A Report on the Transatlantic Financial Services Regulatory Dialogue

35 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2007

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Kern Alexander

University of Zurich

Eilis Ferran

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Howell E. Jackson

Harvard Law School

Niamh Moloney

London School of Economics - Law Department; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Date Written: January 2007

Abstract

The Transatlantic Financial Markets Dialogue led by the SEC and the European Commission has achieved some notable successes, particularly with respect to the consolidated supervision of financial conglomerates and the development of a plan to achieve convergence in corporate financial reporting. On both sides of the Atlantic there is a clear ongoing commitment to the Dialogue as a key mechanism for the development of efficient and credible regulatory solutions that guarantee effective investor protection and a high level of business efficiency. This paper reports on a two-day roundtable discussion that took place at Cambridge University, UK, in September 2005 to explore ways in which the academic community can contribute to this transatlantic debate. Lively discussion between the policymakers, regulators, market participants and academics who attended the roundtable yielded a number of thematic concerns, which, the paper suggests, could form the basis of a programme for further work. Finally, the paper announces the establishment of a seminar series, to be based in the UK, on the Transatlantic Financial Services Regulatory Dialogue and invites contributions.

JEL Classification: G20, G38, K22, K23, L51, O16

Suggested Citation

Alexander, Samuel Kern and Ferran, Eilis and Jackson, Howell Edmunds and Moloney, Niamh, A Report on the Transatlantic Financial Services Regulatory Dialogue (January 2007). Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 576. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=961269 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.961269

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Niamh Moloney

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