The year 2020 started under unusual circumstances: a pandemic sparked market turmoil, soaring national debt levels and budget deficits that have put European countries’ backs to the wall. Europe’s economic recovery remains up in the air, raising questions such as:
- What will Europe’s new economy look like? Will it solve the short-term economic fallout and the long-term issue of climate-neutrality?
- What lessons can Europe gain from the market turmoil induced by COVID-19? Will Europe be fragmented and will the north-south divisions amplify?
- What role are banks, insurance groups, and asset managers playing in funding the recovery?
- Will the EU recovery fund lead to eurobonds and more integration of tax and budget policies?
- Has the global pandemic opened opportunities for the capital markets union and the Banking Union, taking into account cracks in EU member states’ consensus?
With the end of the crisis nowhere in sight, the sixth edition of the Finance Summit on March 4, 2021, in Paris is the perfect occasion for European and national regulators and business leaders to debate Europe’s financial future. The event will deep dive into Europe’s (green) recovery as well as its policy agenda and important issues for Europe’s financial sector such as anti-money laundering, the influence of Big Tech, and Brexit.