The Rates division monitors developments in regulation, policy and market structure that affect the rates markets and formulates industry-wide responses to these developments. The division aims to build consensus within the industry and acts as a bridge between financial market participants and policymakers. AFME advocates with relevant stakeholders in the European debt markets, including instutions such as the European Commission, the European Central Bank, ESMA, European sovereign debt management offices and ministries of Finance.
The Global Rates Board sets global strategy and priorities on the broader issues that have an impact across the spectrum of rates products. The European Primary Dealers sub-committee addresses developments affecting the European government bond market specifically.