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Private risk sharing and transfer: main stakes, regulatory priorities and role for securitization

Day 3 Morning

Friday 23 February

Room :



Paul Tang
MEP - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
Public Authorities
Fausto Parente
Executive Director - European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)
Jon Relleen
Director of Infrastructure & Exchanges - Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Rupert Schaefer
Chief Executive Director Strategy, Policy and Control - Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, Germany (BaFin)
Industry Representatives
Cecile Nagel
Global Head of Corporate Trust - BNY Mellon
Vincent Remay
Advisor to the Chairman - Tradition
Other stakeholder & expert
Alexander Batchvarov
Managing Director and Head of International Structured Finance Research - Bank of America Merryl Lynch


The securitisation market in the EU falls significantly below its potential, lagging other economies when measured against GDP. Such underdevelopment adversely impacts EU bank lending capabilities. Leveraging securitization as a capital management tool can address the challenges posed by the EU economy’s investment needs in digitalization and decarbonization, allowing banks to recycle existing regulatory capital into new lending.

Securitization is essential for enhancing EU banks’ global competitiveness and supporting the banking system against possible periods of stress due to domestic asymmetric shocks. In the context of the Capital Market Union project, securitization should contribute to creating attractive investable capital market instruments, representing varied levels of risk and underlying assets.

The implicit neglect of the benefits of securitisation, combined with inappropriate regulatory frameworks, lead to a dearth of investors. Many policymakers and market participants believe that addressing critical flaws in securitization can unleash its full potential without jeopardizing holders. To tackle these issues, various initiatives from European Supervisory Authorities, the EU Commission, and the EU Parliament have propelled the EU securitization framework into the spotlight.

However, addressing these challenges requires more than just technical adjustments. Building a strong consensus on the risks of securitization and implementing appropriate regulatory measures are essential to mitigate concerns stemming from the lingering stigma of the financial crisis.

This session aims to discuss securitisation challenges and highlight the need for a political consensus and impetus within the EU.

Points of discussion

  1. What is the expected economic added value of securitisation notably as market finance instruments?
  2. What are the main impediments to the take-off of the securitisation market in the EU the policy priorities in the EU to foster it?