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Event Date Thu Mar 11 EST - Fri Mar 12 EST (7 months ago)
Location Online Conference
Region All

The outbreak of COVID-19 reminded the world about the fragility of our economies and political systems. An external shock, leading to an economic decline, with interest rates already at an all-time low. The path to a sustainable economic policy was postponed once more. Contrary to the last global recession, banks are not the epicenter. In fact, the financial service industry could become a facilitator for a global economic recovery through its unique position. Consequently, we ask: can financial firms provide innovative services to overcome the growing inequality and give a new impulse to the global economy?

Furthermore, recent months have exposed several acute problems – a sharp divergence between Wall Street and Main Street. Equity markets have quickly recovered from their initial decline; however, especially the low-income sector faces lay-offs and reduced incomes for several months to come.

The US average hourly earnings increased, as job losses occurred mainly in the lower-income sector, illustrating the inequal nature of this recession. Keeping rates at such low levels any longer will further increase inequality in our society. Savings accounts, which are often the only accessible investment opportunity for lower-income households, are unlikely to yield significant returns soon. Moreover, particularly in emerging markets, a substantial part of the population has no access to banking services, rendering them even more vulnerable to this crisis. Providing these services provides a remarkable opportunity to close the wealth gap, but also invites a profound risk of execution failures.

Additionally, this low-interest-rate environment will severely diminish the margins for banks – they will have to reassess their business models. Innovative methods for estimating credit risks will become more significant, as any room for errors vanishes.


2021 Speakers

Dr. Michael Drill
CEO Germany, Lincoln International

Karel Dorner
Senior Partner, McKinsey Digital

Tobias Eichner
Partner, McKinsey & Company

Inna Gehrt
Head of German Office, Mandarin Capital Partners

Ralph Heuwing
Head of DACH, PAI Partners

Hannes Hinteregger
Partner, Avedon Capital Partners

Carsten Kratz
Partner, Head of DACH Bridgepoint

Britta Lindhorst
Head of European Investments, HQ Capital

Dr. Markus Mentz
Head of Private Equity Practice Germany, Oliver Wyman

Prof. Paul Momtaz
Chair of Private Equity, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Joern Nikolay
Managing Director, General Atlantic

Christian Ollig
Head of Germany, KKR

Robert Schuchna
Partner, Cevian Capital

Andreas Strungman

Dr. Burkhard Varnholt
Chief Investment Officer Switzerland, Credit Suisse

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners

• Ardian
• Armira
• Avedon Capital Partners
• Bridgepoint Capital
• Capiton
• Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
• FTI Andersch AG
• Lincoln International
• McKinsey & Company
• Oliver Wyman
• PAI Partners
• Rautenberg Moritz & Co.
• Roland Berger

• Ahsenmacher
• Staatl Fachingen
• bu tec

• Absolut Research
• Audimax MEDIEN
• Bankmagazin
• CAIADer Treasurer
• Corporate Finance Career Network
• Der Treasurer
• Finance
• IE Finance & Capital Markets Club
• Ingenium
• Listenchampion
• Preqin
• Pumpkin
• Staufenbiel Institut
• Venture Capital Magazin
• WiWi Treff
• WiwiGuru