British Chamber EU’s Investment and Growth Task Force contributes to ongoing EU policy and legislative discussions related to financing Europe’s economy. The financial sector is an important driver for wealth and economic growth. The Task Force therefore supports the EU policy agenda towards affordable, sustainable and innovative financing systems. Representing various sectors of the financial industry (examples: banks, insurers, financial sector service providers), it aims to be a reliable policy partner to EU policymakers and to help ensure that financial (sector) policies add value to, and benefit, the entire ecosystem of financing growth.

Current priorities:
1. Strengthening Europe’s competitiveness through enabling cross-border financing
2. Setting right incentives to drive innovation in the (retail) financial sector
3. Fostering safe and sustainable finance
4. Unleashing the potential of technologies
 
Topics:

Capital Markets Union; Sustainable Finance; Banking Union; Brexit; Consumer Financial Services Action Plan
 

Chair: David Reed, Kreab

Vice-chairs: Julian Jacobitz, Hering Schuppener
                     Victor VanHoorn, Hume Brophy

Past events have included discussions about Taxation Policy, the Capital Markets Union, Insurance and Pensions, Asset management, Retail Financial Services. Recent speakers have included:

  • Lee Foulger, working for the Financial Conduct Authority and the then Member of Cabinet to Vice-President Dombrovskis on “Capital Markets Union”
  • Klaus Wiedner, DG FISMA in D1, Bank regulation and supervision on “Bank Regulation”
  • Sven Gentner, Head of Unit C4 - Asset Management DG FISMA on “Asset Management”
  • Ralf Jacob, Head of Unit D3 Retail financial services and payments, DG FISMA on “Retail Financial Services”
  • Brian Hayes, MEP on “Impact of Brexit on cross-border business”