Financial Services & Accounting Organisations
Relevant websites of European finacial services and accounting organisations.
European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB)
Founded in 1970, the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) is one of the main representative bodies in the European Credit Industry. The Association represents, promotes and defends the common interests of its Members and the co-operative banks in general.
European Association of Public Banks (EAPB)
The European Association of Public Banks (EAPB) represents the specific interests of public or public owned banks, development banks and funding agencies at the European level and this vis-à-vis the European Union, professional organisations, the press and the general public.
European Banking Federation (EBF)
Set up in 1960, the European Banking Federation (EBF) s the voice of the European banking sector with over 30 000 billion EUR assets and 2.4 million employees in 31 EU & EFTA countries. The EBF represents the interests of some 5000 European banks: large and small, wholesale and retail, local and cross-border financial institutions.
European Mortgage Federation (EMF)
The European Mortgage Federation is a European trade association active in the credit sector. It groups together financial institutions whose main business consists of granting mortgage loans in the Member States of the European Union and Norway. The Federation was founded in 1967 and its secretariat is based in Brussels. The Federation brings together private and public mortgage lenders, including universal/commercial banks, mortgage banks, savings banks, mutual & co-operative banks, building societies, umbrella companies and insurance companies. Together they grant around 70% of residential and commercial mortgage loans in Europe.
European Savings Banks Group (ESBG)
The European Savings Banks Group (ESBG) is a European banking association that represents the interests of its 26 members vis-à-vis the EU Institutions, with a specific focus on retail banking issues. To this end, it defines and expresses the position of its Members in all matters related to the European financial services industry. ESBG delivers detailed research into the evolution of legislation and the retail banking market in Europe and also compares it with other regions of the world.
European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA)
The European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) was established in 1983 and is based in Brussels. EVCA represents the European private equity sector and promotes the asset class both within Europe and throughout the world.
With over 950 members in Europe, EVCA's role includes representing the interests of the industry to regulators and standard setters; developing professional standards; providing industry research; professional development and forums, facilitating interaction between its members and key industry participants including institutional investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers and academics.
EVCA's activities cover the whole range of private equity: venture capital (from seed and start-up to development capital), buyouts and buyins.
SECURITIES, DERIVATIVES MARKETS & CLEARING HOUSES
Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE)
The Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) represents 42 Securities Exchanges (in equities, bonds, and derivatives) through 23 Full Members from all EU Member States and Iceland, Norway and Switzerland as well as 7 Corresponding Members from European emerging markets.
FUND & ASSET MANAGEMENT
European Funds and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)
The European Funds and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)
is the representative association for the European investment management industry.
Comité européen des assurances (CEA)
The Comité européen des assurances (CEA) represents the European insurance and reinsurance industry.
Fédération des Experts Comptables Européns (FEE)
The Fédération des Experts Comptables Européens (FEE) is the representative organisation for the accountancy profession in Europe.
FEE's membership consists of 44 professional institutes of accountants from 32 countries. FEE member bodies are present in all 25 member states of the European Union and three member countries of EFTA.
FEE member bodies represent more than 500,000 accountants in Europe. Roughly 45% of these accountants work in public practice, providing a wide range of services to clients. The other 55% work in various capacities in industry, commerce, government and education.
International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)
The International Accounting Standards Board is an independent, privately-funded accounting standard setter based in London, UK.
Board Members come from nine countries and have a variety of functional backgrounds.
The Board is committed to developing, in the public interest, a single set of high quality, understandable and enforceable global accounting standards that require transparent and comparable information in general purpose financial statements. In addition, the Board cooperates with national accounting standard setters to achieve convergence in accounting standards around the world.