The Capital Markets Union (CMU) Action Plan of September 2015 set out a comprehensive programme of actions to overcome information barriers that prevent SMEs and prospective investors from identifying new opportunities to secure funding or to make investments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite the recent setback in integration, due to the outbreak of the financial crisis, the European Union continues its journey towards greater ec
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.
European institutions have been working since long time to harmonise rules and integrate market infrastructure. Settlement cycles have been increasingly converging across asset classes and Europe is becoming a leading region for the resilience of its back office, in particular as a result of the pressure to build a pan-European infrastructure.
In their first trip to Brussels after the adoption of the SEC's new cross-border derivatives rule, Messrs. Bussey and Pan will explain the new rule and speak about on-going international efforts to address gaps, overlaps and conflicts in the implementation of new OTC derivatives rules in the United States, Europe and other jurisdictions.