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The Future of Corporate Funding

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German and English language

What is the future role of banks (“house banks”), shadow banks, capital markets and crowd funding in corporate funding? Which other financial services does the real economy require? Is it reasonable to impose a stock market monopoly when minimising hedge risks?


Economist, Author and Columnist, Financial Times, London Abstract Key Note
Equity markets have long ceased to be significant as a source of capital for investment in business: Equity markets are now essentially secondary markets. The principal requirement for external capital for business today is for seed capital to cover operating losses of start up businesses, and the scale of the need is very small relative to the current size of the financial sector. We need much shorter, simpler chains of financial intermediation.
Managing Director, One Equity Partners Austria GmbH, Vienna
Member of the Managing Board, Head of Corporate Human Resources and Labor Director, Siemens AG, Munich
Share Trader and Author; Managing Director, Finanzethos GmbH, Reilingen
Economics Editor-in-Chief, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich Chair

John KAY

Economist, Author and Columnist, Financial Times, London

 Academic Appointments
1970 Fellow in Economics, St John's College, Oxford
1971-1978 Lecturer in Economics, University of Oxford
1975 Investment Officer, St John's College, Oxford
1981-1986 Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies, London
1979-1981 Research Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies, London
1986-1991 Director of Centre for Business Strategy, London Business School
1986-1996 Professor of Economics
1997-1999 Peter Moores Director, Said Business School, University of Oxford
 Business Activities
2000 Visiting Professor, London School of Economics, London
1986-1996 Founder and Executive Chairman, London Economics Limited, London
 Other Business Activities
1997-2000 Director, London Economics Limited, London
1982-1995 Director, Govett Strategic Investment Trust plc
1983-1990 Director, London Board, Halifax Building Society
1987-1993 Director, Acorn Investment Trust plc
1987-1993 Director, Acorn Investment Trust plc
1986-1988 Director, Shire Trust Limited
1988-1995 Director, Investors, Compensation Scheme
1991-1997 Director, Halifax Building Society
1996-2000 Director, Halifax plc
1993-2003 Director, Foreign & Colonial Special Utilities Investment Trust plc
1994-2005 Chairman, SVM UK Active Fund plc
1994 Director, Value and Income Trust plc
2004-2008 Chairman, Clear Capital Ltd
2004 Director, Law Debenture Corporation plc
2008 Director, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust
since 2012 Director, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)
2012 Director, Buddi


Managing Director, One Equity Partners Austria GmbH, Vienna

1994 Managing Director, Hochtief AG, Essen
2004 Chief Financial Officer, VA Tech AG, Wien
2006 Chief Executive Officer, Constantia Packaging AG, Wien
since 2012 Managing Director & Partner, One Equity Partners Austria GmbH, Wien

Mag. Brigitte EDERER

Member of the Managing Board, Head of Corporate Human Resources and Labor Director, Siemens AG, Munich

1977 Employment in the economic-science department of the Austrian Chamber of Labour
1980 Degree in Economics, University of Vienna
1983-1992 Member of Parliament
1990-1992 Chairwoman of parliamentary committee for petitions and citizens' initiatives
1990-1992 Deputy chair of the SPÖ´s parliamentary faction: deputy chair of the audit office committee and the budget committee of parliament; member of the finance committee; member of the sub-committee for European integration
1990-1992 Permanent observer with the Socialist Group in the European Parliament
1992-1994 Minister of State for European Integration and Development Cooperation
1994-1995 Minister of State for European Affairs
1995-1997 Secretary General of the SPÖ
1995-1997 Member of Parliament
1997-2000 Executive City Councillor of Finance, Economic Affairs and Vienna Public Enterprises of the City of Vienna
2001-2010 Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG Österreich
2005-2010 Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG Österreich
2008-2010 In addition to CEO of Siemens AG Österreich: Cluster CEO for Austria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine
since 2010 Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG


