Under the headline A BLUEPRINT AGENDA FOR EUROPE’S CAPITAL MARKETS this year’s FESE Convention – a full-day conference – once again will offer a combination of top-level introductory speeches and inclusive panel discussions which are guaranteed to stimulate informative discussions and encourage participation from a broad spectrum of the industry, investors, issuers and policymakers. The European Crowdfunding Network will be represented during the opening panel.
A year ago, Europe’s top regulators got together at the FESE Convention to share their concerns and priorities, focusing on completing the implementation of the G20 recommendations into EU Law. In the meantime, the capacity of Europe’s banks to fund our companies has been impacted by new bank regulation seeking to address systemic risks. Europe’s capital market remains comparatively small and inefficient in financing the economy. 2014 is the year of EU elections and the appointment of the new Commission, so what recommendations can be formulated to help improve Europe’s capital markets? Can we achieve a common vision of how the markets should work? What will be the main areas of consensus and divergence?
The event will start with a keynote introductory speech by David Wright, Secretary General, IOSCO and is followed by a high-level Panel Discussion moderated by Judith Hardt, Director General, FESE and speakers
- Sharon Bowles, MEP, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
- Dr. Jacques de Watteville, Secretary of State of the Federal Department of Finance, Switzerland
- Oliver Gajda, President, European Crowdfunding Network
- Anne Glover, Board Member – EVCA Chairman-Elect
- Christian Katz, President, FESE & CEO, SIX Swiss Exchange
- David Wright, Secretary General, IOSCO
The programme of the conference will continue to discuss the future of Europe’s capital markets at highest level. For more information please visit the event website here.