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Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Integrating Europe's Financial Markets »

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066236.071

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

By and large, EU financial integration has been a success story. Still, the reform agenda is far from finished. What are the remaining challenges? What are the gains of closer financial market integration? This IMF...

1 Toward a Single Financial Market

1 Toward a Single Financial Market »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

Europe has made considerable progress in integrating its financial markets. 1 In the 1957 Treaty of Rome, the founding fathers of the European Union (EU) set out to create a commo...

2 Key Concepts, Benefits, and Risks

2 Key Concepts, Benefits, and Risks »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter provides a bird’s-eye view of financial integration from a conceptual standpoint and also outlines its potential risks and benefits. At a very broad level, the integration of financial markets i...

3 Current State of Play

3 Current State of Play »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter reviews the current state of financial integration in the European Union, with a particular focus on the interplay among integration policies, the architecture of financial markets, and actual p...

4 Comparing Europe and the United States

4 Comparing Europe and the United States »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter analyzes differences in efficiency and competition between EU and U.S. banks and puts these differences in the context of historical developments and market structures. 1...

5 Equity Market Integration

5 Equity Market Integration »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter reviews the progress made in integrating Europe’s equity markets. As noted in Chapter 3, it is more difficult to discern trends in the integration of equity markets than in other markets, in par...

6 Risk Profiles of Financial Institutions

6 Risk Profiles of Financial Institutions »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter 1 explores the impact of financial integration on system-wide risk profiles of publicly traded European financial institutions. The chapter provides an overview of in...

7 Internationally Active Large Banking Groups

7 Internationally Active Large Banking Groups »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter 1 focuses on the international diversification of and associated risks for the 12 most internationally active large banking groups (ILBGs) in the European Union. The...

8 Bank Business Correlations

8 Bank Business Correlations »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter 1 investigates bank business correlations within individual countries and across countries in Europe. In doing so, it seeks to disentangle the relative importance of...

9 Assessing Current Prudential Arrangements

9 Assessing Current Prudential Arrangements »

Source: Integrating Europe's Financial Markets

Series: Books

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , Wim Fonteyne , and Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2007

ISBN: 9781589066236

Keywords: financial markets, financial institutions, financial services

This chapter analyzes regulatory and supervisory frameworks in the European Union, building on assessments carried out under the IMF-World Bank Financial Sector Assessment Program(FSAP). 1...