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06.02.2017

Passive asset management houses defend themselves against accusations of corporate governance leniency

Passive asset management houses have enjoyed rapid growth over the past years. As a reminder, passive management describes the management of assets with the aim of tracking an index and achieving returns that reflect the return...[more]

Category: News
01.02.2017

The Slovenian government approves the request from the Pan-Slovenian Shareholders’ Association (VZMD) and Better Finance and backtracks on the amendment of the Financial Instruments Act

On the 12h of January 2017, Better Finance sent out an open letter to the Slovenian government and to the European Commission’s DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union in support of VZMD. The open...[more]

Category: News
31.01.2017

The European Parliament acknowledges and supports the contribution of Finance Watch and Better Finance to the general interest in matters of financial regulation

On the 25th of January, the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs approved a report on a proposed regulation by the European Commission to guarantee greater financial stability for Finance Watch and...[more]

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31.01.2017

Crowdfunding: the interesting alternative to access financing so far doesn’t require regulation

For some years now, crowdfunding has provided a new form of financing for SMEs, start-ups and not-for-profit projects. The European Parliament, in its resolution on the 9th of July 2015 on building a Capital Market Union...[more]

Category: News
30.01.2017

VW’ misfortunes…banned from Luxembourg pension fund and facing investors

VW’s situation is going from bad to worst. Following the outbreak of the emissions cheating scandal in September 2015, the German carmaker is now declared personae non-grata in Luxembourg pension fund.  The Grand Duchy’s...[more]

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27.01.2017

Representatives of Better Finance and two of its member organizations (Akatiespararna and EFES) will be speaking at the roundtable organized by the European Commission on Fostering Retail Investment in Capital Markets

On the 7th of February 2017, Guillaume Prache, Managing Director at Better Finance, Gunnar Ek from Aktiespararna and Marc Mathieu, Secretary General of the European Federation of Employee Share Ownership will be speaking at a...[more]

Category: News
25.01.2017

The French Assets Management Association proposes a French version of the PEPP

The French Assets Management Association ( AFG)  has asked the French government for a cross-border IORP which would be consistent with the PEPP discussed at the European level.  In a white Paper, the French AM...[more]

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