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).

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

Three key building blocks, 6+1 key areas of priority, 33+9 policy actions. Has the CMU project been successful in delivering deeper and more integrated capital markets in the EU? The opinions on the progress (or lack thereof) are certainly mixed. However, CMU remains more relevant than ever for EU-27. BUT it needs re-branding, re-focusing, new energy and momentum, as well as political support.

The EGG, Rue Bara 175, 1070 Bruxelles

Britain’s departure from the EU poses challenges for European capital markets with far-reaching implications.

Past Events

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

Task force members met to discuss the contribution of asset management to the economy, where the final report of this task force will seek to put forward concrete proposals.

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

Overreliance on external ratings by investors has come under scrutiny since the crisis, where it emerged as a source of systemic risk –difficult to mitigate save by increasing transparency and encouraging own due diligence by investors.

European Parliament - Brussels

In addressing the forthcoming revision of MiFID, the European Commission needs to comply with its G20 commitments. Proposals under discussion seek to push non-equity asset classes (such as bonds, structured products and OTC derivatives) onto 'organised’ trading platforms.

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

The introduction of an EU-wide tax on financial transactions is set to be a topic for discussion during the next months. In a non-legislative report on ‘innovative financing’ adopted in March by the EP, a wide majority asked for a tax on financial transactions of between 0,01 and 0,05% to be introduced in Europe.

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

Academic experts, public officials and industry representatives met again to discuss the future of asset management at CEPS-ECMI in Brussels.

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