Capital Markets Union

5 March 2015, 09.00 - 13.00, registration & welcome coffee from 08:30 to 09:00

Square Brussels Meeting Center (formerly Palais des Congrès), Jardin du Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels


08.30 - 09.00 Registration and welcome coffee


09.00 - 09.10 Keynote speech by Paulina Dejmek-Hack, Member of the Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission


09.10 - 09.20 Moderator’s opening remarks


09.20 – 10.55 Panel 1: Achieving long-term growth for Europe


Different players may have different roles to play in channelling funds for longterm investments. Is it possible to create a regulatory environment, which creates the best conditions for each player to fill this role and at the same time preserve a level playing field?


Possible discussion points:

Speaker line-up

Philippe De Backer Member of the European Parliament

Olivier Boutellis-Taft Chief Executive, FEE – Federation of European Accountants

Philippe Maystadt Honorary President of the European Investment Bank and Professor at the Universities of Louvain-la-Neuve & Luxembourg

Judith Hardt Managing Director, Swiss Finance Council

Gerhard Huemer Director Economic Policy, UEAPME

Moderator: Graham Bishop Independent Consultant, EU Financial Regulation  

10.55 - 11.15 Coffee break


11.15 – 13.00 Panel 2: An increased role for capital markets?


The newly appointed president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has made a capital market union as one of his priorities. How can this be achieved? Can well designed regulation help capital markets raise funding for long-term investments?


Possible discussion points:

Speaker line-up

Philip Tod Acting Head of Unit C1 - Capital Markets Union, DG FISMA, European Commission

Mark Hutchinson Head of Alternative Credit, M&G Investments

Dr Alexandra Hachmeister Head of Regulatory Strategy, Deutsche Börse Group

Juan Manuel Viver Policy Officer, Better Finance For All

Moderator: Graham Bishop Independent Consultant, EU Financial Regulation

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