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15.02.2016

EU Authorities must disclose the falsely active funds (“closet indexers”) they identified

On 11 February 2016 Better Finance sent an open letter to the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) and to the Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial...[more]

Category: Press Releases
12.02.2016

Stop the Wipe-Out of Slovenian Bank Bonds

In December 2013 the subordinated bondholders in five Slovenian banks (NLB, NKBM, Abanka, Probanka and Factor Banka) were bailed-in to refinance these struggling institutions. Subordinated bonds in a sixth bank (Banka Celje) were...[more]

Category: Press Releases
05.02.2016

EU Regulators must disclose the falsely active funds (“closet indexers”) they identified

On February 2nd ESMA released some long awaited results of its investigation on falsely active equity UCITS funds (also called “closet indexers”). Those are funds that claim to be “actively” managed but that are in fact merely...[more]

Category: Press Releases
08.01.2016

Calling on all individual Volkswagen investors

The German investor association DSW, a member organisation of Better Finance, is examining the possibility of legal proceedings in Germany on the grounds that VW violated its duty to immediately disclose all information regarding...[more]

Category: Press Releases
15.12.2015

Significant Setback: Protection of EU Pension Savers to be reduced by the EU Parliament?

Better Finance issued a press release on the worrying latest amendments to the European Parliament's ECON Committee draft report on the IORP II Directive. Better Finance urged MEP Brian Hayes and the ECON Committee to remove...[more]

Category: Press Releases
10.12.2015

Where is the Single EU Market for Financial Services?

Better Finance publishes its press release following the launch of the "Green Paper on retail Financial Services” and its consultation issued today by the European Commission. Better Finance therefore welcomes the Green...[more]

Category: Press Releases
30.11.2015

Bank savings accounts in the EU hit by financial repression

Savings accounts still constitute the most widely-used (35% of all financial savings of EU household ) financial products in Europe and together represent roughly € 10 trillion of household savings. Unfortunately EU citizens...[more]

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