BETTER FINANCE’s Romanian member organisation AURSF (the Association of Romanian Financial Services Users) has teamed up with the largest non-banking source of debt financing (consumer credit) in Romania to promote financial education, responsible lending and borrowing. The campaign was launched in June with the publication of a small guide to financial terms and concepts to
On 19 June 2019 Lina Strandvåg Nagell, BETTER FINANCE’s Administration & Finance Officer, will attend ICAEAW Women in Finance Network event “Is there a financial literacy gender gap?”.
On 17 June Lina Strandvåg Nagell Administration & Finance Officer, and Aiste Vysniauskaite, Communications Assistant, will be attending the conference “Gender in Finance: Why Diversity Matters”. The event is organised by the Financial Forum Brussels and aims to unite financial organisations to tackle gender diversity and share best practices.
On 11 June, BETTER FINANCE’s Research and Policy Officer Edoardo Carlucci will participate in a high-level workshop “Sustainability in the Age of Platforms”. The workshop will focus on the platform economy, its social and environmental impacts, their differences across different parts of the world as well as the best practices helping to achieve the SDGs.
BETTER FINANCE’s member organisation, the Transparency Task Force, will hold a seminar on “How can we accelerate the rebuilding of trust and confidence in financial services?” on Thursday 20 June 2019 in Brussels. The seminar in Brussels is kindly hosted and sponsored by the CFA Institute. The seminar is part of a larger international programme with special meetings
For some years now, robo advisers have been on the rise among private investors and savers. According to a report from Deutsche Bank, automated advisory services in Europe reached 14 billion euros of assets under management last year. That is still modest when compared to the 150 billion dollars managed by American robo consultants and
BETTER FINANCE conducted research on the securities lending practices of the 10 most active European funds in this field, most of which are based in Luxembourg. Even though the rules are clear, the research results have demonstrated wide discrepancies between the funds with regards to the redistribution of the revenues. According to Guillaume Prache, Managing
On the occasion of the first meeting of its newly established Scientific Committee, BETTER FINANCE is holding a press conference on 20 June to present its distinguished members and publish its ground-breaking new research findings on the Correlation between Cost and Performance in EU Equity Retail Funds. The Scientific Committee consists of highly skilled and
“It’s true that political salesmen can market a mythology and iconography that entice people into privileging a religion, ethnicity, or nation as their fundamental identity. With the right package of indoctrination and coercion, they can even turn them into cannon fodder. That does not mean that nationalism is a human drive. Nothing in human nature
Barclays, Citigroup, JP Morgan, MUFG and Royal Bank of Scotland were fined a combined 1.07 billion euros) by the European Union on Thursday for rigging the multitrillion-dollar foreign exchange market. According to the European Commission, individual traders at the banks involved, formed two cartels to manipulate the spot foreign exchange market for 11 currencies, including