Freedom Finance Europe attended the sixteenth annual European Leveraged Finance Conference held by the Association of European Financial Markets (AFME) on 29 September 2021 in London. Our company was the lead partner of the event.
Following the conference, a delegation led by Executive Director, Evgenii Tiapkin, held talks with Gary Simmons, Managing Director of AFME's High Yield Securities Division and Elena Travaglini, AFME Membership Director. The parties outlined plans for increased co-operation next year, increased the number of AFME working groups with the representatives of Freedom Finance Europe and discussed preparations for joint events.
As a reminder, Freedom Finance Europe has been an active member since May 2020. Our professionals provide expertise in working groups to develop legislative initiatives in order to regulate the European capital markets and Liudmila Kiriaku, Director of Regulatory Affairs, is a member of the AFME Compliance Committee.
Along with Freedom Finance Europe, AFME members include pan-European and global banks, brokers, law firms and other significant financial market participants. These include JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bloomberg L.P, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Standard & Poor's and others.