Events

Forthcoming Events

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

In the year since its introduction, the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) has triggered structural changes and operational challenges in EU markets. On the structural side, there are now many more Organised Trading Facilities (OTFs) and Systematic Internalisers (SIs); some business such as in commodity derivative contracts has relocated from EU to US venues; and the market’s microstructure is altering (e.g. periodic auction and RFQ systems). Moreover, there are operational challenges regarding best execution (quality of data, monitoring activities/practices); transaction reporting (balance between quality, accuracy and completeness); research unbundling (balance between price, allocation and quality); transparency (dark pools vs lit trading venues and impact on liquidity).

Past Events

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

Following the entry into force of the EMIR regulation and the technical standards issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), market participants are dealing with a complex list of requirements to be fulfilled at different deadlines in the coming months.

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'

National Bank of Belgium - Main Auditorium Rue Montagne aux Herbes Potagères 61 1000 Brussels - Belgium

With over 400 participants, the 2012 ECMI Annual Conference brought together international experts in capital markets from industry, policy making and academia for a full day of discussion in Brussels.

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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