SAFE Policy Lecture: Nicolas Véron
Title: Agenda for Europe’s Capital Markets Union
speaker: Nicolas Véron (Senior Fellow, Bruegel & Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute)
Moderator: Hans-Helmut Kotz (Program Director SAFE Policy Center)
In 2015, the European Commission will develop a roadmap for a Capital Markets Union (CMU), in an effort to strengthen Europe’s weak and fragmented capital markets, such as venture capital, private equity investment, corporate bond issuance, corporate debt securitization, and credit intermediation by non-bank financial institutions. Nicolas Véron will argue which reform areas should be part of an agenda for European CMU and what principles the general framework for CMU should adhere to, in order to foster a growth-friendly environment and develop efficient financial services.
Nicolas Véron is a senior fellow at Bruegel, a Brussels-based economic policy think tank he helped cofound in 2002–04, and a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC. He is a graduate of École Polytechnique and École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris and has held various positions in the public and private sectors, including as corporate adviser to France's labor minister (1997–2000), as chief financial officer of the publicly listed internet company MultiMania/Lycos France (2000–2002), and as an independent financial services consultant. His research is mostly about financial systems and financial reform around the world, including global financial regulatory initiatives and current developments in the European Union.