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Hazelhoff Guest Lecture: Regulating Shadow Banking - China's Perspective

  • Shen Wei
Wednesday 24 May 2017
Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Lorentzzaal (A1.44)

On Wednesday 24 May 2017 Professor Shen Wei, Dean and Professor of law at Shandong University Law School, will give the fourteenth Hazelhoff Guest Lecture. Professor Shen Wei will focus on the regulation of the shadow-banking sector from a Chinese perspective.


Shadow banking

Shadow-banking is a term that is generally used for credit intermediation by financial institutions, such as hedge funds or money market funds, that falls outside the scope of traditional banking supervision and regulation. China has a significant shadow-banking sector, approximately one third the size of the entire Chinese lending market. During his lecture, Professor Shen Wei will discuss the growth and risks of the shadow banking sector and how Chinese regulators are responding.  

Shen Wei

Professor Shen Wei is Dean and Professor of law at Shandong University School of Law and Global Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. Moreover, he is an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Académie international de droit comparé), a member of Moody's China Academic Advisory Panel, and a member of Financial Markets Law Committee of G20 Steering Group. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His book Shadow Banking in China. Risk, Regulation and Policy has been published very recently.

Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law

The Hazelhoff Guest Lectures are organized by the Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law. The Hazelhoff Centre for Financial Law provides academic education and performs research in the field of financial law.

Previous Hazelhoff Guest Lectures were given by Jan Kees de Jager, former Dutch Finance Minister, Rutger Schimmelpenninck and Ben Knüppe, liquidators in the bankruptcy of DSB Bank, Nout Wellink, former president of De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch central bank), Rutsel Martha, former Justice Minister of the Dutch Antilles, Don Scott De Amicis, former Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Joanne Kellermann, board member Single Resolution Board, Wim Mijs, Chief Executive of the European Banking Federation (EBF) and Steven L. Schwarcz, Stanley A. Star Professor of Law & Business at Duke University.

Practical information

When?          Wednesday 24 May 2017
                       15.30-17.00h with a reception afterwards
Where?         Lorentzzaal (A1.44) | Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw (Leiden Law School)

This lecture is sponsored by the Leiden University Fund/Van Beuningen.

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