The World Future Council and the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung are organising an international workshop on
A Mandatory Approval of Financial Instruments
September 22nd/23rd 2014
Rue du Taciturne 38
Complex financial instruments increase levels of opacity – the contrary to transparency. Next to financial institutions, financial instruments are systemically important. The desire to overcome regulation remains a significant driver of new financial instruments. The workshop will explore policies which apply the precautionary principle to financial instruments as tools to shape future regulatory reforms. We will draw lessons from history, e.g. the US mandatory approval for derivatives from 1974 to 2000, and investigate other areas such as the pharmaceutical sector.
Policy-orientated academia on this issue will be brought together to discuss key aspects with policy makers, regulators and financial sector practitioners. Please find attached a draft programme.
We kindly ask you to safe the date. A detailed invitation will follow by end of August.
With kind regards,
Policy Officer Future Finance