An overview of the organisation's background.
The work AFME does and its current priorities.
Navigating the new world
Details of the AFME Board of Directors.
Details of the AFME senior management team.
Details of AFME's directors.
Details of the AFME divisions' structure and process.
Our existing members and how to join.
Current job openings at AFME.
Works on developing and implementing the International Financial Reporting Standards.
Works to help develop open markets across the EU.
Works on the commercial, legal, and regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions and the public issuance of securities.
Works to promote an efficient pan-European covered bond market by facilitating consultation with key market participants.
Works to help develop market policy and best practices for the corporate bond and loan markets.
Works to help shape market structure and the policy environment.
Works to address the regional and cross-border issues of equity-raising
transactions in Europe, the Middle East and emerging markets.
Works to help develop best practices and monitor policy and regulatory developments that could affect the FX markets.
Works to lower the costs of executing high yield debt capital market
tranactions and lobbies for the reform of corporate insolvency laws.
Works to achieve harmonisation, standardisation, and consolidation across Europe through best practice and regulation.
Works to enhance understanding of the prime services business and constructively shape the policy environment.
Works on issues relating to changes to the prudential regulatory framework.
Works with members, policymakers, and regulators on projects and initiatives at the global, EU, and national levels.
Works to monitor developments in policy and market structure that could affect the bond markets.
Works on financial markets policy issues and the development of best practices.
Works to analyse and communicate the impact of tax proposals.
Information on key issues that AFME is working on
For retail investors interested in learning about the European fixed-income market.
Useful data and other research into the financial sector.
Overviews of topical issues for the financial sector and our members' views on them.
Results from analysis carried out by AFME.
Investing in Change: A book of essays on financial reform in Europe
Links to other helpful websites.
Complete copies of AFME's responses to regulatory consultations.
In-depth analysis of financial sector reforms and other topical issues.
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The latest news and comment from AFME.
AFME in the news and at conferences.
A range of standard market documentation developed by AFME.
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Comments from AFME's experts
Monthly summary of AFME's work and other regulatory news.
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AFME comment on legal challenge to EU financial transaction tax
19 April 2013
AFME and ECBC recommendation on tap issuance
18 April 2013
AFME supports EC's call for increased capital markets role in assisting economic growth
25 March 2013
AFME comment on EU financial transaction tax
14 February 2013
AFME & SIFMA support European Council seeking free trade agreement with U.S.
12 February 2013
New report highlights European investor concerns over proposed MiFID transparency regime for fixed income
04 February 2013
Q&A on the resolution of G-Sifis
14 December 2012
AFME comment on EU appointment of ECB as European bank supervisor
13 December 2012
GFMA comment on G-SIFI Resolution paper from US FDIC and Bank of England
10 December 2012
US Treasury 'final determination' to exempt FX from central clearing under Dodd-Frank brings clarity, says GFMA's Global FX Division
16 November 2012
‘PCS’ securitisation label opens for business with senior Board appointments
14 November 2012
Bank separation rules will stifle banks’ ability to support Europe’s economic recovery, says new AFME/ISDA submission
Collateral Initiatives Coordination Forum (CICF) calls for urgent focus on collateral fluidity
07 November 2012
AFME Initial Position Paper on Banking Union Issues
18 October 2012
AFME comments on initiative by 11 EU states to introduce FTT
10 October 2012
AFME comment on Liikanen High-Level Expert Group recommendations
02 October 2012
AFME comment on EC's expanded approach to capital charges
28 September 2012
AFME appoints Eddy Wymeersch to Board
19 September 2012
AFME comment on EC's Banking Supervision proposal
12 September 2012
GFMA Publishes Best Practice Guidelines for Financial Benchmarks
10 September 2012
Proposed Financial Transaction Tax is inefficient and European Commission is seriously under-estimating the economic impact, says new report
21 June 2012
GFMA comment on the G20 Summit
20 June 2012
PCS Fact Sheet
12 June 2012
Finance Industry Launches 'PCS' Securitisation Label to Revitalise Market
The Future of Financial Reporting in the UK - Response to FREDs 46-48
30 April 2012
Proposed Solvency II rules will severely hamper investment in Europe’s securitisation sector, according to AFME’s new Securitisation Investor Survey
11 April 2012
AFME comments on the European Commission’s Green Paper on shadow banking.
