Invest Europe is the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors. Our members take a long-term approach to investing in privately held companies, from start-ups to established firms. They deliver healthy returns for Europe’s pension funds and insurers, to the benefit of millions of European citizens.

Invest Europe aims to make a constructive contribution to policy affecting private capital investment. We are the guardian of the industry’s professional standards. Our research provides the most authoritative source of data on private equity and venture capital.

Website: www.investeurope.eu

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INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles, was launched in May 2003 to act for investors and other participants in the growing non-listed real estate vehicles sector. The non-profit association is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. INREV aims to create a forum for the sector and increase the transparency and accessibility of non-listed vehicles, to promote professionalism and clarify best practice and to share and spread knowledge. INREV currently has 395 members drawn from leading institutional investors, fund managers, banks and advisors across Europe and elsewhere.

Website: www.inrev.org

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AmCham EU speaks for American companies committed to Europe on trade, investment and competitiveness issues. It aims to ensure a growth-orientated business and investment climate in Europe. AmCham EU facilitates the resolution of transatlantic issues that impact business and plays a role in creating better understanding of EU and US positions on business matters. 

Website: www.amchameu.eu

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The Channel Islands Brussels Office was established in 2011 as the joint office of the Governments of Guernsey and Jersey to promote and protect the interests of the Channel Islands in Europe. 

Website: www.channelislands.eu

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Accountancy Europe unites 50 professional organisations from 37 countries that represent close to 1 million professional accountants, auditors, and advisors. They make numbers work for people. Accountancy Europe translates their daily experience to inform the public policy debate in Europe and beyond.

Website: www.accountancyeurope.eu

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The City of London Corporation plays a key role in sustaining London’s leading position in international business and finance. It established the City Office in Brussels in 2004 with the aim of strengthening relations between the City of London, EU policymakers and officials, and key figures elsewhere in Europe. It focuses on cross-sectoral issues in which pan-EU policymaking could affect the competitiveness of international financial services and therefore Europe’s economic prosperity.

Website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

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Eurosif is the leading pan-European Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) membership organisation. Our mission is to promote sustainability through European financial markets.

On the 10th of November, Eurosif will launch our 2016 SRI Study. Join the key players of sustainable investment as we unveil the trends that have shaped the SRI market in the past two years and discuss the future of SRI in Europe. For more information, please click here.

Website: www.eurosif.org

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AFME is the voice of Europe's wholesale financial markets. We represent the leading global and European banks and other significant capital market players. We focus on a wide range of market, business and prudential issues and offer a pan-European perspective, bringing to bear deep policy and technical expertise and constructive influence with European and global policymakers.

 

We advocate stable, competitive, sustainable European financial markets that support economic growth and benefit society.

Website: www.afme.eu

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EUROCHAMBRES is a Brussels-based Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry. It represents over 20 million businesses in Europe through 45 members and a network of 1700 regional and local Chambers. More than 98% of these businesses are Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). EUROCHAMBRES is the sole European body that serves the general interests of European business – due to the multi-sectoral membership of chambers – and the only one so close to business, as a result of the Chambers’ regional focus.

Website: www.eurochambres.eu

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EuropeanIssuers is a pan-European organisation strategically positioned to represent the interests of publicly quoted companies from all sectors to the EU institutions. Dedicated to serving our members from 14 countries from across Europe, we aim to ensure that EU policy creates an environment in which companies of all sizes—from emerging growth companies to the large blue-chip companies—can easily raise capital through the public markets and deliver growth over the longer-term. Our members include both national associations and companies, covering markets worth €7.6 trillion market capitalisation with approximately 8,000 companies.

Website: www.europeanissuers.eu

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Better Finance, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, is their dedicated representative at the European level. It counts with over thirty national and international members who in turn comprise about 4.5 million individual members.

 

Better Finance acts as an independent financial expertise centre to the direct benefit of European financial services users (shareholders, individual investors, savers, pension fund participants, life insurance policy holders, borrowers, etc.) and other stakeholders of European financial services who are independent from the financial industry.

 

Better Finance aims to give individual investors, private shareholders and users of financial services a voice at the European level and fights for the building of an open, transparent and efficient real economy served by financial institutions that have the public interest in mind.

