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. Among the questions this ECMI Seminar will consider:
- What are the main challenges in the process of EU and national implementation of the AIFMD? Will it attract or divert fund management activities from Europe?
- Would an EU framework for illiquid funds bring added value to institutional investors? How would it sit within the AIFM and European venture capital frameworks?
- Will any actions follow on shadow banking? How should Europe regulate money market funds?
- Has there been enough ambition and progress on investor protection? What can the EU do to support the single market? Which future for UCITS after the recent consultation?
Participation in ECMI-CEPS Meetings is a benefit of ECMI and CEPS membership. EU and national officials, academics and students are also admitted free of charge. Other participants may be admitted for €125 (21% VAT included, payable via online registration secure platform). A limited number of sandwiches will be available for purchase (€6) from 12:30 onwards. If you have questions regarding membership or participation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before registering.