01 Mar 2001

Updating EU Securities Market Regulation

Adapting to the Needs of a Single Capital Market

Karel Lannoo

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Capital markets in Europe are in a process of deep restructuring. At last, they are becoming more integrated and truly European. At the same time however, technological advancements are altering the interaction between markets and investors, posing serious challenges to the traditional capital market structure. This CEPS Task Force report reviews the recent developments in the European securities market industry, assessing its regulation and supervision while proposing a series of policy recommendations.