19 March 2012
AFME comment on ESMA approving third country credit rating agency frameworks
15 March 2012
AFME position on FSA guidance on collateral upgrade transactions (including liquidity swaps)
29 February 2012
GFMA letter to Barnier and Geithner on extraterritoriality
17 February 2012
GFMA letter to the Basel Committee on CDR
AFME CEO Simon Lewis takes on GFMA leadership role
27 January 2012
Proposed changes to flawed deferred reporting regime for equity trades will increase costs for investors and issuers, according to new AFME study
GFMA posts provisional Legal Entity Identifiers
20 January 2012
New research on the EU's proposed financial transaction tax shows dramatic increase in costs for pension funds and businesses
17 January 2012
Joint AFME/ISDA/ICMA paper finds that the lack of sovereign collateral creates increased credit risk in financial markets
19 December 2011
AFME responds to investor concerns on High Yield disclosure with revised industry guidelines
01 December 2011
Simon Lewis responds to criticism of bank lobbying in a letter to the Financial Times
24 November 2011
AFME comment on the European Commission's proposals for Credit Rating Agencies
16 November 2011
AFME comment on today's G20 Communiqué
04 November 2011
GFMA comments on the Financial Stability Board's Policy Measures to address Systemically Important Financial Institutions
AFME comment on the European Banking Authority's announcement on the recapitalisation of Europe's banks
27 October 2011
Joint Association Letter to UK Treasury highlighting the real costs of the European Commission's proposed Financial Transaction Tax
24 October 2011
AFME comment on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive & Regulation (MiFID/MiFIR)
20 October 2011
AFME Annual Review 2010/11
12 October 2011
GFMA Global FX Division appoints Managing Director for North Amercia
Letter to Commissioner Barnier: Non-discriminatory clearing access to market infrastructure providers
30 September 2011
AFME appoints new Chairman to Securities Trading Committee
29 September 2011
AFME comment on EC's financial transaction tax proposal
28 September 2011
AFME & ICMA announce new co-operation agreement
20 September 2011
For the latest response of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) to the Basel Committee on global systemically important banks
31 August 2011
See AFME's response to the extension of short selling bans by Italy, Spain and Belgium
26 August 2011
A financial transaction tax will hamper economic growth in Europe, says AFME
17 August 2011
Letter to Commissioner Barnier on the CRD4 legislative package
20 July 2011
CRD 4: A major step forward but not without its risks, says AFME
AFME Post-Trade Tax Committee - Luxembourg letter
18 July 2011
AFME Post Trade Tax Committee - Korea letter
Global FX division announces Trade Repository partner for foreign exchange industry
11 July 2011
AFME welcomes Polish Presidency of European Union
01 July 2011
Europe needs an expanded securitisation market, says AFME chief executive
14 June 2011
AFME comment on EU financial transaction tax vote
09 June 2011
AFME calls on the European Commission to conduct a through study of the tax contribution made by the European financial sector
04 May 2011
US Treasury 'proposed determination' to exempt FX from central clearing under Dodd-Frank is the right one, says Global FX Division
29 April 2011
AFME study reveals true size of European OTC market is nearer 16% than 40%
20 April 2011
Global FX Division publishes trade repository 'request for proposal'
12 April 2011
AFME has issued a short statement commenting on the interim report from the UK's Independent Commission on Banking
11 April 2011
AFME appoints head of its new Brussels office
07 April 2011
Global FX Division expands Asian membership with Bank Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
04 April 2011
EU resolution scheme is a major step in solving 'too big to fail'
11 March 2011
AFME warns on European Parliament's decision to curb short selling of sovereign CDS
09 March 2011
