Date: 23rd July 2019

We are happy to announce that Christian Gülich, EU Policy Officer at the Bund der Versicherten (BdV), one of BETTER FINANCE's German members, was appointed to the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority’s Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group. For more information, please see EIOPA’s website.

With 17 user-side expert members from among its ranks in the ESAs’ Stakeholder Groups (SGS), and vice-chairing two of the SGs, BETTER FINANCE and its member organisations remain the main provider of user side experts and continue to lead the effort to further foster the involvement of consumers and retail users in the design of EU financial services policies and supervision.

Besides membership of the EIOPA stakeholder groups, BETTER FINANCE’s President, Axel Kleinlein, and BETTER FINANCE’s Research and Policy Officer, Stefan Voicu, were also recently appointed to EIOPA’s newly created Expert Practitioner Panel on the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP).

Below, please find an overview of the BETTER FINANCE membership of the ESAs’ Stakeholder Groups (SGS):


Banking Stakeholder Group Victor Cremades Erades ADICAE
Giedrius Steponkus LSA


Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group Christian Gülich BdV
Alin Iacob AURSF
Guillaume Prache BF
Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group José Carlos Gómez Fernández ADICAE
Christian Gülich BdV
Aleksandra Mączyńska (Vice-Chair) BF
Expert Practitioner Panel on the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) Axel Kleinlein BdV
Stefan Voicu BF


Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group Christiane Hölz (Vice-Chair) DSW
Guillaume Prache BF
Octàvio Viana ATM
Secondary Markets Standing Committee Consultative Working Group Poul Kjær DAF
Investment Management Standing Committee Consultative Working Group Jean Berthon

Jean Medernach

Corporate Finance Standing Committee Consultative Working Group Octàvio Viana ATM