SNS/SHOF Finance Panel: How could Wirecard fail?

Webbinarium Mån 7 december 2020
Tid och plats

Måndag 7 december 2020, 15:00–16:00

There are many controls on a listed firm. How could they fail in the case of the German fintech company Wirecard? Was this a rare, random event or is there a structural problem? Is there a need for regulatory actions on a European level?

Wirecard was in 2018 Europe´s largest fintech company and a rare German tech company that could take on Silicon Valley. Today it has filed for insolvency, the CEO is arrested, and the CFO has disappeared, wanted by the German police.

In the webinar we will try to explain what happened with Wirecard. Our distinguished panel consists of Nicolas Véron, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute and Bruegel, Katja Langenbucher, Professor of Banking and Corporate Law, Goethe University, House of Finance, Annika Poutiainen, Chair at Council for Swedish Financial Reporting Supervision and Erik Thedéen, Director General at the Finansinspektionen, the Swedish FSA, and a member of the Management board of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

The Finance Panel is a meeting forum covering topics in finance hosted by SNS and the Swedish House of Finance.

Swedish House of Finance (SHOF) at the Stockholm School of Economics is Sweden’s national research center in financial economics.

Participants

Katja Langenbucher, Professor of Banking and Corporate Law, Goethe University, House of Finance

Annika Poutiainen, Chair at Council for Swedish Financial Reporting Supervision

Erik Thedéen, Director General at the Finansinspektionen, the Swedish FSA, and a member of the Management board of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Nicolas Véron, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington and Bruegel in Brussels

The webinar is held in English and is moderated by Pehr Wissén, Swedish House of Finance.

Registration

The meeting will be conducted as a webinar in Zoom. It is open to SNS members*, SHOF, specially invited as well as press and it is free of charge. Sign up via the “Sign up here”-button. 1-2 hours before the meeting you will receive an e-mail with a link to the webinar.

Participants can ask questions during the meeting, through the function “Raise Hand”, or in writing, through “Q&A”.

*List of SNS members/Information about membership

Warmly welcome!