FECIF, the pan-European trade association for Financial Advisers and Intermediaries, has announced that European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) AISBL has become its latest member.
“We are delighted to announce our involvement with FECIF, the leading European body representing financial advisers and intermediaries in Europe”, Oliver Gajda, executive director at the ECN, confirmed. “In light of current regulatory developments in the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer industry, being part of FECIF will help us to deepen our members’ understanding of the issues that European financial advisers and intermediaries face and further the development of a prudential alternative finance sector.
“We look forward to working with FECIF to help support the continual development of advisers and intermediaries within Europe and to ensure knowledge transfer to the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer finance sectors”, he added.
David Charlet, chairman of FECIF, confirmed that he is extremely happy to welcome ECN as a new member. ”This shows how important it is for new and disruptive businesses to link and work with more classical ones. It also proves that FECIF is a relevant representative body for every kind of organisation that provides financial advice or intermediation in one form or another.
FECIF is a Brussels-based non-profit organization, chartered in June 1999 for the defence and promotion of the role of financial advisers and intermediaries in Europe. FECIF recently added the protection of consumers as one of its main objectives.
FECIF represents in excess of 30 trade bodies or industry organisations; via these it acts on behalf of over 245,000 advisors and intermediaries in Europe – and around 640,000 individuals in total.