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CMVM Annual Conference | Public Conference in conjunction with IOSCO 46th Annual Meeting
CMVM 1991-2021
Global Capital Markets
Understanding the Future

CMVM Annual Conference
2021

The CMVM 2021 Annual Conference – which is taking place in conjunction with the 46th IOSCO Annual Meeting in November – will celebrate CMVM’s 30th anniversary at a critical juncture for the world economy.

The conference will bring together experts, decision and policy makers, scholars, researchers and think tanks from all over the globe to discuss major regulatory challenges, priorities and opportunities for the financial sector to contribute to global and sustainable growth.





4 - 5 november 2021 |Lisbon|C.C. Estoril
Program


Day 1
4th November


(Timetable is indicative and may be subject to change closer to the event)
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Welcome Remarks
05:00 PM – 05:30 PM
Keynote speech
05:30 PM – 06:45 PM
Global Capital Markets: challenges in a changing landscape
As the world tries to emerge from one of the largest crises in the history of mankind, the session will discuss the performance and prospects for global capital markets, their role in promoting growth and prosperity, as well as the main risks ahead. The panelists will be invited to reflect upon topics such as:

• Capital markets’ contribution to economic growth in Europe, USA and Asia;
• Equity raising and trends in public and private capital markets;
• Market and banking sector challenges in a low-interest rate world;
• Risks arising from protectionism and financial nationalism;
08:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Dinner
Keynote speech





Day 2
5th November


(Timetable is indicative and may be subject to change closer to the event)
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Drivers of capitalism and capital markets in the 21st Century
The economic and financial stability that marked the last quarter of the 20th century came to a halt. In advanced economies, the first two decades of the current century have been populated by crises, severe climate challenges, social and political unrest, and rising discontent in relation to increasing social inequality. As a reaction, the purpose and organizational features of the capitalism regime and the role of corporations are under the microscope. In this session, panelists will reflect upon the topics such as:

• From shareholder to stakeholder capitalism: what changes?
• Short-termism bias and challenges to longer term prospects;
• Changing patterns of corporate culture;
• Institutional investors’ theoretical and actual power of influence;
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Coffee Break
11:45 AM – 01:00 PM
Simultaneous “Call for papers” sessions organized by Bruegel, CIRSF and CEPS-ECMI

Sustainability in rulemaking and in practice (by Bruegel)
Organized by Bruegel, the session will discuss the results of the best papers chosen amongst candidates who responded to a “call for papers” specifically promoted for this conference. It aims to explore the main challenges arising from sustainable finance trends in capital markets, namely:

• The implications of a green finance asset class for market liquidity and market structure;
• Analysis of supporting private sector service providers and requirements for an efficient regulatory regime;
• Integration of disclosure requirements and labelled instruments;
• The implications of non-financial disclosure and sustainability reporting;
• Emergence of ESG-oriented asset owners and investor mandates: implications for corporate governance and investor engagement;



Digitalizing investment finance (by CIRSF)
Organized by CIRSF, this session will discuss the results of the best papers chosen amongst candidates who responded to a “call for papers” specifically promoted for the conference. It aims to explore the main challenges arising from the digitalization trends in capital markets, namely:

• Digital currencies, stablecoins and central banks digital currency;
• Platforms and investor protection;
• How big techs are changing modern finance;
• Digitalization of trading venues;
• DLT and blockchain impact on market infrastructures;



Which direction for capital markets in the EU and around the world ? (by CEPS-ECMI)
Organized by CEPS-ECMI, the session will discuss the results of the best papers chosen amongst candidates who responded to a “call for papers” specifically promoted for this conference. It aims to explore the main challenges ahead for capital markets development and contribution to economic growth, namely:

• Global capital markets and their role in investment financing the post Covid-19 recovery;
• Pre-IPO risk capital, venture capital and private equity;
• Primary and secondary markets activity;
• EU-UK capital marketsand and the cost of fragmentation;
• Resilience and resolution of financial infrastructures;
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Lunch
02:00 PM – 03:15 PM
Financial stability seen through the capital markets lenses
The session will explore challenges for financial stability reforms focused on capital markets and non-banking intermediation. Organized in liaison with IOSCO, the session will discuss the main reports, conclusions and policy options under scrutiny since the March 2020 market turmoil. In this session, panelists will reflect upon topics such as:

• Money market funds resilience;
• Liquidity management in open ended funds;
• Corporate bond market liquidity;
• Macro-prudential tools for capital markets;
03:15 PM – 04:30 PM
Challenges in regulating global and digitalized capital markets
The challenges posed to regulators by financial globalization and digitalization are enormous. The session will discuss the most important topics that the international regulatory and supervision community must face. The panelists will reflect upon topics such as:

• Setting global standards and the enforcement challenge: challenges for IOSCO and regional supervisors;
• The regulatory frameworks for new or expanding realities: fintech, artificial intelligence, emission allowances, non-banking credit intermediation;
• How to control business conduct: from Enron to Wirecard – what have we learnted?
• Regulators and supervisors’ resources, performance and accountability;
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Coffee Break
05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
How financial industry and policy makers can work for the benefit of society
How to enhance financial systems, so that they might efficiently address households and corporations’ saving and investment needs, while, at the same time, earning the general public’s trust in capital markets and contributing to economic growth, innovation and prosperity. The panelists will reflect upon topics such as:

• Investors preferences and needs: from new services to adequate returns (and products);
• Investor protection and strengthening investors’ confidence in market integrity: financial literacy, market conduct, product governance, financial inclusion and transparency requirements;
• Building a functioning banking and capital markets union in Europe. Lessons from other regions;