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AFME Annual Review

Annual Review 2019: 

The 2019 Annual Review details the past year’s achievements and looks ahead to the challenges of 2020. The review includes a message from AFME’s Chairman:

"As we reflect on AFME’s work during the last year it is also an important moment to take stock more generally on the development of Europe’s banking and capital markets, and on the significant global forces driving change within wholesale finance."

"While there has been strong and steady progress on creating an integrated banking and  capital  market  in  Europe  in  recent  years,  there  is  still much  more  to  do. At this moment  of significant political change, with  new  leadership  at  the  European Commission, European Council and European Central Bank we will continue to make the case for reducing fragmentation within Europe’s financial markets".

Annual Review 2018:

Re-wiring Europe’s Capital Markets

“Europe’s wholesale markets are operating in a time of unprecedented structural change, which will continue throughout the Brexit negotiation period and beyond. AFME is committed to working with its members through these challenging times and our role as the voice of Europe’s wholesale financial markets is more important than ever.” AFME Annual Review 2018

Annual Review 2017:

A bridge to the future of Europe's capital markets

  • “2017 has been a year of structural and political change, leaving the European capital markets industry with more questions than answers. At such a time of uncertainty, our role as a pan-European trade group could not be more important, not just to present the voice of the wholesale financial markets in Europe, but to provide a meaningful, fact-based contribution to help shape the future of our industry.” AFME Annual Review 2017

Annual Review 2016:

The changing shape of Europe's capital markets           

  • 2016’s annual review covers AFME’s post-referendum work, its continued support of the European Commission’s Capital Markets Union project and our policy positions in areas such as growth, MiFID2, securitisation, recovery and resolution, advocacy and compliance.  AFME Annual Review 2016

Annual Review 2015:

Towards a Capital Markets Union

  • 2015’s annual review covers AFME’s position on the UK’s EU referendum, its work in support of the European Commission’s Capital Markets Union project and policy position. AFME Annual Review 2015

Annual Review 2014:

Revitalising Europe’s Capital Markets

  • Covering a historic wave of new regulation for banking and the capital markets, 2014’s review includes a look at the creation of Europe’s Banking Union and the reshaping of AFME’s business model. AFME Annual Review 2014

Annual Review 2013:

Shaping the Growth Agenda

  • 2013’s review points to the challenges to economic growth in Europe and how it can be kick started.  AFME Annual Review 2013

Annual Review 2012:

Navigating the New World

  • After the intense post-crisis period, 2012 saw rule-making give way to the task of implementing reforms. AFME Annual Review 2012

"AFME’s view that capital markets are essential to fund growth is more relevant than ever. It is a view now gaining real traction among Europe’s regulatory and political communities" – Frederic Janbon, former AFME Chairman