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The Third Symposium on Ending Too Big to Fail, June 20

Videos available of each session

The third symposium on Ending Too Big to Fail will be held in Washington, DC and will be co-hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

The symposium series is a major initiative launched by the Minneapolis Fed to assess the current status and outlook for addressing the problems of Too Big To Fail (TBTF) banks. This third gathering in the series, and the first joint with the Peterson Institute, will examine specifically the cost-benefit analysis of increasing bank capital as well as evaluate more broadly the status of ending TBTF.

The Minneapolis Fed’s #EndingTBTF initiative will explore various proposals from expert researchers and incorporate input from a wide range of thought leaders, culminating in an actionable plan to end TBTF, which will be released by the end of the year.

Stay up to date with the initiative by filling out this form, or follow us on Twitter @MinneapolisFed and follow the conversation with the hashtag #EndingTBTF.

A livestream of the symposium will also be available at

Agenda - June 20, 2016

10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
Panel 1: Review the current framework used to evaluate proposals that increase capital requirements as a means of addressing TBTF.
Moderator: Ron J. Feldman, Executive Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Other relevant documents:

Panelists include:

  • William Cline
    Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
    Prepared Presentation [pdf]
  • Giovanni Dell'Ariccia
    Deputy Director, Research Department, International Monetary Fund 
    Prepared Presentation [pdf]
  • Douglas Elliott
    Partner, Finance and Risk and Public Policy, Oliver Wyman
    Prepared Presentation [pdf]

Morning Session Video [YouTube]

12:00 p.m.
Luncheon Buffet

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Panel 2: Take a broad look at what current policy towards banks leaves unaddressed or proves problematic.
Opening remarks on the status of ending TBTF: Neel Kashkari, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Opening Remarks Video [YouTube]

Panelists include:

  • Bertrand Badré
    Formerly Group Chief Financial Officer, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole
  • Adam Posen
    President, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Afternoon Session Video [YouTube]