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Special Issue: The Future of Financial Services in the EU

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance

Guest Editors:
Rodrigo Zepeda, Managing Director, Storm-7 Consulting, UK
Pierdomenico De Gioia-Carabellese, Associate Professor of Business Law, Heriot Watt University, UK

The Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance requests submissions for a special issue devoted to The Future of Financial Services in the European Union (EU). 

The Eurozone crisis, billions of Euros paid in Greek bailout monies in 2010, 2012, and 2015; anti-austerity protests; the 2010 to 2014 Portuguese financial crisis; and most recently the planned British withdrawal from the EU, are just a few of the events that have raised old debates pitting collectivism and the EU state against national Member State democratic accountability. Set against this highly politicised backdrop, thousands of banks, financial services firms, and small and medium-sized enterprises throughout the EU have been subjected to wave upon wave of comprehensive, onerous and costly regulatory developments. These include the Short Selling Regulation; the Payment Accounts Directive; the Electronic Money Directive; the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive; UCITS V; the European Market Infrastructure Directive; the Prospectus Directive; the Capital Requirements Directive IV; the Recovery and Resolution Directive; the Markets in Financial Instruments Directives I and II; the Market Abuse Regulation; the Transparency Directive; and the Capital Markets Union Action Plan. Is it the case that EU centralisation, directives and regulations have finally trumped notions of subsidiarity? Is the harmonisation of financial services in the EU finally coming together, or will it finally come undone?

For this special issue we are interested in papers and short-form commentary that analyse and critique the post-crisis and post-BREXIT EU financial regulatory framework and address the future of financial services in the EU. We welcome views, commentary, and analysis from policy makers, practitioners, academics, and other authors on any of these broad areas:

(1) Current and future European financial services regulation and supervision frameworks and practices.
(2) The move towards more responsibility and competitiveness in European financial services.
(3) International competitiveness in financial services.
(4) More transparent, responsible, and consumer-friendly EU financial systems.
(5) Legislative interpretation, observation, and critique of current and future European financial services Directives and Regulations, e.g. MiFID II, Market Abuse Directive, Transparency Directive, the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive, the Capital Markets Union Action Plan. 
(6) Macro or micro level analysis of the financial, economic, or social impact of regulatory developments in European financial services. 
(7) BREXIT and the exportation of financial services, the relocation of foreign banks to the Eurozone, Passporting rights, divergence of regulatory standards, impact on financial stability, and alternative trading frameworks.
(8) BREXIT and contingency planning, BREXIT risk mitigation strategies, and the impact of BREXIT on UK regulated firms and regulatory reporting frameworks.
(9) BREXIT and the implications on derivatives trading, tax frameworks, pension schemes, UCITS managers, data protection frameworks, and cross-border insolvencies.

Articles between 3,000-8,000 words and short-form commentary between 1,000-2,000 words for consideration for publication should be submitted via Manuscript Central at by 30th September 2016. All articles will be double blind reviewed and open to scrutiny and approval of the editor. 

For further information, please contact the corresponding editor of the Special Issue:
Rodrigo Zepeda
Managing Director
Storm-7 Consulting Limited

Email: [email protected]

About the Journal

The Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance (JFRC) has been accepted in the Thomson Reuters’ Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). The ESCI was launched late 2015 as a new database within Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science™ Core Collection, in order to complement the existing Web of Science databases (the Science Citation Index Expanded, the Social Science Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index). JFRC has been accepted in the ESCI for its high quality and topical content in emerging scientific fields. As well as providing a mark of quality for the journal, inclusion in the ESCI will allow papers published in the journal to be searchable, discoverable and citable via the Web of Science.  It means that articles published in the journal will be more visible and will most likely receive a higher citation count, thus increasing authors’ H-index and influence in their field. The journal was also recently accepted by Scopus.
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