François Villeroy de Galhau: New Year wishes to the Paris financial centre

New Year wishes to the Paris financial centre by Mr François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Bank of France and Chairman of the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de resolution (ACPR), Paris, 19 January 2020.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
27 January 2021

This video is a first. Our New Year's wishes this year come in a "Covid-friendly" format: virtual but very warm. I am extending them on behalf of all the women and men of the Banque de France and the ACPR. I hope that 2021 proves to be a better year for our beloved country, with the vaccines that should halt the epidemic by the second half. A better year also for you and your loved ones, with a special thought for those of our fellow citizens who have unfortunately lost someone close to them during this epidemic.

2020 was an extremely trying year in many respects, but also a year of exceptional collective mobilisation. We need to capitalise on that resilience to meet the numerous challenges of 2021.