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With contributions by distinguished scholars from legal and financial backgrounds, this collection of essays analyses four main topics in the corporate governance of European listed firms: (i) board structure, composition and functioning and their interaction with ownership structure; (ii) board remuneration; (iii) shareholder activism and (iv) corporate governance disclosure based on the 'comply or explain' approach.

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

Socially responsible investments (SRIs) have become an important complement to traditional government aid for global health and development. In the effort to balance a more long-term horizon with wider contextual factors, such as global health and environment, SRIs in recent years have been shaping up in different ways.

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'

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.

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