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EU Capital Markets 2024

EU Capital Markets 2024

5th of December 2018 | State of Hessen Representation, Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Brussels


The conference will focus on the major challenges the EU faces in capital markets over the next five years: given the geopolitical challenges facing the EU, what does an ambitious CMU 4.0 need to achieve in order to truly deliver for investors and companies? How to better foster retail investments into capital markets? What kind of Equity Markets Structure in Europe will deliver transparency, resilience and stability for European markets? How can European capital markets be competitive in a global context?

12.30    Networking Lunch

13.30    Welcome speech: Mark Weinmeister, Secretary of State for European Affairs of the State of Hessen

13.40    Keynote speech: Jean-Paul Servais, Chairman of the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA)

14.00    Panel discussion - CMU delivering for investors and companies in the EU

Within 5 years the CMU has delivered a bundle of very diverse initiatives. How successful has the CMU been? Given geopolitical challenges how are capital markets likely to change? The political agenda for a CMU needs to be much more ambitious. How can a Sustainable Finance agenda complement and boost a CMU? How does a PEPP need to be structured to actually deliver decent long-term returns and help fund the real economy? How can individual investors have more access to capital market investment products? How can company financing “made in the EU” be more competitive and effective?


  • Introduction: Paulina Dejmek-Hack, European Commission, Member of Cabinet, Financial Advisor of the President of the European Commission
  • Martin Spolc, Head of Unit, Capital Markets Union (CMU), DG Financial Stability, Financial Service and the CMU, European Commission 
  • Paul Tang, MEP
  • Stéphane Boujnah, Chairman of Managing Board & CEO of Euronext
  • Jella Benner-Heinacher, Deputy Chief Managing Director of the Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz (DSW) & President of BETTER FINANCE

Moderator: Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, Better Finance 

15.15    Keynote Speech: Petr KOBLIC, President of FESE, Member of the Management Board of Vienna Stock Exchange, CEO of the Prague Stock Exchange

15.30    Coffee break

16.00    Keynote Speech: Benoît de Juvigny, Secretary General  of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)

16.15    Panel discussion: Market Structure in Europe

MiFiD II following the financial crisis has aimed to increase the transparency, resilience and stability of European markets. Efficient price formation is the core to value the real assets in an economy efficiently and to allow for the allocation of capital to the most productive use. Has MiFiD II yielded a market structure that delivers on these goals? Exchanges have been criticised for charging market data: what is the value and cost of data and are the end investors treated fairly?


  • Reinder Van Dijk, Partner, Oxera Consulting LLP
  • Daniel Mayston, EMEA Head of Electronic Trading and Market Structure, BlackRock
  • Niels Tomm, Executive Director, Representative of the Board, Deutsche Börse Group
  • Henrik Husman, President of Nasdaq, Helsinki

Moderator: Rainer Riess, Director General, FESE

17.30    Closing Speech: Olivier Guersent. Director-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission


Download the full programme here.


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