Cosmina Amariei

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Cosmina Amariei joined the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) in May 2014. Her main research areas include: financial integration & stability, asset management, retail and institutional investment, trading and post-trading market infrastructure, sustainable finance, fintech. She follows a series of legislative dossiers, such as CMU, MiFID 2/MiFIR, EMIR, UCITS, AIFMD, PRIIPS, PEPP, IDD, Solvency 2, IORP. In the past, she worked at National Bank of Romania and Erste Group AG. Her academic credentials include: MSc in International Economics and European Affairs (Bucharest University of Economic Studies); Exchange Programme in International Finance (University of Leuven - Campus Brussels); BSc in Economics (Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca).

Research projects

  • CEPS-ECMI Task Force on Asset allocation in Europe: What challenges and opportunities lie ahead? ​- Available here.
  • Study on the drivers of investments in equity by insurers and pension funds (for DG FISMA, European Commission) – ongoing
  • Policy Report on Improving the investor base for local currency bond markets in China, India and Indonesia (for GIZ - the German International Cooperation Agency) 
  • Study on the Role of digitalisation and innovation in creating a true single market for retail financial services (for DG FISMA, European Commission) -  Available here.
  • Report on Europe’s untapped capital market: Rethinking integration after the great financial crisis (European Capital Markets Expert Group, CEPS-ECMI Task Force) 
  • Study on Exemptions under MiFIR and MAR for third-country central banks and public entities in charge of public debt management  (for DG FISMA, European Commission)
  • High level cost-benefit-analysis of MiFID 2/MiFIR draft technical standards (for ESMA - the European Securities Markets Authority) -  Available here.