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Location The Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), Vijzelgracht 50, Amsterdam
8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee
9:00-9:15 Opening: Prof. Femke de Vries, Executive Board Member Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) / University of Groningen
I. Regulating the Retail Financial Markets and Financial Advice Post Crisis
Chair: Prof. Olha Cherednychenko, University of Groningen
9:15-10:25* Regulating the Retail Financial Markets in the Post-Crisis Era: an EU Perspective   
Key note: Prof. Niamh Moloney, London School of Economics and Political Science
*with discussion
10:25-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:10 Regulating Financial Advice: an EU and Comparative Perspective
Prof. Paolo Giudici, University of Bolzano
11:10-11:35 Financial Advice and Inducements: Lessons from the UK
Prof. Ian MacNeil, University of Glasgow
11:35-12:00 Financial Advice and Inducements: The Case of (Mortgage) Consumer Credit in the EU
Prof. Diederik Bruloot, University of Gent
12:00-12:30 Discussion
12:30-13:45 Lunch
II. The Market for and Consumer Attitudes towards Financial Advice Post Crisis
Chair: Prof. Niels Hermes, University of Groningen


Overcoming Moral Hazard on the Market for Financial Advice: Experiments on Voluntary Payments, Competition, and Reputation
Dr. Vera Angelova, Technical University of Berlin


Impact of the Commission Ban on the Market for Financial Advice: Lessons from the Netherlands
Dr. Fred de Jong, Amsterdam Centre for Insurance Studies (ACIS), University of Amsterdam
14:35-14:50 Discussion
14:50-15:10 Coffee Break
15:10-15:35 Expectations, Financial Advice, and Financial Decisions: Some Empirical Analyses
Prof. Hans-Martin von Gaudecker, University of Bonn
15:35-16:00 The Effects of Fee-Based Advice
Prof. Steffen Meyer, University of Hannover
16:00-16:15 Discussion
16:15-16:50* Presentation of the Results of the Groningen Centre for European Financial Services Law Study into Financial Literacy and Behaviors among Dutch Consumers
Marco Meyer, University of Groningen
*with discussion
16:50-17:00 Short break
III. The Way Forward for Financial Consumer Protection and Regulation of Financial Advice
Chair: Prof. Boudewijn de Bruin, University of Groningen


Stakeholder Panel Discussion

Greg van Elsen, Senior Financial Services Officer, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
Dr. Dirk Ulbricht, Director of the Instituut für Finanzdienstleistungen (Iff), Hamburg
Enno Wiertsema, Association of independent financial advisors (Adfiz)
Leo de Boer, Managing Director at the Dutch Association of Insurers (VvV)
Rudy van Leeuwen, Manager at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)

18:15 Drinks

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