Cosmina Amariei

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Cosmina Amariei joined the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) in May 2014, as part of the Financial Markets & Institutions Unit in CEPS.

Her main research areas include: central banking & monetary policy, financial integration & stability, asset management, retail and institutional investors, trading and post-trading market infrastructure, sustainable finance, fintech. She follows a series of legislative dossiers, such as CMU, MiFID 2/MiFIR, EMIR, UCITS, AIFMD, PRIIPS, PEPP, IDD, Solvency 2, IORP. In the past, she worked at National Bank of Romania and Erste Group AG. Her academic credentials include: MSc in International Economics and European Affairs (Bucharest University of Economic Studies); Exchange Programme in International Finance (University of Leuven - Campus Brussels); BSc in Economics (Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca).

Responsibilities: quantitative/qualitative research, economic & financial analysis, regulatory dashboard, stakeholders' engagement, event coordination, fundraising activities, planning of board/annual general meetings.

Selected projects (CV)

  • CEPS-ECMI Task Force on Asset allocation in Europe: What challenges and opportunities lie ahead? 
  • Feasibility Study for the creation of a CMU Equity Market Index Family (for DG FISMA, European Commission)
  • Study on the drivers of investments in equity by insurers and pension funds (for DG FISMA, European Commission)
  • CEPS-ECMI Task Force on Europe’s untapped capital market: Rethinking integration after the great financial crisis 
  • Study on MiFIR/ MAR Exemption for 3rd country central banks and DMOs (for DG FISMA, European Commission)
  • High level Cost-Benefit-Analysis of MiFID 2/MiFIR technical standards (for ESMA)