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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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30/10/2017
 

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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30/10/2017
 

ESMA study finds that charges eradicate returns - it’s even worse


30 October 2017 – BETTER FINANCE thanks ESMA for its study on the impact of fees and inflation on fund performance. The ESMA study is yet another confirmation of the independent research published every year by BETTER FINANCE on the real return of long-term and pension savings. BETTER FINANCE is also happy that ESMA is endorsing key elements of the BETTER FINANCE return computation methodology: returns after inflation (EU citizens are subject to the "monetary illusion" and long-term nominal returns aren’t too meaningful and even misleading), and after entry to exit fees as well as ongoing ones.

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26/10/2017
 

EU citizens as end-investors become observers at the board of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group


EFRAG, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, was established in 2001 with the aim of advising the European Commission (EC) on the suitability of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as set by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). EFRAG's mission is to ensure that European views on the matter are taken into account in the IASB standard setting process and whether newly issued or revised IFRS meet the criteria for endorsement for use in the EU.

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23/10/2017
 

ESAs finally asked to report on the cost and past performance of long-term savings products


20 October 2017 – For years now, different research studies and reports by BETTER FINANCE have far too often come to the same conclusion: EU citizens as savers and investors are left in the dark with respect to the past performance and costs of the financial products they invest in, meaning that, more often than not, savers and investors are not even able to find out whether a product has ever made or lost money.

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23/10/2017
 

BETTER FINANCE elects Jella Benner-Heinacher from DSW as new President


19 October 2017 – BETTER FINANCE elected Jella Benner-Heinacher, the Deputy Chief Executive of Germany’s oldest and largest association for private investors DSW, as its new President. “I am honoured by the trust put in me. Working at the European level is certainly one of the most important, but also the most challenging, tasks in the field of investor protection. BETTER FINANCE has to remain one of the strong voices in the future", states Benner-Heinacher. She particularly sees the opportunity to promote topics such as the simplification of cross-border voting rights of shareholders via the digitization campaign of the EU Commission.

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