Share Trader and Author; Managing Director, Finanzethos GmbH, Reilingen

 Dirk Müller wird oft als "das Gesicht der Börse" bezeichnet. Nach dem Abitur und einer Bankausbildung begann 1992 seine Karriere an der Frankfurter Börse. Zunächst arbeitete er als Rentenhändler für verschiedene Unternehmen, bevor er 1998 amtlich vereidigter Kursmaklerstellvertreter und später Skontroführer wurde. Er ist ein gefragter Experte bei Presse und Fernsehen. Seine Bücher Crashkurs (2009) - über die Weltfinanzkrise - und Cashkurs (2011) - ein umfassender Finanzratgeber für Einsteiger und Fortgeschrittene - sowie Showdown - Der Kampf um Europa und unser Geld (2013, Droemer Verlag) sind Bestseller.
 Auf seinem Finanzinformationsportal berichtet Dirk Müller tagesaktuell über die wichtigsten Geschehnisse und Entwicklungen aus den Bereichen Politik, Wirtschaft und Finanzen. Im täglichen Morgenvideo - dem Herzstück der Plattform - leuchtet er Hintergründe aus, schätzt Risiken und Chancen ein, berät und analysiert - ehrlich, unabhängig und für jedermann verständlich.

Dr. Peter A. FISCHER

Economics Editor-in-Chief, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich

 In 1999, Peter Fischer joined the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) in Zurich, Switzerland. From 2001 to 2007, he worked in Russia as an economics correspondent and bureau chief for Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus, based in Moscow. From 2007 to 2010, he was chief correspondent for China and bureau chief for the NZZ Beijing Office. He returned to Zurich in autumn 2010 where he now heads the economic editing board.
 Peter Fischer studied economics, business economics, international law and political sciences at the University of Bern, Switzerland. He also obtained an Advanced Studies Certificate in International Economic Policy Research from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany. He has also been a research fellow at the Hamburg World Economics Institute (HWWA), the Europa Kolleg Hamburg and the Spacial Modelling Centre in Kiruna, Sweden. He is the author of several books and publications on questions of economic integration and migration, new economic geography and economic policy.

Economic Symposium

show timetable


14:00 - 14:20OpeningPlenary
14:20 - 15:30Finance and the Real Economy: Together or Apart?Plenary
15:30 - 15:50Political CornerPlenary
16:50 - 18:30Making Finance Meet the Real Economy's RequirementsPlenary
20:30 - 21:30Miha Pogacnik: What Businesses can Learn from MusicPlenary
21:30 - 22:30Smart Blue Hour hosted by IBMSocial


08:00 - 08:45Sustainable Entrepreneurship - Book Presentation on the Business Model of the FuturePartner
08:00 - 08:45management club Business Breakfast "Integrationsfall Europa"Partner
09:00 - 10:10The Future of Corporate FundingPlenary
10:10 - 10:30Political CornerPlenary
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 01: The Real Economy and Finance in the "Network of Responsibility"Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 02: Business, Society and Politics: Assigning Responsibility for ResultsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 03: What Happens to Our Values if Computers Learn how to Think?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 04: Touch the Future - Security and Identity in a Digital WorldBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 05: Living with Risk and SpeculationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 06: The Pension System as a Ponzi Scheme?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 07: Workforce Diversity: Living with and Managing Demographic ChangeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 08: Implementing the New World of Work, a Progress ReportBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 09: Design Thinking as a Tool for InnovationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Working Group 10: New Energies for Europe - Between Cooperation and CompetitionBreakout
13:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 11: Connected Learning, Connected SchoolsBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 12: Financial Literacy, Decision-Making in Complex SituationsBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 13: Our Life After the Digital RevolutionBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 14: Prosperity for All? Austria's Top Managers in Dialogue with Ludwig ErhardBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 15: Rethinking Capitalism: The Future of Our Economic ModelBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 16: Alternative Sustainable Economic ConceptsBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 17: From Goodwill to Financial Company ValueBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 18: Back to the Real Economy - Towards a New Industrial Policy for EuropeBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 19: Industrial Production in the City of the FutureBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Working Group 20: Rating Agencies Between Governments and BusinessesBreakout
18:00 - 19:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Leadership and Values in a Complex WorldPlenary
21:30 - 23:30get2gether hosted by T-MobileSocial


08:30 - 09:00"Kater" BreakfastPartner
09:15 - 10:15The New Role of Central Banks in Crisis-ManagementPlenary
10:45 - 12:20New Growth in Europe?Plenary
12:20 - 12:30ClosingPlenary
16:45 - 20:00Generali 3 Banken Business Dialogue "Experiences and Values"Partner