The future of Europe’s financial landscape is as clear as fog: The European Commission is set to propose the building blocks of the Capital Markets Union by 2019, just as the full effects of Brexit will hit. Will Europe take this opportunity to reinforce its commitment to deeper market integration? How can decision makers encourage European unity while balancing policy changes in a multipolar, multispeed Europe? With a Macron presidency, will France and Germany be the dynamic new duo spearheading growth and innovation? In the race to build a robust and competitive financial industry, what must Europe do to attract new businesses and maintain its appeal in this new world order?
For the third consecutive year, POLITICO and l’AGEFI join forces to present the Capital Markets Summit. On February 8, 2018, 130+ industry leaders and policymakers, will gather to discuss Europe’s path to spurring economic growth, innovation and investment in its ever-evolving capital markets ecosystem. Our expert speakers will help lift the fog on key questions, including:
- What should businesses and governments expect from the CMU, and what can member-states do to revive national markets in the interim?
- With much of Europe’s greatest growth potential relying on the success of SMEs, will new reforms embrace innovation and financial risk-taking among fast-growing companies? Or will protectionist ideals and political disunity block Europe’s path to recovery?
- Which Europe will prevail in the global financial landscape and what role will it play?
- What kind of performance can we expect from Europe’s market institutions as they seek deeper integration?