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.

ICAEAW  Women in Finance Network event: "Is there a financial literacy gender gap?"
/ International Conference

ICAEAW Women in Finance Network event: “Is there a financial literacy gender gap?”

On 19 June 2019 Lina Strandvåg Nagell, BETTER FINANCE's Administration & Finance Officer, will attend ICAEAW Women in Finance Network event "Is there ...
An event by the Financial Forum Brussels: "Gender in Finance: Why Diversity Matters"
/ International Conference

An event by the Financial Forum Brussels: “Gender in Finance: Why Diversity Matters”

On 17 June  Lina Strandvåg Nagell Administration & Finance Officer, and Aiste Vysniauskaite, Communications Assistant, will be attending the conference "Gender in Finance: ...

FRENCH SUPERVISOR AMF ANNOUNCES NEW APPROACH TO IDENTIFY FALSELY ACTIVE FUNDS: WILL IT PUT IT TO EFFECTIVE USE?

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the recent publication by the French capital markets supervisor AMF of its "alternative" method to identify potential ...
/ News, Other

Investment Management Fees: Beware the Cobra Effect

Daniel Brocklebank, UK director of Orbis Investments, warned the audience at the 72nd CFA Institute Annual Conference: Bad incentives lead ...
Sustainability in the Age of Platforms: A high-level conference by CEPS
/ Workshop

Sustainability in the Age of Platforms: A high-level conference by CEPS

On 11 June, BETTER FINANCE's Research and Policy Officer Edoardo Carlucci will participate in a high-level workshop "Sustainability in the Age ...
A seminar on CMU by the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands at the EU
/ Seminar

A seminar on CMU by the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands at the EU

On 11 June, BETTER FINANCE's Research and Policy Officer Stefan Voicu will participate in the seminar on Capital Markets Union, organised by ...
A seminar by the Transparency Task Force: “How can we accelerate the rebuilding of trust and confidence in financial services?”
/ Seminar

A seminar by the Transparency Task Force: “How can we accelerate the rebuilding of trust and confidence in financial services?”

BETTER FINANCE’s member organisation, the Transparency Task Force, will hold a seminar on “How can we accelerate the rebuilding of trust and ...
/ Press Coverage, FinTech

BETTER FINANCE in Money Talk: Your money in the hands of a robot – automated investment advice is on the rise

For some years now, robo advisers have been on the rise among private investors and savers. According to a report ...
/ News, Sustainabe Finance

BETTER FINANCE Executive Director Aleksandra Mączyńska selected to the EU Ecolabelling Board

BETTER FINANCE is pleased to announce that its Executive Director Aleksandra Mączyńska has been selected as a member of the ...

Paperjam – Securities lending: fund practices called into question

BETTER FINANCE conducted research on the securities lending practices of the 10 most active European funds in this field, most ...
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