Publications

  • Response to second ESA Joint Committee's consultation on PRIIPs

    17 August 2015
    Consultation

    Finance Watch comments on the Technical Discussion Paper on Risk, Performance Scenarios and Cost Disclosures in Key Information Documents for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs)

  • Statement at ECON hearing on Stocktaking and challenges of the EU Financial Regulation

    16 June 2015
    Speech

    Finance Watch's Secretary General, Christophe Nijdam, was invited to speak at the European Parliament's ECON Committee public hearing on "Stocktaking and challenges of the EU Financial Services Regulation: impact and the way forward towards a more efficient and effective EU framework for Financial Regulation and a Capital Markets Union".

  • Speaking notes for EC public hearing on CMU

    8 June 2015
    Speech

    Speaking notes prepared for Christophe Nijdam, Secretary General of Finance Watch, for his participation in the DG FISMA Public Hearing “Next steps to build a Capital Markets Union”, Brussels, 8 June 2015

  • Annual Report 2014

    1 June 2015
    Report

    Finance Watch has published its annual report for 2014. The report includes a detailed description of our public interest advocacy on a variety of EU legislative and non-legislative dossiers in 2014, as well as updates on our governance, funding and operational activities during the year.

  • Response to Commission Green Paper on Capital Markets Union

    13 May 2015
    Consultation

    Finance Watch response to the European Commission green paper on Building a Capital Markets Union

  • Response to Commission consultation on framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation

    13 May 2015
    Consultation

    Finance Watch response to the European Commission consultation on an EU framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation

  • Response to EBA consultation - The Future of the IRB Approach

    4 May 2015
    Consultation

    Finance Watch response to the European Banking Authority's discussion paper and consultation on the future of the Internal Ratings-Based (IRB) Approach to measuring capital requirements.

  • Capital Markets Union in 5 questions

    23 March 2015
    Report

    This new Finance Watch publication explains in simple words what this new initiative from the European Commission is about, it assesses in Finance Watch's view its possible impact on growth and on the risk of future crises and explains why taxpayers and citizens should be interested.

  • Finance Watch Policy Brief "Separating universal banks from too-big-to-fail banks (TBTF)"

    16 March 2015
    Report

    A Finance Watch Policy Brief that illustrates the very different characteristics of Europe’s small, medium and large banks. Using new data compiled from the ECB and other public sources, we illustrate the fundamental differences between Europe’s 20 or so largest banks, with their focus on trading, and the 400 or more next largest universal banks, which focus on lending and serving their local economies. These mid-sized firms are Europe's “true” universal banks and are generally untouched by bank separation proposals.

  • Separating fact and fiction

    16 March 2015
    Report

    A Finance Watch note debunking a number of misleading claims about bank structure reform.