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 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

Almorò Rubin de Cervin Acting Director, General Affairs and Head of Unit International Affairs, DG FISMA, European Commission    

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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