In view of our continued support of a deeper and more integrated European Capital Markets Union, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) is making recommendations to facilitate cross-border investments within Europe.
This provides both business and consumers with better access to capital and reduces reliance on bank lending for their financing needs.
These recommendations can be found in the AFM position paper 'Working towards open and sustainable capital markets in Europe that serve the real economy - next steps for CMU', published today. The current global market conditions, following the outbreak of Covid-19, underline the importance of a stronger European capital market union.
The AFM is committed to promoting fair and transparent financial markets.
As an independent market conduct authority, we contribute to a sustainable financial system and prosperity in the Netherlands.