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About Afore Consulting

Brussels Office Since

2012

Firm Description

Afore Consulting is a European public affairs consultancy specialized in providing services to the financial services, technology and sustainable finance sectors. Our aim is to increase the standing and positive recognition of clients with the relevant policy community and shape the political environment in a helpful way for industry and the economy.

Ownership Structure

Private Partnership.

International Structure

Operating out of Brussels, Afore Consulting is well connected in the European capitals and maintains regular dialogue with the national ministries, supervisory authorities and central banks. We also actively engage with the relevant international organizations based in Europe including IOSCO, the FSB, the Basel Committee and FATF. Afore Consulting has strong relationships with a number of key third country jurisdictions including the UK, USA and Asian jurisdictions.

Key Strengths

Afore Consulting is unmatched for its financial services expertise at the European level.

Our team covers a broad range of monitoring and reporting. We also organize events on topical issues convening the key policy makers and industry representatives. Our consultants have built up knowledge of their areas of expertise and extensive networks while at the senior level, we have a broad bench to give advice to clients on political, regulatory and strategic matters.

Number of Public Affairs Consultants

19

Key Clients

Clients range from established financial services providers to innovative start-us and include commercial and investment banks, securities firms and broker/dealers, insurance companies, asset managers, private equity, rating agencies, commodity traders and benchmark providers, payments and card providers and retail financial institutions, accountancy and auditing firms, overseas financial centres as well as some trade associations, Fintech companies and companies active on sustainable finance.

Thought Leadership

The Afore Consulting in discussion with (https://events.aforeconsulting.eu) series of events permits continued dialogue on current financial services topics, competition and trade issues.

Through these virtual seminars, we engage with industry and policy makers who have their finger on the Brussels pulse. These seminars are in a hybrid format to reach as broad an audience as possible.

The Annual Afore Consulting Fintech conference is a fixture in the Brussels calendar. Now in its 6th year, key policy makers, senior industry figures, European and international regulators and supervisors meet to explore topical issues on FinTech and regulation https://www.fintech2022.eu.

Afore Consulting is uniquely placed to draw on a broad network in Brussels and Asia through the EU-Asia Financial Services Roundtable https://www.euasiaroundtable.eu.

Together with ASIFMA we organise the Annual EU Asia Financial Services Dialogue. This is the formal private stakeholder meeting on the fringes of the annual meeting between the European Commission, the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) and the Asia Pacific Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). Late last year we organised a similar event together with Abu Dhabi Global Markets in the Middle East.

Throughout the year, Afore Consulting runs a series of workshops and seminars on sustainable finance, payments and trade issues which convene the key actors in these areas.

Testimonials and why clients like to work with us

Afore Consulting team members have achieved notable distinction as leaders in their respective fields of expertise. Our ever-growing international client base bears testimony to this.

Our consultants have in-depth knowledge of the issues and excellent working relationships with key policy-makers. We are highly competent on the technical and political aspects of European public affairs.

For globally active clients, there is the reassurance that Afore Consulting gets the job done. Afore Consulting is the go-to European public affairs consultancy in Brussels for financial services.

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