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Please find a link to download the report here: http://eurocapitalmarkets.org/aboutecmi

The 14th Annual European Economics and Finance Society (EEFS) Conference will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 11th-14rd June 2015 at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). The...

You can download the report as well as presentations of speakers from the conference webpage: eurocapitalmarkets.org/2014AC.

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Shaping Union in Europe's Capital Markets


The European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) are inviting market participants, policy-makers and academics to engage in debate on the future of Europe’s capital markets by joining a Task Force that will work with the European Capital Markets Expert Group (ECMEG). 

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ECMI Working Document, May 2015. In the midst of the market turbulence of recent years, policy rates have reached the zero lower bound, with central banks aggressively deploying their balance sheet with an array of ‘unconventional’ monetary policies to ensure the transmission of monetary policy impulses in disrupted financial markets and ultimately to set the conditions for economic recovery. Since March 9th, the European Central Bank (ECB) has also joined the club of central banks deploying the most feared monetary policy tool in its armoury.

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ECMI Policy Brief, February 2015: The call for a Capital Markets Union has been a useful device to raise awareness about the need for more integration in Europe's capital markets. Despite years of harmonising regulation and a single currency, Europe’s capital markets remain fragmented. This Policy Brief calls for targeted measures to overcome fragmentation, through enhanced enforcement, strengthening of the European supervisory authorities, enhanced disclosure and comparability of financial information and the mobilisation savings in EU-wide investment funds. 

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ECMI Working Paper, September 2014: The market for investment products, including both securities and investment funds, is fraught with difficulties for consumers in terms of the ease of comparing products, trust in suppliers and consumer satisfaction. A comprehensive approach to investor protection, developed around the lifecycle of a financial product, may offer the investor greater protection during an investment’s life span.

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