CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organisation is a champion for ethical behaviour in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has nearly 152,000 members in 163 countries and territories, including 145,000 CFA charterholders, and 148 member societies. For more information, visit


European Banking Federation

The European Banking Federation, EBF was established in 1960. The EBF is the voice of Europe’s banking sector in all regulatory debates at European and global level. It represents 32 national banking Associations (in EU and EFTA countries) representing 3500 banks and about two million employees. The EBF acts as a forum, where members’ initiatives are proposed and debated, as well as a dialogue partner with European institutions regarding legislation in the banking sphere, with the aim of ensuring that the experience and the views of banks are taken into consideration in the shaping of relevant policies. The European Banking Federation aims to achieve the single market in financial services.

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AFME works on behalf of members to advocate for stable, competitive, sustainable capital markets. AFME advocates for deep and integrated European capital markets which serve the needs of companies and investors, supporting economic growth and benefiting society.

As the voice of all Europe’s wholesale financial markets, providing expertise across a broad range of regulatory and capital markets issues, AFME aims to act as a bridge between market participants and policy makers across Europe, drawing on its strong and long-standing relationships, its technical knowledge and fact-based work.

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Institut Montaigne

Since its creation in 2000, Institut Montaigne has been developing concrete proposals for rendering public action more efficient, strengthening our social cohesion, improving competitiveness and consolidating France’s public finances. Their work is the result of a rigorous, critical and open method of analysis based on international comparisons, and is addressed at economic and political players as well as government bodies. Institut Montaigne brings together business leaders, senior civil servants, academics, civil society and contributors from a wide range of backgrounds. 



Af2i is the French Association of Institutional Investors, created in 2002 to represent the different families of institutional investors (insurance companies, pension institutions, foundations, corporate, special public or private institutions, to promote institutional asset management techniques and to organize training and transmission of best practices. Af2i also wishes to defend the interests of its members in France and in Europe. Each year, the association produces a survey on institutional investment and assets. Af2i gathers 80 major institutional investors as Members representing more than 2 trillion € of assets under management and 75 financial service providers (asset management, brokers, credit rating agencies…) as Associate Members. Therefore, Af2i is the most representative association of the European institutional world.




The Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) represents European public Regulated Markets. Amongst our Membership we have 35 exchanges in equities, bonds, derivatives and commodities through 19 Full Members from 28 countries, as well as 1 Affiliate Member and 1 Observer Member. At the end of 2015, FESE members had 9,201 companies listed on their markets, of which 6% are foreign companies contributing providing broad and liquid access to Europe’s capital markets. Many of our members also organise specialised markets that allow SMEs across Europe to access capital markets; 1,299 companies were listed in these specialised markets/segments in equity, increasing choice for investors and issuers.



The National Association of Joint Stock Companies, France includes listed and unlisted companies and law firms. Since its creation in 1930, its work has been in the same field of competence: corporate law, the functioning of the stock markets, the securities regime and the shareholder and shareholder taxation.

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An unparalleled channel for investment managers and other service providers to deliver their message to Europe’s pensions community. Investment & Pensions Europe is the monthly magazine for those running pension funds in Europe. Since their first issue in 1997, they have built an influential position within the European institutional investor community, and the publication has an average monthly circulation of 9,723 copies, of which 69% is in Continental Europe.