Is Europe’s Capital Markets Union now in sight?

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The Covid-19 pandemic has served as a brutal reminder of the urgency to strengthen societal resilience as a whole. The extent of the socio-economic fallout has yet to be fully understood, however. But the Capital Markets Union (CMU) project has now taken on new relevance. Mobilising private funding for recovery coupled with sustainable and digital finance strategies is sorely needed. To this end, the ECMI annual conference brought together policymakers, supervisors, academics and industry representatives to exchange views on the continuation of the CMU, namely how to deliver the best outcomes for companies, investors and citizens in the coming years. It also featured a special debate on the evolving role of credit rating agencies.

Disclaimer. This report includes the main conclusions from the 10th ECMI Annual Conference that was held virtually on 5 and 6 November 2020. Its content should be attributed solely to the rapporteurs. A detailed overview of the proceedings is available here.