Dr Ruth H Alexander, University of Florida

  • Financial Inclusion and Proportionality Lecture, University of Luxembourg

  • EUTIP Network Conference: The Future of EU Trade and Investment Policy

  • FINMA's Enforcement against Credit Suisse

  • Article on ECB Inflation Policy Post-Covid-19

  • SRC Sustainability and Systemic Risk Conference ONLINE

  • European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) hearing on 4 June 2020

  • ECON Committee Report

  • UZH Sustainable Finance Conference

  • ELSA Panel Discussion on Brexit

  • CFA Society Switzerland Presentation on Brexit

  • Book Panel at the ECB in Frankfurt

  • Credit Suisse Lawyers Conference

  • CEP Trade Policy Priorities for Financial Services

  • R20 Austrian World Summit 2019

  • QED Conference in Brussels

  • Advocate General Opinion - Slovenia

  • UNCTAD Conference, Geneva

  • CEP Governing Finance and Sustainability Roundtable

  • An International Perspective on the Future of Bank Stress Testing, Harvard University

  • Principles of Banking Regulation

  • Rebuilding Macroeconomics - Banking Regulation and Environmental Sustainability

  • Accademia Panel Discussion on Economic Sanctions, London

  • Bloomberg Article: "Swiss Banking Secrecy Rule Dealt Setback in Month to Forget"

  • Pre-call workshop of the Finance Research Hub: “Financial Resilience”

  • European Parliament: Study on the Regulation of the Marketing, Sale and Distribution of Financial Products in the European Union

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) International Conference, Beijing

  • Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Case

  • Workshop: The European Banking Union and its relationship with the law, London

  • Guest lecture on Bank Capital Regulation, London

  • European Systemic Risk Board Second Annual Conference 2017, Frankfurt

  • Keynote Speech at the 2017 Law and Money 3rd Annual Conference, University of Sheffield

  • European Central Bank Legal Conference 2017, Frankfurt

  • Keynote Speech at the 2017 Policy Outlook Conference, UBS London

  • Swiss Initiative for Responsible Business

  • Prof. Alexander's report at the G20 in Hangzhou, China

  • Annual Risk Summit Debate on Regulating Risk Culture and Individual Agency

    Professor Alexander has been invited as a speaker at the Annual Risk Summit at the University of Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies on 22 June 2016.

  • G20 Green Finance Study Group

    Professor Alexander has been appointed to the Green Finance Study Group to contribute to the Green Banking workstream  of the G20.

  • European Court of Auditors

    On January 14th, 2016, the European Court of Auditors appointed Professor Alexander to a three-year term as an expert member of two Court panels-the Banking Regulation and Risk Management Panel and the Bank Resolution Panel. 

  • Annual Conference of the Brasil Banking Federation

    Professor Alexander moderated a discussion panel on banking supervision and green finance at the annual conference of the Brasil Banking Federation.

  • Banking & Sustainability - Time for Convergence

    Financial Stability and Environmental Sustainability: the Cambridge Expert Dialogue Video and Policy Brief.

  • Hosting Prof. Steven L. Schwarcz at the University of Zurich

    Professor Alexander's Lehrstuhl was hosting Prof. Steven L. Schwarcz from 24 June to 26 June 2015.

  • A Theory of Financial Sentiments

    Many updates on the blog "A Theory of Financial Sentiments" - comments encouraged!

  • Rethinking Stakeholder Participation in Global Financial Governance

    Professor Kern Alexander gave a Keynote lecture on 'Rethinking Stakeholder Participation in Global Financial Governance' at the Graduate Institute of International Studies on 26 February in Geneva.

  • Lecture on Banking Regulation and Environmental Sustainability Risks

    Professor Alexander gave a special invited lecture on banking regulation and environmental sustainability risks at the Banque de France in Paris on 16 February 2015.

  • "Vortrag am Mittag Spezial"

    Save the date! 8 May 2015 at the CS Forum St. Peter in Zurich.

  • Oral Testimony to the British Parliament's House of Lords


  • Paper Presentation at the University of Nijmegen

    Professor Alexander presented a paper entitled "Structural Regulation in the EU Banking Sector" at the University of Nijmegen on 5 June 2014.

