The Compliance division is led by the AFME Compliance Committee, which comprises EMEA heads of compliance from AFME members.
The Committee provides input to a range of initiatives, with responsibility for leading work on areas such as Conduct of Business, Data Protection and Financial Crime issues. This includes matters relating to firms' relationships with European and national regulatory authorities.
The Compliance Committee’s current priorities focus on a number of key areas including:
- Market Conduct, Culture and Accountability, including Corporate Governance, Whistleblower Protection, Competition Law, Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), Investor Protection, Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and Surveillance
- Data Protection and e-Privacy
- Financial Crime, including Anti-Money Laundering, Tax Evasion, Sanctions and Bribery