Bank business models: structural changes and their systemic implications Deutsche Bundesbank – Frankfurt School of Finance & Management – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The aim of this conference is to bring researchers together to discuss what menu of activities would provide a robust perspective for the bank business model of the future.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to

  • Definition and identification of bank business models
  • Diversity vs. similarity of business models within a financial system
  • Large banks vs. small lenders: granularity of the financial system
  • Challenges to existing bank business models
  • Stability implications of structural changes to bank business models
  • Separation of investment banking and commercial banking
  • Integration of asset management in commercial banks
  • Policy restrictions on banks’ trading activities
  • Relations between banks and insurers; the viability of bancassurance
  • Viability of bank business models in a low-interest-rate environment
  • Competition within the banking industry and with related sectors, including FinTechs

There will also be a keynote speech by Asli Demirgüç-Kunt (World Bank).

Paper submission procedure

Interested parties should submit their draft papers and any questions to The submission deadline is 29 October 2017.

Please indicate in the e-mail whether or not you are willing to act as a discussant. Authors of accepted papers will be contacted by early December 2017. Economy class travel and accommodation will be covered (within limits) for presenting authors, discussants and invited young researchers.


  • Falko Fecht (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)

  • Daniel Foos (Deutsche Bundesbank)

  • Alexander Schulz (Deutsche Bundesbank)

  • Günseli Tümer-Alkan (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Programme committee

  • Kartik Anand (Deutsche Bundesbank)

  • Frederic Boissay (BIS)

  • Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)

  • Ben Craig (Cleveland Fed)

  • Hans Degryse (KU Leuven)

  • Ralph de Haas (EBRD)

  • Simone Manganelli (ECB)

  • Camelia Minoiu (IMF)

  • Steven Ongena (University of Zurich)

  • Jose-Luis Peydro (University Pompeu Fabra)

  • Tanju Yorulmazer (University of Amsterdam)