  • Key Note Lecture at the Goethe University in Bad Homburg

    Professor Kern Alexander lectured at the Hanns-Martin Schleyer Stiftung University Seminar in Bad Homburg.

  • Micro-Prudential to Macro-Prudential Regulation

    Professor Alexander has written an essay titled "Redesigning Financial Regulation to Achieve Macro-Prudential Objectives" identifying how the financial crisis of 2007 has shifted prudential regulation.

  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

    The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) invited Kern Alexander to give a speech on 'Trade Liberalisation and the Regulation of Financial Infrastructure' at UNCTAD's annual Expert Meeting on Trade, Services, and Development at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 16 April 2014.

  • University of Cambridge and University of Zurich Research Investigates Bank Regulation and Environmental Risks

    Professor Alexander is leading a new research project established to investigate whether banking regulation in its current form could actually be increasing financial sector risk by failing to take adequate account of both positive and negative environmental externatlities that affect financial stability. The research is supported through a partnership between the University of Cambridge Banking Environment Initiative and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative. Bloomberg is providing additional support. See more at University of Cambridge Homepage. 

  • Tages-Anzeiger "Milliarden-Markt mit Wildwest-Regeln"

    In relation to a newspaper article on profits in the foreign exchange markets Professor Alexander was asked to discuss regulation. Read the article on the Tages-Anzeiger homepage. 

  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law

    Prof. Alexander spoke at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law on 10 December 2013 in London.

  • European Institute Chief Compliance Officer Roundtable

    Prof. Alexander attended the conference on Chief Compliance Officer Roundtable "Regulatory Overload" on 14 November 2013 in London.

  • Conference on SRM and Bank Regulation

    Prof. Alexander attended the conference on "The Single Resolution: Mechanism and Limits of Bank-Regulation" at the Humbolt University on 8 November 2013. He moderated the talk of the experts on banks in distress.

  • Symposium on Recovery and Resolution

    Professor Alexander gave the opening presentation at the International Symposium at Tubingen University in Germany on 'European Bank Recovery and Resolution - the International and  European Context'.  

  • Presentation at University of Stockholm

    Professor Alexander gave a presentation titled "Regulatory Aspects From an English and European Point of View" at the University of Stockholm on 29 August 2013.

  • The Voice of Russia Radio Interview on Banking Standards & Reckless Bankers

    Professor Alexander was asked to give an interview on the report on Banking Standards issued by the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards .

  • BBC News Radio Interview on Banking Standards and Banker Bonuses

    Professor Alexander was asked to discuss the report issued by the UK Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards.

  • 13th Annual WTO Conference

    Professor Alexander participated in a panel discussion on International Finance and International Trade at the 13th Annual WTO Conference on 16 May 2013 in London.

  • Keynote on "Austerity vs. Growth"

    Professor Alexander gave a keynote address on the "Austerity vs. Growth" debate at S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah on 1 March 2013.

  • BBC News Radio Interview on "Minder"-Initiative

    Professor Alexander was asked to discuss the details and possible consequences of the "Minder"-Initiative that was accepted by voters in Switzerland.

  • UN Conference on Trade and Development

    Professor Alexander spoke at the United Nations Multi-Year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development on the topic of stimulating innovation and adapting regulation to changing markets. The Conference took place in the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 25-26 February 2013.

  • House of Lords: Report on European Banking Union

    The House of Lords published a report on European Banking Union: Key issues and challenges citing oral and written evidence of Kern Alexander.

  • Letter to Treasury

    The House of Lords Committee on Europe released a letter to the UK Treasury on 11 December 2012 citing Professor Alexander's conclusions that the EU's proposed Resolution and Recovery Directive would require the UK to provide lesser protections to retail depositors in the event of a bank resolution. For more details, please see attached letter.

  • ERA Conference on Managing Europe's Financial Crisis

    Kern Alexander was chairman and spoke on the impact of the proposed measures on the banking industry at the ERA Conference 'Managing Europe's Financial Crisis - Moving Towards a Banking Union and EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Proposal on 6-7 December 2012 in Brussels.

