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QED Conference with the participation of ECMI as Knowledge Partner and moderated by Diego Valiante, ECMI Head of Research

Striking a balance for Europe's financial markets

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ECMI had the pleasure to contribute as knowledge partner and moderate this conference organised by QED. MiFID, the centrepiece of the legislation governing the EU's financial markets is currently undergoing a major review. The introduction of MiFID I in 2007 reshaped the European trading landscape. On October 20th the Commission published its much-awaited legislative proposal, which was split into two halves: a directive (MiFID) and a regulation (MiFIR). The proposal was in 2012 considered in the European Parliament and the Council.The aim of this conference was to gather important policy makers and relevant stakeholders to discuss how to strike a balance for Europe's capital markets. How to create a level playing field between trading venues? How to find a balance between transparency and liquidity?

Speakers (confirmed)

  • Diego Valiante, ECMI Head of Research (moderator)
  • Kay Swinburne, Member of the European Parliament, shadow rapporteur on MiFID
  • Olle Schmidt, Member of the European Parliament, shadow rapporteur on MiFID
  • Paulina Dejmek, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Barnier
  • Valrie Ledure, Policy Officer, European Commission DG MARKT
  • Nick Collier, Head of EMEA Government Relations, Thomson Reuters
  • Lindsey Rogerson, Chair of the FSA Consumer Panel's European Working Group
  • Edouard Vieillefond, Managing Director, Regulatory Policy and International Affairs Division, AMF
  • Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, Euroinvestors
  • Professor Brian Scott-Quinn, Chairman ICMA Centre for Financial Markets
  • Per Loven, Head of International Corporate Strategy, Liquidnet

Programme (provisional)

  • Morning session 09.00 - 12.45
    • Opening remarks by moderator
    • Panel 1 - Market structure - the changing trading landscape
    • Panel 2 - Transparency and investor protection
  • Afternoon session 13.45 - 17.00
    • Panel 3 - OTC derivatives
    • Panel 4 - Commodities
    • Concluding remarks by moderator