Integration of the Securities Market Infrastructure in the European Union : Policy and Regulatory Issues

Author/Editor:

Elias G. Kazarian

Publication Date:

October 1, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper examines the impact of ongoing cross-border integration of securities market infrastructure in the European Union. In particular, it analyzes the regulatory framework that has evolved to deal with the risks associated with cross-border clearing and settlement and concludes that, due to institutionalized deficiencies, the current cross-border regulatory framework may not be adequate or effective in addressing and preventing a real cross-border crisis. The paper proposes a two-tier regulatory framework for securities infrastructure in Europe entailing the creation of a centralized "federal" European regulatory framework for regional systems, in addition to the current national regulatory framework for domestic systems.

Series:

Working Paper No. 06/241

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 1, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451865011/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2006241

Format:

Paper

Pages:

27

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