• About AFME
  • Industry Facts and Figures
  • Reports and Consultation Responses
  • News and Press Releases
  • Conferences and Events

AFME’s Public Policy and Advocacy division concentrates its advocacy efforts on regulatory and legislative reform proposals that impact our member firms. The division examines intelligence on the political and regulatory landscape and facilitates an open dialogue between the financial industry and regulatory bodies across Europe. The division ensures that key messages and the industry’s view on proposed legislations are appropriately delivered to regulators and officials.

European Public Policy Committee (EPPC)
The committee provides insights, advocacy engagements and targeted outreach to European officials, including officials from the European Commission, European Parliament, and Ministries of Finance in member states, across the full range of issues relevant to our member firms.
Key priorities are:

  • Ensure a level playing field across Europe.
  • Promote a thriving and liquid marketplace that enables wide participation and brings real benefit to the European economy.
  • Advise regulatory officials in how to continue strengthening the markets while at the same time reducing systemic risk
  • Assess public mood and changing the perception of the industry
  • Address regulatory differences and disputes between European countries
  • Welcome a closer dialogue between regulatory bodies, policy makers and market participants in order to work towards common objectives

Current EPPC dossiers include:

  • Capital Requirement Directive 4 and Basel 3 reforms
  • Crisis Management
  • Review of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID)
  • Short Selling
  • European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
  • Taxation and Foreign Account Tax Compliant Act (FATCA)
  • Legal Entity Identifier
  • Credit Rating Agencies (CRA 3)

Latest News



Public Policy and Advocacy division

Gerry Cross

Managing Director


+32 (0)2 401 8715

Stefano Mazzocchi



+32 (0)2 401 8716

Pedro Pinto



+32 (0)2 401 8725

Pablo Portugal



+32 (0)2 401 8723

Giovanni Campi



+32 (0)2 401 8728

Stevi Iosif



+32 (0)2 401 8727

  • EPPC members

    Dominique Graber, BNP Paribas, Co-Chair
    Martine Doyon, Goldman Sachs, Co-Chair
    Daniela Marilungo, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    Umar Ahmed, Bank of New York Mellon
    Peter Gordon, Barclays Capital
    Javier Arias, BBVA
    Alan Houmann, Citi
    Nina Schindler, Commerzbank
    Noémie Francheterre, Credit Agricole
    Lisa Rabbe, Credit Suisse
    Marten Wierup, Danske Bank
    Hans-Dieter Holtzmann, Deutsche Bank
    Ed Wells, HSBC Bank plc
    Jeroen Groothuis, ING Bank
    Francesca Passamonti, Intesa Sanpaolo
    Richard Kaye, J.P.Morgan
    Kees Diepstraten, Lloyds Banking Group
    Bennet Strang, Morgan Stanley
    Michael Jefferson, Nomura
    Maria Stolpe, Nordea Investment Management
    Alex Dawtrey, Royal Bank of Scotland
    Antonio Hilario Garcia Del Riego, Santander
    Hugues Saillard, Societe Generale
    James Ross, Standard Bank
    Edward Bowles, Standard Chartered Bank
    Andrew Bell, UBS
    Costanza Bufalini, UniCredit

Copyright © 2009, 2010, 2011,2012 AFME. All rights reserved.
Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use