European Parliament takes Consumer and Investor Protection Seriously in Financial Supervision Reform

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the latest amendments adopted by the ECON Committee to the reform of the European System of Financial Supervision (including the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance ...
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ESMA announced the New Members of its Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG)- Four of them are from BETTER FINANCE and its Member Organisations

On 6 December the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced the new composition of its Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG). BETTER FINANCE thanks and congratulates ESMA for improving ...
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EU Capital Markets 2019-2024: A New Deal for Investors and Users of Financial Services

For too long now individual investors and savers have been gradually crowded out of equity markets and pushed into frequently under-performing packaged products. To ensure long-term growth it will be ...
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BETTER FINANCE Welcomes the ECON Vote on AMENDING the PRIIPs Regulation

BETTER FINANCE welcomes yesterday’s vote of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee amending the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) Regulation. ...
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MERCK Wins the EUROSHAREHOLDERS’ Awards Thanks to most Shareholder-friendly Director’s Pay System

28 November 2018 - Yesterday evening Euroshareholders, the shareholders branch of BETTER FINANCE, announced the winners of the 2018 Euroshareholders Awards at a ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany. This year, the ...
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EC Proposal to Amend SOLVENCY II Equity Calibrations: an opportunity to return to well-performing long-term Life Insurance Products

BETTER FINANCE’s (and others’) unabated efforts to convince the EU Authorities to recalibrate the capital requirements for equity have started to bear fruit. On 9 November 2018, with the input ...
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BETTER FINANCE Research – The Real Return 2018: Real Pension Returns Across the EU on Average still too Low and Opaque

BETTER FINANCE has been monitoring the performance of EU pension and long-term savings since 2013, with its 6th edition of the “The Real Return” by now covering 16 countries and ...
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ECON MEPs Adopt a Final Report on a “Basic PEPP ” that will hurt Pension Savers

BETTER FINANCE wishes to stress that providing EU citizens with a really safe PEPP is critical for their future pension adequacy. However, despite BETTER FINANCE’s repeated warnings and meetings with ...
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Strong Warning on the Pan-European Personal Pension Product: BETTER FINANCE once again asks EU Legislators not to Mislead EU Citizens on the so-called Capital “Protection”

With the ECON committee voting on the PEPP Regulation around the corner, BETTER FINANCE warns one last time that true capital protection implies that the notion of “capital” must be ...
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BETTER FINANCE WELCOMES THE NEW EP ECON STUDY ON MIS-SELLING OF SUBORDINATED DEBT TO RETAIL INVESTORS AND NOTES ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR SLOVENIA

In June 2018 the ECON committee of the European Parliament published a study titled “Subordinated Debt and Self-placement: Mis-selling of Financial Products”. After five years of very diverse interpretations and ...
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