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This policy portal provides a public interest perspective on the issues at stake and ongoing legislative debates in the field of financial regulation.

As major rules for financial institutions are set at the EU rather than national level, EU legislators play the key role. Adequate rules are of crucial importance, as the size, complexity and influence of the financial system have reached unprecedented levels. Challenges like digitalisation or accelerating climate change need to be addressed too. There is a long way to go to make finance truly serve the economy and society.



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Report – Transition Planning for Insurers: A supervisory tool to improve climate risk resilience


ECON evidence on MiFID

Finance Watch today gave evidence at a European Parliament hearing on the planned update to MiFID, the EU’s rules governing markets for financial instruments, and on high frequency trading.

Speech to EESC at hearing on civil society and financial regulation

Finance Watch Secretary General Thierry Philipponnat today gave evidence at a public hearing of the European Economic and Social Committee entitled “The role of civil society in financial regulation”.
Open letter

Open letter to EU leaders on supervised bank deleveraging

Finance Watch today asked EU leaders to take measures to protect the real economy in case new bank rules cut off the supply of credit. Press release 19 October 2011

ECON Committee evidence on CRD4

Finance Watch Secretary General, Thierry Philipponnat, yesterday gave evidence on the effects of CRD4 to the European Parliament’s ECON Committee for Economic and Monetary affairs. Press release 12 October 2011.
Position paper

Position paper on sovereign CDS

Finance Watch has published the first in a series of short position papers where it highlights situations where a private interest is disguised as a public interest argument. Presse release 11 July 2012.