AFME is the industry voice of wholesale financial institutions at European level. We advocate for deep and integrated European capital markets which serve the needs of companies and investors, supporting economic growth and benefitting society. Central to our mission is engagement with European policymakers and regulators. We have over 175 members with operations in 30 European countries, which include universal, investment and regional banks, but also other capital markets participants including law firms and rating agencies, accounting firms, and technology firms or consultancies with a strong focus on fintech. Members take part in our policy and product committees which produce 100+ consultation responses, briefing notes and reports annually.
AFME has an annual portfolio of 30 events focused on delivering high quality content on thought leadership, including key EU and UK regulatory developments and policy trends. Combined, these attract over 250 leading speakers and 5,000 delegates with events held throughout major centres including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Madrid and Paris. Events range from round tables featuring leading industry figures; to targeted conferences in specialist areas such as technology/fintech and operations, sustainable finance, compliance and legal, securitisation, high yield, and government bonds, as well as country-specific events.