QED Conference - Restructuring the EU banking system

9 April 2013, 12:30 - 15:00

Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels


On the 2nd October 2012 the European Commission’s High-level Expert Group on Bank Structural Reform led by Erkki Liikanen presented its report. It suggests “ring-fencing” of proprietary and third-party trading activities both in terms of risk management and capital allocation. The idea is to get tax-payers of the hook by separating risky trading activities from retail banking. Is this the right way forward? The Commission has not taken any immediate action based on the recommendations in the report but has initiated an impact assessment. In the meantime the European Parliament has initiated an own imitative report to express its view on which actions should be taken.

Speaker line-up

Arlene McCarthy MEP, European Parliament

Mario Nava Director, Directorate H – Financial Institutions, DG MARKT, European Commission

Iain Cummings Partner, Financial Services, KPMG, UK

Monique Goyens Director General, BEUC and Member of the European Commission's High-level Expert Group on reforming the structure of the EU banking sector

Paul Chisnall Executive Director, BBA - British Bankers' Association

Moderator: Daniel Gros Director Economic Policy, CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies

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