Global FX division comment letter on swap record keeping and real time reporting
08 March 2011
Losing EMIR's interoperability clause will affect freedom of choice for trading firms in Europe, says AFME
28 February 2011
Supplemental letter on swap data repositories & swap record keeping & real time reporting
22 February 2011
AFME's thoughts on the Proposed Stock Exchange Mergers
14 February 2011
Global FX division comment letter on swap execution facilities
07 February 2011
MiFID Post Trade regime would reduce competition, says AFME fixed income survey
03 February 2011
AFME appoints Michael Lever as head of prudential regulation
17 January 2011
Securitisation industry supports European Central Bank move towards greater transparency
17 December 2010
GFMA letter to FSB re: Developing Criteria for Determing SIFI's
AFME comment on the National Audit Office report, Maintaining the financial stability of UK banks: Update on the support schemes
15 December 2010
See AFME's comment on the final guidelines announced today by the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS)
10 December 2010
Global FX Division establishes FX Prime Brokerage Group
03 December 2010
AFME Global FX Division to launch trade repository selection
15 November 2010
AFME comment on G20's decisions on financial regulation
12 November 2010
New global FX body names James Kemp as managing director
05 October 2010
Banks agree OTC protocol for default trades
04 October 2010
AFME publishes new proposals to secure financial stability
22 September 2010
AFME appoints Simon Lewis as Chief Executive
16 September 2010
AFME Comment on The Basel Committee's 12 September Statement
13 September 2010
The Systemic Safety Net: Pulling failing firms back from the edge
12 August 2010
AFME supports proposed SEC rules on Securitisation to increase transparency, but recommends level playing field
04 August 2010
AFME Comment on European Bank Stress Tests
23 July 2010
European Commission Short Selling Proposals - Right Intentions, Wrong Solutions
12 July 2010
AFME Statement on UK Bank Tax and Regulatory Structure
17 June 2010
AFME Comment on OFT's proposed market study into equity underwriting & associated services
10 June 2010
Proposals to halt short selling in France will prove ineffective, says AFME
03 June 2010
New Global Organisation formed to represent Foreign Exchange Industry
01 June 2010
Banks to publish share volumes traded in automated systems
24 May 2010
Comment on IMF Proposals on taxing banks
21 April 2010
Rushing Basel could stifle future economic growth, say financial services firms
20 April 2010
AFME comment on Canadian government letter to G20
16 April 2010
Bank Levies Need Global Coordination
01 April 2010
MIFID Review: Briefing Paper by AFME, APCIMS, FOA and ISDA
23 March 2010
ECB decision on Covered Bonds will increase liquidity, says AFME / ECBDA
05 March 2010
EFSA's view on the DG Markt's suggestion to categorise any client as retail for very complex products
Broad Welcome for ECB Proposals on Loan-Level Information
01 March 2010
UCITS III Change Would Expand Loan Investor Base, Says AFME
18 February 2010
AFME / EPDA Announces 2010 Executive Board
05 February 2010
AFME Statement Re: Obama Announcement of 21 January
25 January 2010
AFME / ESF Board of Directors Announces 2010 Board Members and Officers
12 January 2010
AFME Position on HMRC Bank Payroll Tax
21 December 2009
ICSA Letter Regarding Industry Consultation with the Financial Stability Board
14 December 2009
AFME Response to Pre-Budget Statement
09 December 2009
ICSA Letter on Expanded Industry Consultation with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
02 December 2009
Joint ISDA/ AFME/ BBA/ NSA Response to CESR/09-837 on Trade Repositories in the European Union
09 November 2009
SIFMA, AFME, and ASIFMA Support G20 Work to Take Stock and Assess Global Reforms, Prevent Regulatory Fragmentation, Increase FSB Transparency
06 November 2009
Association for Financial Markets in Europe (“AFME”) launches following merger of leading financial trade associations
02 November 2009
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