Sovereign Debt Restructuring Conference

Friday, March 27, 2015 8:30 AM

A small, high level conference to discuss sovereign debt problems around the world. Organized by the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College, this conference has a combination of the world’s top economists, lawyers, market participants, and policymakers committed to participating.  The keynote speech by Olivier Blanchard, Economic Advisor at the IMF, will discuss the Fund’s latest thinking on debt reprofiling and restructuring options.  The remaining sessions will touch the major issues surrounding debt problems today, including an update on the recent court rulings and their implications, the latest thinking on how collective action clauses might evolve, and new proposals that might serve as alternatives to existing arrangements.

Event Speakers

Miranda Xafa is a CIGI senior fellow. Miranda focuses on sovereign debt crises and drawing lessons from the Greek debt restructuring for future debt crises. Previously she served as a member of the executive board of the IMF in Washington, DC.

Oonagh E. Fitzgerald was director of international law at CIGI from April 2014 to February 2020. In this role, she established and oversaw CIGI’s international law research agenda, which included policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP law and innovation, and Indigenous law.

Steven L. Schwarcz is a CIGI senior fellow and the Stanley A. Star Professor of Law & Business at Duke University. Steven is an expert on systemic risk and financial regulation, corporate governance of systemically important firms, cross-border resolution measures and sovereign debt restructuring.