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13/11/2018
 

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 of BETTER FINANCE and other stakeholders, the Commission tabled targeted amendments to the Solvency II delegated regulation, in particular to the equity calibration.

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30/10/2018
 

Reservations regarding the proposed Market in Financial Instruments Act (ZTFI-1)


We are alarmed that for the second time in less than two years the Republic of Slovenia moves to curtail the options available to minority shareholders to mitigate the burden of costs imposed on them by financial intermediaries. Specifically, the proposed Paragraph 10 of Article 296 of the Market in Financial Instruments Act (ZTFI-1) targets the “Share SUPPORT” scheme of the Pan-Slovenian Shareholders Association (VZMD) by limiting the duration of fiduciary securities accounts of dedicated attorneys used by the “Share SUPPORT” scheme to 12 months. We assess that such additional restrictions will seriously jeopardise the prospects of minority shareholders in the Slovenian capital market.

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08/10/2018
 

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 over 85% of the EU population. Unfortunately, the dire state of pension savings across the EU has not improved much over the years. Despite a six-year bull market both for European equities and bonds, the outlook for European pension savers remains bleak.

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08/10/2018
 

Pension Savings: The Real Return - 2018 Edition


BETTER FINANCE published the 2018 Edition of "Pension Savings: The Real Return". Download the report in English for free here. Should you like to order a physical copy please contacts us at info@betterfinance.eu.

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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.

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10/09/2018
 

BETTER FINANCE - Annual Report 2017




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