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Creating more shock-resilient investments: the long-term perspective

There is nothing like the aftermath of a double financial crisis to motivate stakeholders to rethink models, concepts and strategies in investments, especially when there are signs that the next crisis could very well be...[more]

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Dieselgate: Lack of transparency in the VW loan investigation

In November 2015, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) started an investigation into the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) loan of €400mln to Volkswagen in the context of the Dieselgate scandal. While the company is still calling...[more]

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How MiFID II will shine more light on financial markets

Applied since 2007, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) constituted the EU regulatory basis for practicing investment services and trading financial instruments within the Common market. This legislative...[more]

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Increasing SME Equity Investments Crucial to Achieve EU Jobs, Growth and Pension Adequacy

Madrid - Today BETTER FINANCE’s Managing Director, Guillaume Prache, addressed the Santander International Banking Conference and called on the industry and regulators for more transparency on performances and fees as well as...[more]

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Data reporting on European pension funds: Why EIOPA is the competent authority

In line with the Commission’s proposal to introduce a Pan-European Pensions Product to supplement the low pension replacement rate for European citizens (see the BETTER FINANCE Pensions Report 2017), the European Insurance and...[more]

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Transparency in Investments: Belgian DC Occupational Pension Plans

European and national competent authorities are moving towards adopting more stringent rules on transparency for IORPs, UCITs and life-insurance products, and conducting closer supervision of the activities of private financial...[more]

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The STS Regulation follows a risky path

In September 2015, the European Commission (EC) proposed a Regulation on Securitisation, along with the Regulation on Capital Requirements, as part of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) action plan. Under the objective of...[more]

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