We are happy to have Dr. Alessandro Santoni, Chief Economist, Head of Research and Investor Relations, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, on the Chicago Booth Asia campus to give us insights into the Future for European Banks.

As this event is held together with the CFA Society Singapore and places are limited; early sign up is highly recommended. Given the nature of financial markets, and the key part being played by Europe, this is a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into current developments now taking place.


Chicago Booth Asia Campus
101 Penang Road
Singapore 238466, Singapore

Event Details

Over the next few years ECB intends to create a true single regulatory zone, where capital and liquidity can flow freely across borders. If Banking Union does occur, it could potentially have positive implications for Eurozone banks; however, as of today, uncertainty still exists as to the final outcomes and the tangible benefits and or risks which may be posed. Dr. Santoni will present an insightful look at the potential Banking Union, covering issues including large divergences in banks' ROAs and CoEs, M&A activity as well as a conclusion as to whether we should be investing in European banks now, which generally act as a precursor for European equities.


  • CFA Singapore Members / Chicago Booth Current Students and Alumni Members: Free
  • CFA Candidates: SGD $10.00
  • Non-Members: SGD $20.00


Register Online

Chicago Booth Current Students and Alumni Members please use the link above

CFA Singapore Members, CFA Candidates and Non Members register here >

Deadline: 12/9/2013


6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Registration and Reception

7:00 PM-7:45 PM: Speaker Event

7:45 PM-8:00 PM: Q&A

Speaker Profiles

Dr Alessandro Santoni (Speaker)

Dr. Alessandro Santoni has worked for over fifteen years as a highly rated financials analyst, primarily at Goldman Sachs in London, where he headed up the Southern European Banking team for several years. He has been regularly ranked highly within the analyst community (Reuters Extel and Institutional Investor surveys) and won the coveted "Top European Rising Star analyst" award early in his career. He is currently the Chief Economist, Head of Research and Investor Relations at Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena in Italy, Europe's third largest retail bank. Dr. Santoni received his PhD from the University of Siena and his Master in Economics from SDA Bocconi University in Milan. His roles have given him access to Europe's leading banking Chairmen and CEOs, a network which he has continued to develop and access. He presents to leading audiences around the world on thematic issues within banking including Islamic banking, the European credit crisis and other relevant issues. He has also published academic papers in leading journals and authored his latest book on Behavioral Finance. Dr. Santoni writes and comments regularly on the European Banking sector both in leading newspapers as well as on TV.


Arun Kelshiker, '09 (EXP-14)