Activities Report 2021

ECMI covered a broad variety of issues in 2021, through publications or in webinars. We focused as well on core capital markets issues such as CCPs, bond markets, the impact of Brexit, private equity, settlement cycles, as on novel themes like green standards, crypto and digital currencies. Our webinars continued to be well attended, and publications broadly disseminated. The growing tensions with Russia which led to the Ukraine invasion brought an entirely new issue on our agenda - the weaponisation of finance - that will be with us for some time to come. However, capital markets development in Europe will continue to be the overriding ambition of ECMI, on which much work remains to be done.

Karel Lannoo, General Manager, ECMI