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

The asset management industry has become the object of intense regulatory action in the past five years, with three objectives: safeguard financial stability, stimulate market-based finance and improve investor protection. The European Commission has been at the centre of this process, which it strives to complete before its current mandate ends.

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

The excesses of the sub-prime crisis highlighted the dangers of the originate-to-distribute model and led to the dry-up of most securitisation markets in Europe. However, in converting illiquid pools of assets into securities that can be purchased by investors in capital markets, securitisation can play an important role in the long-term financing of industrial and infrastructure projects, as well as SMEs.

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

Incessant innovation in the financial marketplace and new technological developments have increased the degree of sophistication of trading activities and so the ability of 'villains' to pursue abusive practices.

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

Presentation of the book 'A Legal and Economic Assessment of European Takeover Regulation'

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

Investor protection is crucial to stimulate savings and investments and to promote sustainable economic growth.

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

The Greek debt restructuring in July 2011 raised questions around the complexity of derivative contracts and the potential implications of a credit event.

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

Financial market infrastructures are key promoters of competitiveness and market efficiency. Business models are currently striving to gather the best in-house technological expertise to minimise technological glitches under highly volatile market conditions and confront sweeping changes from upcoming regulatory overhaul in MiFID and EMIR.

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Europe needs to look beyond the current legislative proposals to better protect investors. Beyond banning inducements for some advisers, regulation should address the incentives built into the remuneration of all sales personnel.

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

Given the complexity and insufficient transparency of service providers in financial markets, market discipline alone is insufficient to ensure their independence.

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