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)

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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

    Richard Kaye, J.P.Morgan, Co-Chair
    Jan-Willem Blok, ABN AMRO
    Daniela Marilungo, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    Umar Ahmed, Bank of New York Mellon
    Mitchell Coen, Barclays Capital
    Javier Arias, BBVA
    Dominique Graber, BNP Paribas
    Catherine Davidson, Citi
    Anne Pouchous, Credit Agricole
    Lisa Rabbe, Credit Suisse
    Julia Staunig, Danske Bank
    Jenny Cosco, Goldman Sachs
    Simon Jowers, HSBC Bank plc
    David Hiscock, ICMA
    Henk Huisman, ING Bank Belgium SA
    Francesca Passamonti, Intesa Sanpaolo
    Rob Hailey, Lloyds Banking Group
    Clare Curtis, Macquarie
    Nick Miller, Morgan Stanley
    Richard Wainer, Nationwide Building Society
    Michael Jefferson, Nomura
    Bill Eldridge, Royal Bank of Scotland
    Antonio Hilario Garcia Del Riego, Santander
    Hugues Saillard, Societe Generale
    Robert Harding, Standard Chartered Bank
    Andrew Bell, UBS
    Costanza Bufalini, UniCredit
    Gary Fletcher, Yorkshire Bank

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