The European think-tank dedicated to financial services
The European think-tank dedicated to financial services
Eurofi was created in 2000 with the aim of contributing to the strengthening and integration of European financial markets and the related policy work.
Our objective is to improve the common understanding among the public and private sectors of the trends and risks affecting the financial sector, facilitate the identification of areas of improvement that may be addressed through regulatory or market-led actions and support the assessment of on-going policy proposals and the identification of new solutions when needed.
We work in a general interest perspective for the improvement of the overall financial market, using an analytical and fact-based approach that considers the impacts of trends and policies for all stakeholders concerned. We also endeavour to approach issues in a holistic perspective, assessing all relevant implications from macro-economic, risk, efficiency and user standpoints.
Our work is organized mainly around two yearly international events gathering the main stakeholders concerned by policy work in the financial sector and macro-economic developments impacting the sector for informal debates. Research conducted by the Eurofi Secretariat and contributions from a wide range of public and private sector stakeholders are provided as input to the debates. The output of these discussions and assessments provides a comprehensive account of the latest thinking on trends and issues affecting the financial sector and the priority policy actions needed to address them.
Once analyzed and summarized, this content is widely communicated to the public institutions and the market as an input to European and global financial policy-making.
This process combining analytical rigour, diverse inputs and informal interaction between public and private sector representatives has proved over time to be an effective way of moving the regulatory debate forward in an objective and open manner.
The Eurofi workplan currently covers 5 main areas: Economic and stability challenges; Capital market regulation; Banking and insurance regulation; Sustainable finance; and Digitalisation.
Four main documents are published every 6 months on the occasion of the annual events as an input to EU and global policy debates in the financial services sector:
- Regulatory Update: Policy notes prepared by the Eurofi secretariat on the macro-economic trends affecting EU financial services and on-going industry trends and financial regulation developments
- Scoreboards: Update on monetary policies in the EU and OECD countries and their possible impacts on the economy and the financial sector and review of the economic performance and fiscal policies of the EU and its competitiveness compared to other economies
- Views Magazine: Contributions provided by the public and private sector representatives taking part in the Eurofi events on key industry and macro-economic trends and regulatory developments and proposals
- Conference Summaries: Detailed summaries of the debates and speeches organized during the Eurofi events
Our events and meetings
Eurofi organizes annually two major international events (the High Level Seminar in April and the Financial Forum in September) for open and in-depth discussions about the latest policy developments impacting the financial sector and the possible implications of on-going macro-economic and industry trends. These events assemble a wide range of private sector representatives, EU and international public decision makers and representatives of the civil society.
More than 900 participants on average have attended these events over the last few years, with a balanced representation between the public and private sectors. All European countries are represented as well as several other G20 countries (US, Japan, China...) and also international organisations. These events take place just before the informal meetings of the Ministers of Finance of the EU (Ecofin) in the country of the EU Council Presidency. Eurofi has also organized similar events in parallel with G20 Presidency meetings.
In addition, Eurofi organizes on an ad hoc basis some meetings and workshops on specific topics depending on the regulatory agenda.
The association is chaired by David Wright who succeeded Jacques de Larosière, Honorary Chairman, in 2016. Its day-to-day activities are conducted by Didier Cahen (Secretary General), Jean-Marie Andres and Marc Truchet (Senior Fellows) with the support of a multi-disciplinary team covering both research and logistical aspects.
Eurofi works on a membership basis and comprises a diverse range of European and international firms that support the activities of the association both financially and in terms of content. Members are involved in all the activities conducted by Eurofi, contributing to their framing, participating in the working sessions organised by Eurofi and providing input for the publications produced.
+ 90Working sessions annually
+ 230Public & private sector speakers
The membership of Eurofi comprises a diverse range of more than 90 European and international firms operating in the financial sector, covering all sectors of the financial services industry and all steps of the financial value chain: banks, insurance companies, asset managers, stock exchanges, market infrastructures, service providers, technology companies.... This allows the addressing of issues with a sufficiently broad perspective with all the potential industry stakeholders concerned. In terms of geography, while all our members operate in the EU, their headquarters are spread out throughout the world in the EU, UK, US and Asia (Japan, China).
Companies interested in engaging with Eurofi may contact the Eurofi secretariat at: firstname.lastname@example.org.