BETTER FINANCE was created in 2009 following the financial crisis to federate all individual investor organisations in Europe including shareholders but not limited to these. BETTER FINANCE also looks after the interests of investors  in fixed income securities  like bonds, in  investment funds, in  life insurance pension fund well as those investing in bank saving products.

Today, individual investors are mainly offered “packaged” products rather than securities (shares and bonds): 78 % of EU households’ financial assets are held through these packaged investment products (life insurance, pension funds, bank accounts, investment funds). Since the financial crisis of 2008 new EU regulations have improved the protection of individual investors, but Better finance believes much is left to be done to ensure a consistent level of protection, of conduct of business rules and of key information disclosures.

BETTER FINANCE response to ESMA’s Call for Evidence on Retail Investor Protection Topics

BETTER FINANCE welcomes this call for evidence from ESMA on retail investor protection topics but regrets that it is confined ...

Robo-advice: Automated? Yes. Intelligent? Not so much.

Extreme divergences between platforms and investor profiles in terms of asset allocation and expected returns reveal significant deficiencies in the ...

Are Robo-advisors sufficiently intelligent to provide suitable advice to individual investors?

BETTER FINANCE continued its research series into Robo advice with this sixth annual edition, mapping start-up platforms that provide Robo-advisory ...
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The Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion and Financial Inclusion Europe join BETTER FINANCE

BETTER FINANCE is pleased to announce the affiliation of two new associate member organisations. The Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion ...

For a Consolidated Tape of Capital Market Trades that Brings Value to Individual Investors

Available data and evidence show significant increases in the trading and investing activity of EU households, sparked by a new ...
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Opportunity: International Research Fellowship – Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing

The Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing opened applications for its 2022-2023 fellowship program: Rutgers ...

Solvency Reports (SFCR) 2020 under examination Disruption of European Insurers in times of Financial Repression

In June 2021, the German Association of Insured (BdV), together with the analyst Carsten Zielke and the European consumer organisation ...

The Real Return 2021 – Country by Country

The Real Return 2021 - Austria The Real Return 2021 - Belgium The Real Return 2021 - Bulgaria The Real ...

Real Return of Long-Term and Pension Savings report | 2021 Edition

BETTER FINANCE published the ninth edition of its “Real Return of Long-Term and Pension Savings report | 2021 Edition”. Download ...
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