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Works on the development and implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards.
Works to help develop open markets across the EU.
Works to promote an efficient pan-European covered bond market by facilitating consultation with key market participants.
Works on the commercial, legal, and regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions and the public issuance of securities.
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 lower the costs of executing high yield debt capital market transactions and lobbies for the reform of corporate insolvency laws.
Works to help develop best practices and monitor policy and regulatory developments that could affect the FX markets.
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.
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Works to monitor developments in policy and market structure that could affect the bond markets.
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Investing in Change: A book of essays on financial reform in Europe
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Securitisation is a vital funding tool in Europe and a channel for borrowers to access the capital markets. Traditionally, it has contributed to funding real economy assets such as residential mortgages, auto loans and SME lending and other assets. At a time when businesses and households across the EU are experiencing difficulties in accessing finance, securitisation can improve the availability of credit, by allowing banks to free up their balance sheets for further lending. A recovery in the securitisation market should play an important role in unlocking credit markets and supporting a wider economic recovery across Europe. The European securitisation market has been significantly affected by the financial crisis and current macroeconomic volatility. Annual placed issuance levels have dropped to €80-90billion from the €450 billion of pre-crisis years (2006-2007). Moreover, investment in the market has stalled due to uncertainty and negative signaling surrounding the new set of regulatory measures. AFME has been working to revive the securitisation market in Europe with important initiatives such as the Prime Collateralised Securities (“PCS”) securitisation labelling project which identifies market best practices in terms of securitisation quality, transparency and simplicity/standardisation, leading to improved secondary market liquidity. Below you will find relevant news and documents on the subject.
11 April 2014
AFME welcomes central banks’ call for fair ABS rules
20 December 2013
AFME comments on EIOPA proposed changes to debt securitisation
17 June 2013
AFME’s Richard Hopkin discusses the state of Europe’s ABS market in Q&A for Total Securitization magazine
14 June 2013
Europe’s businesses want more flexible funding channels, says AFME’s 'Funding for Growth' report
22 April 2014
Map of direct and indirect securitisation European regulations since the crisis
17 April 2014
The impact of market behaviour unconnected to asset quality on the price volatility of securitisations from 2007-2009
14 March 2014
Securitisation Monthly Data Supplement: March 2014
11 February 2014
Covered bond versus ABS liquidity report
11 December 2013
The Economic Benefits of High Quality Securitisation to the EU Economy - Update
01 November 2013
AFME comments on proposed US risk retention rule
22 October 2013
Securitisation Monthly Data Supplement: October 2013
19 September 2013
Securitisation Monthly Data Supplement: September 2013
03 September 2013
Securitisation Data Report: Q2 2013
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