Finance Watch Conference
This Finance Watch conference on Capital Markets Union, good securitisation, the ubiquitous role of collateral and alternative paths to jobs and growth took place at The Square, Brussels Meeting Centre, on 4 February 2015.
The EC’s Green Paper and Communication on Long-term financing launched a number of policy initiatives to increase the availability of financing for activities that will bring jobs and growth, focussing on SMEs and infrastructure. The Capital Markets Union agenda adds to these objectives. Market-based and non-bank financing are now among the main ideas being promoted, including the revival of securitisation and increased use of collateral. This conference aims to explore the public interest implications of these activities and to look at alternative policy options to achieve the LTF goals. It will include a presentation of Finance Watch’s recent position paper on long term financing.es and to look at alternative policy options to achieve the LTF goals. It will include a presentation of Finance Watch’s recent position paper on long term financing.