25 11, 2021

Video: Brexit Is Dimming the Lights of the City of London

By |2021-12-03T09:29:49+00:00November 25th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Trade & Financial services, Video|Tags: , , , , |

In this  Federal Trust video, our Council member Graham Bishop argues that the current controversy over central counterparties (CCPs) is symbolic of the difficulties facing the City of London after Brexit. The City will not lose its dominant position in this sector overnight, but the EU sees building up its [...]

19 04, 2021

Video: Brexit and the City of London: April 2021 Update

By |2021-04-19T14:45:31+00:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Brexit, Trade, Trade & Financial services, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Our Council member Graham Bishop provides an update on the Brexit 'hit' to the City of London, following his recent and well-received blog and video conversation with the Director of the Federal Trust, Brendan Donnelly, on "Brexit: Ending the City’s Dominance of European Finance?". In this April video update, he [...]

29 09, 2020

In search of equivalence – why “no-deal” would be bad for the financial sector, on both sides of the channel

By |2020-10-09T10:52:12+00:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With the deadline for a deal being reached now centring around the 15th October European Council meeting, there are some signs of greater willingness to compromise on the two major issues of fishing rights and state aid.  If that is so it may also pave the way to making progress [...]

8 07, 2020

The financial sector after the transition period – will it get a meaningful equivalence?

By |2020-07-08T11:22:12+00:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Brexit, Europe, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , |

The first of the newly scheduled  weekly talks between the UK and EU teams on a trade deal by the end of the transition period  (31st December 2020) finished early last week, sending warning signals to those hoping for some breakthrough.  Time is running out. Prime Minister Johnson has rejected [...]

14 02, 2020

Negotiating with a bloc seven times your size: Clash no 1 – Financial Services

By |2020-06-23T15:53:46+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Europe, Trade, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , |

The UK has the same rules as the EU at this instant – but EU rules are evolving continuously under the pressure of technological change. The main Directive about trading securities is about to be examined later this year – as part of the normal review cycle. The UK will [...]

14 01, 2020

So you think the banking crisis is over? Sorry to spoil your New Year!

By |2020-05-05T08:18:04+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Views from the Federal Trust|Tags: , |

by Graham BishopConsultant on EU integration;Founder of grahambishop.com 14th January 2020 This article was first published on Euractiv Having watched many crises brew up during my decades in the financial markets, there are now some eerie parallels with earlier cycles that are increasingly concerning. Policymakers say they have learnt the [...]

25 10, 2018

Hard Brexit: Passport to Nowhere for British Services

By |2020-07-02T08:40:21+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Brexit, Reports & Policy Briefs, Trade & Financial services|Tags: , , |

Hard Brexit: Passport to Nowhere for British Services With grateful thanks for assistance from E.Piciocchi, J.Kuozas & E.Manias.   October 2018 “We're on a road to nowhere Come on inside Taking that ride to nowhere We'll take that ride... ....They can tell you what to do But they'll make a [...]

13 04, 2018

EU capital market union positions to deliver financial services post-Brexit

By |2020-05-04T09:48:19+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , |

By Bob Savic, Senior Research Fellow, Global Policy Institute and Corporate Advisory Partner with Petersburg Capital LLP 13th April 2018 As Theresa May’s Conservative government and the European Union prepare negotiating positions for a future post-Brexit relationship, the UK’s financial services trade with the EU’s Single Market looks set to [...]

23 05, 2017

Conference Report “The City and Brexit”

By |2020-05-04T09:52:09+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Brexit|Tags: , , , |

Joint event by the Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute The City and Brexit - British and German perspectives 16th May 2017 Conference Report   CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE REPORT IN PDF FORMAT   Introduction In the second of its series of post-Brexit referendum discussions, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, [...]

10 04, 2017

The City and Brexit – British and German perspectives

By |2020-05-04T14:38:06+00:00April 10th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Brexit|Tags: , , |

The City and Brexit - British and German perspectives 16th May 2017   Panellists: Nicky Edwards Independent financial services consultant on Brexit; Associate of Brexit Exchange Nicolas Maclean Commentator on financial services issues member of our Council Gergely Polner Head of Europe Public Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank   CONFERENCE REPORT: [...]

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