Speech by EBF Head of Banking Supervision Gonzalo Gasosz
Ljubljana, 29 May 2019
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Thank you, Stanislava Zadravec Caprirolo, for your invitation to participate in the Banking Conference of the Bank Association of Slovenia. I am pleased to visit Slovenia, also because it is a country with a keen interest in finance. That became obvious in the European Money Quiz, the financial literacy competition that we organise annually in the European Banking Federation with the participation of more than one hundred thousand students from across the EU. Two teenagers from the Slovenian team were placed first in the second edition last month. My deepest congratulations!
The last time I was in Ljubljana was in 2010 when I gave a presentation in the program on home-host cooperation. Rereading my slides, I realise how much the supervisory architecture has changed towards a European model and how little the banking system has moved from its national based model since then. In 2010, the first steps of the European System of Financial Supervisors were being taken. I claimed in my presentation that further bank consolidation would contribute to the Single Market’s integration and that we all should encourage the emergence of cross-border banking groups.
– This will be the first topic of my speech, the longstanding cross-border ambition in European banking and supervision;
– Secondly, I will raise some facts about the supervision of banks as businesses in the new regulatory framework;
– Number three, I would like to assess the interaction between regulation and supervision;
– Finally, I will refer to the role of the internal assessment of banks as the place where business and supervision come together, offering an opportunity to conduct business-conscious oversight in the post-regulatory reform era.