07.11.2012

IACC´s annual meeting and luncheon will be held on November 29th, 2012 in Scandinavia House

 

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The Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce luncheon and annual meeting takes place on Thursday November 29th, 2012 at 11:15 a.m.  The luncheon following the annual meeting will take place in the Volvo Hall at Scandinavia House and starts at 12 p.m. (noon).

The keynote speaker is Sigridur Benediktsdottir, Director, Financial Stability Department of the Central Bank of Iceland. 

Benediktsdottir will discuss financial stability in Iceland in the context of current economic developments in Iceland and internationally. She will further discuss the capital controls in Iceland, and prudential rules the Central Bank is recommending when capital movements become unrestricted once again.  Click here to view Benediktsdottir´s presentation from the luncheon.  

From 2007-2012, Benediktsdottir taught at Yale University and served as assistant to the chair of the Economics Department. Concurrent with that work, she has carried out research in the field of financial economics, with a focus on financial markets. 

Benediktsdottir was appointed to the Parliamentary Special Investigation Commission on the Icelandic banking collapse in 2008 and joined the Central Bank of Iceland in October 2011 and is one of the most knowledgeable experts about the current state of the Icelandic economy.

Please click here for the Economy of Iceland published by the Central Bank of Iceland and here for slides from the publication.

Please register as soon as possible with Bergþóra Laxdal at blax@mfa.is or call +1 646 282 9360.

Fee: $70 and includes the luncheon and meeting

        Payment by check to:

        Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce

        Consulate General of Iceland

        800 Third Avenue, 36th Floor

        New York, NY 10022

Or by credit card at blax@mfa.is or tel: 1-646 282 9360

When:  Thursday November 29th, 2012 at 11:15 a.m. (annual meeting) and 12 (luncheon and keynote presentation ending at 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Scandinavia House, Park Avenue (btw 37 and 38 Street).

About the keynote speaker:

Sigríður Benediktsdóttir was appointed to the Parliamentary Special Investigation Commission on the Icelandic banking collapse in 2008 and joined the Central Bank of Iceland in October 2011.  From 2007 she taught at Yale University and served as assistant to the chair of the Economics Department. Concurrent with that work, she has carried out research in the field of financial economics, with a focus on financial markets.  She worked as an economist for the US Federal Reserve Bank in the United States from 2005-2007 and as a project manager and advisor for Hugvit hf. from 1997-1998. Sigríður was employed by the Icelandic Institute of Economic Studies from 1995-1997, and she was a summer employee of the Central Bank of Iceland during the summers of 1992, 1993, and 1995.

The Financial Stability Department is a new department within the Central Bank of Iceland, created by the division of the current Financial Stability Department into two units, Financial Stability and Payment Systems. The department’s main tasks centre on analysis of financial system risk and participation in the formulation of precautionary rules for the financial system. The department participates in policy-making concerning both financial system structure and the objectives, tools, and structure of financial stability in Iceland. It interacts closely with the institutions involved with financial stability in Iceland, particularly the Financial Supervisory Authority, and participates in extensive international cooperation.

Sigríður received a BS in economics from the University of Iceland in 1995 and a BS in computer science from the same school in 1998. She completed her doctoral degree in economics at Yale University in May 2005.

 

 

 



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