Events 2017 - Working Group on Financial Services

 

 

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“EU Bank Prudential Rules - Proportionality for smaller Banks”

 

Statements:

Peter SIMON MEP, S&D/Germany, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Klaus WIEDNER, Head of Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

Georg HUBER, Head of the Representation to the EU, Deutscher Sparkassen-und Giroverband

Federico CORNELLI, Head of European Regulatory Affairs, Italian Bank Association (ABI)

Max WEBER, CRDV Expert, Ernst & Young

Thomas OLIVIER, Public Affairs Adviser, European Banking Federation

Agenda
WGFIN_20170620.pdf
PDF-Dokument [58.9 KB]

Working Group Financial Services

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“Reviewing the CMU – Injecting more funds into the EU economy”

 

Statements:

Pervenche BERES MEP, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Niall BOHAN, Head, Capital Markets Union Unit, DGF FISMA, European Commission

Corentine POILVET-CLEDIERE, Head of Regulatory Strategy and Post Trade Policy, Europe, London Stock Exchange Group

Pablo PORTUGAL, Director, Advocacy, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)

Michael COLLINS, Chief Executive, Invest Europe, Brussels

Guillaume PRACHE, Managing Director, BETTER FINANCE, Brussels

Agenda
WGFIN_20170510.pdf
PDF-Dokument [71.4 KB]

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES


Tuesday, 25 April 2017 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

"Revising the EU Resolution Regime"

 

Statements:

  • Emiliano TORNESE, Deputy Head of Unit, Dir E-Financial system surveillance and crisis management, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Benjamin QUATRE, Head of Office, French Banking Federation, Brussels
  • Mario DELGADO ALFARO, Partner, Financial Risk and Regulation, Ernst & Young, Madrid
  • Pedro CADARSO, Inspector de entidades de crédito, Spanish Banking Association, Madrid
Agenda
WGFIN_20170425.pdf
PDF-Dokument [80.2 KB]

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

Clearing of euro derivatives after Brexit - a fatal blow to the City of London?”

 

Introduction:

Graham BISHOP, Bonds/Bill Expert Group and Specialist in European Integration

 

Statement:

Danuta Maria HÜBNER MEP, EPP/POLAND, Chair of the Constitutional Affairs Committee and Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

 

Agenda
WGSSD_20170207.pdf
PDF-Dokument [76.6 KB]

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES, Thursday, 26 January 2017 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“The future EU regulatory focus for retail investment policy”

 

Moderator: David DOYLE, Member of the Board, The Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

  • Niall BOHAN, Head of Unit, Capital Markets Union, European Commission, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

  • Nathalie BERGER, Head of Unit, Insurance & Pensions, European Commission, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

  • Guillaume PRACHE, Managing Director, Better Finance - The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, Brussels

  • Benoît LALLEMAND, Acting Secretary General, Finance Watch, Brussels

Agenda
WGFIN_20170126.pdf
PDF-Dokument [64.6 KB]

 

 

Events 2016 - Working Group on Financial Services

 

 

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES, Tuesday, 8 December 2016 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

Room: Members Restaurant – Salon privé

European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels

 

“Completing the reform of the EU banking regulatory space”

 

Moderator: David DOYLE, Member of the Board, The Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

  • Klaus WIEDNER, Head of Banking Regulation & Supervision Unit, DG FISMA,
    European Commission

  • Emiliano TORNESE, Deputy Head of Resolution and crisis management unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

  • Francesca CARLESI Global Head of Group Regulatory Affairs Deutsche Bank AG London

  • Johanneke WEITJENS, Manager, Public and government affairs, ING Group, Amsterdam

  • Benjamin QUATRE, Head of Office, Fédération Bancaire Française (FBF), Brussels

 

Agenda
WGFINSERV_20161208.pdf
PDF-Dokument [66.0 KB]

WG Financial Services, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

“Reinforcing the stability of EU banks – Revisions to CRD IV/CRR”

 

Speakers:

Klaus WIEDNER, Head of Banking Regulation & Supervision Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

Othmar KARAS MEP, Rapporteur, CRD IV/CRR, Econ Committee, European Parliament

Sylvie GOULARD MEP, ECON Committee, European Parliament

Søren DAHLGAARD, Head of Regulation and Group Systemic Risk., Nordea Bank, Copenhangen

Francesca CARLESI, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

Benjamin QUATRE, Head of Office, Fédération bancaire française (FBF), Brussels

Agenda
WGFIN_20160906.pdf
PDF-Dokument [263.5 KB]

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES, Thursday, 16 June 2016 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“ESG and Sustainability Disclosure - a role for financial services?”