  • ECFIS Conference

    Kern Alexander spoke about 'European Banking Supervision and Banking Union: Towards more convergence and consistency in financial market supervision' at the European Center of Financial Integration Studies (ECFIS) conference on 'Mapping European Economic Governance - Rules, Processes and Behaviors' in Brussels (23-24 Nov 2012).

  • Issues of ECB accountability and capacity within EU Banking Union Proposals

    Kern Alexander critically analysed the European Commission proposals for Banking Union and argued that the European Central Bank lacked adequate accountability and institutional capacity to carry out the tasks of banking supervision.

  • BBC Interview with Kern Alexander

    In a BBC interview Kern Alexander provided a quick guide to new UK bank regulation. Listen to the interview on the BBC homepage.

  • Useful information and links for foreign PhD students

    As our chair is host to many foreign or visiting PhD students, we realized that they quite often face similar challenges on their way. Therefore we decided to publish a private compilation on useful information and links particularly addressing the most frequent concerns.

  • Testimony to the House of Lords

    Professor Kern Alexander has been invited to give evidence before the House of Lords Europe Committee on 9 October 2012 at 11 am to consider the proposals for European Banking Union.

  • Conference on Credit Rating Agencies

    Kern Alexander will speak at the Conference on Credit Rating Agencies (Stockholm, 14-15 June 2012) about 'Credit Ratings and International Regulation'.

  • Symposium for Financial Innovation

    Prof. Dr. Kern Alexander will speak at the Symposium for Financial Innovation at the University of St. Gallen on May 31 and June 1, 2012 on "Financial Innovations in European Financial Supervision".  

  • 8th AUGUR workshop

    Prof. Kern Alexander is going to speak at the 8th AUGUR workshop - Challenges for Europe in the World, 2030 on 26th and 27th April 2012 in Vienna. At this congress, possible future perspectives and scenarios of the development of the European financial markets and its players will be discussed among high level experts.

  • Inaugural Lecture

    Important News: Prof. Dr. Kern Alexander will be holding his inaugural lecture on Monday, May 14, 2012speaking about "Law Reform and Financial Markets: the British Experience". The lecture will be held on 6.15 the Aula (Rämistrasse 71). We cordially invite everyone who is interested to attend.

  • Invitation to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

    Kern Alexander was invited by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development to speak on 'Basel III implementation and Developing Countries' at UNCTAD's annual multi-year meeting in Geneva on 23 February 2012.

  • ERA Conference on Recent Developments in European Banking and Financial Services Law

    Kern Alexander will be speaking on the UK legislative response to the financial crisis and related European developments at the upcoming ERA Conference 'Recent Developments in European Banking and Financial Services Law', 1-2 December 2011.

  • New Research Project on OTC Derivatives Market and Financial Transaction Taxes

    Professor Alexander leads a research project at his Chair on the OTC derivatives market and financial transaction taxes.

  • Global regulatory reform not in sight, says Kern Alexander

    The outlook for international reform will remain uncertain as international agreement is further complicated by conflicts over responsibilites of home and host regulator.

  • Draft Financial Services Bill

    Kern Alexander was appointed by the British Parliament as the Legal Adviser to the Parliament's Joint Select Committee on the Draft Financial Services Bill.

  • Commentary on UK banking regulatory reforms

    Kern Alexander is about to write a series of essays that are commentaries on various aspects of the UK financial regulatory reforms. The essays will appear in a current affairs British politics journal/magazine called 'Parliamentary Brief'

  • Invitation by the BIICL

    Kern Alexander has been invited to give a presentation titled 'Supervisory Structure: Does It Matter?' at the Annual Conference of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).

  • Invitation by University of Jena

    Kern Alexander has been invited to give a presentation at the University of Jena on the new European financial supervisory architecture.

  • Invitation by the IBA

    The International Bar Association has invited Kern Alexander to give a presentation on the impact of technology and trading systems on financial regulation and discuss related legal and regulatory issues.

  • Invitation by UNCTAD and the Austrian National Bank

    Professor Alexander was invited by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to speak at the annual UNCTAD expert meeting in Geneva on services and regulation. Additionally, Professor Alexander has been invited to present a paper and to give a seminar at the Austrian National Bank on 30-31 March on 'European Financial Regulation Reform'.

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