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13/11/2012
 

Key Priorities 2012




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Guillaume Prache
EuroFinuse
 
 
 
 
 
13/11/2012
 

Impact of WTO rules on EU enhanced financial regulation


We call upon the European Commission, as representative of the European Union at the WTO, to support at the upcoming October 2012 Committee on Trade in Financial Services meeting the Ecuadorian proposal to discuss “progress in respect of macro prudential regulation and its relationship with GATS rules”.

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Guillaume Prache
EuroFinuse
 
 
 
 
 
13/11/2012
 

Response to the EC Consultation on the recommendations of the Liikanen Group on reforming the structure of the EU banking sector


EuroFinuse agrees with the general recommendation of the Expert Group on the necessity of legal separation between risky financial activities from deposit-taking activities within a banking group. We agree as well that this separation should be aimed at protecting their socially most vital parts, which indeed are deposit-taking and those related to the provision of funding to the non-financial sectors of the economy. However, we consider that further consideration should be made on how this separation should be made. We doubt that the emphasis should be on separating the most volatile and risky part of the business from the retail part of banks. Instead we should focus on isolating the retail part of banking institutions and leave the rest of the activities outside the wall. This would reduce the incentives for the financial industry to lobby for keeping more risky or speculative parts of the business together with retail banking activities and consequently benefit from cheap funding for those activities that have no direct link with the real economy.

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EuroFinuse
 
 
 
 
 
18/10/2012
 

EC Consultation on UCITS and long-term investment


The promotion of long-term investments is crucial in many ways: for the well being of EU citizens - representing current or future pensioners who have to rely increasingly on the performance of their long-term and pension savings - and for the development of the EU economy and subsequently the creation of jobs. This is why EuroFinuse believes the solutions for long-term investment envisaged by the European Commission consultation published on 26 July 2012 on “Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) - Product Rules, Liquidity Management, Depositary, Money Market Funds, Long-term Investments” are insufficient to address the current situation. EuroFinuse therefore proposes in its response to the consultation measures that bear far greater impact.

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EuroFinuse
 
 
 
 
 
15/10/2012
 

Barriers to Shareholder Engagement - A report on cross-border voting


The right to vote at a general meeting is a fundamental shareholder right. Individual shareholders should have the opportunity to exercise their voting rights and take responsibilities as owners of listed companies also across borders. Despite the adoption of the Shareholder Rights Directive and the best practice standards developed and endorsed by the industry, there are still many obstacles and barriers investors have to face which continue to make cross-border voting a challenge. A significant increase in cross-border voting by individual shareholders cannot be expected unless their factual discrimination resulting from the obstacles described in this report is abolished.

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EuroFinuse
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15/10/2012
 

Obstà¡culos a la participacià³n de los accionistas - Informe sobre votaciones transfronterizas


El derecho de voto en una asamblea general es un derecho fundamental del accionista. Los accionistas privados deberà­an tener la oportunidad de ejercer su derecho al voto y asumir responsabilidades como propietarios de empresas que cotizan también mà¡s allà¡ de las fronteras. A pesar de la adopcià³n de la Directiva sobre Derechos de los Accionistas y de los està¡ndares de mejores prà¡cticas desarrollados y avalados por la industria, todavà­a existen muchos obstà¡culos y barreras que los inversores tienen que afrontar lo cual continàºa haciendo que la votacià³n transfronteriza suponga un reto. No se puede esperar un amento significativo en la votacià³n transfronteriza por parte de accionistas privados a menos que su discriminacià³n de hecho resultante de los obstà¡culos descritos en este informe se derogue.

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