Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre for Applied Research on Business and Economics

Invitation: Research Seminar Ensuring Access to Capital

Banking models between the market and the state.

5 feb 2018 00:00 | CAREM

Due to a wide variety of serious interest from practitioners and the willingness to participate by presenters such as Arnoud Boot (UvA), Margot van Kempen (ABN AMRO) and Roland Lampe (Kredietunies), the afternoon session of ‘Ensuring Access to Capital: ‘Banking Models between the market and the state’ will have a practitioners focus. In the morning, research papers will be presented.

The seminar

Banks are a special kind of organization. Their history, partnerships, their role as ‘money-creators’ and their special position in governance systems, make them difficult to assess and regulate as ordinary companies.

For these reasons, governments interference has been serious and various alternative governance models have come into existence, for example cooperative banks and state-banks. Ensuring access to capital - especially for SME’s - was a critical driver behind this development. 

The financial crisis of 2007 has put the role of banking in the spotlight again. Commercial banks had to be saved by governments, for example in the Netherlands. However, from a historical perspective this is not new. Government intervention is a regular phenomenon. For this reason in the Netherlands until 2003 government influence, cross-holdings and cooperatives were dominant in the organisation of banks.

Within this seminar, we will assess banks and banking models as critical players within economies, safeguarding the access to capital for entrepreneurs and the companies they own. We will discuss the implications of the ‘banks as market ensuring institutions’ instead of corporations on the market. Insights from history, corporate law, corporate governance, economics and business will be discussed. The seminar should give an overview of the varieties in banking that have been developed over time to ensure access to capital and the role the governance structure of banks in save-guarding this objective – and thereby the regulators.

If you have not registered yet, please let us know by sending an e-mail to e.douque@hva.nl and f.j.de.graaf@hva.nl.

Our objective is to offer a small research seminar (around 15 researchers and 10 practitioners) with in depth-discussions on various banking models. Below is the list of invitees. Currently, 18 people have confirmed their participation.

With kind regards,

Olivier Butzbach, Frank Jan de Graaf, Kurt Mettenheim, Jeroen Veldman and Jan Zonneveld

Morning Program: Paper development sessions

March 29, 2018, 9.00 – 13.00

9.00 - 9.45
Thomas Marois (SOAS London): The future of state banking

9.45 - 10.30
Jan Zonneveld: The impact of state-intervention on Dutch Banks.

10.30 - 10.45

10.45 - 11.30
Olivier Butzbach & Kurt Mettenheim: 'Multiple Monetary Moralities in Banking - A Historical Institutional Approach' for the paper in the morning.

11.45 - 12.15
Frank Jan de Graaf: Agency issues in Banking.

12.15 - 13.00
Hans Groeneveld, Cooperative banking and SME’s.

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

(Thirty minutes presentation, 15 minutes discussion)

Afternoon program

March 29, 2018, 14.00 – 17.30

14.00 - 14.15
From Raffeisen to Collin Crowfund
Welcome and some introductory remarks
Frank Jan de Graaf, professor corporate governance & leadership, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

14.15 - 14.45
The Future of Banking:
From Scale & Scope Economies to Fintech
Arnoud Boot, professor corporate finance and financial markets, University of Amsterdam

14.45 - 15.15
`Back to the Future of Alternative Banking`
Kurt Mettenheim and Olivier Butzbach, both professor of political economy, respectively at São Paulo Business School and University Campania, Naples

15.15 - 15.30

15.30 - 15.50
ABN AMRO, size and financial services, and employee-representative perspective
Margot van Kempen, chairman employee council ABN AMRO

15.50 - 16.10
Creating a societal agenda via banking; Triodos Bank

16.10 - 16.30
Developing credit unions within a highly institutionalised market
Roland Lampe, Chairman Kredietunie Nederland

16.30 - 17.00
Discussion, chaired by Jeroen Veldman (Cass Business School)
What should companies, governments and stakeholders do to ensure sustainable innovation in finance?

17.00 - 17.30 Drinks

The meeting is held under the Chatham house rule

About the venue

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Benno Premselahuis, Rhijnspoorplein 1, 1091 GC Amsterdam, on the 4th floor, room 04A19.

The Benno Premselahuis is at the Campus of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences within the heart of Amsterdam.

We meet in the former board room of the ‘Sociale Verzekeringsbank’. In the early 1930’s , it was the boardroom of the ‘Raad van the Arbeid’, a Dutch national institution in which employers, employees and government met to develop policies in the social-economic domain.