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01/10/2018
 

BETTER FINANCE feedback to the FCA’s call for input: PRIIPs Regulation- initial experiences with the new requirements


As representative of investors and financial services users, BETTER FINANCE has raised concerns regarding the PRIIPs KID legislative framework in terms of investor protection and in particular the fact that standardised, easily comparable and long-term past performance data (of both the product and its chosen benchmark) are eliminated under the PRIIPs delegated regulation. The elimination of standardised, easily comparable data on past performance is a regressive step for investors and will reverse some of the partial progress made on making the investment market more transparent and accountable.

Categories: positions, Investment
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BETTER FINANCE
BETTER FINANCE
 
 
 
 
 
04/09/2018
 

- Feedback on the European Commission’s draft delegated Regulation on the Distribution of insurance-based investment products


Investment firms shall act in accordance with the best interest of their clients and as such, when providing investment advice and portfolio management, they must disclose information on the ESG of each financial product offered to the client before providing investment services. The asset managers must explain to the client how his or her ESG preferences for each financial instrument is taken into consideration during the advice process. BETTER FINANCE fully supports this proposal to include ESG considerations during

Categories: positions, Insurance
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BETTER FINANCE
BETTER FINANCE
 
 
 
 
 
04/09/2018
 

BETTER FINANCE FEEDBACK TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S PROPOSAL AMENDING THE REGULATION ON ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND OPERATING CONDITIONS FOR INVESTMENT FIRMS


Investment firms shall act in accordance with the best interest of their clients. As such, when providing investment advice and portfolio management, they must disclose information on the ESG of each financial product offered to the client before providing investment services. The asset managers must explain to the client how his or her ESG preferences for each financial instrument is taken into consideration during the advice process.

Categories: positions, Financial Markest Infrastructure
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BETTER FINANCE
BETTER FINANCE
 
 
 
 
 
03/09/2018
 

BETTER FINANCE feedback on the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks


BETTER FINANCE welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Commission's proposal on low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks released as part of the Sustainable Finance Action Plan of the European Commission. EU citizens as savers and individual investors are the main provider of long term funding to the EU economy and are mostly by nature long term oriented, as their needs are often long-term ones: pension, home purchase, children education, etc. Therefore, they are concerned with the impact of the investment of their savings on sustainability.

Categories: positions, Corporate Governance
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BETTER FINANCE
BETTER FINANCE
 
 
 
 
 
27/08/2018
 

BETTER FINANCE FEEDBACK TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION PROPOSAL FOR A REGULATION ON DISCLOSURES RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS AND SUSTAINABILITY RISKS


his proposal aims at integrating ESG considerations into the investment and advisory process to ensure that financial market participants (UCITS, AIFMs, IORPs, EuVECA and EuSEF managers and investment firms) that receive a mandate from their clients or beneficiaries to take investment decisions on their behalf would integrate ESG into their internal processes and inform their clients in this respect.

Categories: positions, Corporate Governance
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BETTER FINANCE
BETTER FINANCE
 
 
 
 
 
27/08/2018
 

BETTER FINANCE feedback to the European Commission Proposal for a regulation on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment


EU citizens as savers and individual investors are the main provider of long term funding to the EU economy and are mostly by nature long term oriented, as their needs are often long-term ones: pension, home purchase, children education, etc. Therefore, they are concerned with the impact of the investment of their savings on sustainability.

Categories: positions, Corporate Governance
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BETTER FINANCE
 
 
 
 
 

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