SNS/SHOF Finance Panel: Corporate Finance in a Low Interest Rate Environment

Webinarium Fri 16 October 2020
time and place

Friday 16 October 2020, 14:30–15:30

Low interest rates have consequences for the cost of making investments, the return on savings, the profitability of financial corporations and many other aspects of financial activity. One area that is sensitive to the level of rates is the design of lending contracts. Studies by Professor Michael Roberts, Wharton University, show that different features of lending contracts, such as spreads over reference rates, interest rate floors, maturities and others are different in a low rate environment compared to a high rate.

The seminar will look at financial contracts in a low rate environment.
Professor Roberts will explain his studies, Helena Nordberg, portfolio manager at Svenskt Näringsliv will share her experience from working in a low rate market and Henrik Braconier, chief economist at Finansinspektionen will share his experience and concerns from low interest rates.

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.


Michael Roberts, professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Henrik Braconier, Chief Economist, Economic Analysis, Finansinspektionen

Helena Nordberg, Fixed Income Manager, Svenskt Näringsliv

The meeting is held in English and is moderated by Pehr Wissén, Professor Emeritus of Practice, Swedish House of Finance.


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.

*List of SNS members/Information about membership

Warmly welcome!