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28.04.2017

PUTTING AN END TO FINANCIAL ABUSE - BETTER FINANCE CALLS FOR BETTER ENFORCEMENT AND EU-WIDE COLLECTIVE REDRESS

Almost ten years have passed since the beginning of the financial crisis and individual investors and consumers in the EU are still far too often suffering from unscrupulous issuers and providers of financial services,...[more]

Category: Press Releases
13.04.2017

THE EC’S CONSUMER FINANCIAL SERVICES ACTION PLAN: A GOOD START BUT MANY HURDLES REMAIN

As part of its commitment to developing a deeper and fairer Single Market, the European Commission (EC) published an action plan setting out a strategy to strengthen the EU single market for retail financial services. Better...[more]

Category: Press Releases
22.02.2017

CHECKYOURFUND.EU GOES LIVE – RESULTS OF CLOSET INDEXING STUDY NOW SEARCHABLE ONLINE

A little more than a week ago, Better Finance announced the results of its replication of the ESMA investigation into Closet Indexing. Following up on this announcement, today Better Finance launches www.checkyourfund.eu,...[more]

Category: Press Releases
22.02.2017

Better Finance co-founds and participates in the launch of the European Platform for Financial Education

On the 22 February 2017, 9 European organizations and associations, including Better Finance, launched a new European Platform for Financial Education. The initiative responds to the need for financial education and to boost...[more]

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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]

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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]

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