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October 14, 2021

Global | Implementing the principle of "same activity, same risk, same regulation"

The principle of “same activity, same risk, same regulation” is key to achieve a level playing field for all providers of financial services. This Economic Watch analyses this principle, with a focus on the “same risk” element, and explores proposals on how to put it into practice.

June 1, 2020

Global | From FinTech to BigTech: an evolving regulatory response

The digital transformation of financial services has opened up the market to new providers: FinTech start-ups and BigTechs. In this article, we explain how policymakers’ mindset should evolve towards a comprehensive response to ensure the financial sector remains safe, stable and open to competition.

July 9, 2019

Is there room for reform in competition law?

Competition law is under scrutiny and policy makers are leading a lively social debate over the challenges raised by digital markets. Revisions to law and enforcement will likely focus on three goals: reducing risks of under-enforcement; reassessing the notion of harm; and targeting digital markets.

January 14, 2019

Digital transformation and competition in the financial sector

Digital transformation has opened the financial services market to new kinds of providers with great disruptive potential, including big technology companies. This article explores how the scope of that integration is conditioned by regulation, data access rules and competition policy.

January 3, 2019

Digital transformation and competition in the financial sector

Digital transformation has opened the financial services market to new kinds of providers with great disruptive potential, including big technology companies. This article explores how the scope of that integration is conditioned by regulation, data access rules and competition policy.