EuropeanIssuers is the only pan-European organisation representing the interests of publicly quoted companies across Europe to the EU Institutions. Our members include both national associations and companies from all sectors in 15 European countries, covering markets worth € 7.6 trillion market capitalisation with approximately 8000 companies.
We aim to ensure that EU policy creates an environment in which companies can raise capital through the public markets and can deliver growth over the longer-term. We seek capital markets that serve the interests of their end users, including issuers.
EuropeanIssuers’ vision is to be a major contributor to the organisation and competitiveness of EU capital markets. Thanks to an adapted regulatory environment and a better access to finance European quoted companies, notably SMEs and mid-caps, will be able to better compete globally and deliver growth and jobs.
Following the 2019 European elections, EuropeanIssuers released its 2019-2024 Vision which is articulated around 6 key objectives and 21 specific actions.
EuropeanIssuers is the voice of European quoted companies towards the European institutions and, by monitoring, reviewing and influencing new regulations in the field of capital markets, corporate governance and company law, we insure that companies’ views are heard by decision makers.
Profound knowledge of both capital markets and companies
With our network of national experts analysing the implications of capital market regulation for the non-financial corporates, we have expertise in company law and corporate governance, and their interconnection with financial regulation. We draw from the expertise from different functions within companies, i.e. directors, company secretaries, investor relations representatives, and chairmen, among others.
Our committees and Working Groups provide a platform for discussion, exchange of information and networking among companies and associations from different EU countries.
Representing the real economy
Our national member associations have a majority of their country’s market capitalisation in their own membership and thus have a strong base in the real economy.
Practical knowledge of the EU structures
Through our representative office in Brussels and our national member representatives with strong links to national governments in the Council of the European Union and to their national MEPs, we have established a wide network of contacts in Brussels. We follow EU legislative processes closely in order to keep members informed and provide timely briefings to the EU institutions.