The appropriate construction, and conditions for the usage, of a Consolidated Tape
Building a Capital Markets Union (CMU) serving the needs of European citizens and businesses is as ambitious as it is essential: the effort will enable pensioners and savers to share in the upside of Europe’s economic recovery. In the process, European capital markets also become more efficient and better integrated. This long-term vision is key to financing European innovation and to supporting the transition towards a more sustainable economy.
Increasing retail investors’ participation in capital markets is an essential component for building an effective CMU. EFAMA relentlessly advocates for effective disclosure rules and consumer empowerment.
EFAMA's Investment Management Forum has come to an end. This 27th edition demonstrated once again the value and importance of providing policymakers and investment managers with a platform to exchange views and debate how best to enable the investment management industry tackle some key societal challenges.
We thank your sponsors and look forward to welcoming you again next year. Save the date: 18-19 November 2022!
With European government no longer able to provide financial security to support citizens in later years, saving for retirement is key. Individuals need to save enough for retirement to ensure adequate income in old age.
EFAMA helps by raising awareness of the importance of saving for retirement and encouraging European authorities to further modernise relevant EU legislation. This includes strengthening competition in the occupational and personal pension markets, and fostering cross-border activities of pension providers and asset managers. Such legislation should seek to create economies of scale, to benefit savers.
Asset managers unleash the vast potential of sustainable finance by channelling capital into ESG investments and engaging with investee companies to improve their sustainability profile and foster long-term prosperity.
To strengthen the asset managers' role in financing the green transition, EFAMA contributes to the development and implementation of the EU Sustainable Finance agenda. This includes initiatives to fight greenwashing, increase transparency, improve the flow of ESG data and integrate sustainability in corporate governance.
To remain competitive and at the forefront of innovation, Europe must be open to cross-border flows of knowledge, ideas, capital and investment. The benefit in doing so ultimately accrues to European citizens and businesses.
While Europe rightly strives for high regulatory standards, rules need to be well calibrated, so Europe can partake in global competition on a level playing field. EFAMA's policy work consistently advocates for a dynamic regulatory environment, which enables European financial markets to remain globally competitive.
On the occasion of its annual meeting held on Friday 11 June, EFAMA’s General Meeting (GM) elected Naïm Abou-Jaoudé, CEO of CANDRIAM, as President for a two-year term, running until June
It gives me great pleasure to provide you with an overview of our activities since our Ordinary General Meeting of last year.
EFAMA has published its response to a consultation on the draft delegated act under Article 8 of the Taxonomy.
EFAMA has today published its Investment Fund Industry Fact Sheet for the first quarter of 2021, including information on owners of investment funds in Europe and their net purchases of funds during the fourth quarter of 2020.
EFAMA’s 2021 Fact Book, “Trends in European Investment Funds”, will be published at the end of June.
As in previous years, this year’s Fact Book provides an extensive analysis of key developments in the investment fund industry, inside and outside Europe.
EFAMA has published its response to the European Commission’s targeted consultation on the supervisory convergence and the Single Rule Book, focusing on three areas for improvement.
EFAMA welcomes the opportunity to provide comments to the ESMA Consultation Paper on the draft technical standards under the Benchmark Regulation. EFAMA also welcomes a number of clarifications that ESMA is providing in this Consultation since its previous Discussion Paper.
Since the publication of the Proposal for a Regulation on Benchmark setting processes, EFAMA has been in favor of moving forward with a new regulatory framework ensuring that benchmarks provided to users have in place a robust framework to minimise conflicts of interest or structural weaknesses.
EFAMA supports every efforts made to enhance financial markets regulation which reinforces the stability and the transparency of the financial system.
In that perspective, EFAMA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the ESMA consultation paper on the Draft RTS and ITS under SFTR and amendments to related EMIR RTS.
Prior to replying to the consultation, we wish to make the following general remarks
EFAMA, welcomes the opportunity to comment on the ESMA Discussion Paper (“DP”) on the trading obligation for derivatives under MiFIR.
As a principle, EFAMA supports every effort made to enhance financial market regulation which reinforces the stability of the financial system, of which MiFIR is an important part.
Prior to replying to the consultation, we wish to make the following general remarks.
EFAMA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the European Commission’s consultation envisaging the review of the EU macro-prudential policy framework. The consultation paper emphasises the review of the existing prudential framework built around the systemic nature of credit institutions and at the cornerstone of which lies the CRD/CRR, accompanied by the ESRB Regulation and the foundation of a Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) for a Banking Union, in turn revolving around the ECB.
EFAMA welcomes the opportunity to provide its comments on the Good Practices to be adopted by IOSCO for the Termination of Investment Funds. We agree that the decision to terminate a fund can have significant impact on investors in terms of the costs associated with such an action, or the ability for investors to redeem their holdings during the termination process. In this regard, even in the context of a fund’s voluntary termination, asset managers must abide by their fiduciary obligation to act in the best interest of their investors.
Better Finance and EFAMA have always been strong supporters of the “PRIIPs1 ” Key Information Document (“KID”), seeing it as a powerful instrument for retail investors to enable sound investment choices by allowing easier comparisons within a wide range of investment products. In order for this to happen, the rules defining the detailed contents of the PRIIPs KID must be correctly calibrated so that investors are given meaningful, comprehensible and comparable information.
Discover the 6 reasons why your organisation should become a member of EFAMA.
Our members enjoy significant benefits including the opportunity to shape the industry positions, get first-hand access to regulatory and political intelligence, engage with industry peers and policymakers, and take part in EFAMA events.
Our three membership categories cater to the wide range of organisations that make up and support the investment management industry in Europe.
EFAMA organised a webinar on investor education in October 2021 introducing our '5 tips to do more with your savings'.