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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

Position paper

Capital Markets Union and STS Securitisation Q&As & Quick assessment of CRR revision

In December 2015, Finance Watch published two short Q&As, and in March 2016 a quick assessment of the CRR revision on STS securitisation:
Open letter

Need for sustainable prosperity comes first

Letter to the Financial Times, 15 October 2015
Consultation response

Response to DG FISMA consultation on the possible impact of the CRR and CRD IV on bank financing of the economy


Cheat sheet: the Bank Structural Reform (BSR)

The Bank Structural Reform must separate substantially all trading – including market making and derivatives – from deposit banking activities. BSR is strongly opposed by the banking lobby and by certain member...
Consultation response

Response to second ESA Joint Committee’s consultation on PRIIPs


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

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...

Speaking notes for EC public hearing on CMU

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

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

Position paper

Response to Commission Green Paper on Capital Markets Union

Finance Watch response to the European Commission Green Paper on Building a Capital Markets Union.
Consultation response

Response to EBA consultation – The Future of the IRB Approach

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