The European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) held itsAcademic conference on the 1st of June 2015 at the European Parliament. The event was kindly hosted by Costas MAVRIDES, Member of the European Parliament.
Key messages :
H. Groeneveld: 'Return on Equity of Co-operative Banks is better than other banks'
D. llewellyn: 'Stakeholders values banks focus more explicitly on the interests of customers'
F. Lang: 'Co-operative banks are of particular importance for SMEs' financing'
G. Caselli: 'It's beneficial for financial stability to have a biodiversity in European banking'
>> Background Documents
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>> Speakers' Contributions
Hans Groeneveld, Professor Financial Services Co-operatives, TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg University, and Rabobank, the Netherlands.
David Llewellyn, Professor at Loghborough University
- 'The role of cooperative banks and smaller institutions for the financing of SMEs and small midcaps in Europe'
F. Lang, Research & Market analysis, European Investment Fund
- 'Monetary policy, bank risk taking & financial stability: The role of 'biodiversity' in European banking'
==> Full Paper: HERE