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29/04/2011
 

Level 2 implementing measures on the pursuit of the business of Insurance and Reinsurance (Solvency II)


As its very name indicates, Solvency II has been primarily designed to prevent insurance companies bankruptcies, and not to protect policy holders. These are two different and sometimes conflicting objectives. Solvency II heavily penalizes insurers holding equities and thoroughly raises capital requirements and insurers’ equity issues needs. Please read more here.

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EuroFinuse
 
 
 
 
 
29/04/2011
 

Towards a coherent approach to Collective Redress


We welcome the opportunity to comment on Collective Redress. We regret though that the European Commission despite its long term awareness of the existing problems facing investors and all other users of financial services including SMEs, and despite recognition that the performance of the existing EU enforcement tools is not satisfactory, has not yet taken any concrete measure but chose to engage into a consultation again.

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Guillaume Prache
EuroFinuse
 
 
 
 
 
03/03/2011
 

Technical details of a possible European crisis management framework


This consultation from the European Commission is part of the European Authorities efforts to prevent any future financial crisis of the magnitude of the 2008 one. Most questions are not addressed to individual investors and savers, but to professionals. Therefore, we will not reply specifically to these questions but provide a general reply.

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EuroFinuse
 
 
 
 
 
03/03/2011
 

DAF Technical details of a possible EU Framework for Bank Recovery and Resolution


Technical details of a possible EU Framework for Bank Recovery and Resolution Danish Shareholders Association is the organisation representing private investors in Denmark, and finds the proposal on bank recovery and resolution unacceptable. The proposal is unacceptable for several reasons: Legal problems; Corporate governance principles; Supervisory problems; Citizen’s confidence.

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Danish Shareholders Association
 
 
 
 
 
28/02/2011
 

Consultation on the Review of the Insurance Mediation Directive (IMD)


We support the objectives of the consultation launched by the European Commission on the review of the Insurance Mediation Directive. It is essential to increase the level of policy holder protection to obtain the highest possible level, by improving the quality of information provided to customers. Thereby reinforcing transparency through the disclosure of total costs and of the inducements to avoid or at least spotlight conflicts of interest, harmonize the distribution of Insurance PRIPS.

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EuroFinuse
 
 
 
 
 
03/02/2011
 

MiFID Review - The European equity markets fragmentation has penalized small investors


The European MiFID Directive in force since November 2007 has pushed the European equity markets to fragment into multiple “trading platforms”: besides the existing “regulated markets” (RMs) “multiple trading Facilities” (MTFs) and “Systematic Internalisers” (SIs) - not to mention a growing, diverse and opaque “OTC” (over the counter) trade activity or dark pools - are now trading European equities.

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EuroFinuse
 
 
 
 
 

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