European Investors believes that EU citizens and SMEs should contribute to and benefit from well-functioning equity markets and gain of the associated economic growth. If credit or bank financing isn’t available for SMEs, market financing is an option. However, SMEs have to understand the mechanics and dynamics of capital markets to be able to navigate and leverage them. The fact that SMEs are still overwhelmingly financed by credit and bank loans may be part of the well-functioning of equity markets. If we jointly decide to pursue shifting the balance to more equity financing, there are two key factors to discuss: market research and a domestic approach. Read the full statement here.