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AFME Supports UK Government’s Reforms Allowing Flexibility in Investment Research Payments

(IN BRIEF) The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has welcomed the UK Government’s Mansion House reforms, particularly the optionality provided for paying for investment research. The reforms allow clients to choose how they pay for research, whether bundled … Read the full press release

Financial Markets Association Urges Balanced Approach in Sustainability Due Diligence Directive Talks

(IN BRIEF) The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has released a position paper urging negotiators to address important issues in the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) proposal. As trilogue negotiations take place, AFME calls for a practical … Read the full press release

Simon Lewis of AFME on Bank of England’s announcement that EU27 banks can operate in post-Brexit UK

LONDON, 22-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Commenting on the Bank of England’s announcement today, Simon Lewis, Chief Executive of AFME, said: “We welcome the Prudential Regulatory Authority’s confirmation that EU27 banks will be able to continue to operate their wholesale business through their … Read the full press release

AFME comments on the European Commission’s report on the functioning of European Corporate Bond Markets

LONDON, 21-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the publication today of the report by the European Commission’s Expert Group on the functioning of European Corporate Bond Markets, Victoria Webster, Director of Fixed Income at AFME, said: “The uniqueness of this report … Read the full press release

AFME Chief Executive Simon Lewis on new proposals for EU Prospectus regime

LONDON, 1-12-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Commenting on the publication of the draft Prospectus Regulation today, Simon Lewis, Chief Executive of AFME, said: “We welcome this draft proposal as it represents an important first step towards meeting the objectives set out … Read the full press release

AFME: EU SMEs have access to nearly twice the amount of funding as their US counterparts, yet bank loans remain the most common form of SME finance in Europe

AFME releases first pan-EU guide on raising finance for Europe’s SMEs Europe’s SMEs are finding it difficult to raise equity capital and there is a significant lack of awareness about the funding options available to them; AFME has released the first … Read the full press release