Brussels for Breakfast (132)

Held on Friday, July 14, 2017


  • Graham Bishop (independent consultant,

  • Conor Foley (Norton Rose Fulbright)



After a run of months dominated by member states’ domestic politics rather than financial policy, things are (I hope) quietening down for the summer. Even Greek yields are looking subdued. 

So, let’s get back to business. What’s happening at DGs ECFIN and FISMA, the ESAs, the ECB, the EP and everywhere else in Europe that the financial sector must keep an eye on? Our resident panjandrum of EU policy, Graham Bishop – consultant at large and proprietor of – will (as ever) have his views, but here’s a few of the things we’ve spotted:

  • Contrasting resolutions for Italian and Spanish banks from the Single Resolution Board;
  • The EC completing its consultation on the future of the ESAs;
  • Diverging views from the US Treasury and the ECB on how to finalise Basel III;
  • Some regulatory tidying from the EBA and FRC on how to effect the new Money Laundering regime; and
  • A hoard of official data from the Fed’s stress tests, BoE Stability Report, and EIOPA’s Solvency II report (among other places).

Joining Graham, we are pleased to welcome back Conor Foley. Conor is global head of government relations and public policy at Norton Rose Fulbright, where he acts for asset managers, banks, corporates and investment firms.

If you (or a colleague) would like to join us, would you please let us know as soon as possible by emailing or by calling the Centre on 0207 621 1056. As usual there will be coffee, tea and plenty of buns.

Sincerely yours,

Andrew Hilton

PS. Regular attendees should note the change of venue.