UK Finance and Global Counsel Release Papers on Themes Central to Capital Markets and Competitiveness Debate

UK Finance, in partnership with Global Counsel, has reportedly “developed a set of briefing papers on the key themes central to the debate around the UK’s capital markets and competitiveness more generally.”

These themes are as follows:

  • Risk and reward – risk is key to a dynamic and growing economy, and at the heart of effective capital markets. Every society needs investors willing to risk capital on economic progress. This briefing considers the balance of risk and reward in UK capital markets.
  • The regulatory agenda – over the last five years there has been a unique focus on the UK capital markets regulatory framework. On-shoring EU capital markets regulation has provided an opportunity to tailor those rules for the UK. this brief focuses on the completed and in-flight reforms enacted to boost the UK’s competitiveness and enhance our capital markets.
  • The growth escalator – this brief considers the improvements that could be made to the funding continuum for companies.
  • A missed opportunity for retail investors – this brief focuses on capital markets, the role of the retail investor and explore how industry and policy makers can create a better environment to boost retail investment in the UK.

The full briefing pack, and four individual briefs can be accessed here.

As covered, UK Finance says it is “the collective voice for the banking and finance industry, representing around 300 firms.”

Representing 300 firms, UK Finance claims they are “a center of trust, expertise, and collaboration at the heart of financial services.”

Their sector is described as being “fundamental to people’s lives, and we are proud to promote the work it is doing to support customers and businesses up and down the country.”

UK Finance explains that its goal “is to be the best financial services trade association in Europe, solving the problems of today and shaping the landscape of tomorrow.”

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