Responding to the European Commission’s Retail Investment Strategy, published today, Jacqueline Mills, Managing Director of Advocacy at the Association for Financial Markets (AFME), said:
“AFME supports initiatives which encourage further retail participation in European capital markets. Retail participation plays a key role in advancing the Capital Markets Union. We are also supportive of the key CMU goal to make the European Union a more attractive place for individuals to save and invest long-term.
“It is important that policy proposals are carefully considered so that they support retail investors, as well as the broader wholesale capital markets, which provide the supply of equities, bonds and other asset classes that are marketed to retail. It is also important that future regulation be proportionate and keep the EU competitive with other global capital markets.”
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