Creating the Europe-wide framework for alternative finance is the ambitious objective of the European Commission (EC) with a new legislative proposal, part of the Capital Market Union action plan approved in 2015, that is now at the assessment stage and open for comments and feedback from the interested parties, until November 27, 2017.
With the Payment Services Directive becoming a reality at the start of 2018, can we expect to see a panacea of connected services at users’ fingertips, offering best in class quotes for financial products based on actual information? Will we see firms position themselves as leaders beyond their previous borders and existence, in the digital realm with limitless data-driven possibilities? Or will we maybe see cross the board resistance and siloed architecture that prevents valuable use?
Ready to meet world class investors and entrepreneurs from both Europe and Silicon Valley? The Startup Grind BCN - SF Summit will connect Barcelona and San Francisco tech ecosystems in two days full of fireside chats, mentor sessions, investor Q+A's and networking, with some of the best serial entrepreneurs and VCs to talk about technology and entrepreneurship.
We’re excited to announce that Crowd Valley will be speaking at Future Finance 2.0 Conference in Munich, about the new role of software developers in finance and how the financial services industry is evolving.
We’re pleased to announce that Crowd Valley will be speaking at the second edition of Viva Technology, or VivaTech for short, in Paris, about peer-to-peer models in alternative finance.
We’re thrilled to announce that we are speaking at Future Tech Congress in Warsaw, Poland, on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on finance.
Since its implementation in November 2007, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) has been the cornerstone of capital markets regulation in Europe. However, since its inception, not all benefits have been fed down to the end investor as envisaged. MiFID II is aimed to address the shortcomings of the original MiFID release and has been amended with measures as a result of the lessons learned from the financial crisis.
It is with great excitement we share news of expanding our effort in France with our local team in Paris. After initial projects and collaborations in the French and continental European market, we look to expand our team on the ground as well as our partnerships.
The European Union (EU) Executive's Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Thursday, 23rd March 2017, that the Commission is considering how to regulate the expanding sector to encourage its development in Europe, while protecting consumers from risks that may emerge.