Savers once again excluded from the governance of AMF

The Government, the National Assembly and the Senate just appointed members of the "College" of the AMF. The public authorities ...
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MIS-SELLING ON THE EP’S AGENDA – ECON STUDIES

Inspired to some extent from BETTER FINANCE’s 2017 Briefing Paper on mis-selling of financial products as well as its study ...
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A PEPP to provide pension adequacy through decent long-term returns and protect the purchasing power of the life savings of EU citizens

It is for this reason that BETTER FINANCE welcomes the proposal released by the European Commission in mid-2017 for the ...
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WILLINGNESS OF EU MEMBER STATES CRUCIAL FOR ENDING DOUBLE TAXATION OF INVESTMENT INCOME WITHIN EU

At the beginning of February 2018, in support of the Capital Markets Union initiative, the European Commission released a Code ...
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NEW PRIIPS KID RULES VIOLATE MIFID II PROVISIONS AT THE DETRIMENT OF INVESTORS

One of the objectives of the MiFID II regulation is to improve consumer protection in general and, more particularly, to ...
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ESAS REFORM: CONCERNS FOR THE PUBLIC ENFORCEMENT OF CONDUCT OF FINANCIAL BUSINESS RULES

On 20 September 2017 the European Commission (EC) announced its proposal to improve the supervision of European financial services as ...
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SHAREHOLDERS RIGHTS DIRECTIVE IMPLEMENTING ACTS: LAST CHANCE TO ENSURE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUAL SHAREHOLDERS ARE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT

Following years of drafting the revision of the Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II) by the European Commission (EC), the EU ...
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COMPLIANCE WITH EU INVESTOR PROTECTION RULES SHOULD CONSTITUTE A KEY REQUISITE FOR GRANTING SUSTAINABLE FINANCE LABELS

EU citizens as pension savers and individual investors are, by their very nature, strong supporters of ‘sustainable finance’: they are ...
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THE SRI FUND THAT WASN’T

Following repeated requests by BETTER FINANCE, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) launched an investigation in 2015 into the ...
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THE NEW EU SHAREHOLDERS RIGHTS

The financial crisis of 2008 revealed significant deficiencies in corporate governance, partly due to insufficient shareholder engagement. To this day ...
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