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.
Socially responsible investments (SRIs) have become an important complement to traditional government aid for global health and development. In the effort to balance a more long-term horizon with wider contextual factors, such as global health and environment, SRIs in recent years have been shaping up in different ways.
This panel will set the framework of the debate on SME financing and public intervention. Each national government and the EU have considered the use of public resources to improve SME financing, mainly through bank financing.
The ECMI Annual Conference is a major Brussels event bringing together market participants, policy-makers and academics to discuss challenges for capital markets and European integration.
Markets are in constant flux and commodities markets are no exception. Their market structure has evolved at an incredible pace over the past decade, driven by soaring international trade, easier access to international finance and technological developments in trading infrastructure.
After a year-long exercise, including five Task Force meetings, with a diverse group of stakeholders, CEPS and ECMI will launch the Final Report of their Task Force on 'Long-term Investing and Retirement Savings'. Under the title 'Saving for Retirement and Investing for Growth', the Final Report of the Task Force aims at making practical contributions to the debates surrounding long-term investing and retirement savings.
Commodities markets are the engine of the global economy. Easy access to commodities can boost economic growth and competitiveness. A new ECMI-CEPS Task Force report, authored by ECMI head of research Diego Valiante, looks into the price formation of 11 commodities markets.
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).
Transparency and openness of financial indices based on trade reporting - Market structure implications.