By Douglas Elliott
Cryptocurrencies and other digital assets, long a secondary issue for most governments, now sit at the top of the agenda for regulators and financial policy-makers. This attention is welcome but turning it into effective regulation will not be easy. Cryptoassets offer the possibility of better and cheaper financial services that empower individuals. However, they also pose potential risks to people and the financial system.
| Blockchain in capital markets: revolution in waiting?|
By Philip Middleton
Many aspects of capital markets ought to be crying out for a blockchain enabled transformation, but perversely the digital revolution fails to ignite. It would seem that the revolution, as far as capital markets and DLT are concerned, has been postponed for the duration.
| MEETINGS |
Managing debt sustainability and external shocks
Wednesday 4 May, Panel
This high-level panel discusses the macroeconomic impact of Covid-19, the state of public finances and debt in Latin America. It brings together leading debt management offices and investors to discuss policy considerations and lessons learned.
| ON DEMAND |
Is CBDC a necessary component of a digital capital markets infrastructure?
OMFIF’s Philip Middleton, Digital Monetary Institute chair, sits down with Denis Beau, deputy governor at Banque de France, to discuss whether central bank digital currencies are a necessary component of a digitalised capital markets infrastructure.
| Forging the path to international standards in sustainable finance|
OMFIF has joined forces with Luxembourg for Finance to consider what is required for the standardisation of sustainable finance. Taking insight from interviews with experts across the financial sector and real economy, this report explores the latest developments in taxonomy regulation and reporting frameworks.