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Europe’s untapped capital market: Rethinking integration after the great financial crisis

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Free participation in our meetings is a benefit of CEPS membership. This event is also free of charge for ECMEG Group members and ECMI members. Non-members may be admitted for Euro 175, to be paid upon receipt of an invoice. Representatives of the European institutions & members of the press benefit from free entrance, too. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

CEPS Event

Europe’s untapped capital market: Rethinking integration after the great financial crisis


After a year-long exercise with a wide group of stakeholders, including academics, policy-makers and industry experts, CEPS and ECMI will launch the final report of the European Capital Markets Expert Group (ECMEG).

The Final Report is a comprehensive overview of financial integration in Europe and major barriers to capital market integration. The Capital Markets Union (CMU) project is an opportunity to rethink integration after the recent financial and sovereign crises. Building on an extensive literature review and data analysis, the report assesses the role of private risk sharing to advance a union of capital markets and boost a dormant single market for goods and services. The report includes the following chapters: a brief history of the European Union policies for financial integration; why Europe needs more capital market integration; European financial market structure and integration in the CMU era; and how to design an action plan to identify and prioritise policy actions to overcome barriers to capital market integration. The report will be released on the day of the launch event.

Speakers list
Diego Valiante

Head of Research, ECMI and Head of the Financial Markets and Institutions research unit, CEPS – Rapporteur to the ECMEG Group and Author

Francesco Papadia

Chairman of the ECMEG Group

Matthew Baldwin

Head of Cabinet, Commissioner Jonathan Hill, Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission

Thorsten Beck

Professor of Banking and Finance, Cass Business School, London