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13.02.2017

Better Finance Replicates and Discloses ESMA Findings on Closet Indexing

Better Finance helps investors identify potential falsely active funds (“closet indexers”), and asks regulators to investigate further: It replicated the ESMA study on closet indexing and identified up to 165 equity “UCITS”...[more]

Category: Press Releases
12.01.2017

BETTER FINANCE SUPPORTS THE PAN-SLOVENIAN SHAREHOLDERS’ ASSOCIATION IN THEIR OPPOSITION TO LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS BY THE SLOVENIAN GOVERNMENT THAT WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY HARM INDIVIDUAL SHAREHOLDERS

12 January 2017 – Better Finance, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users,  sent out an open letter to the Slovenian Prime Minister and Slovenian Members of Parliament as well as the European...[more]

Category: Press Releases
22.12.2016

PRESIDENCY AND PARLIAMENT AGREE ON REVIEW OF SHAREHOLDERS RIGHTS DIRECTIVE: LIMITED IMPROVEMENTS FOR SHAREHOLDERS

On 9 December 2016 the EU presidency and the EU Parliament agreed on the final version of the new Shareholders Rights Directive (SRD). Better Finance welcomes the completion of the new SRD which took years to finalise....[more]

Category: Press Releases
13.12.2016

BETTER FINANCE BRINGS THE CASE OF THE BAIL-IN OF SLOVENIAN BANKS TO THE ATTENTION OF THE EUROPEAN BANKING AUTHORITY

Largely ignored, Slovenian investors suffer the consequences of the harshest bank rescue to date[more]

Category: Press Releases
09.11.2016

BANKING REGULATIONS USED TO EXPROPRIATE INVESTORS IN SLOVENIAN BANK BAIL-IN FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL

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
03.11.2016

BETTER FINANCE REPLY TO THE EU CONSULTATION ON PERSONAL PENSIONS: LAUNCH A PAN-EUROPEAN PERSONAL PENSION TO DIFFUSE THE PENSIONS TIME BOMB

Better Finance keenly supports the European Commission’s proposal to launch a Pan-European Personal Pension product (PEPP) as a key component of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) initiative. The extreme fragmentation of the...[more]

Category: Press Releases
28.09.2016

FEES TAKE A BIG BITE OUT OF REAL RETURNS OF EU LONG-TERM SAVINGS

Whereas the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have a legal duty to collect, analyse and report data on “consumer trends” in their respective fields, the unfortunate reality is that long-term and pension savings remain one...[more]

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