Markets4Europe urges the EU to launch the reforms
proposed by the Report of the High Level Forum on CMU
Brussels, 10 June 2020 – Markets4Europe (M4E), a campaign aimed at promoting the integration and development of the Capital Markets Union, supports the recommendations published by the High Level Forum (HLF). From the start, the Markets4Europe campaign has pushed for thinking big and launching ambitious reforms to fully integrate and develop the financial markets of the EU. The campaign has therefore seen great value in the creation of the HLF. Several of the members of the Markets4Europe CEO Panel were represented in the HLF and Markets4Europe gave input to the HLF on the priority substances to remove and the solutions.
We are pleased to see that all of our key recommendations are echoed in the Report, and that, most importantly, the HLF is taking an ambitious approach rather than incremental steps. We agree with the HLF’s 28 members that “Bringing about an EU Capital Market that works for everybody remains, rightly so, a priority for those who want to make Europe stronger, resilient and dynamic. With Covid-19 it is now urgent in order to rebuild the European economy.”
Markets4Europe Luxembourg Regional Conference
Luxembourg, 25 February 2020– The Markets4Europe Roadshow continued in Luxembourg, with a regional conference, bringing together private and public sector leaders who are united in their call for decisive European Union action to build up capital markets as a matter of dynamic growth.
Markets4Europe is a private sector coalition led by six former politicians and central bankers, including Vitor Constâncio, Martina Dalic, Enrico Letta, Christian Noyer, Viviane Reding and Peer Steinbrück. Following the public launch of its recommendations in September 2019, the campaign is now on an EU-wide roadshow, to raise awareness and inspire discussion at a local level.
The Luxembourg discussions are focused on the role of capital markets to fund small and medium sized businesses, and on developing the range of investment opportunities for long-term savings, thus sustainably driving growth in the EU economy.
Paris hears call for urgent action to develop EU capital markets
PARIS, 28 November 2019 – The Markets4Europe campaign marks the first in its series of EU-wide conferences today in Paris, bringing together private and public sectors leaders who are united in their call for urgent European Union action to build up capital markets as a matter of economic sovereignty and dynamic growth.
Markets4Europe is a private sector coalition led by six former politicians and central bankers, including Vítor Constâncio, Martina Dalić, Enrico Letta, Christian Noyer, Viviane Reding, and Peer Steinbrück. It also enjoys the support of 16 CEOs/Presidents of corporates, investors, market infrastructures, and banks from across the EU, several of whom are in Paris for the conference.
Following the public launch of its recommendations in September 2019, the campaign now has started an EU-wide roadshow.
Markets4Europe campaign presents recommendations for building a truly integrated capital markets union in the EU
European markets require bold solutions to unsolved challenges
BRUSSELS, 26 September 2019 – Markets4Europe, a campaign advocating more effective use of market finance in Europe, today presented its main recommendations that are designed to encourage the creation of a more integrated Capital Markets Union in the EU.
The campaign, backed by chief executives /presidents from the EU’s private sector and former political and public sector leaders, seeks to fundamentally transform the EU’s financial sector through a greater availability of capital markets financing.
Markets4Europe to push for reforms of EU financial markets for the benefit of companies and investors
BRUSSELS, 6 June 2019 – A group of former political leaders and senior officials are joining forces with active chief executives from leading European companies in a campaign to push for the radical and urgent reforms required to meet the capital markets needs of companies and investors in the European Union.
Under the title of Markets4Europe, the pan-European campaign – initiated by the European Banking Federation in partnership with investors, companies and financial industry – will promote the changes needed to build a deeper, more integrated, and competitive Capital Market Union (CMU). The campaign is set to run for one year and seeks to build a pan-European political consensus around high-impact structural reforms, as part of the 2019-2024 legislative agenda, substantiated by analysis.