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Socially responsible investments (SRIs) have become an important complement to traditional government aid for global health and development. In the effort to balance a more long-term horizon with wider contextual factors, such as global health and environment, SRIs in recent years have been shaping up in different ways.



Transaction banking is a building block for commerce, global trade and the real economy in general. While the sector has not been singled out for special regulatory attention due to its low risk profile, various pieces of regulation are expected to influence its functioning and present new challenges and opportunities. In addition to new liquidity rules, most importantly set up by Basel III, transaction banking operators have to tackle new differences between jurisdictions as national governments are setting out country-specific requirements.



Launch of the CEPS-ECMI Task Force Report on long-term investing and retirement savings. Follow this link for more information.

***Please note the final date and time for this event: 18 Sep, 15.00-17.00***

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Federico Infelise joined CEPS in September 2012. Part of his activity focused on applying statistical models to the analysis of financial markets time series particularly in the field of commodities price formation. He is now focusing on corporate finance issues and in particular on the exploration of capital markets sources of funding for non financial corporations and SMEs. Federico has BA and MSc in economics from Ca’ Foscari University (Venice) and MA in European Economic Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges).



Join CEPS-ECMI experts for an advance release of this landmark CEPS-ECMI Task Force Report, next Tuesday July 9 over breakfast - open only to members, officials and press. 



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Following the entry into force of the EMIR regulation and the technical standards issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), market participants are dealing with a complex list of requirements to be fulfilled at different deadlines in the coming months. For market participants, the key challenge will be to meet the central clearing and trade reporting obligations, while regulators strive to ensure consistency with non-EU jurisdictions so as to limit the unintended effects of extraterritoriality.



ECRI will host a conference to assess how the current policy initiatives and regulatory developments meet the challenges of the new market environment. The discussions will be based on the launch of the ECRI Research Report on household debt during the crisis, which analyses the causes and the consequences of the recent development in household debt. The event will focus on the challenges of the post-crisis environment and will address what future legislative initiatives are necessary to promote sustainable household debt.



The asset management industry has become the object of intense regulatory action in the past five years, with three objectives: safeguard financial stability, stimulate market-based finance and improve investor protection. The European Commission has been at the centre of this process, which it strives to complete before its current mandate ends. This ECMI Seminar will draw the balance between the different regulatory initiatives and discuss their progress with Tilman Lueder, Head of the Asset Management Unit at the European Commission.



The financial and economic crises have brought taxation to the forefront of the policy debate in the EU. Levying a targeted tax on the financial sector is one of the most frequently discussed measures to reduce governments’ budgetary pressures. Among policy-makers in the EU, there is a broad consensus that financial institutions should contribute to the cost of fixing the crisis, but member states have not managed to reach a common agreement. In anticipation, some EU member states have already introduced a domestic financial sector tax.



Securitisation can help increase access to finance by converting illiquid pools of assets into securities that can be purchased by investors in capital markets. It can play an important role in the long-term financing of industrial and infrastructure projects, as well as SMEs. It is however also prone to a number of risks driven by volume-based incentives. The excesses of the sub-prime crisis led to the dry-up of most securitisation markets in Europe. This seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss the role and future of securitisation in European capital markets.



Date: 14 June 2005
 
Speaker: The Hon. John W. Snow, Secretary of the Treasury of the United States
Chairman: H. Onno Ruding, Chairman of the CEPS Board of Directors
Introductory remarks: H.E. Rockwell A. Schnabel, Ambassador of the US to the EU
 
 



The ability of citizens and businesses to move freely throughout the EU lies at the heart of European integration and the Single Market. Driven by the availability of jobs and resources, migration is generally demonstrated to result in an increase in aggregate output and income. Therefore, international migration has enormous implications for the growth and welfare of both originating and destination countries.



 

 

Launch of the study Marccus Partners and CEPS-ECMI: 'A Legal and Economic Assessment of European Takeover Regulation' (available here for download from 11 December 16:00 CET) 

From the back cover of the book:



The European payments landscape is undergoing significant market and regulatory changes. The EU legislators are reviewing the Payment Services Directive and at the same time considering the legislative steps required to promote the efficiency and security of electronic payments and the SEPA Framework. A European single market for card, internet, and mobile payments is essential for the functioning of the digital single market. However, there remain several obstacles for an effective implementation of these forms of payment.



The financial and sovereign crises have hit the foundation of the banking sectors around the globe. This requires policy makers to look beyond the current available regulatory and supervisory toolbox at the structure of the banking sectors. Commissioner Michel Barnier announced therefore in November 2011 to set up a high-level expert group. Led by Governor Erkki Liikanen of the Bank of Finland the experts examined whether the present regulatory reforms in the EU are sufficient or additional structural reforms are required.



Sixth in a series of high-level roundtables organised by the CEPS Financial Institutions Unit on the future of financial regulation in Europe. The roundtables are aimed at bringing together researchers, industry experts, and key policy-makers to debate the future design and potential consequences of forthcoming financial regulatory frameworks.

Click here to see the programme. Click here to register.



Fifth in a series of high-level roundtables organised by the CEPS Financial Institutions Unit on the future of financial regulation in Europe. These will gather researchers, industry experts, and key policy-makers to debate the future design and potential consequences of forthcoming financial regulatory frameworks.

See the detailed programme here.
 



Task Force Report published, see www.ceps.eu/books.



Third in a series of high-level roundtables bringing together researchers, industry experts, and key policy-makers to debate the future design and potential consequences of forthcoming financial regulatory frameworks.



Third in a series of high-level roundtables organised by the CEPS Financial Institutions Unit on the future of financial regulation in Europe. These will gather researchers, industry experts, and key policy-makers to debate the future design and potential consequences of forthcoming financial regulatory frameworks.



Financial market infrastructures are key promoters of competitiveness and market efficiency. Business models are currently striving to gather the best in-house technological expertise to minimise technological glitches under highly volatile market conditions and confront sweeping changes from upcoming regulatory overhaul in MiFID and EMIR. These reforms will result in additional changes to the global trading landscape while competition among platforms moves rapidly across asset classes.



The recent Greek debt restructuring raised questions around the complexity of derivative contracts and the potential implications of a credit event. This seminar will discuss the process through which the ISDA Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee decides whether a credit event has occurred, in specific factual circumstances, and the detail of standardised CDS contracts. The event will assess potential conflicts of interest in this process and how they are managed, and will also examine political pressures therein, and what these mean for market efficiency and integrity.



Second in a series of high-level roundtables organised by the CEPS Financial Institutions Unit on the future of financial regulation in Europe. These will gather researchers, industry experts, and key policy-makers to debate the future design and potential consequences of forthcoming financial regulatory frameworks.



On the occasion of the launch of their report «Rethinking Asset Management» ECMI-CEPS and the CFA Institute will host a debate in Paris on retail investor protection, with the participation of AMF’s Edouard Vieillefond and MEP Jean-Paul Gauzés [tbc]. Click here to see the programme.



For more information on the event please visit: www.eurocapitalmarkets.org/independence

This event is organised with the support of ICAEW.

Participation in this meeting is a benefit of ECMI membership. Members of CEPS are also admitted for free. Non-members may be admitted for €150, paid in cash at registration. A sandwich lunch will be served before the event, from 12:30 onwards (€6).