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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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11 PUBLICATIONS

Consultation response

Consultation response on EBA’s proposals for a STS framework for synthetic securitisation

Factsheet

Cheat sheet: What is the Future of UCITS?

In July 2012, the Commission issued a consultation on the future of UCITS focussing on questions about product rules, liquidity management, depositaries, money market funds and long-term Investments.
Factsheet

Cheat sheet: What is Long Term Financing?

Contents: Background; Actions of Finance Watch; Key risks; and our Publications on this dossier.
Factsheet

Cheat sheet: What is MiFID II (Level 2)?

Background; Actions of Finance Watch; Key risks; and our Publications on this dossier.
Consultation response

Response to ESMA consultation on MiFID II/MiFIR Technical Standards

Consultation response

Finance Watch response to the IOSCO consultation on the regulation of retail structured products

Consultation response

Response to EC consultation on UCITS

Consultation response

Response to EC shadow banking consultation

Position paper

MiFID II position paper “Investing not betting”

Position paper “Investing not betting” on MiFID II, the EU’s revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. Press release 24 April 2012.
Factsheet

Cheat sheet: Short selling / naked CDS

Short selling involves selling a security one does not own and replacing it with one bought at a later date to benefit from a fall in price. Credit default swaps (CDS) are derivatives that protect against default, paying out like insurance policies if the creditor (a company or a country) defaults. Their value usually rises as a default looks more likely.
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