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13.02.2017

Financial Times and Funds Europe published Better Finance’s study results on Closet Indexing and contacted Asset Managers included in the list of “potential closet indexers”

In 2014, Better Finance, had asked ESMA to carry out an EU-wide investigation on closet indexing. At the beginning of February 2016, ESMA eventually released results of its investigation but failed to disclose those funds that...[more]

Category: In the media
20.01.2017

Better Finance quoted in E-Financial News: “So much for helping Europe’s capital market”

Whereas the UK was widely considered the leading force of the Capital Market Union (CMU), Theresa May’s speech on (date)… seems to announce serious turbulence ahead. Launched in 2014, the CMU intends to reduce barriers to...[more]

Category: In the media
24.10.2016

MEPs in Brussels are taking notice that active funds have been over charging and investors have paid the bill

A recent conference on the role of the asset management was held at the European Parliament. Politicians and consumer rights groups offered analysis on the added value active managed funds offer investors. Sven Giegold, a Green...[more]

Category: In the media
06.10.2016

Cost transparency push heats up

Valdis Dombrovskis, vice president of the European Commission, is to launch an official investigation of long-term retail investment and pension products. In a speech marking a year since the publication of the Capital Markets...[more]

Category: In the media
03.10.2016

Report warns that costs are wiping out returns on pension savings

Financial Times: Value of saving via pension funds questionedConsumers who save via a pension fund are financially worse off than if they had invested the money themselves, according to new research. High fees, opaque commissions...[more]

Category: In the media
15.09.2016

MEPs Reject PRIIPs by a Huge Majority

On Wednesday, September 14, the packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) draft legislation, was rejected overwhelmingly by MEPs. PRIIPs was developed to help investors but MEPs declared that the draft...[more]

Category: In the media
01.09.2016

Investor group angered at Priips rejection

Better Finance, which describes itself as a European federation of investors and financial services users, said its members back the Parliament’s proposed rejection of “misleading” and “overly complex” draft...[more]

Category: In the media
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