Brussels, 7 April 2020 – The continued spread of the COVID-19 virus around the world and the emergency confinement measures have severely disrupted capital markets. EU Citizens in their capacity as investors and savers are already feeling the squeeze and will be among the first in line to suffer from the economic and financial fallout
[…] The undersigned associations are writing to emphasise the importance of keeping the European financial markets open during this extraordinary time of the COVID-19 health crisis. Financial markets are critical infrastructure for the European economy. The markets continue to serve the needs of participants to raise capital, manage investments, access cash and manage risk that
Digitalisation and new technologies are significantly transforming the European financial system and the way it provides financial services to Europe’s businesses and citizens. Key areas of reflection include deepening the Single Market for digital financial services, promoting a data-driven financial sector in the EU while addressing its risks and ensuring a true level playing field,
Brussels, 26 November 2019 – On 18 November 2019, the European Commission (EC) announced the composition of its high-level forum on the Capital Markets Union (CMU). 28 experts from the business and finance sectors, civil society and other non-public sector institutions will provide support and insights towards the Commission’s goal of further developing and finalising
We were very saddened to learn of the death of Martin Morton at the age of 87. Martin represented UKSA, one of BETTER FINANCE’s member organisations from the UK, at countless BETTER FINANCE (and Euroshareholders before that) meetings in Brussels and engaged all present in lively debates. His rich insights in all matters related to
On 7 November 2019, BETTER FINANCE’s Managing Director Guillaume Prache will be attending the Hearing on Banking Union Report, organised at the European Parliament.
“Savers across Europe with private pension plans endured a miserable year for performance in 2018 with widespread negative returns raising more concerns about the health of retirement systems across the region.” Read the full article on FTfm.
On the 6th November 2019 BETTER FINANCE Research and Policy Officer Stefan Dragos Voicu will attend CFA Society Belgium workshop on mastering the financial media.
On the 6 November 2019 BETTER FINANCE Managing Director Guillaume Prache will participate in a round table discussion in the FECIF Conference ‘Pensions in Europe: Is the PEPP a problem or a solution?’.
On the 24-25 October 2019 BETTER FINANCE Chief Communications Officer Arnaud Houdmont will attend The 8th ECN Crowdfunding Convention: Scaling up the Industry. The convention will explore the future of crowdfunding within a harmonised European market, looking at technological advances, market consolidation and requirements for up- and down-scaling.