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12/01/2018
 

Equity financing of the EU economy: how to get EU citizens as investors back into capital markets?


On 22 November, BETTER FINANCE, the European Investment Bank and the Federation of European Securities Exchanges teamed up for the International Conference on the ‘Equity Financing of the EU Economy’. A full room was addressed by prominent speakers representing the European Parliament and Commission, Permanent Representations to the EU, European Supervisory Authorities and consumer and trade associations.

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20/12/2017
 

Request to the European Supervisory Authorities to report on the cost and past performance of the main categories of retail investment, insurance and pension products


Guillaume Prache, Managing director of BETTER FINANCE, was asked by EIOPA to contribute to the discussion on the request for the European Supervisory Authorities to report on the cost and past performance of the main categories of retail investment, insurance and pension products. He was the rapporteur of the recently adopted OPSG (EIOPA Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group) position paper on this topic.

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12/12/2017
 

Impact Assessment - Institutional Investors and asset managers duties regarding sustainability


In order to effectively contribute to the strengthening of the Capital Markets Union, BETTER FINANCE believes that sustainable investment products require binding standards ensuring the trust of EU citizens in sustainable retail investment products and positive returns.

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BETTER FINANCE
 
 
 
 
 
01/12/2017
 

BETTER FINANCE on crowdfunding and peer to peer lending


BETTER FINANCE welcomes the initiative from the European Commission to consult stakeholders on a legislative proposal for an EU framework on crowd and peer to peer finance. BETTER FINANCE already raised the issue that only a limited number of the larger SMEs are likely to benefit from Capital Markets Union. As part of the 2015 CMU action plan, this initiative would broaden the access to finance for SMEs. Crowdfunding and peer to peer lending would thus represent an alternative source of financing for small SMEs.

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BETTER FINANCE
 
 
 
 
 
01/12/2017
 

Feedback on the revision of the Injunctions Directive


BETTER FINANCE (BF) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Inception Impact Assessment on the revision of the Injunctions Directive. The right to claim compensation and the right to access to justice should not remain theoretical for consumers and investors. It is especially important in the area of financial services where quite technical and complex financial products have a serious impact on the quality of life of active and retired citizens and where due to the lack of an effective redress mechanism many consumers are unable to exercise their rights.

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01/12/2017
 

BETTER FINANCE feedback on the supervisory architecture of CCPs


BETTER FINANCE welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Commission’s proposed regulation as regards the procedures and authorities involved for the authorization of CCPs (central counter parties) and requirements for the recognition of third-country CCPs. BETTER FINANCE supports the main elements of this proposal introducing a more pan-European approach to the supervision of EU and third countries CCPs which would enhance the oversight of the Union and third countries CCPs, lead to further supervisory convergence, to stronger and more effective cooperation between the supervisors, and to foster financial stability and competition.

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