Academic Initatives


Special Issue: The Future of Financial Services in the EU

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance

Guest Editors:
Rodrigo Zepeda, Managing Director, Storm-7 Consulting, UK
Dr Pierre de Gioia-Carabellese, Heriot Watt University, UK

The Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance requests submissions for a special issue devoted to the future of financial services in the EU.

The Eurozone crisis, billions of Euros paid in Greek bailout monies in 2010, 2012, and 2015; anti-austerity protests; and the 2010 to 2014 Portuguese financial crisis, are just a few of the events that have raised old debates pitting collectivism and the EU state against national Member State democratic accountability. Set against this highly politicised backdrop, thousands of banks, financial services firms, and small and medium-sized enterprises throughout the EU have been subjected to wave upon wave of comprehensive, onerous and costly regulatory developments. These include the Short Selling Regulation; the Payment Accounts Directive; the Electronic Money Directive; the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive; UCITS V; the European Market Infrastructure Directive; the Prospectus Directive; the Capital Requirements Directive IV; the Recovery and Resolution Directive; the Markets in Financial Instruments Directives I and II; the Market Abuse Regulation; the Transparency Directive; and the Capital Markets Union Action Plan. Is it the case that EU centralisation, directives and regulations have finally trumped notions of subsidiarity? Is the harmonisation of financial services in the EU finally coming together, or will it finally come undone?

For this special issue we are interested in papers that critique the post-crisis EU financial regulatory framework and address the future of financial services in the EU. We would welcome views, commentary, and analysis from policy makers, practitioners, academics, and other authors on any of these broad areas:

(1) Current and future European financial services regulation and supervision frameworks and practices.
(2) The move towards more responsibility and competitiveness in European financial services.
(3) International competitiveness in financial services.
(4) More transparent, responsible, and consumer-friendly EU financial systems.
(5) Legislative interpretation, observation, and critique of current and future European financial services Directives and Regulations, e.g. MiFID II, Market Abuse Directive, Transparency Directive, the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive, the Capital Markets Union Action Plan. 
(6) Macro or micro level analysis of the financial, economic, or social impact of regulatory developments in European financial services.

Articles of 3,000-8,000 words for consideration for publication should be submitted via the journal's online system at by 31st of July  2016. All articles will be double blind reviewed and open to scrutiny and approval of the editor. 

For further information, please contact the corresponding editor of the Special Issue:
Rodrigo Zepeda
Managing Director
Storm-7 Consulting Limited

Full information for authors and further details regarding the journal are available at: jfrc.htm

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