What do you particularly like about your work at the SRB?
One of the things I like the most in my work is the coexistence of both economic and legal aspects, ranging from balance sheet analysis to legal opinions.
This implies also that our work requires a mix of expertise and different backgrounds to ensure a proper interpretation and a sound solution, in the respect of the golden rule of the level playing field.
Moreover, as an European Agency, we have a variety of relationships and interactions with the NRAs, the banks, the SSM, but also the EC, the EP, the EBA and other associations and federations.
How does your work make a difference?
The work towards making banks resolvable is a journey, as our Chair said.
We are working, and exchanging with banks, with this objective in mind. At my level, I’d like to think that I contribute to this big and ambitious project, one step at the time, on several topics concerning the resolution planning.
What do you like about Brussels?
Brussels is a medium size capital city with a vibrant multicultural life. It is the capital of all Europeans, headquarters of the EU institutions, lobbies, non-profit associations and leading international private sector companies.
Parks and forests surround the 19 municipality of Brussels. Nice getaway destinations are easily reachable, whether in Belgium or just crossing the border, in couple of hours.
Kids are usually brought up in at least two languages, which has the merit to broaden their young mind and spirit; this brings up sometimes hilarious conversations when Italian is mixed with the Nederland language (in my family, at least).
Anything else that you would like to add?
A quote: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.