Today, approximately 80 private and public sector financial leaders will meet in Armonk, N.Y. to discuss issues affecting the future of the financial relationship between the EU and the U.S. The fourth annual “Symposium on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century: An Agenda for Europe and the United States” is sponsored by HLS’s Program on International Financial Systems, along with the Centre for European Policy Studies.

“This year’s symposium, again, addresses the more important issues confronting the transatlantic market,” said Hal S. Scott, Nomura Professor and Director of the Program on International Financial Systems. “The symposium is taking place at an important time when the U.S. needs to consider the impact that its regulatory structure is having on the competitiveness of the U.S. capital markets.”

The Symposium will focus on several topics:

“Much has been achieved in the financial regulatory dialogue between the EU and the U.S., but some important issues remain on the agenda,” Karel Lannoo, chief executive of CEPS added. “The symposium will allow participants to ascertain the significance and scope of some unresolved issues, and explore emerging subjects, to allow parties to assess the similarities and differences in approach on both sides.”

Keynote speakers include:

The law school’s Program on International Financial Systems was established in 1986 to conduct research linking law, economics and finance. The program publishes books, organizes symposia and provides advice to emerging market economies.