The Munich Financial Center Initiative sets priorities. We pick up on current topics from the financial and real economy, prepare position papers, commission expert reports and then pass them on to the decision-makers.
"Distorted information, exclusivity obligations and lock-in effects prevent fair competitive opportunities for all market participants and harm consumers. This must be changed," says Prof. Dr. Podszun in his report for fpmi. He proposes measures to maintain competition in the digital platform economy and protect consumers and providers alike.
Tech giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook and others have enormous market power: They are able to gather billions of customer data in a split second. Their market capitalization means they dominate world markets and competition falls by the wayside. Policymakers are therefore called upon to restore a genuine market economy and fair rules of the game at both international and national levels.
On behalf of the fpmi, the Center for European Policy (cep) has examined and produced an analysis of the regulatory role of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) and the EU Commission. Cep makes ten recommendations for improving control and scrutiny of the ESAs' activities at Level 2 and Level 3. These recommendations will help ensure that the ESAs and the Commission comply with four essential principles when carrying out their regulatory work: adherence to the mandate, subsidiarity, proportionality and consistency.
This report deals with the significance of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) for corporate finance. It begins by evaluating the status quo with regard to capital market-oriented and bank-based corporate finance in Germany. The subject matter and background of the CMU are then highlighted and the CMU is subjected to a qualitative analysis. The last section of the assessment features recommendations for action derived from the analysis.