nr. 03 - March 2014

  • nr. 03 - March 2015

    Dear colleagues and friends, the third edition of the 360° newsletter that you are now holding is the first that I have distributed as chairman of Febelfin. Just as with the revamped annual event - where we will enter into dialogue with all segments of our society more than ever before - in this 360° we will endeavour to provide a fair but critical look at the financial sector, and above all focus on banking between and for people.

  • nr. 03 - March 2015

    The one had a long career in journalism and - after a few sidesteps in the private sector and at the VKW - has now become Minister of Finance in the Michel I government. The other has worked for a good forty years at the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) and is now its new governor. For this third 360° we put Johan Van Overtveldt and Jan Smets in the hot seat for a discussion on banks and the financial and economic landscape after the crisis, and discussed the role of Brussels.

  • nr. 03 - March 2015

    "What are the biggest challenges for your market sector?” We asked these and two other questions to Dirk Wouters, Patrick Keusters and Wim Hautekiet. The result? 9 different but very honest and critical answers.

  • nr. 03 - March 2015

    In 2014 Febelfin set up a working group that investigated whether Belgian companies have sufficient ready access to risk capital. It also examined what role the government, banks and investors (could) play in this story.

  • nr. 03 - March 2015

    The provision of credit to individuals has a substantial impact on the Belgian economy. If mortgage credit and consumer credit had stagnated between 1995 and 2013, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Belgium would have come out 0.76% lower on an annual basis.

  • nr. 03 - March 2015

    In the 25 years that the Febelfin Academy - the training institute of the financial sector - has been in place, it has grown into a recognised training partner for the banks and joint funds. This expertise has broken through into the online story of Febelfin Academy: via the new website but also via the digital learning platform, Fa-cts.

  • nr. 03 - March 2015

    "Journalists also have lessons to learn from the crisis. Concepts that used to be as good as unknown are now on everybody’s lips: CDO, swap, subprime, etc."

  • nr. 03 - March 2015

    In 2015 it will be seven years since the financial crisis erupted. Today we can look back at this period from the perspective of a reformed sector and again look forward to the future. One word is central here: balance.