2022 Annual Activities Report

A dull year for capital markets but definitely not for ECMI. Bond and equity markets may have taken a big step back, and with it many investors. In contrast, ECMI took a substantial step forward, with its Round Table report on 'Time to re-energise Europe's capital markets'. The success of this Round Table, which included eight CEOs and was chaired by Lieve Mostrey of Euroclear, has given us an appetite for more. Europe's capital markets require urgent action from policymakers to overcome a sense of home bias and inertia, and to advance Europe's competitiveness. A clear vision is needed, and this is what we bring to table. 

ECMI has over the past year continued to hold debates with senior policymakers and supervisors, be it on this side or the other side of the Atlantic. It participated in studies on capital markets with the EU and other entities, and each time we were able to collect wider and more detailed data sets.

We are pleased to see that a broad base of members and stakeholders support our work, and we hope that they will continue to nurture us with their valuable ideas and insights. Making a lasting and positive contribution to the ongoing debates on capital markets is a continuous process, one which we will aim to drive even further forward over the coming year and beyond.

Karel Lannoo, CEO of CEPS and General Manager of ECMI