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Asking questions – seeking answers: Commission launches public consultations on derivatives and short selling
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14/06/2010 00:00:00

In order to move swiftly with the necessary reforms to ensure a safe and stable financial system in Europe, the European Commission has launched two consultations in the area of financial services. One consultation focuses on possible measures to enhance the resilience of derivatives markets. The other consults on options to be considered for a future proposal that would deal with potential risks arising from short selling and credit default swaps.

Members of the public and organisations are invited to participate in both consultations.

    Consultation on derivatives

    The purpose is to consult on the measures aimed at enhancing the resilience of derivatives markets and market infrastructures. Contributions are particularly sought from representatives of member states' authorities, central counterparties, credit institutions, investment firms, fund managers, insurance companies, non-financial firms and investors (including consumers).

    Frequently asked questions: Memo/10/256

    Consultation: deadline for submitting responses is 9 July 2010

    Consultation on short selling

    The purpose is to consult market participants, governments, regulators and other stakeholders on possible provisions to be considered in a forthcoming Commission proposal for stand alone legislation dealing with potential risks arising from short selling.

    Frequently asked questions: Memo/10/255

    Consultation: deadline for responses 12 July 2010

     

    For more information, please contact the London press office on 020 7973 1971.

    Please note: all amounts expressed in sterling are for information purposes only.

    Last update: 30/10/2010  |Top