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- European Regulation: An Introduction for Capital Market Practitioners
European Regulation: An Introduction for Capital Market Practitioners
Date and Venue
Date: 13 March 2013
Time: 08.30 - 17.00
International Capital Market Association (ICMA)
23 College Hill
As a result of the financial crisis which began in late 2007, global regulation of the banking industry and the wider financial services industry has dominated the agenda. For the banking industry the emphasis is on ensuring stability and ironing out the abuses of the past, through focusing on capital, liquidity and recovery and resolution planning.
In the wider financial services industry there is a renewed emphasis on transparency and disclosure, and enhanced standards of honesty and integrity among market participants. Sanctions for non-compliance with regulatory standards are being made more severe and regulators are under pressure to be seen to be taking a very firm hand with miscreants.
Against this background ICMA launched a one day fast track course on European regulation for capital market practitioners. This course was aimed at sales people, traders, originators, syndicate personnel, and middle and back office staff who would benefit from a better understanding of the current regulatory landscape in the cross-border bond markets. It was specifically not aimed at lawyers or compliance staff. The focus of the programme was the cross-border capital markets and the bias was towards practitioners working largely with institutional rather than retail clients. The course provided updates on the major regulatory developments relevant to the market and considered recent case studies in the regulatory crackdown.
This course was aimed at giving practitioners a keener understanding of the current regulatory environment and alerting them to areas of their own activities where the highest standards of integrity and professional business conduct must be maintained.
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