DEVELOPED and EMERGING ECONOMIES:

FUTURE OF FINANCIAL MARKETS

Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus | JUNE 3, 2016

“Future of Financial Markets” was discussed at the first conference of
Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF)

Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF) at Sabancı University, established with the founding sponsorship of Akbank, held a conference with the theme of “Developed and Emerging Economies: Future of Financial Markets” in Istanbul.

The first conference of “Center of Excellence (CEF) at Sabancı University”, established with the founding sponsorship of Akbank and the aim of achieving “excellence in finance”, was held in Four Seasons Bosphorus Hotel in Istanbul on June 3, 2016.

CEF conference brought real sector and finance sector representatives, policy makers, academicians and students together. Leading names in the financial world such as Prof. Dr. Turan Bali, Dr. Josef Ackermann, Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, Lord Stephen Green, Prof. Dr. Dante Roscini, Dr. Til Schuermann, Prof. Dr. Cliff Holderness, Sir Winfried Bischoff and Prof. Dr. Lawrence H. Summers participated in the conference. From the Turkish business world, Felix Faber, CEO of Shell & Turcas; Gökhan Öğüt, CEO of Vodafone Turkey and Mustafa Sani Şener, Board Member and President & CEO of TAV Airports shared their insights in the panels they attended.

The first conference of CEF ended with the closing speech of Prof. Dr. Lawrence H. Summers, former US Secretary of Treasury.

The opening speech was given by Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, the Chairman and Executive Board Member of Akbank. Prof. Dr. A. Nihat Berker, the President of Sabanci University, underlined Sabancı University’s happiness from the establishment of CEF in his speech. Prof. Dr. Özgür Demirtaş, Chair Professor of Finance and Founding President of CEF highlighted that CEF will bring the most reputable people of the finance world together.

Academic Perspectives on the Post-Crisis Global Economy

During the morning panel entitled “Academic Perspectives on the Post-Crisis Global Economy” which took place with the moderation of Prof. Dr. Turan Bali, Chair Professor of Finance at Georgetown University; Dr. Til Schuerman, Ex SVP at FED of New York and Partner at Oliver Wyman; Prof. Dr. Cliff Holderness, finance professor at Boston College and Prof. Dr. Dante Roscini, professor of international economy at Harvard University shared their views on the future of global economies.

The Future of Global Finance

“The Future of Global Finance” panel was held with the moderation of Hakan Binbaşgil, Board Member & CEO of Akbank, and the participation of Lord Stephen Green, Former UK Minister of State; Dr. Josef Ackermann, Former CEO of Deutsche Bank and Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman of JP Morgan Securities.

Turkish Companies and the New Era

In the “Turkish Companies and the New Era” panel which took place in the afternoon with the moderation of Prof. Dr. Özgür Demirtaş, Chair Professor of Finance and Founding President of CEF; Felix Faber, CEO of Shell & Turcas; Gökhan Öğüt, CEO of Vodafone Turkey and Mustafa Sani Şener, Board Member and President & CEO of TAV Airports held the floor.