Keynote Speakers

Ms. Andrea Brischetto

Ms. Andrea Brischetto

Head of Financial Stability Department in the Financial System Group, The Reserve Bank of Australia

Andrea Brischetto is Head of Financial Stability Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia. Prior to that she spent three years as Deputy Head of the Domestic Markets Department at the Reserve Bank. Andrea has also previously been the Deputy Secretary of the Reserve Bank and worked in the Reserve Bank’s Economic Group, International Department and Payments Policy Department. She holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a First Class Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland.

Title of Address:

Financial Stability and the Financial Health of Australian Mortgagors 

The audio of the speech and the report are aviable at the RBA web site: 

Anthony Saunders

Professor Anthony Saunders

John M. Schiff Professor of Finance, NYU Stern

Anthony Saunders is the John M. Schiff Professor of Finance at NYU Stern. Professor Saunders received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses at NYU since 1978. Throughout his academic career, his teaching and research have specialized in financial institutions and international banking. He has served as a visiting professor all over the world, including INSEAD, the Stockholm School of Economics, and the University of Melbourne.

Professor Saunders holds positions on the Board of Academic Consultants of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors as well as the Council of Research Advisors for the Federal National Mortgage Association. In addition, Dr. Saunders has acted as a visiting scholar at the comptroller of the Currency and at the Federal Monetary Fund. He is an editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Financial Markets, Instruments and Institutions, as well as an associate editor of eight other journals, including Financial Management and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. His research has been published in all of the major finance and banking journals and in several books. He has just published a new edition of his textbook, Financial Institutions Management: Risk Management Perspective for McGraw-Hill (4th edition) as well as a 2nd edition of his book on Credit Risk Measurement for John Wiley & Sons (with Linda Allen).

 Title of Address: 

Corporate Loan Spreads And Economic Activity