As stated by ESMA “the COVID-19 crisis offers the opportunity to test the hypothesis [often claimed by the industry] that active equity UCITS outperform their benchmarks during stressed market conditions”. In light of this period of market downturn followed by a quick recovery and then stabilisation, ESMA analysed a sample of actively managed equity UCITS funds,

The European Coalition on the Consumer Credit Directive (CCD) invite you to their first national Irish webinar.  23 March 2022, 11.00 AM to 12.15 PM – GMT Dublin | (12.00 PM to 13.15 PM – CET Brussels). During this 75 minutes’ event, key stakeholders from Ireland will exchange on the CCD proposal and its capacity

| REGISTER BELOW | BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services User, and Helinas, the Hellenic Investors Association, will hold a joint International Investors’ Conference in Athens, Greece on Thursday 16 June 2022. As Greece heads toward elections in 2023 and looks to overhaul its pension system, it is the perfect time

BETTER FINANCE welcomes this call for evidence from ESMA on retail investor protection topics but regrets that it is confined to securities markets (MiFID II) topics only as these financial instruments make up for only a third of the financial balance sheets of EU27 households and in fact the smallest share of the three largest

BETTER FINANCE is pleased to announce the affiliation of two new associate member organisations. The Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion (Pörssisäätiö), based in Helsinki, and Financial Inclusion Europe (FiInE), based in Brussels, are the latest organisations to join BETTER FINANCE’s ranks, bringing the total number of member organisations to 39, of which 29 are based

BETTER FINANCE presents its Evidence Paper on Banning Inducements in retail investment services. BETTER FINANCE screened available evidence (literature, surveys, experiments, and data) on the effects of allowing vs banning the receipt of inducements by distributors of retail investment services and products. Inducements designate remunerations, such as commissions or kickbacks, paid by third-party financial firms to

The Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing opened applications for its 2022-2023 fellowship program: Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing J. Robert Beyster Fellowship, Louis O. Kelso Fellowship & Other Fellowships The Rutgers Institute for the Study of

On 29 September the BETTER FINANCE Scientific Council convened to discuss next year’s research programme and elect a chairperson. The extensive research work carried out by the BETTER FINANCE Team over the last year was also praised by the Council. The Scientific Council consists of highly skilled and experienced independent academics who help BETTER FINANCE

In the 2017 EC Consumer Finance Action Plan, the Commission undertook to monitor the distance selling market of retail financial services in order to identify the potential consumer risks and business opportunities in this market and, on that basis, decide on the need to amend distance-selling requirements. In this context, a behavioural study was conducted:

Thanks to the stellar lineup of international and Slovenian speakers and panelists, you were numerous in attending the joint BETTER FINANCE and VZMD International Investors’ Conference in Bled, Slovenia on 13 September. Thank you for your enthusiastic participation! You were also joined by over 350 participants who followed the conference online, with live streaming on