The Second International Conference on
Financial Systems: Competitiveness of the Financial Sector
Co-organized by Financial Research and Training Center and
21 COE-Market Quality Project, Keio University

Date:December 15, 2006
Venue: Auditorium, Mita Kaigisho

Welcoming Remarks

10:00-10:10   Hirofumi Gomi, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency

Session 1 Competitiveness of the Financial Sector
Moderator: Stijn Claessens

10:10-10:30   PDFThe Road to a Competitive Financial Sector
Sarah Carlson, Manager, Global Risk and Risk Aggregation, Financial Services Authority, UK
10:30-10:50   PDFA Hint from Nietzsche: Imperatives in Japan's Redesign of the Financial Sector
Robert Feldman, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Morgan Stanley, Japan
10:50-11:10   PDFFinancial Integration and Competitiveness
Jesus Saurina, Director, the Financial Stability Department, Banco de Espana
11:10-11:30   PDFM&As and Competitiveness in the Korean Banking Industry since the 1997 Financial Crisis
Yi Hong-Cheol, Deputy Director, Financial System Stability Department, Bank of Korea
11:30-11:50   Banking System Performance in Thailand
Panita Piyaoui, Team Executive, Financial Institutions Strategy Department, Bank of Thailand
11:50-12:10   Competition in Financial Sector & Competitiveness of Indian Financial markets
(PDFMaterial 1    PDFMaterial 2)
R. Gurumurthy, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Indian Economic Studies, Waseda University
12:10-12:50   Discussion
12:50-13:50   Lunch

Session 2 SME Financing and Competitiveness
Moderator: Woo Chull Chung, Resident Director General, Japanese Representative Office, Asian Development Bank

13:50-14:10   PDFThe Link between Competitiveness and SME Financing Stijn Claessens, Senior Adviser, Financial Sector Vice-Presidency (FSE), The World Bank
14:10-14:30   PDFSME Financing in Japan
Osamu Tsukahara, Managing Director of Japan Finance Corporation for Small and Medium Enterprise
14:30- 14:50   PDFEnhancing Access to Financing by Small & Medium Enterprises in Malaysia
Marzunisham bin Omar, Director, Development Finance and Enterprise Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
14:50-15:30   Discussion
15:30-15:50   Coffee Break

Session 3 Roundtable on the Competitiveness of the Financial Sector and Its Regulatory Implications
Moderator: Naoyuki Yoshino

15:50-16:10   Overview
Naoyuki Yoshino, Director of the Financial Research and Training Center, FSA
Professor of Economics, Keio University
16:10-17:30   Discussion


Thomas Cargill, University of Nevada

Yuko Kawamoto, Finance Faculty, Waseda University

Renpei Nakamura, General Manager of Legal Department and Co-operative Finance Planning Division, Shoko Chukin Bank

Naoko Nemoto, Managing Director, Financial Service Ratings, S&P

Tong Shiping, Matsuyama University (formerly with Fudan University)

Noriyuki Yanagawa, Faculty of Economics, Tokyo University

Junichi Maruyama, Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, FSA

Nobuyoshi Chihara, Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, FSA

Concluding Remarks

17:30-17:40   Junichi Maruyama, Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, FSA

* The views expressed in the speeches and materials presented at this conference are those of the speakers and authors and do not represent the views of the 21 COE-Market Quality Project, Keio University, the Financial Research and Training Center (FRTC) or the Financial Services Agency (FSA), or of other relevant institutions.

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