Key issues

Key issues

AFME works with its members to represent the industry's position on the key issues facing Europe's financial markets.

Brexit

AFME has an ongoing programme of work dedicated to highlighting the impact of Brexit for pan-European capital markets.

Through our work, we seek to inform regulators and policymakers about the potential impact of Brexit on our members and their clients, with a particular focus on the importance of maintaining market efficiency and financial stability.

CMU and Growth

AFME is providing practical support for the European Commission's Capital Markets Union and Growth agenda.

Financial Transaction Tax

AFME is opposed to the FTT because of its negative impact on end users and the wider economy.

IBOR Transition

AFME is closely engaged with regulators and policymakers in the UK and the Eurozone on the issue of transitioning from IBORs (Interbank Offered Rates) to new risk-free reference rates.

Insolvency Reform

AFME is working with its members to make a positive contribution to the European insolvency reform debate.

MiFID II

AFME is working with its members following the MiFID II/MiFIR January 2018 launch. 

NPLs

AFME engages in debates concerning the levels of non-performing loans (NPLs) in Europe. We have made a number of policy submissions on prudential topics, insolvency reform, and on measures to develop deeper European secondary markets for NPLs and distressed debt.

Securitisation

AFME advocates securitisation as a vital funding tool in Europe and a channel for borrowers to access the capital markets.