Financial Markets: Increasing Complexity, Maintaining Stability

3–5 July 2019, ST. PETERSBURG

Preliminary session topics
for the International Financial Congress 2019

Cross-sector sessions

  1. Protecting the Consumer: Behavioural Oversight and Rules of Conduct

  2. Funding Entrepreneurship – A National Priority

  3. Approaches to the Regulation of Financial Groups

  4. Digital Transformation and Cyber Risks in the Financial Sector

  5. Compliance as a Part of Corporate Culture

  6. Cyber Risks

  7. Anti-Money Laundering Legislation and Modern Financial Technology: Is a Compromise Possible?

  8. Fair Pricing on the Securities Market

Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy

  1. Interaction between Monetary Policy and Macroprudential Policy

  2. Features of Policies Implemented by Central Banks in Emerging Markets in an Era of Heightened Global Uncertainty

  3. Accelerating Economic Growth in Russia

  4. The Effect of Regional Economic Heterogeneity on Monetary Policy Decision Making

  5. Inflation Expectations and Ways to Manage Them

  6. Communication Policy as a Monetary Policy Tool


  1. New Approaches to Finance for Housing Construction: Challenges and Opportunities for the Banking and Construction Sectors

  2. Infrastructure Projects for the Financial Market: Initial Results and Prospects

  3. Banks and the Stock Market: Are Restrictions Needed?

  4. IFRS 9: Specificities and Results of Implementation

  5. Macroprudential Policy: Aims, Means, Results

  6. Business Models for Regional Banks: The Past, Present, and Future

Finance Market Professionals

  1. New Requirements for Financial Market Specialists

  2. Investment Consulting: Initial Results

  3. Competition for Retail Investors: Brokers and Trustees

  4. The Derivatives Market: On the Threshold of Change?

  5. Identifying Optimal Levels of Regulation and Efficient Oversight in the Securities Market: Theory and Practice

Collective Investments: Main Challenges and Ares of Growth

  1. Private Pension Funds: Competition and Factors Hindering Business Development

  2. Private Pension Funds: Broadening Investment Opportunities vs Managing Risk – Earn or Save?

  3. The Investment Fund Market: A Reset

  4. The Special Depository: Keeping in Step with the Times; What Does an Investor Pay for?

  5. The Growth of Non-State Pensions

  6. Risk-Management Tools in Collective Investments: The Abilities of Managers and Expectations of Investors

The Insurance Market

  1. A Development Strategy for the Insurance Sector: Perspectives from the Market and the Regulator

  2. Third-Party Vehicle Liability Cover: A Focus on Customization

  3. Life Insurance: Prospects

  4. The Consumer in the Insurance Market

  5. New Business Models for Successful Operations in Rural Areas: Innovations, Technologies, and Communications in Action


  1. Credit Cooperation: Pathways towards Earning Trust and Raising Popularity

  2. The Socialization of Microfinance Organizations: Transforming Business Models through Regulatory Action

  3. The Development and Improvement of a Self-Regulation Institution on the Microfinance Market

  4. Online Services on the Microfinance Market: Challenges and Prospects for Growth

  5. Partnership between Credit and Microfinance Organizations: Benefits and Threats to Business and Consumers

  6. Consumer Fraud and Borrower Misconduct: Taking Effective Countermeasures