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18.04.2018

Icelandic BF Member launches lecture-series on the aftermath of the 2008 crisis, attended by PM Katrin Jakobsdottir!

10 years following the crippling global effects of the financial crisis, long-standing Icelandic BETTER FINANCE member ISA (the Icelandic Savers Association) recently launched a series of lectures and open meetings on the...[more]

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17.04.2018

BETTER FINANCE congratulates ATM President Octávio Viana for his appointment to ESMA’s CFSC CWG!

Mr. Octávio Viana, President of BETTER FINANCE`s Portuguese member organization ATM, was confirmed as member to the CFSC Consultative Working Group (CWG) of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). BETTER FINANCE...[more]

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28.03.2018

Restrictions on Binary Options and CFDs in ESMA effort to Protect Individual Investors

Concluding that Contracts for Differences (CFDs) and binary options do indeed represent a real and significant investor protection concern , the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in cooperation with National...[more]

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27.03.2018

Sustainable Finance: BETTER FINANCE President Ensures Individual Investors Have Their Voices Heard

Following the much anticipated release of the EC`s Action Plan on Sustainable Finance on the 8th of March, a High-Level Conference on how best to put the plan into practice took place Thursday last week. BETTER FINANCE`s...[more]

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22.03.2018

Emerging Shadow Funds, Bringing Shareholder Activism to the Masses?

As previously covered by BETTER FINANCE, shareholder activism is experiencing a new spring. As opposed to the aggressive nature of their forefathers, today`s activists put faith in cooperation and dialogue rather than conflict...[more]

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19.03.2018

Upcoming ECA Audit of EIOPA; Areas of Focus Identified

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis one thing became abundantly clear: the EU was not adequately equipped to ensure the effective cooperation and coordination between national financial supervisory bodies, or the...[more]

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08.03.2018

Influential Consultancy Urges Systemic Revamp to Restore Trust in Asset Managers

According to a recent article published in the Financial Times, asset managers should seriously consider a recent proposal by Mercer that would completely overhaul the relationship between asset managers and their clients. Mercer...[more]

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