After publishing a series of Q&As for duped individual investors and pension savers in light of the outrageous Wirecard AG scandal, BETTER FINANCE’s German member organisation, DSW, the leading shareholder association in Germany, issued a press release today to inform abused investors about the next steps. Wirecard investors are entitled to register their claims in

Every year companies hold mandatory annual general meetings (AGMs) where management and directors generally present an annual report containing information for interested shareholders about the company’s performance and strategy, allowing shareholders to vote on company issues as well as the selection of the company’s board of directors. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact

BETTER FINANCE’s German member organisation, Deutsche Schutzverein für Wertpapiersitz (DSW), published a series of Q&As for duped individual investors and pension savers in light of the outrageous Wirecard AG scandal and the accompanying, corporate governance, external auditing and supervisory failures. The Q&A document is available in English on the BETTER FINANCE website below. On 1

The European federation of retail investors, BETTER FINANCE, has criticised the new composition of stakeholder groups at the European supervisory authorities, branding it “a step backwards with regard to a balanced representation between industry and consumers in EU financial rulemaking.” Read the full article here.

Brussels, 20 July 2020 – The new composition of the European Supervisory Authorities’ (ESAs) “Stakeholder Groups” is a step backwards with regard to a balanced representation between industry and consumers in EU financial rulemaking. This is the result of the recent ESAs reform, which reduced the quotas for consumers and academics in favour of financial

BETTER FINANCE believes that the main challenges and opportunities for next 10 years will be: Reorienting the equity and bond funding towards sustainable investments. The identification of sustainable investments must be based on facts and science, not on emotions and ideologies, and on the probability to have a positive impact on the environment, society and

European Commission Press Release – This document reflects the outcome of the high level dialogue between all participants of two round-tables on best practices organised in May and June 2020 by the European Commission in light of the COVID19 crisis. All participants agree to continue the dialogue on the COVID19 crisis and its impacts in

On 1 July 2020, Germany took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Croatia and published the presidency programme for the next six months, including several aspects related to financial services, highlighting “a sustainable financial market architecture, stable financial policy and fair taxation”. With regards to taxation the German Presidency is

BETTER FINANCE – one of the only two individual user side members of the European Commission’s “High Level Forum on the CMU” – firmly advocates for a Capital Markets Union (CMU) that “Works for people” and focuses on EU citizens as – by far – the largest source of long-term, sustainable funding for the real