External events

The Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) is delighted to announce the launch of the Josseph de la Vega Prize 2017. The Prize will award an outstanding research paper related to the securities markets in Europe. Papers about current developments in European securities markets are particularly welcome.

America Square Conference Centre, 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London EC3N 2LB

Building on the success of our inaugural scene-setting Capital Markets Union Summit last May, this event is the first in a series of ECMU implementation events which we plan to hold every six months over the next two years, with the programme in each case focusing on those initiatives that are current at that point (e.g. on recently launched consultation or discussion papers and legislative proposals).

College of Europe Bruges campus, Dijver 11, Bruges, Belgium

The development of a Capital Markets Union (CMU) has progressed significantly since the publication of the European Commission Green Paper (February 2015).

CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès/Congresplein 1000 Brussels

Neither the CSFI (a London-based think-tank) nor CEPS has an institutional position for or against Brexit – although the CSFI did publish a survey of City opinion in 2015, which found that 73% of respondents would either 'definitely' or 'probably' vote for the UK to remain part of the EU in the event of a referendum. (That said, virtually no one who was surveyed had anything good to say about the EU: it was simply a question of preferring the devil you know to the devil you don’t know).

Clifford Chance, 10 Upper Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 5GH

This workshop is part of a series of four half-day workshops that are being held over two days – the first two on 2nd June and the other two on 7th July.  This series of workshops builds on the demand from delegates at our highly successful and well-attended MiFID conference, which was held on 27th January this year, for a series of highly focused, specialist events.

America Square Conference Centre, 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London EC3N 2LB

The European Commission’ plan to introduce a European Capital Markets Union (ECMU) by 2019 will present significant opportunities to UK banks, asset managers and insurers.

Residence Palace Polak Room Rue de la Loi 155 1040 Brussels Belgium

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Risk and Governance Initiative (GRGI) will be hosting Professor Anjan Thakor, John E. Simon Professor of Finance and PhD Program Director at the Washington University in St. Louis Olin School of Business, to discuss these issues, as outlined in the recent report International Financial Markets: A Diverse System is the Key to Commerce.

Offices of Sidley Austin, London Woolgate Exchange 25 Basinghall Street London, EC2V 5HA

As the re-cast MiFID has continued on its laborious path (begun in 2007 and due to be completed in 2014), MiFIR has now been added to the mix (the two together are defined as MiFID II).

Pinners Hall - London EC2N 1EX

The MiFID Conference by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) will look at the recent MiFID proposals, providing a forum where banks, investment companies and others who will be impacted by the revisions can discuss the possible implications of the reforms.