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05.03.2018

UK CLOSET INDEXERS TO INDEMNIFY FUND INVESTORS ALMOST FOUR YEARS AFTER BETTER FINANCE ASKED THE EUROPEAN SUPERVISOR TO INVESTIGATE THE ISSUE

Good news at last for some investors caught in “closet index” funds: fund managers will indemnify investors from 64 UK domiciled funds for £ 32 million following the UK financial supervisor’s investigation. Closet index funds...[more]

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05.02.2018

Willingness of EU Member States Crucial for Ending Double Taxation of Investment Income within the EU

Guillaume Prache, Managing Director of BETTER FINANCE, was invited to address the European Commission’s (EC) ‘Public Hearing on a simpler Withholding Tax procedure for Europe’. The EC just released a Code of Conduct on...[more]

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02.02.2018

BETTER FINANCE Welcomes EC Roadmap towards a More Sustainable Economy but Once Again Deplores Failure to Take the Interests of EU Citizens as Pension Savers and Individual Investors into Account

Whereas BETTER FINANCE welcomes the report of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance as a step in the right direction to promote a cleaner and fairer economy, it is also disappointed in...[more]

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23.11.2017

EQUITY FINANCING OF THE EU ECONOMY: HOW TO GET EU CITIZENS AS INVESTORS BACK INTO CAPITAL MARKETS?

On 22 November, BETTER FINANCE, the European Investment Bank and the Federation of European Securities Exchanges teamed up for the International Conference on the ‘Equity Financing of the EU Economy’. A full room was addressed by...[more]

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30.10.2017

ESMA STUDY FINDS THAT CHARGES ERADICATE RETURNS - IT'S EVEN WORSE

30 October 2017 – BETTER FINANCE thanks ESMA for its study on the impact of fees and inflation on fund performance. The ESMA study is yet another confirmation of the independent research published every year by BETTER FINANCE on...[more]

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26.10.2017

EU CITIZENS AS END-INVESTORS BECOME OBSERVERS AT THE BOARD OF THE EUROPEAN FINANCIAL REPORTING ADVISORY GROUP

EFRAG, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, was established in 2001 with the aim of advising the European Commission (EC) on the suitability of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as set by the...[more]

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23.10.2017

A "NEW DEAL" FOR CONSUMERS - WILL EU FINANCIAL SERVICES USERS AT LAST BENEFIT FROM COLLECTIVE REDRESS?

In its briefing paper published ahead of its conference on public and private enforcement, BETTER FINANCE took a deeper look at the mis-selling of financial products and, unsurprisingly, concluded that several key EU regulatory...[more]

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