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Debates
Monday, 15 April 2019 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Prudential supervision of investment firms (Directive) - Prudential requirements of investment firms (Regulation) (debate)
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  Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the Commission. – Madam President, I would like to thank the honourable Members for this discussion and for the different points raised. The discussion shows that reform is welcome. Greater proportionality should help European investment firms prosper and drive more efficient capital markets for the benefit of savers, households and businesses.

Keeping some investment firms in the existing prudential framework, alongside banks, makes sense when these exhibit bank—like business models and risk features. An open but tightened equivalence regime for investment services adds value and choice for EU clients, while ensuring a level playing field for EU firms and avoiding the Union becoming excessively reliant on firms based in third countries for the provision of some key investment services, notably in the evolving context of Brexit.

I have taken good note of several of your remarks where further changes could have been considered. The new regime provides for an adequate implementation and phase-in period with the possibility to review the provisions in a few years’ time. I count on your continued support to ensure that the aims of the revised rules are achieved.

 
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