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Public Policy and Advocacy

The Public policy and advocacy division concentrates its advocacy efforts on regulatory and legislative reform proposals that impact our member firms.

Recent positions and documents

The division develops and leads implementation of advocacy strategies targeting all key European decision-makers, both at EU and at national level, and aimed at ensuring that AFME’s views and priorities are considered and reflected in legislative and regulatory processes. Also, the division plays a central role in establishing, nurturing, expanding the relationships with key actors and stakeholders. It examines intelligence on the political and regulatory landscape and facilitates an open dialogue between the financial industry and regulatory bodies across Europe. The division ensures that key AFME messages on proposed legislations are delivered to regulators and officials in appropriate, effective and coherent manner, taking account of the wider political agenda, objectives and landscape.

European Public Policy Committee (EPPC)

EPPC's objective

The committee provides insights, advocacy engagements and targeted outreach to European officials, including officials from the European Commission, European Parliament, Ministries of Finance in Member States, the European Supervisory Authorities and the Single Supervisory Mechanism, across the full range of issues relevant to our member firms.

Key priorities

  • Ensure a level playing field across Europe.
  • Promote a thriving and liquid marketplace that enables wide participation and brings real benefit to the European economy.
  • Advise regulatory officials on how to continue strengthening the markets while at the same time reducing systemic risk
  • Assess public mood and changing the perception of the industry
  • Address regulatory differences and disputes between European countries
  • Welcome a closer dialogue between regulatory bodies, policy makers and market participants in order to work towards common objectives

Current EPPC dossiers include:

  • Crisis Management and Resolution
  • STS securitisation
  • MiFID II
  • Prospectus Directive
  • NSFR and leverage ratio
  • Basel reforms
  • Insolvency reforms
  • Capital Markets Union
  • Cumulative Impact Assessment
  • Bank Structural Reform

Stefano Mazzocchi

Managing Director

+32 (0) 2 788 3972

Pablo Portugal

Managing Director, Advocacy

+32 (0)2 788 3974

Pedro Pinto


+32 (0)2 788 3973