On Demand Sessions


Interview with Michael Corbat, Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup Inc.

In the past decade, few banks have undergone greater change than Citigroup. Having spent his entire career at Citigroup and as CEO since 2012, Michael Corbat has been instrumental in designing and executing these changes to build a simpler, smaller, safer and sounder institution for Citigroup’s bondholders. Today, Citigroup is investing heavily in its global franchises to digitize offerings to its institutional and consumer clients to sustain a position as a bank of the future – trends Mr. Corbat is in a unique position to discuss.

  • How has Citigroup’s business been transformed, and what has this meant for bondholders? 
  • How is Citigroup navigating the crisis and what will be the key longer-term implications? 
  • How is Citigroup differentiating itself in digital technology investments for institutions and consumers?  
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Keynote interview with Christian Sewing, CEO, Deutsche Bank

  • Strategic impact of the current crisis: What opportunities it creates, eliminates or defers
  • Views on recovery as well as government and regulatory interventions
  • How the current situation will impact Deutsche’s strategic plans and targets?
  • Extent to which the current crisis has driven increasing focus by the bank on ESG – particularly social risks

Profitability in low interest rate environment

  • Up to now the net interest margins were maintained. What’s next?  
  • How are banks coping with increasing pressure on profitability?  
  • The impact of low rates and flat yield curves across European banking systems 

Spotlight Interview: Making sustainability a core part of a bank’s strategy

  • Costs and benefits of implementing a sustainable finance framework 
  • ESG challenges faced by a global financial institution
Antoni Ballabriga
Antoni Ballabriga
Head of Sustainable Finance, BBVA

Panel Discussion: ESG integration in ratings

  • Integration of ESG risks into bank credit analysis 
  • Sustainable finance and banks. Source of risks vs. opportunities
Saida Eggerstedt
Saida Eggerstedt
Head of Sustainable Finance, Schroders

Presentation: Post-pandemic banking - Accelerating shifts and reshaping banking

  • Will the coronavirus accelerate changes in the banking system? 
  • How will the crisis impact Asian banks’ credit profiles?

Keynote Interview with Ms. Judy Hsu, Regional Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN and South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

  • From the near to medium term: Challenges and opportunities in the bank’s operating environment 
  • How is the bank preparing to respond to the changes taking place in the banking business model?

Presentation: Japan’s macro environment and banks’ challenges

  • What operating environment challenges banks face? 
  • How can banks adapt to these challenges?


  • 邦銀の事業環境と課題とは
  • 邦銀はその課題にどのように対処できるのか

Spotlight Interview with Chief Digital Officer, Belfius

  • What is the rationale and expected value added behind the strategic partnership between Belfius and a telecom company?  
  • Has COVID-19 crisis prompted material changes in the way banks will digitalize their activities?  
  • What is the state of competition between traditional banks and neo-banks? 
Geert Van Mol
Geert Van Mol
Chief Digital Officer, Belfius

Spotlight Interview: Acceleration in digitalization trends post coronavirus

  • What are the key digital demands arising post coronavirus?
  • What are the opportunities and risks for banks and fintechs after the pandemic?

Panel: Banks' digital transformation

  • Will the customer shift to digital banking persist beyond the coronavirus? 
  • What are the opportunities and risks for banks and fintechs after the pandemic?

Presentation: From one crisis to another - Structural issues hurting India’s financial sector

  • How has the pandemic deepened structural problems in the banking sector?
  • What changes can banks implement to navigate the additional challenges

Panel: What will it take to restore the financial strength of Indian financial institutions?

  • What is the path to recovery from the recession for Indian financial institutions?
  • How will the pandemic shape or accelerate trends in India’s financial sector?

Spotlight Conversation: Future of Asset Management

  • Where will the fundamental shifts in the European industry come from? 
  • What competitive advantages should asset managers watch out for? 
  • What role will technology play in the successes and failures in the industry? 
  • Will ESG investing be the next big secular trend in asset management?  
  • What will be the longer-term impacts from the coronavirus pandemic on asset manager’s business models? 

Panel Discussion: Focus on IFRS 9 - Managing Model Risk in Unprecedented Times

  • Challenges in applying IFRS9 guidance in light of the fast changing economic assumptions 
  • Determining EL in relation to loans subject to moratoria 
  • Challenges in applying regulatory guidance in relation to ECL 
  • Expectations in relation to when consumer versus corporate exposures will migrate

Spotlight interview with Kelly S. King, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Truist Financial

  • What are the key challenges and milestones involved in merging two large banksconsidering the cultural issues and the industry’s history of suboptimal bank acquisitions? 
  • What is the progress on digitalization efforts and ability to compete with the larger banks? 
  • Given that banks are flushed with low-cost deposits, is there a concern about deposit disintermediation in the long-term? 
  • What will be the long-run fallout for the industry from the coronavirus pandemic? 
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Presentation: The impact of cyber risks on banks

  • Have digital banking and remote work increased cyber risks? 
  • Moody’s approach to cyber risk 

Spotlight interview: Banking regulations at a crossroad - Will the pandemic change the course of regulatory direction?

  • How will government measures improve banks’ capacity to mitigate the impact of COVID-19? 
  • Will the regulatory adjustments persist in the long run?

Panel: Update on regulatory developments in Asia Pacific

  • Impact of Covid-19 on Basel III implementation and expected credit losses under IFRS9
  • Regulators and governments approach to supporting failing banks

Focus on France

  • How will the coronavirus crisis affect banks’ credit profiles?  
  • French banking groups have more diverse sources of revenues than most peers: What can this bring in the current environment?  
  • How will the pandemic reshape technological trends in the French banking industry? 

Keynote interview with Thomas E.Flynn Chief Financial Officer of Bank of Montreal

  • What are the key factors in steering a leading North American bank through turbulent times?
  • How important is geographical and business diversification?
  • What are the bank’s key strengths and how are these being levered?
  • How are cross-border technology investments being optimized?
  • What have been the key developments in risk management?

Moody’s Panel: Key developments and trends in the Canadian banking sector

  • To what extent is the concentrated industry structure a credit strength?   
  • How resilient are pre-provision earnings and capital? 
  • How has the government’s policies affected banks’ liquidity? 
  •  What are the expectations concerning loan losses and provisioning?