7th Annual QED Conference on Cross-border regulation of financial services

1 July 2020, 14.00 – 17.10

Virtual conference



14.00 - 14.05    Introduction by moderator


14.05 - 15.30    Panel 1 - Global Perspective


• How do we combine globalization of the financial system with financial stability?

• How do we build a regulatory community that trust and defers to one another?

• Can equivalence be a catalyst for building good and lasting relationships with third countries?

• How can equivalence be improved in the areas of consistency and continuity?

• Is the requirements and the process to get equivalence too demanding?

• Does the Capital Markets Union and the Banking Union have the potential to strengthen the EU’s position as a global player?

• How does new regulatory challenges such as digitalization, FinTech, digital currencies, data protection and increased focus on sustainability considerations affect cross-border financial services?


14.05 - 14.40    Introductory remarks


14.40 - 15.30    Panel discussion



Speaker line-up:


John Berrigan Director General, DG FISMA, European Commission

Paul P. Andrews Secretary General, IOSCO

Patrice Berge-Vincent Managing Director, ICI Global

Ted Hart Head of Public Affairs & Policy, Legal & General Group

Thomas Pohl Head Group Governmental Affairs International, UBS



Moderator: Rebecca Christie Visiting fellow, Bruegel



15.30 - 15.45    Coffee break



15.45 - 17.10    Panel 2 - The future of the EU-UK relationship


• How can we reach a bilateral framework agreement the creates value for both sides?

• Will there be a bilateral dialogue, set up under some kind of trade arrangement? What could be achived through such a dialogue?

• How will having London, Europe's largest financial centre, outside the EU alter the playing field? Can CMU mitigate this to some extent?

• To what extent can equivalence mitigate the loss of passport rights for UK based firms?

• To what extent might the equivalence be directed by non-regulatory issues?

• Will the UK try to keep equivalence or will it deliberately diverge from EU regulation?


15.45 - 16.20    Introductory remarks


16.20 - 17.10    Panel discussion



Speaker line-up:


Pedro Silva Pereira Member of the European Parliament

Paulina Dejmek-Hack Director Strategy and overall coordination, Task Force and Relations with the United Kingdom, European Commission - tbc

Julien Jardelot Head of Europe, Government Relations & Regulatory Strategy, LSEG

Nick Collier Managing Director, Brussels Office, City of London Corporation



Moderator: Rebecca Christie Visiting fellow, Bruegel




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