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Competition experts to discuss European regulation at City event

Round table organised by the Centre for Competition and Regulatory Policy

by Ed Grover (Senior Communications Officer)

Leading experts in competition within the financial services industry will discuss the effectiveness of UK and EU regulation policy at a City, University of London event.

Speakers at the round table discussion, on Friday 26th October 2018, will include senior figures from the Bank of England, Ofgem, the European Banking Authority and the Competition Authority in the Netherlands. The event will take place between 10.30am and 2pm.

Titled “New insights into competition regulation and consumer protection”, the event is free to attend and open to competition practitioners, economists, academics and the general public.

It is being organised by the Centre for Competition and Regulatory Policy (CCRP), which is part of the Department of Economics at City, and Oxera Consulting LLP.

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Dr Xeni Dassiou, Director of CCRP, said the event would consider what utility regulators and competition authorities can learn from European financial regulators, and vice versa.

“This round table aims to look at the lessons for consumer protection and market integrity learnt from the regulation of financial services through competition in the UK,” she said.

“We also aim to cover the connected, and perhaps even more important, lessons to be drawn from the competition enforcement and pro-competitive interventions undertaken in EU capital markets since the European Commission’s 2010 paper on responsibility and competitiveness in the European financial sector.”

Speakers and panelists

  • Professor Paul Grout, competition advisor to the Bank of England and Non-Executive Director of Ofgem
  • Professor Amelia Fletcher, OBE
  • Mary Starks, Executive Director of the Consumers and Markets directorate at Ofgem and former Chief Economist of the FCA
  • Adam Farkas, Executive Director of European Banking Authority (EBA)
  • Dr Luis Correia da Silva, Partner, Regulation, Competition & Financial Services, Oxera (panel chair)
  • Additional high-quality speakers will be announced in due course.
  • Opening remarks: Dr Xeni Dassiou, Director of CCRP and Reader in Economics at City.
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