What influence does the financial lobby have over banking regulation and other financial markets?
CEO recently met with officials at DG Markt to discuss their use of expert advisors. Read our analysis of what DG Markt has done to change the balance of expert groups – and find out more about the problems that still remain.
The European Parliament is expected to formally approve the new Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, on hedge funds and private equity funds in November 2010. This article provides a short history of the lobbying war waged by the investment fund lobby and shows how hedge funds and private equity funds and their lobby groups managed to fight and win what has been the first really open political battle on financial regulation in the history of the European Union.
The US investment bank Goldman Sachs is earning a reputation as public enemy no. 1 in the financial world. At the same time the firm is one of the Commission’s favourites when it comes to asking for advice on regulating financial markets . It is high time for the Commission to close the door on Goldman Sachs, this article concludes.
The new ALTER-EU report 'A captive Commission - the role of the financial industry in shaping EU regulation' can be found at: http://www.alter-eu.org/en/system/files/publications/CaptiveCommission.pdf Brussels, November 5, 2009 - The vast majority of financial ‘experts’ advising the European Commission represent the banks and investors responsible for the global economic crisis, according to a new report published today by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER EU) .
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