From 15 June to 17 June, BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, and its Member Organisations gathered in Athens for their General Assembly and International Investors’ Conference, co-organised with Helinas, the Hellenic Investors Association. The meetings in Greece were also the occasion to elect a new Board. BETTER FINANCE is

It’s all about retail shareholder democracy in Europe! Did you try to vote (or did you successfully vote) at Shareholders Meetings of EU Companies in 2022? If not, there is still time, AGMs of companies are still ongoing. • Let us know your experience: Survey Open, until 10 September 2022! Shareholders are the true owners

On 14 April F2iC – one of BETTER FINANCE’s French member organisations – issued a press release arguing that the vote of shareholders, as the true owners of a company, should be binding without a company being able to use dilatory maneuvers to circumvent it. The press release follows the rejection by Stellantis’ shareholders of

Dutch foundation to enable assertion of claims against EY Deutschland and EY Global – at no cost and risk-free. Amsterdam | Düsseldorf | Frankfurt, 06 April 2022 – Wirecard AG’s bankruptcy is likely one of the biggest economic scandals in German history. Within no time it became clear that the high-tech hopes for online payments

This new statement follows on an earlier case where VZMD, the Pan-Slovenian Shareholders Association, opposed pressure on its ‘Share SUPPORT’ programme by a brokerage industry  player, harming the minority, individual shareholders it aims to represent. Today, VZMD pointed to further shortcomings and misleading claims made by the ATVP (The Slovenian Securities Market Agency) against its

Unfortunately, EU action through the listing act aimed at incentivising businesses and companies to go public and for individual, non-professional investors to invest in these companies, did not achieve its targets. BETTER FINANCE’s findings rely on two sets of observations from the market: first, the long-term trend of decreasing initial public offerings (IPOs) on regulated

REGISTER HERE TO JOIN THE LIVE-STREAM CONFERENCE 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. [Programme in Athens time (UTC+3) | -1 hour for CEST – Brussels time (UTC+2)]. [Programme in Athens

BETTER FINANCE Member VZMD makes Objections Public in OPEN LETTER to the CEO of the Slovenian Securities Market Agency (ATVP), the national competent Authority In a press release at the end of 2021, VZMD – the Pan-Slovenian Shareholder Association and BETTER FINANCE Member – drew attention to the mass dissemination of letters and “innovative” offers