Lunchtime events

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

How the financial industry and supervisors deal with the new regulatory framework for data (obligation to supply financial instruments reference data, pre- and post-trade transparency, transaction reporting, best execution, consolidated tape etc.) will largely determine the transition to a MiFID II-compliant environment. The volume and nature of the data to be processed, the complexity of the analytical processes, and stringent reporting requirements present great challenges ahead.

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

The Capital Markets Union (CMU) Action Plan set out a programme of actions aiming at overcoming information barriers that prevent SMEs and prospective investors from identifying new opportunities to secure funding and to make investments, respectively. 

  1. Strengthening the feedback given by banks when turning down credit applications from SMEs, in order to allow rejected SMEs to adjust their business model to have better access to external funding;
  2. Mapping local or national support and advisory structures across the EU to promote best practices in assisting SMEs; and
  3. Investigating how to develop or support pan-European information systems that link up national systems to bring finance-seeking SMEs together with finance providers

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

From a historical perspective, interest rates have been on a downward trend over the past four decades. In Europe, the financial and sovereign debt crises and the ensuing weak macroeconomic environment – persistent output gap, low growth and excessively low inflation – together with the expansionary monetary policy responses, in particular QE, have contributed to a further decline in interest rates.

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

Financial market infrastructures (FMIs) are the backbone of the financial system: they enable market participants to transact with one another in an efficient manner. FMIs are inherently systemic, as their very names imply: payments systems, central securities depositories (CSDs), securities settlement systems (SSSs), central counterparties (CCPs) and trade repositories (TRs).

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

In the context of the capital markets union plan, the European Commission proposed an initiative to re-launch securitisation, with harmonised rules across the EU for a subset of standardised offerings, and with CRR amendments to adjust capital charges to provide for a more risk-sensitive treatment for such instruments.

Paris, Milan, Madrid

Afer the successful launch in Brussels (3 February) and London (21 April, in cooperation with Imperial College London), the final report of the European Capital Markets Expert Group (ECMEG), titled 'Europe's untapped capital market: rethinking integration after the great financial crisis' will now be presented in Paris, Milan and Madrid. Please follow the links below for more information and registration.

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

The event started with a presentation of the main findings of the recently published PwC’s Global financial markets liquidity study, which reviewed liquidity trends and prospects across a broad range of asset classes and international markets. This was followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session. Please find below details about the event.

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

Despite the recent setback in integration, due to the outbreak of the financial crisis, the European Union continues its journey towards greater ec

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

The last 15 years have been a rollercoaster for China´s banking system. From systemic insolvency in the early 2000s, China has moved to a lager and seemingly sounder banking system after a comprehensive restructuring effort.

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