About Us
The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) is the voice of Europe’s wholesale financial markets, providing expertise across a broad range of regulatory and capital markets issues. We represent the leading global and European banks and other significant capital market players. AFME’s members are the lead under- writers of 89% of European corporate and sovereign debt, and 75% of European listed equity capital issuances.

Mission Statement

We advocate for deep, integrated, and sustainable capital markets which serve the needs of companies and investors, supporting economic growth and benefiting society.

Strategy Statement

AFME works to promote a robust, connected and competitive financial system, in the EU, UK and globally.

  • Advocating for deep and liquid secondary markets. Placing greater focus on the role of well-functioning, diverse and competitive secondary market eco-systems, to build a highly liquid, market-based funding capacity, which can support businesses in raising funds and cost-efficient transactions for investors.
  • Pursuing changes that enable the green and digital transformations Europe needs. The scale of the transitions economies need to undertake demands large-scale mobilisations of capital. Policy makers can help to create the right conditions across Europe’s capital markets so that businesses and investors can benefit from technological developments and decarbonise supply chains.
  • Supporting the completion of the Banking Union and Capital Markets Union. These have the potential to improve financial stability, ensure alternative funding sources are available to finance economic recovery & transformation independently of the economic cycle, and aid in reducing the costs of local ring-fencing facing EU banks.
  • Ensuring, in the EU and the UK, the connectivity of financial markets to the rest of the world. Open, competitive, resilient financial systems thrive, and improve stability through the development of integrated global markets, enabling the provision of efficient services to end-users. Regulatory fragmentation undermines the benefits that come with cooperation and coordination across

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