Commodity markets never rest. The recent fall in oil prices and renewed expansionary monetary policies are increasing uncertainty on how these markets will once again react to economic and financial instability. This environment comes on the back of a more generalised reduction or stagnation in commodity prices and an ongoing policy overhaul.
Despite the recent setback in integration, due to the outbreak of the financial crisis, the European Union continues its journey towards greater ec
The 2014 ECMI Annual Conference brought together again more than 350 academics, policy-makers and market participants from across Europe and beyond. The event focused on important challenges for Europe’s financial markets.
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.
Over the past five years, OTC derivatives markets have received heightened regulatory attention aiming at improving transparency, reducing counterparty risk and increasing the resilience of this market segment.
In recent years, commodities markets have undergone significant changes, rising from relative obscurity to a subject of intense scrutiny by policy-makers and supervisors. In a more global market structure, trading houses play a pivotal role in the supply chain that brings commodities from producers to billions of consumers around the world.
With contributions by distinguished scholars from legal and financial backgrounds, this collection of essays analyses four main topics in the corporate governance of European listed firms: (i) board structure, composition and functioning and their interaction with ownership structure; (ii) board remuneration; (iii) shareholder activism and (iv) corporate governance disclosure based on the 'comply or explain' approach.