We appreciate the opportunity to respond to this important consultation and remain gladly at the disposal of the European Commission staff to elaborate on any of our responses.
Supervisory convergence is a core element of the Single Market and integral to removing barriers to cross-border provision of financial services. It is not enough to have a common rule book, but also the reading of those rules by supervisors and supervisory practices should converge to ensure the Single Market is not hampered by diverging interpretations and gold-plating of EU rules.
• EFAMA reiterates the European asset management industry’s strong support for the CMU project in all its dimensions. We welcome the range of initiatives, from the overarching aim of rebuilding confidence in financial markets by putting investors’ interests at the heart of the project, to the promotion of market-based financing of the economy, the development of a PEPP or the development of a comprehensive strategy on sustainable finance.