European Financial Services Roundtable
The European Financial Services Round Table (EFR) brings together chairmen and chief executives of leading European banks and insurance companies. The purpose of the EFR is to contribute to the European public policy debate on issues relating to financial services and to the financial stability with the completion of the single market in financial services. Walter Kielholz is Chairman of the EFR. Martin Boer was named Secretary General in November 2012.
The EFR is also engaged in the lessons to be drawn from the financial crisis to render the financial system more resilient. The EFR deals in particular with the global G20 agenda, regulation and supervision, consumer protection and pensions. The EFR has published, inter alia, positions, reports and press releases on a wide range of topics such as European retail market, G20 agenda, the integration of pensions in Europe, harmonisation of regulation and supervision and consumer protection.
The EFR has 21 member companies:
- Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
- Banco Santander
- BNP Paribas
- Crédit Agricole
- Credit Suisse
- Deutsche Bank
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Swiss Re
- Zurich Financial Services