Is Europe Evolving Towards a US-Style Lending Model?
19 June, 2013 | (01 hr)
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EU-banks have been tightening credit supply and increasing credit prices as a result of the financial crisis and new regulation like Basel III. As a result, companies have severe difficulties in financing their investments, further deepening the crisis.
There’s now a clear trend in the EU to move away from bank financing and turn to capital market financing (bonds), just like in the US. Should this trend be supported? What are the risks for companies?
Learning points for audience:
• Impact of new bank regulation on credit supply and prices
• Pro’s and con’s of financing channels: bank credits vs. bond issuance
Kasper is a Principal at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Brussels office, specializing in the financial services industry. He advised top banks in a wide area of strategic domains, such as lending, Basel III, shared services, mortgages, paymen... Full Bio
Andrew Tank is executive director, corporate services, at The Conference Board Europe, which is based in Brussels.
Tank coordinates research projects focused on productivity, organizational effectiveness, and corporate governance in Europe... Full Bio