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SSM: Taking it to cruising speed

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

CEPS Event

SSM: Taking it to cruising speed


Since November 2014, the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) has been responsible for supervising the most significant banks in the eurozone, with the aim of ensuring consistent supervisory practices and increasing the soundness and stability of the financial system.

After more than one year of rapid implementation, overseen by the European Central Bank and the national supervisory authorities of the participating countries, the European Commission is now conducting a review of the functioning and governance of the SSM. This event aims to survey the day-to-day challenges of emerging SSM practices and the state of cooperation between the various authorities involved.

Among the wide-ranging questions we propose to explore are the following: How is the SSM coping with diversity in bank business models? Is the level of accountability and transparency of its practices up to international standards? How is the SSM dealing with national discretion and can it hamper the effectiveness of its actions? What are the major achievements to date in the convergence of supervisory practices?

This event is sponsored by Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG.

Karel Lannoo Karel Lannoo
Karel Lannoo

Chief Executive Officer

Speakers list
Sven Giegold

MEP, European Parliament

Paulina Dejmek-Hack

Economic Adviser, Cabinet Juncker, European Commission

Michael Höllerer

Member of the Managing Board, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG

Jo Swyngedouw

Head of Prudential Policy and Financial Stability, National Bank of Belgium