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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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10 PUBLICATIONS

Position paper

Comment on the final report of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Corporate Bonds

Finance Watch and BETTER FINANCE comment on the final report of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Corporate Bonds
Consultation response

Finance Watch response to the ESMA Consultation Paper on suitability requirements guidelines under MiFID II

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 responses to the ESMA MiFID II/MiFIR Level 2 Consultation and Discussion Papers

Consultation response

Finance Watch response to ECON coherence questionnaire

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.
Consultation response

Response to MiFID questionnaire

Speech

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.
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.

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