Who can join AFME?
Can individuals join?
How do I become a member?
What are the membership criteria?
What is the difference between Full and
How are subsidiaries of and business lines
within the parent company of a member treated?
What are your subscription rates?
What is your membership year?
Can I cancel my membership?
Will you post my publications on your website or
distribute them to members?
Will AFME endorse products and services of full
or associate members?
Will I be able to appear as a speaker at
conferences and events?
What is the Global Financial Markets
Membership is open to participants in the
wholesale financial markets.
No - only corporations, partnerships, and other
commercial entities are eligible for AFME membership.
Download our Membership Application Form, complete it, then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it
to: AFME Membership, St Michael's House, 1 George Yard, London EC3V
9DH. Applications are reviewed for eligibility and approved by a
AFME has two categories of membership - full and
associate. To be eligible for full membership, your firm must be a
financial institution such as a bank, corporate finance advisor, or
other financial institution deemed appropriate by the AFME Board.
All others are eligible for associate membership.
Full members can participate in the full range of
AFME activities. Associate members tend to have narrower or more
focused interests, and are eligible to participate in the Leveraged
Finance and Securitisation divisions plus other selected division
A subsidiary that would meet the criteria for
full membership if it were a separate entity will be eligible to
participate under the parent company's full membership. Those that
do not meet the criteria are invited to apply to become associate
Our subscription rates begin at £2,500 per
annum, but vary according to the membership category (full or
associate), the size of your firm, the scope of its operations, and
the level of participation. We would be happy to provide you with a
quote over the telephone or upon completion of a written application.
Our membership year runs from 1 November through
31 October. A pro rata rate will apply if you join
Membership can be cancelled by giving us six
months' written notice. Subscriptions are not refundable.
Our main objective is to serve as a unified
industry voice. Consequently, we rarely distribute materials that
come from individual members. We occasionally make exceptions to
this policy for material that furthers the objectives of the
association. We encourage you to contact us if you would like us to
consider posting (or linking to) something that would be of
interest to our members.
AFME does not endorse member products or
Our primary objective is to ensure we have the
most qualified speakers to cover topics at our conferences. Our
members are among the best-informed in their areas of expertise, so
we do frequently use them on panels and for presentations. If you
are interested in speaking at a conference or appearing on a panel,
please contact the head of the particular division or our
conference department about upcoming events. Visit the events section to find out what we
The GFMA unifies regional perspectives into a
global voice and co-ordinates the activities of its members. AFME
is a partner in a global alliance with the Asian Securities
Industry and Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) and the
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) in the U.S.
Each of these trade bodies is an independent, autonomous,
self-funded, and self-governed entity that is a member of the
See the Member
Benefits page to find out more about the benefits available