Financial Fragmentation and Challenges for SMEs' Financing

The Essex Finance Centre warmly invites you to attend this workshop on financing fragmentation and the challenges for SMEs' financing which is being held at the Essex Business School.

  • Wed 3 Jul 19

    09:30 - 17:30

  • Colchester Campus

    Essex Business School

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    Essex Finance Centre

After a long period of harmonisation and integration of banking markets in Europe, the recent crises inevitably brought about a change in priorities and resulted in weakened cross-border inter-bank lending and greater home-biased asset portfolio of banks.

This workshop gives opportunities for leading academics and policy makers to discuss the effects of Brexit and fragmentation of banking markets on SMEs’ financing. New challenges and opportunities of SMEs’ financing are also discussed in light of the EU policy agenda that includes the creation of a Capital Markets Union.

Key dates

Workshop registration deadline: Friday 31 May 2019

Workshop date: Wednesday 3 July 2019

How to book

This workshop is free but there are limited number of places available so please register your attendance on Eventbrite


Workshop Details

Keynote Speaker

Policy Keynote



Panel Discussion

 Challenges for SMEs after Brexit



  • Kang Qu, Head of Research, Bank of China, London Branch

    Other panellist TBC

Organisers and Scientific Committee 


Scientific Committee

Organising Research Centres

Essex Finance Centre, Essex Business School, University of Essex

Credit Research Centre, Business School, University of Edinburgh


This event is sponsored by the British Academy


This workshop takes place at Colchester Campus. Colchester is an hour away from London by train. 

Further details on how to get to us can be found on the University of Essex, Colchester Campus webpage.


For any enquires about this conference please contact efic@essex.ac.uk 

Professor Claudia Giradone Professor of Banking and Finance and Director of Research
Essex Business School
Telephone: 01206 87 4156

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