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Governor of Banco de Portugal Speaks to IE Business School Students

Governor of Banco de Portugal Speaks to IE Business School Students

The Governor of Banco de Portugal visited IE Business School and spoke to business students about “Regulation, Supervision and Financial Stability” this week as the first speaker of the year in the bimonthly Titans of Finance series.

Carlos Costa shared his vision with approximately 100 business school students on Thursday in the Aula Magna, holding forth on the differences between Europe and the United States in terms of economic recovery and fiscal regulation, as well as on Portugal’s own economic recovery.

Costa credited a clever political response coupled with a quick export sector reaction as key elements in recovering consumer confidence in Portugal. The head of Portugal’s central bank fielded questions from students about a united fiscal policy in Europe, how to supervise online activity and challenges inherent to enforcing fiscal policy in the EU.

Costa has been Governor of Banco de Portugal since June 2010 and is a member of the Governing Council and the General Council of the European Central Bank, a member of the General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board and the Financial Stability Board Regional Consultative Group for Europe. Costa also chairs the National Council of Financial Supervisors and is Honorary Vice-President of the European Investment Bank.

The Titans of Finance is part of the Master in Finance and Master in Advanced Finance programs and hosts top-level professionals from the finance industry on the most relevant issues in finance today. Recent topics include cross-border M&A transactions; current trends in the wealth management industry; why traditional measures of equity valuation are inappropriate and current trends in investment management, to name a few.