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20.07.2018

EIOPA appoints more retail user expert representatives to its Insurance and Pensions Stakeholder groups - five of them are from BETTER FINANCE and its member organisations

On 17 July EIOPA, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority announced the new composition of its two “stakeholder groups”: the Insurance and Reinsurance one (IRSG), and the Occupational Pensions one...[more]

Category: Press Releases
19.07.2018

BETTER FINANCE RELEASES RESEARCH FINDINGS ON LIFE CYCLE PENSIONS AND ONCE MORE REQUESTS THAT EU POLICY MAKERS ENSURE A REAL PROTECTION OF PERSONAL PENSION SAVINGS

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the recent opinions of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) and the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) on the proposed “PEPP”  EU Regulation, but remains...[more]

Category: Press Releases
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]

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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]

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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]

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