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Pilar Soler
Pilar Soler
Senior Economist
Spain

Pilar Soler was a Senior Economist at the Regulatory Unit, a role she has held since February 2015 to December 2018. Since January 2019 she moved to Regulation and Internal Control, in the Regulation unit. Her main responsibilities include monitoring all prudential bank regulations, particularly the recent Basel III reform, and their incorporation into the European legal order (through the revision of the CRR and the CRD). She also monitors the regulatory debate in relation to sovereign risk. Lastly, she follows new developments in the Capital Markets Union.

Before taking up this role Pilar worked as a senior consultant in the PwC Financial Regulation Unit, where she participated in wide variety of projects, mainly related to developing plans for bank recovery and resolution in different national banking entities.

Pilar has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Direction from the University Centre of Financial Studies (CUNEF). After receiving her degree, she took a civil service examination to become an inspector for the Bank of Spain.

Latest publications

Highlights: EU Council and Parliament reach deal on ESFS. BCBS issues Basel III monitoring report. EBA updates impact of Basel III reforms, agrees template MoU for no-deal Brexit and issues updated O-SIIs list. ESMA issues several statements for a no-deal Brexit. EMMI consults on recommendations for EONIA.
Highlights: Working group on risk-free assets consults on transition from EONIA to ESTER. ESMA consults on Central Securities Depositories Regulation. Spanish government finalises transposition of MIFID II. US Agencies approve a capital phase-in for new accounting standards.
The crisis has brought with it a notable increase in public debt in the countries affected, especially intense in the peripheral countries of the euro zone. The Greek crisis has fuelled a debate on the treatment of debt holdings in banking regulation and its consideration as a risk-free asset.