The Commission (DG Internal Market and Services) is organising an Open Hearing on Commodity Derivatives, to be held in Brussels on 25 September, 2008. The hearing will bring together senior policy makers, regulators and industry experts to discuss the future of market and prudential regulation in commodity derivatives trading. A session will also be devoted to ongoing initiatives in the field of energy market liberalisation with an impact on the trading of financial instruments.
The hearing will be opened by David Wright, Deputy-Director General of DG Internal Market and Services followed by presentations of three strands of technical advice requested by the Commission from securities, banking and energy regulators and experts. Three industry panels will then debate the different topics: appropriate levels of prudential regulation for commodities firms, relevant exemptions from market and conduct of business rules laid out in the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), and proposals to introduce more transparency in EU energy markets.
Registration for the Open Hearing is free for up to a maximum of 100 participants.
Registration for this hearing is now closed.