This Commentary by CEPS Chief Executive Karel Lannoo examines the draft directive issued for consultation by Commissioner Charlie McCreevy in July 2008, which proposes very detai
In spite of the growing importance of commodity derivatives markets in the financial services industry, precious little is known about their impact on commodity spot prices and t
This ECMI Commentary by Piero Cinquegrana considers the phenomenon of the six-fold increase in oil prices over the last seven years and asks whether this massive increase is just
In this commentary, ECMI's Chief Officer Karel Lannoo argues that the problems encountered with the exchange of supervisory information amongst authorities, the delegation of sup
The unfolding crisis in Europe’s financial markets is presenting the EU’s new regulatory and supervisory set-up with its first big test, revealing worrying differences in respons
MiFID portends a true revolution in the European financial landscape for both exchanges and financial services firms.
This regulatory commentary argues that as the EU is bringing more competition in securities markets with the implementation of the MiFID directive, and the adoption by the settle
This regulatory comment by Arman Khatchaturyan argues that EC policy-makers have tried to make equiproportional representation nearly an aphorism tied to corporate egalitarian se
Jean-Pierre Casey argues that UCITS ought to move to a risk-based approach as opposed to relying on the product approach.
In this regulatory commentary ECMI's Chiel Officer Karel Lannoo comments on the Commission’s decision to solely impose a code of conduct for the Clearing and Settlement Industry
Jean-Pierre Casy and Charles Gottlieb try in this market commentary to give insights onto the concept of market volatility and offers determinants to the surge of volatility whic
This market commentary by Charles Gottlieb highlights the difficulties that highly open economies such as Iceland face when global liquidity is getting scarce.
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