2023 ECMI Annual Conference Report - The Road to 2030: Setting Priorities Now for Europe’s Capital Markets

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The 2023 ECMI Annual Conference gathered policymakers, industry participants an academics for a full-day discussion on the future of capital markets. It started with a keynote speech on the development of Europe's capital markets and banks compared to those in other jurisdictions, and included sessions on creating a vision for capital markets in 2030, regulating the ESG rating providers, and building a consolidated tape. The 2023 ECMI best paper "Book-to-market, mispricing, and the cross-section of corporate bond returns" was also presented.

This report summarises the discussions held during the annual conference.

Apostolos Thomadakis, is a Research Fellow at ECMI and CEPS. Karel Lannoo is General Manager of ECMI and CEO of CEPS. Jelmer Nagtegaal is a Researcher at ECMI and CEPS.