European financial regulation

In November 2010 the Treasury Committee launched an inquiry into European financial regulation, The Committee held two evidence sessions.

Oral and written evidence

Thursday 2 December 2010

Witnesses: Martin Abbott, CEO, London Metal Exchange, Andrew Baker, CEO, Alternative Investment Management Association, David Benson, Chief Risk Officer, Nomura, and Simon Walker, Chief Executive, BVCA, gave evidence.

Monday 13 December 2010

Witnesses: Michel Barnier, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, gave evidence. David Wright and Bertrand Dumont, Financial Services Expert in the Cabinet, were in attendance.


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