Weidmann ECB chances rising again, Launch of 2019 Gender Balance Index

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Jens Weidmann

 Commentary: Weidmann ECB chances rising again

By David Marsh in London

The rising probability of a comparatively ‘soft’ British departure from the European Union has added to the chances that Jens Weidmann, Bundesbank president, could after all become head of the European Central Bank when Mario Draghi steps down at end-October.

Even if politics – especially the aim of reaching EU-wide balance (following UK departure) in the 2019 distribution of five top posts – are increasing Weidmann’s chances, securing his nomination will not be easy.


Read the full commentary on the website.

Meeting: Promoting gender balance across financial institutions 

Thursday 7 March, London, 17:30 GMT

The presence of women, alongside men, at the top of public and private financial institutions is beneficial for both the organisations themselves and the global economy.

OMFIF is contributing to this conversation by launching the sixth annual Gender Balance Index, which tracks the presence of men and women in senior positions at central banks, sovereign funds and public pension funds.

Request to attend the meeting.

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