FT: Time to destigmatise khaki finance

| Original article from the FT, by Huw van Steenis, co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s finance council. | The ...
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Survey: Shareholders’ experience of voting at AGMs across the EU (Shareholders’ Meetings)

It's all about retail shareholder democracy in Europe! Did you try to vote (or did you successfully vote) at ...
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Financial Times: Digital platforms fuel European ETF growth spurt

For years, European investors have paid higher fees and have found it more difficult to access low-cost, passively managed products ...
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F2iC Press Release | If the shareholder is truly the owner of the company, then his vote should be binding.

On 14 April F2iC - one of BETTER FINANCE's French member organisations - issued a press release arguing that the ...
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VZMD Rejects Continued and Damaging Regulatory Pressures on its Association and ‘Share SUPPORT’ programme

This new statement follows on an earlier case where VZMD, the Pan-Slovenian Shareholders Association, opposed pressure on its 'Share SUPPORT' ...
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ESMA study confirms that actively managed funds underperform benchmarks, also in times of market stress

As stated by ESMA “the COVID-19 crisis offers the opportunity to test the hypothesis [often claimed by the industry] that ...
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Podcast: Are consumers being mis-sold investment funds?

BETTER FINANCE's Managing Director, Guillaume Prache, participated to the last episode (Are consumers being mis-sold investment funds?) of the podcast Fair ...
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Retail Investor Strategy: some inconvenient truths on biased advice

The European Union has two initiatives whose main objectives are to "ensure bias-free advice": the "Capital Markets Union" Action Plan and the EU Strategy for ...
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How is technology changing financial institutions?

Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of digital transformation due to the need to conduct more business remotely through digital channels ...
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Despite their major impact on returns, intermediation fees in France are increasingly high and opaque

There are differences between intermediated or "packaged" investments (life insurance, funds, savings plans, etc.) and direct investments in capital markets (ETFs, bonds, shares). Several independent studies indicate ...
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