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

Q3 2020, 14.00 – 18.00, registration and welcome coffee from 13.30

Venue Arts 56, Avenue des Arts 56, 1000 Brussels



14.00 - 15.50    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?



Speaker line-up:


Patrice Berge-Vincent Managing Director, ICI Global

Member of the European Parliament

European Commission High-level representative

Third country representative



16.10 - 18.00    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?



Speaker line-up:


Julien Jardelot Head of Post-trade & Technology, Regulatory Strategy, LSEG

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

Member of the European Parliament

European Commission High-level representative