2015 ECMI AC: Navigating the storm - Setting long-term goals in volatile market conditions?

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The ECMI Annual Conference is a landmark event in Brussels that brings together policy-makers, academics and international experts to discuss challenges for European capital markets integration policies and global financial reforms. This year's conference discussed how EU institutions can set long-term goals in the presence of highly volatile market conditions. The action plan for the creation of a capital markets union has drawn attention to a renewed regulatory and institutional design to support greater financial and economic integration. Jointly organised with the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis, Imperial College London, the conference consisted of four sessions with keynote speeches and presentations, followed by panel debates.


  • Lord Jonathan Hill, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (Session 1)
  • Paul G. Mahoney, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law, Dean, University of Virginia School of Law (Session 1)
  • Florencio Lopez de Silanes, Professor of Finance and Law, EDHEC Business School (Session 1)
  • Marianne Nessén, Head of Monetary Policy Department, Sveriges Riksbank (Session 2)
  • José-Luis Peydró, ICREA Professor of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE (Session 2)
  • Olivier De Bandt, Director of Research at the Prudential Supervision Authority, Banque de France (Session 2)
  • Perry Mehrling, Professor of Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University (Session 3)
  • Albert Menkveld, Professor in Financial Economics, VU University Amsterdam (Session 4)
  • Sheri Markose, Professor of Economics, Essex University (Session 4)

All pictures from the conference are available here (© Bernal Revert).


  • 08:15-08:45 Registration and coffee
  • 08:55-09:00 Welcome remarks by ECMI Chairman Fabrice Demarigny
  • 09:00-11:00 Session 1: Europe's Capital Markets Union: What is the 'long-term' view?
  • 11:00-11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30-13:30 Session 2: Quantitative easing, asset prices and economic growth
  • 13:30-14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30-16:05 Session 3: The rise of asset management and capital market-based financing: A cyclical or a structural shift?
  • 16:05-17:30 Session 4: Unravelling Penelope's web: Crisis management and resolution of financial market infrastructure
  • 17:30-17:35 Closing remarks by ECMI General Manager Karel Lannoo


  • Registration is free of charge for ECMI members, EU/national officials, full-time academics, students (subject to seats availability), NGOs (not representing industry sectors or a commercial interest) and press.
  • CEPS, ECRI and BFF members may register up to one delegate free of charge; additional delegates are welcome at the reduced rate (175€ incl. VAT). Please contact veselina.georgieva@ceps.eu before registering.
  • Paid registration applies to all other participants at the standard rate (300€). Group discounts are available.


For all inquiries regarding the conference, please contact Veselina Georgieva at ecmi@ceps.eu or +32 2 229 3978.