Energy Risk Europe: regulators need to differentiate between banks and non-banks

Regulators should be wary about applying financial market regulation to all end-users, warn panellists

A bucket of white paint and a brush

Regulators should think hard about applying regulation meant to address problems in the banking sector to non-financial firms, participants in the energy sector have warned.

Speaking at a regulatory round table at the Energy Risk Europe conference in London yesterday, panellists stressed there were fundamental differences between the banking sector and other non-financial firms – and argued that regulators should ensure these differences are taken into account when drawing up reform measures

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