The appropriate construction, and conditions for the usage, of a Consolidated Tape
In the modern economy, data is increasingly becoming a strategic asset. This is particularly true for the asset management industry, where data forms the backbone of the daily activities and internal processes necessary to guarantee best practices in portfolio management.
Asset managers are major users of a variety of data, including market data, index data and, increasingly, ESG data. EFAMA advocates for, and seeks to support members’ access to, high-quality, standardised and comparable data at a fair price. EFAMA also encourages the creation of a well-structured, reasonably priced consolidated tape fed by all trading venues and systematic internalisers for all financial instruments.
EFAMA supports the European Commission's initiative to establish the European Single Access Point. We see it as a unique opportunity for the Capital Markets Union to centralise all publicly available ESG and financial transparency information data in one place.
EFAMA supports the initiatives launched by IOSCO and other regulators (e.g. ESMA, FCA, SEC) to analyse and address the significant issues concerning market data in the secondary equity market.
EFAMA has released its 2021 industry Fact Book.
The 2021 Fact Book provides an in-depth analysis of trends in the European fund industry, an extensive overview of the regulatory developments across 29 European countries and a wealth of data.
A key purpose of the financial system is to allocate capital and risk in a manner that supports sustainable economic development and growth, including through the provision of financing, investment and hedging products. Financial benchmarks/indices are fundamental to the functioning of financial markets and are widely used in both retail and wholesale markets. In particular, benchmarks are a valuable tool helping market participants to set prices, measure performances, or work out amounts payable under financial contracts or instruments.
The report looks at the major trends in the ESG UCITS market, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and the behaviour of ESG and non-ESG funds.
The report aims to provide a unique and comprehensive set of facts and figures on the state of the industry at the end of 2018 but also to highlight the fundamental role of asset managers in the financial system and wider economy.