Regulating finance: What future for Europe after the US elections?

Efforts to strengthen risk management in the banking and insurance sector were stepped up in the wake of the 2008 financial crash.

In the US, regulators adopted the Dodd-Franck Act while the EU followed up with its own Solvency Directive. Meanwhile, the Basel rules were applied across the finance industry on a global scale.

However, the Donald Trump Administration is reviewing the Dodd-Franck Act to ease regulation in the financial sector. This has raised questions on whether the EU should adapt its own rules in order to maintain a level playing field.

EURACTIV organised a workshop to discuss current challenges and the way forward in regulating financial services.

Questions included:

– What trends are to be expected from the US? Should the EU relax its own rules?

– Are Basel III and Solvency II effective? Should they be revised?

– How to preserve the competitiveness of EU financial services while ensuring the protection of consumers?

– Can a level-playing field in the banking and insurance sector be created at the global level?

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