Publications

  • Speaking notes for EC public hearing on CMU

    8 June 2015
    Speech

    Speaking notes prepared for Christophe Nijdam, Secretary General of Finance Watch, for his participation in the DG FISMA Public Hearing “Next steps to build a Capital Markets Union”, Brussels, 8 June 2015

  • Annual Report 2014

    1 June 2015
    Report

    Finance Watch has published its annual report for 2014. The report includes a detailed description of our public interest advocacy on a variety of EU legislative and non-legislative dossiers in 2014, as well as updates on our governance, funding and operational activities during the year.

  • Response to Commission Green Paper on Capital Markets Union

    13 May 2015
    Consultation

    Finance Watch response to the European Commission green paper on Building a Capital Markets Union

  • Response to Commission consultation on framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation

    13 May 2015
    Consultation

    Finance Watch response to the European Commission consultation on an EU framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation

  • Response to EBA consultation - The Future of the IRB Approach

    4 May 2015
    Consultation

    Finance Watch response to the European Banking Authority's discussion paper and consultation on the future of the Internal Ratings-Based (IRB) Approach to measuring capital requirements.

  • Capital Markets Union in 5 questions

    23 March 2015
    Report

    This new Finance Watch publication explains in simple words what this new initiative from the European Commission is about, it assesses in Finance Watch's view its possible impact on growth and on the risk of future crises and explains why taxpayers and citizens should be interested.

  • Finance Watch Policy Brief "Separating universal banks from too-big-to-fail banks (TBTF)"

    16 March 2015
    Report

    A Finance Watch Policy Brief that illustrates the very different characteristics of Europe’s small, medium and large banks. Using new data compiled from the ECB and other public sources, we illustrate the fundamental differences between Europe’s 20 or so largest banks, with their focus on trading, and the 400 or more next largest universal banks, which focus on lending and serving their local economies. These mid-sized firms are Europe's “true” universal banks and are generally untouched by bank separation proposals.

  • Separating fact and fiction

    16 March 2015
    Report

    A Finance Watch note debunking a number of misleading claims about bank structure reform.

  • Response to ESMA consultation on MiFID II/MiFIR Technical Standards

    2 March 2015
    Consultation

    Finance Watch response to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) consultation paper on its draft regulatory technical and implementing standards (RTS/ ITS) regarding the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).

  • Response to EBA consultation on MREL

    27 February 2015
    Consultation

    Finance Watch response to EBA’s consultation on criteria for determining the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) under Directive 2014/59/EU