Category Archives: European Union

The Problems with Market-Based Finance and the Risks Emerging from the EU Capital Markets Union

By | February 25, 2019

Courtesy of Vincenzo Bavoso In my recent article published in Convivium, titled Market-Based Finance, Debt and Systemic Risk: A Critique of the EU Capital Markets Union, I addressed the question of whether fully integrated capital markets across the European Union (under the EU Capital Markets Union – CMU) can facilitate economic growth and stability, or… Read More »

The Problems with Market-Based Finance and the Risks Emerging From the EU Capital Markets Union

By | February 13, 2019

Courtesy of Vincenzo Bavoso In my recent article published in Convivium, titled Market-Based Finance, Debt and Systemic Risk: A Critique of the EU Capital Markets Union, I addressed the question of whether fully integrated capital markets across the European Union (under the EU Capital Markets Union – CMU) can facilitate economic growth and stability, or… Read More »

Fintech and Its Importance for the European Union

By | November 12, 2018

Courtesy of Alexandra Andhov Recent technological advancements have disrupted the financial sector by giving rise to new FinTech start-ups and simpler solutions for customers and investors. While these developments raise a number of legal, regulatory and policy issues, I believe that ultimately, FinTech will facilitate greater financial inclusion and cross-jurisdictional service offerings in the European… Read More »

Hedge Funds and Cryptocurrencies: a top-down analysis of Malta’s regulatory framework

By | August 16, 2018

Courtesy of Damiano Di Maio, LL.M. and Andrea Vianelli, LL.M Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are two of the hottest topics in finance. While most discussions surrounding the crypto industry revolve around the underlying technology and its potential applications in the financial industry, the regulatory treatment of crypto-assets is less discussed and remains opaque to most… Read More »

Signs of Life for Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation

By | October 9, 2017

Courtesy of Barbara C. Matthews Implementing post-crisis reforms has created strains for the transatlantic regulatory policy community.  The large number of technical standards across all major areas of the financial system collided with increased efforts to assert national policy priorities.  Policy discord particularly dominated discussion of derivatives regulation, regulatory capital for banks, securitization, and cross-border… Read More »