 

Among European end-user and civil society organisations, Better Finance contributes most to the financial advisory groups of the EU Authorities.

Website: www.betterfinance.eu

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Insurance Europe is the European insurance and reinsurance federation. Through its 35 member bodies, the national insurance associations, Insurance Europe represents all types of insurance and reinsurance undertakings, eg pan-European companies, monoliners, mutuals and SMEs.

 

Insurance Europe, which is based in Brussels, represents undertakings that account for around 95% of total European premium income. Insurance makes a major contribution to Europe’s economic growth and development. European insurers generate premium income of €1 200bn, directly employ over 985 000 people and invest nearly €9 900bn in the economy.

Website: www.insuranceeurope.eu

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The Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) represents 35 exchanges in equities, bonds, derivatives and commodities through 20 Full Members from 29 countries, as well as 1 Affiliate Member and 1 Observer Member. FESE represents public Regulated Markets (RMs), which provide both institutional and retail investors with transparent and neutral price-formation. At the end of 2015, FESE members had 9,201 companies listed on their markets, of which 6% are foreign companies contributing towards the European integration and providing broad and liquid access to Europe’s capital markets. Many of our members also organise specialised markets that allow small and medium sized companies across Europe to access the capital markets; 1,299 companies were listed in these specialised markets/segments in equity, increasing choice for investors and issuers. Through their RM and MTF operations, FESE members are keen to support the European Commission’s objective of creating a single market in capital markets.

Website: www.fese.eu

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EFAMA is the representative association for the European investment management industry. EFAMA represents through its 28 member associations and 62 corporate members EUR 21 trillion in assets under management of which EUR 12.6 trillion managed by 56,000 investment funds at end 2015. Just over 30,000 of these funds were UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities) funds, with the remaining 25,900 funds composed of AIFs (Alternative Investment Funds).

Website: www.efama.org

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EPRA, the European Public Real Estate Association, is the voice of the publicly traded European real estate sector. With more than 220 members, covering the whole spectrum of the listed real estate industry (companies, investors and their suppliers), EPRA represents over EUR 365 billion of real estate assets and 93% of the market capitalisation of the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Europe Index.
 

EPRA’s mission is to promote, develop and represent the European public real estate sector. We achieve this through the provision of better information to investors and stakeholders, active involvement in the public and political debate, improvement of the general operating environment, promotion of best practices and the cohesion and strengthening of the industry.

Website: www.epra.com

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BusinessEurope is the leading advocate for growth and competitiveness at European level, standing up for companies across the continent and campaigning on the issues that most influence their performance.


A recognised social partner, we speak for all-sized enterprises in 34 European countries whose national business federations are our direct members. Our headquarters are in Brussels at the heart of the EU institutions. We work on behalf of our member federations to ensure that the voice of business is heard in European policy-making.

Website: www.businesseurope.eu

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The European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) is an independent think-tank, within the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), which undertakes and disseminates research on capital markets and contributes to ongoing policy debates in Europe. ECMI acts as a focal point for academics, market participants and policy-makers to exchange ideas on the efficiency, stability, integrity and competitiveness of the European capital markets. These exchanges are fuelled by the various outputs ECMI produces, such as regular commentaries, policy briefs, research reports, statistics, taskforce meetings, conferences and seminars.  In addition to conducting in-house research, ECMI undertakes studies commissioned by EU institutions and other organisations and also publishes contributions from high-profile external researchers.

Website: www.eurocapitalmarkets.org

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PensionsEurope represents national associations of pension funds and similar institutions for workplace pensions. Some members operate purely individual pension schemes. PensionsEurope Members are large institutional investors representing the buy-side on the financial markets.

 

PensionsEurope has 24 member associations in 19 EU Member States and 3 other European countries with significant – in size and relevance – workplace pension systems. PensionsEurope member organisations cover different types of workplace pensions for over 110 million people. Through its Member Associations PensionsEurope represents more than  € 4 trillion of assets managed for future pension payments. In addition, many members of PensionsEurope also cover personal pensions, which are connected with an employment relation. 

 

PensionsEurope also has 25 Corporate and Supporter Members which are various service providers and stakeholders that work with IORPs.

