The Newcastle University Business School: Workshop on Banking & Finance

  • 4 May 2018
  • Newcastle
  • Event
Event Details

The Newcastle University Business School is pleased to host the 2018 Workshop on Banking & Finance (WBF18). The WBF18 is an annual event with an aim to expose academics, students, and practitioners to key ideas and techniques that are at the forefront of the two disciplines. 

This year the WBF18 hosts four speakers, Xinyao Huang (quant analyst at Western Asset) and Nick Swales (Regional Director of Rathbones Brothers) who will cover some important aspects of Risk Management. Xinyao will talk about how risk management in an operational context has increased in recent years after the 2007/8 financial crisis, and she will also take us through some of the models and scenario planning for the construction of portfolios. Nick will talk about how practitioners can assess clients’ attitudes to risk, he will provide an overview of some important diversification techniques and describe how to deliver varying levels of risk management to meet the risk profile of clients. 

The area of Banking will be covered by Kevin Southwood (former Board Director at Alliance & Leicester, and Northern Rock) and Enzo Dia (Associate Professor in Financial Economics at the University of Milan - Bicocca). Kevin will take us through the rationale behind the idea of Quantitative Easing and how central banks have implemented such policies. He will then focus on the implications of QEs for the banking industry as well as retail customers. Enzo will focus instead on the time dynamics of the loan-to-deposit ratio by providing an overview of their long-run trends over the last decades from an international perspective. 

Venue & Schedule

Newcastle University Business School,
5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SE
The workshop will take place in room 2.10

14.00 - 14.05: Introduction
14.05 -14.45: Xinyao Huang – Risk Management in action (I)
14.45 - 15.25: Nick Swales – Risk Management in action (II)
15.25 - 15.40: Coffee break with refreshments
15.40 - 16.20: Kevin Southwood- The QE and its impact on retail banks
16.20 - 17.00: Enzo Dia - The long-run dynamic of the loan-to-deposits ratio: An international perspective.


To book your place, please click here.