Finance & The Future of Finance

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With its ‘Future of Finance Project’ Re-Define strives to reshape the financial system in accordance with the following principles: equity, stability, sustainability, accountability and transparency.

Our position as a leading independent think tank specialising in financial regulation in Europe allows us to offer meaningful contributions to the continuous debates on economic and financial reforms. Re-Define advises governments, central banks, non-governmental organisations and other relevant policy-making actors, providing in-depth reports on diverse issues. While the detail of majority of our advice and consulting work remains by necessity confidential, Re-Define is also dedicated to improving the understanding of the general public of the financial system and its processes.

One of our key publications is the book accessible here:  The financial crisis - causes and cures 

The book aims to provide some answers to questions regarding the key causes of the economic crisis, while simultaneously offering an account of what could be done in order to prevent such crises from reoccurring.

 

Other available Re-Define publications on Finance:

Financing the Real Economy in the EU (Mar 2011)

A new global monetary system? (Jan 2011) 

FTTs: Prudential, Regulatory, Information and Fiscal Tools for the Future (English)

FTTs: Prudential, Regulatory, Information and Fiscal Tools for the Future (German)

This our testimony to the German Bundestag on the subject of Financial Transaction Taxes delivered XXXX

Financial Transaction Taxes: Tools for Progressive Taxation and Improving Market Behaviour

This policy brief shows how a differentiated regime of financial transaction taxes can be used for rasing highly progressive tax revenues, reducing excessive short-termism and addressing systemic risk.

What should the banking system look like

This policy paper sketches out what a good bank and a good banking system should like. It then reflects on policy options can can help us get from the banking systems we have to the ones we need.

A stock-take of the on going financial reform discussions

This policy brief from Re-Define is a very important contribution to the current policy discussions on financial sector reform. It lists, discusses and critiques the proposals put forward by governments in the US and Europe.

What financial reforms are needed

This policy brief written in April 2009 discusses what financial sector reforms are needed in order to bring about a system that is more stable, more competitive, fairer and that better serves the need of the real economy.

Using Financial Transaction Taxes for Fairer Burden Sharing

This note talks about how Financial Transaction Taxes can help meet some of the fiscal costs of the ongoing financial bailouts and enable a fairer burden sharing across society.

Regulating Hedge Funds

This note on Hedge Fund Regulation is a response to the European Commission Consultation written on behalf of the European Parliament.

Regulating Private Equity

This note on Private Equity Regulation is a response to the European Commission Consultation written on behalf of the European Parliament.