 

Speakers:

  • Zsofia KERECSEN, Policy Officer, Company Law, DG Justice, European Commission

  • Bettina KRETSCHMER, Socio-Economic Analyst, Resource Efficiency & Economic Analysis, DG Environment, European Commission

  • Mike EVERETT, Governance & Stewardship Director, Standard Life Investments

  • Carey EVANS, Director, Government Relations & Public Policy, Blackrock Asset Management

Agenda
WGFINSERV_20160616.pdf
PDF-Dokument [88.2 KB]

 

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS) - Sharing the risks of EU citizens deposits”

 

Speakers:

  • Esther de LANGE MEP, EPP/NL, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

  • Patrick Pearson, Head of Unit DG Fisma

  • Diederik van WASSENAER -  Head Regulatory and International Affairs, ING

  • Georg Huber, Head of Representation, Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband, Brussels

  • Benjamin Quatre, Director in charge of European and International Public Affairs and Export Finance, French Banking Federation

 

Agenda
WGFINSERV_20160420.pdf
PDF-Dokument [114.0 KB]

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES, Wednesday, 1 March 2016 from 12:30 to 14:30 hrs

 

"The Netherlands EU Presidency - priorities and progress”

 

Speaker:

H.E. Ambassador Pieter de Gooijer, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the European Union, Brussels

Agenda
WGFINSERV_20160301.pdf
PDF-Dokument [111.3 KB]

 

Events 2015 - Working Group on Financial Services

 

 

 

LUNCH DEBATE

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

Room: Restaurant des Députés, Salon Privé

European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels

 

"Capital Markets Union – the quest for deeper and more integrated capital markets in Europe"

 

Speaker:

  • Matthew BALDWIN, Head of Cabinet of Jonathan Hill, Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

Agenda
WGFINSERV_20150715.pdf
PDF-Dokument [138.3 KB]

Working Group Financial Services

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 from 13:00 until 14.30 hrs

 

„EU Bank Structural Reform – a risk or size-based approach to separation?“

 

Speaker:

Gunnar HÖKMARK MEP, Rapporteur, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

 

Statements:

Martin SPOLC, Deputy Head of Banking Unit, DG FISMA

Anna DRAVNIECE, Director of Financial Markets Policy Department, Ministry of Finance, Latvia

Hans-Dieter HOLTZMANN, Head of EU Representation, Deutsche Bank AG, Brussels

Pablo PORTUGAL, Director, Advocacy, at Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), Brussels

Paulina PRZEWOSKA, Senior Policy Analyst, Finance Watch, Brussels

Agenda
WGFINSERV_20150506.pdf
PDF-Dokument [108.5 KB]

Working Group Financial Services + Working Group Taxation

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 from 13:00 until 14.30 hrs

 

"New Commission - New initiatives: Tax Coordination and Tax Cooperation - new perspectives or new barriers?"

 

Speaker:

Thomas NEALE, Head of Unit, Company Taxation Initiatives, DG TAXUD

 

Statements:

Alain LAMASSOURE, MEP, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Anneliese DODDS, MEP, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

 

Agenda
WGFinServ_Tax_20150325.pdf
PDF-Dokument [105.2 KB]

Working Group Financial Services

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 from 13:00 until 14.30 hrs

 

"IMD II - Regulation all Insurance Distribution Channels"

 

Speakers:

David HARRISON, Chief Marketing Officer, Genworth Financial, London

Kenneth UNDERHILL, EU Group General Counsel, ACE, London

Edouard  DE LAMARZELLE, CEO, PSA Insurance, Malta

Anna KADAR, The Latvian EU Presidency, Brussels

Nico SPIEGEL, Policy Officer, Insurance, DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

 

Agenda
WGFinServ_20150225.pdf
PDF-Dokument [113.2 KB]

Statement by David Harrison:

