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Graham Bishop is renowned for his vision and the courage to propose radical ideas, yet ground them in a mastery of the technical details of the financial system. He has been referred to as a one-man think tank.
European Commission: His influence at the meeting point of politics, economics and finance has been recognised on many occasions - most recently when the European Commission asked him to study the attitudes of investors toward the euro area sovereign bond markets. In particular, he explored attitudes towards the potential for a “common euro area safe asset”: what characteristics should it possess and whether it would ameliorate any of the concerns expressed about the features of existing bond markets.
Graham's many pro bono activities illuminate and reinforce his Consultancy Services. His deep knowledge of Europe’s financial system is integrated with his understanding of EU economic and budgetary policy-making – whilst set within the necessary framework of democratic accountability.
He was a member of the Commission's Consultative Group on the Impact of the Euro on Capital Markets; of the Commission's Strategy Group on Financial Services; and of the Committee of Independent Experts on the preparation of the changeover to the single currency (1994/5).
This Website, as well as Graham's Consultancy Service, is designed to bring clients the direct insights that flow from Graham’s position as a leading technical analyst of economic and structural developments in the financial markets of Europe.
"Institutional investors and major financial firms now face a huge commercial challenge in Europe. The vision of political integration has entered a critical phase: ...."
"..analysis of obscure bureaucratic manoeuvrings towards fiscal union, labour mobility and tax co-ordination etc. is quite outside the comfort zone of many..."
"It is now entirely foreseeable that governments may make potentially far-reaching changes that would impact the valuation of European financial assets, as well as reforming the nature of the regulations governing key parts of the financial sector’s business".
"..So the consequences of this crisis will be historic – and will reverberate around global financial markets. The stakes for participants in European financial markets could not be higher.."
Consultancy services can take many forms: face-to-face meetings, telephone discussions, written comments, speeches, special articles, customised research projects, etc.
My highlights of the week: The European Commission’s first RRF issue was more than 10 times over-subscribed; Switzerland’s “Brexit” may turn out to be more profound than expected; Germany continues to veto EDIS. Stress-testing banks’ “greenness” may turn out to be the most powerful trigger for sustainable finance but insurers will be impacted even more severely. The SSM is stepping up “diversity” pressure on banks and Basel is consulting on the prudential treatment of crypto-assets. AFME’s conference re-iterated the calls for Banking Union and Capital Markets Union to be completed while the EBF laid out five concrete demands for clarity in the drive for the Digital Markets Act. The European Parliament completed the Committee stage with overwhelming approval on “country-by-country” tax reporting. Commissioner McGuinness assured the Irish Senate that the EU absolutely wants a good relationship with the UK but pointed out that all the implications were known five years ago!
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Commissioenr McGuinness: Opening remarks at Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU : .. it’s true to say that “Getting Brexit Done” was – and indeed is – much easier said than done. I think it is also worth noting that when it comes to the implications for Ireland and Northern Ireland, they were known 5 years ago. View Article
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