 

The next PensionsEurope annual conference will take place in June 2018. Details will be available soon at  www.pensionseurope.eu

Website: www.pensionseurope.eu

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Since 1953 Deutsches Aktieninstitut has represented the interests of publicly traded companies, banks, stock exchanges and investors. Deutsches Aktieninstitut's members represent 80 percent of the market capitalization of stock corporations listed in Germany. In a close dialogue with policy makers Deutsches Aktieninstitut constructively works on the development of capital markets and their parameters, because highly-performing capital markets are the basis for innovation and investments by companies.

Comprehensive expertise in capital market matters combined with a unique network is the hallmark of Deutsches Aktieninstitut. It analyses fundamental issues of capital markets and regulatory developments, consolidates opinions and effectively lobbies for the interests of its members. Since 2013 Deutsches Aktieninstitut provides the secretariat of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex and support the Commission's work.

From the Rhine-Main-Metropolis Frankfurt Deutsches Aktieninstitut constantly engages in professional exchanges in technical expertise with its members and strives to integrate its positions into the legislative processes via its offices in Berlin and Brussels.

Website: www.dai.de

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Jersey Finance, a not-for-profit marketing organisation, was formed in 2001 to represent and promote Jersey as an international financial centre of excellence. We are funded by members of the local finance industry and the Government of Jersey, with offices in Jersey, Dubai, Hong Kong, Mumbai and New Delhi, along with representation in London and a CBBC Launchpad in Shanghai.

Website: www.jerseyfinance.je

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Afep – French Association of Large Companies/Association française des entreprises privées
Since 1982, Afep is the association which brings together large companies operating in France. The Association is based in Paris and Brussels. Afep aims to foster a business-friendly environment and to present the company members’ vision to French public authorities, European institutions and international organisations. Restoring business competitiveness to achieve growth and sustainable employment in Europe and tackle the challenges of globalisation is Afep’s core priority. Afep has 113 members. More than 8.5 million people are employed by Afep companies and their annual combined turnover amounts to €3,000 billion.
Afep is involved in drafting cross-sectoral legislation, at French and European level, in the following areas: economy, taxation, company law and corporate governance, corporate finance and financial markets, competition, intellectual property and consumer affairs, labour law and social protection, environment and energy, corporate social responsibility.

Website: www.afep.com

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InvestHorizon, is the Investment Readiness Programme designed to increase investments made in Innovative European SMEs through Investment Readiness development and Investor sensitization. Brought forward by 10 qualified and reliable partners, InvestHorizon offers a set of services and training across Europe, to investors and entrepreneurs, from start-up to mid-cap level. The programme is dedicated to Maximising entrepreneurs’ chances of successfully obtaining funding, through training and direct access to key European investors.

Website: www.investhorizon.eu

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The European Digital Forum is a think tank dedicated to empowering tech entrepreneurs and growing Europe’s digital economy. The initiative is led by the Lisbon Council, a European think tank based in Brussels; Nesta, the London-based innovation foundation; and Open Evidence, a Barcelona-based research bureau in collaboration with the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative. It serves as a powerful hub for next-generation thinking on digital transformation.

Website: www.europeandigitalforum.eu / www.scaleupeuropemanifesto.eu

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The European Real Estate Forum is an informal alliance of organisations with an interest in institutional investment in European real estate, including investors, fund and asset managers, property professionals and property companies.

Website: www.europeanrealestateforum.eu

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ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 145,000 chartered accountants worldwide. We provide qualifications and professional development, share our knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession. As leaders in accountancy, finance and business our members have the knowledge, skills and commitment to maintain the highest professional standards and integrity. Together we contribute to the success of individuals, organisations, communities and economies around the world.

Website: www.icaew.com

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The Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) works in partnership with governments and regulators around the world to achieve the shared ambition of economic growth through increased investment in infrastructure.  We aim to do this by building understanding of the positive role played by private investors in long-term infrastructure investment and working with governments, regulators and other policy-makers in developing and maintaining stable policy and regulatory environments in order to facilitate infrastructure investment. Our investor members manage more than $400 billion in infrastructure assets across six continents and our associate members include many of the leading professional service firms that support the sector.

Website: giia.net

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