On behalf of Genworth Financial, a global provider of Lifestyle Protectioninsurance, Chief Marketing Officer David Harrison made the following observations: Genworth has policyholders in 27 countries around the globe, with 9 million customers and about 120 distribution partners - mainly Banks - in Europe (and increasingly also in Asia and Latin America). Genworth provides policyholders with income protection in case of redundancy, accident or sickness, as well as mortgage and rent insurance, living expense insurance, critical illness, life cover, auto GAP, hospital cover and family income plans across Europe. Our main concern ahead of the trilogue negotiations on IMD II are the rules on cross-selling, which continue to be confusing. They are also somewhat different in various pieces of legislation: IMD II, Mortgage Credit Directive, MIFID II, Payment Accounts Directive. From a practitioner's point of view, the definition adopted by the Council of Ministers is preferable to the version adopted by the European Parliament. We hope that multi-risk policies can continue to be sold as they currently are and do not have to be 'unpicked'. A ban on tying, which some MEPs want, would lead to many products currently sold together having to be taken off the market for little if any justifiable reason. Overall, the revised Directive is going in the right direction, and hopefully the final compromise text will be proportionate and workable in practice.

Events 2014 - Working Group on Financial Services

 

 

WG Financial Services

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

"Money-Market Funds Regulation - preventing runs or boosting liquidity?"

 

Statements:

Neena GILL, MEP, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Tilman LUEDER, Head of Unit, Asset Management, DG Internal Market and Services

Agenda
WGFINSERV_20141210.pdf
PDF-Dokument [106.5 KB]

Working  Group Financial Services

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs.

 

"EMIR: Progress and Future Developments"

 

Speakers:

Kay SWINBURNE, MEP, tbc

Patrick PEARSON, Head of Unit, DG Internal Market and Sevices

Godfried DE VIDTS, ICAP

Anthony KIRBY, Ernst&Young, tbc

Rafael PLATA, Secretary General, European Association of CCP Clearing House

Agenda
WGFINSERV20141112LD.pdf
PDF-Dokument [107.1 KB]

Working  Group Financial Services

Wednesday, 11 November 2014 from 19:00 until 20:30 hrs.

 

"Encouraging more Shareholder Engagement"

 

Speakers:

Jeroen HOOIJER, Head of Unit, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, DG Markt

MEP, tbc

Marco BECHT, Executive Director, European Institute of Corporate Governance

Guy JUBB, Standard Life Investments ??

Martin PARKES, Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Blackrock

Peter DE PROFT, Director General, European Fund and Asset Management (EFAMA)

 

Agenda
WGFINSERV20141111.pdf
PDF-Dokument [105.8 KB]

Working Group Financial Services

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs.

 

"The Greek EU Presidency - priorities on Financial Services Agenda"

 

Speaker:

H.E. Ambassador Théodoros SOTIROPOULOS, Permanent Representaion of Greece to the EU

Agenda
WGFINSERV_20140319.pdf
PDF-Dokument [101.7 KB]

Working Group Financial Services

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs.

 

"Inter Change Transaction Fees - will a cap protect consumers or hurt business?"

 

Speakers:

Pablo ZALBA BIDEGAIN, MEP, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Norbert BIELEFELD, Deputy Director ESBG

Rita WEZEMBEEK, Head of Unit Antitrust Payment systems - DG Competition

Kasper ERNST, Head of the Brussels Office of the Danish Chamber of Commerce

Agenda
WGFINSERV20140122.pdf
PDF-Dokument [102.9 KB]

Events 2013 - Working Group on Financial Services

Working Group Financial Services

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs.

 

"Challenges for SME´s financing under the new Regulatory framework"

 

Speakers:

Olivier GUERSENT, Head of Cabinet, Commissioner Michel Barnier

Jordi GUAL, Chief Economist La Caixa

 

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Recent Publications

Euro “clearing”: Liability and Location 

Discussion paper from Kangaroo Group Member Graham Bishop

"The key interest rate contracts cleared in the UK are more than 50 times UK GDP, and 10 times the Eurozone’s GDP. Put starkly: €117 trillion of euro derivatives may have to be supported by liquidity based on the ECB’s €0.011 trillion capital and that of National Central Banks."

