The GFMA is actively engaged on Basel Committee’s capital and liquidity framework and the Financial Stability Board’s priorities.

Our mission as GFMA is to promote themes of:

  • coordination, calibration and coherence of global standards,
  • economic growth via efficient cross-border investments,
  • integrity, stability, efficiency and resiliency of capital markets,
  • mitigating risks of market fragmentation,
  • address risks of regulatory arbitrage and support economic drivers for efficient and open capital markets, as well as;
  • global emerging market developments.
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GFMA One-Pager on LEI Requirements in the SFTR

October 2019  |  Policy Resource  |  Financial Market Infrastructure

The Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR) entered into force on 11 April 2019, with a phased-in compliance period. Compliance with the regulation requires that reporting firms provide their own LEIs as well as the LEIs of their counterparties. This document explains the requirement and the firms impacted.

GFMA/ISDA FAQs on Obtaining an LEI

October 2019  |  Policy Resource  |  Financial Market Infrastructure

This document provides answers to commonly asked questions regarding the LEI. Several regulators around the world require or are anticipated to require LEIs for transaction reporting and for other uses where clear identification of market participants is needed. Obtaining an LEI is a straightforward and efficient process.

GFMA March 2019 LEI Webinar FAQs

May 2019  |  Policy Resource  |  Financial Market Infrastructure

These FAQs have been prepared based on a GFMA LEI Webinar at which members of ESMA participated. The answers have not been reviewed or confirmed by representatives of ESMA and are not official legal or regulatory guidance. Firms should rely on independent legal and regulatory sources to plan their LEI programs, including compliance with the requirements of MiFID II and EMIR.

Agenda for GFMA FX Division Trading Venue Outreach (February 2019)

February 2019  |  Policy Resource  |  Foreign Exchange (FX)

This Trading Venue (TV) outreach will be to discuss operational challenges arising from FX Trading Venues’ Brexit planning and to share feedback on Trading Venues/banks needs and expectations in the planning process.

Agenda for GFMA FX Division Trading Venue Outreach (October 2018)

October 2018  |  Policy Resource  |  Foreign Exchange (FX)

This Trading Venue (TV) outreach will be to discuss operational challenges arising from FX Trading Venues’ Brexit planning and share information on Trading Venues/banks needs and expectations in the planning process.

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Correspondence

GFMA and IIF Discussion Draft Principles Supporting the Strengthening of Operational Resilience Maturity in Financial Services

October 2019  |  Correspondence  |  White Papers and Reports

The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) and the Institute of International Finance (IIF) have released together “Discussion Draft Principles Supporting the Strengthening of Operational Resilience Maturity in Financial Services.” These principles support the financial industry’s efforts to continuously improve and strengthen the level of operational resilience for the firms, the customers, markets, the sector, and the broader economies they support nationally and across the globe.

GFMA IBOR Transition Documents – September 2019 Update

September 2019  |  Correspondence  |  Featured

30 September – To aid in the awareness of the IBOR transition processes impacting globally-active financial institutions, the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) has created the following documents outlining the various parts and players. This version of the documents has been updated from its previous April 2019 version to include rates for the Australian dollar, Canadian dollar, Hong Kong dollar and Singapore dollar in addition to currencies included in the initial documents (Japanese yen, Euro, UK pound sterling, U.S. dollar and Swiss Franc). This information is organized into the enclosed three products: 1. Key Timelines and Milestones for the Japanese yen, Euro, UK pound sterling, U.S. dollar, Swiss franc, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar, Hong Kong dollar and Singapore dollar; 2. Snapshot of the IBOR and RFR variables associated with each currency; 3. ‘At a Glance’ Tracker of each official sector working group activities and near-term expected actions.

GFMA Letter on TEG EU Sustainable Taxonomy Report

September 2019  |  Correspondence  |  Regulatory Correspondence

GFMA submitted feedback to the the European Commission's Technical Expert Group's June report on a sustainable finance taxonomy for the European Union.

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News

GFMA Releases Sustainable Finance Survey Report

27 June 2019   |   News  |  Economic Growth

Washington, DC, 27 June 2019 – The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) today published its Sustainable Finance Survey Report which demonstrates how global financial institutions are addressing environmental, social and governance considerations, including the management of physical and transitional climate risks, for themselves and their clients.

GFMA Publishes IBOR Transition Documents

8 April 2019   |   News  |  Benchmarks Reform and Transition to Risk-Free Rates

To aid in the socialization of the development of overnight, nearly risk-free rates (RFRs), and the transition processes from Interbank Offered Rates (IBORs) impacting globally-active financial institutions, the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) today released the following documents outlining the various parts and players.

GFMA and PwC Identify Global Technology and Innovation Trends and Challenges for Investment Banks

20 March 2019   |   News  |  Capital Markets Innovation

Washington, D.C., 20 March 2019 -  The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) and PwC have today published a new report on current trends in technology and innovation and their impact on the investment bank of the future. The report, entitled ‘Technology and Innovation in Global Capital Markets,’ examines the key trends which are expected to impact the industry over the next five years, providing a vision for the future and identifying the implications for the industry and for future policy making.

New Financial Releases Global Capital Markets Growth Index

10 January 2019   |   News  |  Economic Growth

Washington, D.C., 10 January 2019 – New Financial, commissioned by the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), has today published a new major industry report, “The New Financial Global Capital Markets Growth Index.” The purpose of the report is to provide an in-depth review and comparison of national and regional capital markets across the globe in terms of market size, depth, and access to pools of capital.

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