European Macro and Micro Prudential Financial Regulation

"Committee voices concern about over-hasty pace of European financial regulation"

In autumn 2009 the Treasury Committee undertook an inquiry into the European Commission’s proposals for financial regulation and supervision and, in particular, the detailed proposals for a European Systemic Risk Board and three European supervisory bodies: a European Banking Authority, a European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and a European Securities and Markets Authority.

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Oral evidence 

The Committee arranged the following oral evidence sessions as part of this inquiry:

Tuesday 3 November

Dr Kern Alexander, Senior Research Fellow, CFAP, Cambridge University, Dr Jon Danielsson, Department of Finance, London School of Economics, and Richard Portes CBE, Professor of Finance, London Business School; Stuart Popham, Senior Partner, Clifford Chance LLP, Simon Gleeson, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP, and Barbara Ridpath, Chief Executive, International Centre for Financial Regulation

Wednesday 4 November

Lord Myners, Financial Services Secretary, HM Treasury


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