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05.07.2018

INVESTING IS NOT A FULL-TIME JOB FOR CITIZENS

With fewer individual investors investing directly in equities and bonds and households being sold packaged products instead, the products EU citizens invest in are becoming increasingly complex. As a result people struggle to...[more]

Category: Press Releases
29.06.2018

THE KEY INFORMATION DOCUMENT WILL PROVIDE INVESTORS WITH MISLEADING AND NON-COMPARABLE FUTURE PROJECTIONS

On Thursday 28 June, the European fund and asset management industry body issued a press release stressing the worrying shortcomings of the rules governing the Key Information Documents (KID) for Packaged Retail and...[more]

Category: Press Releases
04.06.2018

AT LEAST 619 UCITS EQUITY FUNDS FOUND IN BREACH OF KEY EU DISCLOSURE RULES AS POOR ENFORCEMENT PROSPERS IN SEVERAL KEY COUNTRIES

Renewed research by BETTER FINANCE finds that at least 30% of the main actively managed UCITS equity funds (those with a ‘fund benchmark’ ) still do not comply with key disclosure requirements for benchmarks as stipulated in EU...[more]

Category: Press Releases
25.05.2018

PAN-EUROPEAN PERSONAL PENSION PRODUCT: BETTER FINANCE AND EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT STRIVE TO ENSURE EU SAVERS GET AN ADEQUATE PENSION

With a global pensions gap estimated at $70 trillion and forecasted to mushroom to $400 trillion by 2050, the future of pensions is by far the biggest financial issue faced by EU citizens. With this in mind, the European...[more]

Category: Press Releases
25.04.2018

The EC Study on Retail Investment Products Confirms a Dire Need for Simple Investment Products, More Transparency on Performance and Costs and Independent Comparison Tools

Today the European Commission released the results of its study on the current features and functioning of the European market for retail investment products. BETTER FINANCE thanks the EC for releasing this long awaited but very...[more]

Category: Press Releases
18.04.2018

SHAREHOLDERS RIGHTS DIRECTIVE IMPLEMENTING ACTS LAST CHANCE TO ENSURE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUAL SHAREHOLDERS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT

18 April 2018 – Over the last few years, the European Union (EU) has been trying to facilitate the exercise of shareholders’ rights by updating the Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II). The revised Directive itself unfortunately...[more]

Category: Press Releases
17.04.2018

‘NEW DEAL FOR CONSUMERS’ – AN IMPORTANT BREAKTHROUGH FOR MANY FINANCIAL SERVICES USERS BUT NOT FOR EU CITIZENS AS INDIVIDUAL SHAREHOLDERS

Many financial services providers already operate across borders in different Member States. Like for other sectors, the case for EU-wide collective redress for financial services is clear and in the interest of EU citizens as...[more]

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