Policy portal Stability & Supervision

When trust in the financial system disappears, panic sets in: fire sales of financial assets and bank runs can make the entire system collapse. Taxpayers are forced to bail out “too-big-to-fail” institutions to protect essential economic functions (deposits, credit, payment systems).

Mitigating implicit “moral hazard” requires sound prudential policies protecting essential banking services from excessive risk-taking and maintaining adequate capital levels to cover possible losses. Well-resourced, and independent supervision is also key. Finally, prudential regulation must also respond to new risks related to digitalisation (see “Digital Finance”) and climate change (see climate risk under “Sustainable Finance”).

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Cheat sheet: What are ELTIF Funds?

Long-Term Funds Key Issues The European Long-Term Investment Fund, or ELTIF, is a new type of collective investment framework allowing investors to put money into companies and projects that need long-term capital. It is aimed at investment fund managers who would be able to offer long-term investment opportunities to institutional and private investors across Europe, e.g. in infrastructure projects.

Cheat sheet: What is Long Term Financing?

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

Evidence at EPP Group Hearing on ELTIFs

Finance Watch contribution to the hearing on European Long Term Investment Funds, European Parliament. By Frédéric Hache, Senior Policy Analyst, Finance Watch.
Consultation response

Finance Watch response to the consultation on Long-term Financing

Consultation response

Finance Watch response to the questionnaire on long-term investment funds

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