Lunchtime events

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

From a historical perspective, interest rates have been on a downward trend over the past four decades. In Europe, the financial and sovereign debt crises and the ensuing weak macroeconomic environment – persistent output gap, low growth and excessively low inflation – together with the expansionary monetary policy responses, in particular QE, have contributed to a further decline in interest rates.

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

Financial market infrastructures (FMIs) are the backbone of the financial system: they enable market participants to transact with one another in an efficient manner. FMIs are inherently systemic, as their very names imply: payments systems, central securities depositories (CSDs), securities settlement systems (SSSs), central counterparties (CCPs) and trade repositories (TRs).

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

In the context of the capital markets union plan, the European Commission proposed an initiative to re-launch securitisation, with harmonised rules across the EU for a subset of standardised offerings, and with CRR amendments to adjust capital charges to provide for a more risk-sensitive treatment for such instruments.

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

After a year-long exercise with a wide group of stakeholders, including academics, policy-makers and industry experts, CEPS and ECMI will launch the final report of the European Capital Markets Expert Group (ECMEG): Europe's Untapped Capital Market: Rethinking Integration After the Great Financial Crisis.

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

The event started with a presentation of the main findings of the recently published PwC’s Global financial markets liquidity study, which reviewed liquidity trends and prospects across a broad range of asset classes and international markets. This was followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session. Please find below details about the event.

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

Despite the recent setback in integration, due to the outbreak of the financial crisis, the European Union continues its journey towards greater ec

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

The last 15 years have been a rollercoaster for China´s banking system. From systemic insolvency in the early 2000s, China has moved to a lager and seemingly sounder banking system after a comprehensive restructuring effort.

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

European institutions have been working since long time to harmonise rules and integrate market infrastructure. Settlement cycles have been increasingly converging across asset classes and Europe is becoming a leading region for the resilience of its back office, in particular as a result of the pressure to build a pan-European infrastructure.

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

In their first trip to Brussels after the adoption of the SEC's new cross-border derivatives rule, Messrs. Bussey and Pan will explain the new rule and speak about on-going international efforts to address gaps, overlaps and conflicts in the implementation of new OTC derivatives rules in the United States, Europe and other jurisdictions.

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