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Euro “clearing”: Liability and Location


16 January 2017

This issue of `clearing’ is likely to come to a head quickly once Article 50 Notice of `intention to leave’ is served by the UK - as a direct consequence of the G20 commitment to ensure there are no more taxpayer-funded bailouts of EU financial institutions. Post Brexit, Eurozone Member States are likely to be very concerned about capital market activities denominated in euro that – in a crisis – could create liabilities for their taxpayers. At that stage, UK-based financial firms will not be subject to EU law and therefore outside the ECB’s ability to enforce any necessary managerial change – unless the UK agrees to surrender control to EU institutions. 

However, it is very disturbing to an outsider that, eight years after the Lehman crash, there are still good grounds for concern in a systemic crisis– especially flowing from the “clearing” of euro:

ESMA 2016 stress test “A CM defaulting in one CCP would also be considered to be in default in all CCPs, in which it is a member, leading to more than 25 CM defaulting EU-wide…” 

The Commission’s December 2016 CCP Resolution Proposal “No Member State has yet developed a full national regime for CCP recovery and resolution which fully complies with the G20-endorsed FSB principles, including as regards the need for effective coordination and oversight against cross-border spill-overs.”

The magnitude of the risks are extraordinary: The key interest rate contracts cleared in the UK are more than 50 times UK GDP, and 10 times the Eurozone’s GDP. Put starkly: €117 trillion of euro derivatives may have to be supported by liquidity based on the ECB’s €0.011 trillion capital and that of National Central Banks. Any resultant credit losses would be a major political concern for Eurozone taxpayers, governments and Parliaments.

Does the EU27/ECB need to “do” anything further about Brexit? The ECB’s post-Brexit re-statement of its “oversight policy” provides a powerful analysis – implicitly - of the post-Brexit situation when it would have no powers to “induce change” in critical offshore financial market infrastructures. Once the Article 50 Notice has been served, all UK firms will be fully aware that their “EEA Authorisation” will expire at the moment of Brexit so they will need to make their own plans to continue their EU business.

The working assumption must be that the UK will not be a part of the European Economic Area (EEA) so any bespoke arrangement (normally taking the form of a Treaty) may require significant adjustment to many EU Directives and Regulations. The much-discussed “transitional arrangements” for UK firms might not be “in force” before 2023, given the necessary legislative processes. As risk-averse clients recognise the new risks, they may exercise their freedom to move their derivative positions to CCPs in a market where they can have a high degree of confidence that the ECB would supply liquidity in a crisis.

A major loss of derivatives business could worsen the UK’s balance of payments deficit by a third from its current record deficit - even at modest profitability levels for the derivative book. Parliament should require the BoE to analyse and publish the balance of payments implications in detail.

Original Text by Graham Bishop
Euro clearing 550 word article_FINAL.pdf
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Eurocorps as a pilot project for the European Defence Union

 

Discussion Paper on the basis of a meeting of the Kangaroo Group with General Ramirez

 

The decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union makes it necessary to rethink the European Union from the beginning. We have to ask ourselves what the citizens really expect from the European Union. In the past seventy years the European Union has made a major contribution to the security and prosperity of the European nations.

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Future of the Eurocorps

 

At a meeting with members of the Eurocorps in Strasbourg Karl von Wogau, Secretary General of the Kangaroo Group and Honorary Member of the European Parliament, stated that the Eurocorps should be moved into the center of the Common Security and Defence Policy. It should become the Preferred Headquarter of the European Union. Moreover its five framework nations France, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg should take the decision to put the Eurocorps at the permanent disposal of the European Union.

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In the present discussion about Monetary and Political Union the opinion is often heard that a Political Union consists in total harmonization. But this is certainly not what we want to achive. The strength of Europe is its variety and the peaceful competition between its Member States. On the contrary the hard core of a Political Union is a common foreign and defence policy.  ...

 

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The Role of the Multinational Corps

 

The European Council in June has not been very encouraging for those who believe in the necessity of an autonomous Security and Defence Policy of the European Union. Public attention was taken by the problems of Greece and the drama of the refugees in the Mediterranean. The discussion about Security and Defence took only a very short time.

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Europe War and Peace

 

The author looks at general rules for peace preservation from Kant, Fukuyama, Einstein and Freud as well as Henry Kissinger and tries to draw conclusions for the present security situation of Europe. The presentation was in October 2015.

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Monetary Union and Political Union

 

The author refers to Jean-Claude Juncker and Angela Merckel who have requested the creation of a European Army. He claims that the hard core of a Political Union is a common foreign and defence policy. He criticizes .......

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