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01.08.2018

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON THE PROTECTION OF CROSS-BORDER EU INVESTMENTS IN LIGHT OF THE CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF THE CAPITAL MARKETS UNION

With its Communication of July 19, the European Commission reaffirmed the illegality of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties (intra-EU BITs) and stated that ''EU investors cannot invoke intra-EU BITs, which are incompatible...[more]

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01.08.2018

ESMA SCOLDS NATIONAL AUTHORITIES FOR SHORTCOMINGS IN THE SUPERVISION OF EFFICIENT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT OF UCITS

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) initiated a peer review and published a report that found that six national competent authorities (NCAs) need to enhance their supervision of Undertakings for Collective...[more]

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30.07.2018

Fortis saga: Dutch Court Approves a € 1.3 collective settlement in favour of Fortis shareholders

On the 13th of July the Dutch Court of Appeal endorsed the agreement between Ageas, the legal heir of Fortis, and the organisations representing the abused shareholders. A deal has been reached ten years after the dismantling of...[more]

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21.06.2018

The European Parliament looks into the Practice of Mis-selling of Financial Products following BETTER FINANCE Study

BETTER FINANCE`s 2017 study on the Mis-selling of Financial Products put mis-selling on the radar of the EP, with five recent ECON studies referencing the study as well as quoting BETTER FINANCE`s extensive work on the subject....[more]

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19.06.2018

BETTER FINANCE joins the board of the Pension Institute newly launched by FECIF

The Pan-European Trade Association for Financial Advisers and Intermediaries (FECIF) announced the creation of the FECIF European Pension Institute (FEPI) on Monday 11th of June. Determined to have more say on the ongoing...[more]

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07.06.2018

The future of finance in Europe: Is digital disruption good for customers?

BETTER FINANCE's Managing Director, Guillaume Prache, participated to a roundtable discussion on the Future of Finance in Europe, hosted by Ana Botin, Executive Chairman, Santander. On 6 June Santander’s Ana Botin, the...[more]

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04.06.2018

Joint EBA and ESMA statement addresses consumer protection issues for retail holders of debt financial instruments.

Examining the treatment of retail holders of debt financial instruments, in the context of the BRRD and MiFID II, ESMA and EBA released a joint statement on the 30th of May. The joint statement is clear in its conclusion:...[more]

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