May 26. Housing. Wednesday.

Drawing the lessons, taking stock and building the future

Date: May 26-27, 2010
Location: World Bank Headquarters, Preston Auditorium
Organized by: Global Capital Markets Development Department Non-Bank Financial Institutions, World Bank and IFC Global Financial Markets Department

Overview: As the world begins to recover from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, housing finance markets are once again looking to the future. Since the crisis was originally triggered by the subprime segment of the mortgage market, this has led to the questioning of some well established premises of housing finance and a revision of the way to approach it, both at the policy and at the market levels. However, mobilizing finance for housing remains crucial and encounters the same challenges as before – rapid urbanization, growing populations, limited land availability, access for lower income groups and sources of long term funds. What impact had the crisis on how these challenges should be met? What should be the role of governments as policy makers and regulators? How can private markets develop in a sustainable way and channel capital to housing while following responsible and prudent lending practices?

The 4th Global Conference on Housing Finance for Emerging Markets, organized jointly by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), will address  the above questions and provide participants with a full picture of the post-crisis housing finance landscape across countries through a series of presentations focusing on the following six themes:

1.       Impact and Responses to the Crisis around the World
2.       The Changing Face of the Regulatory Framework for Mortgage Lending
3.       (a) Residential Rental Markets OR 3 (b) Prospects for the Mono-line Lending Business Model
4.       Responsible Lending to Lower Income Groups
5.       Mobilizing Savings for Housing
6.       Capital Markets for Housing – Post-Crisis Outlook.
    Join us to hear, benefit and share your experiences with leading specialists and decisions makers in housing finance.

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