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.

/ News, Life Insurance & Pensions

FCA warns on complex financial products

Wanda Goldwag, the new chairwoman of the UK regulator's Financial Services Consumer Panel has spoken about a "plethora" of products ...
/ News, Financial Reporting & Audit

More than 1,000 Mifid II breaches reported to FCA

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) received 1,335 notifications of inaccurate reporting on the transaction under the Markets in Financial Instruments ...

BETTER FINANCE welcomes ESMA’s efforts at rooting out closet funds

Fresh guidance from Europe’s markets watchdog has been hailed by BETTER FINANCE as a first step towards rooting out the ...

ESMA reinforces Benchmark Disclosure Requirements for UCITS

When the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its Questions and Answers (Q&As) regarding the application of the Undertakings ...
/ News, Other

Two BETTER FINANCE Members amongst renewed Investment Management Standing Committee Consultative Working Group (CWG) of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

BETTER FINANCE is pleased to announce that two of its members have been selected for the renewal of the Investment ...
International Conference - “Conduct of Investment Rules in the EU and worldwide” - Beirut, Lebanon
/ International Conference

International Conference – “Conduct of Investment Rules in the EU and worldwide” – Beirut, Lebanon

On Friday 28 June, Boulos Law Office, BETTER FINANCE and the World Federation of Investors are holding a joint conference ...
/ Press Releases, Other

BETTER FINANCE celebrates its 10-year Anniversary & elects Axel Kleinlein from the German BdV as its new President

At the beginning of the week, BETTER FINANCE and its Member Organisations gathered in Bucharest, Romania, to celebrate the 10-year ...

BETTER FINANCE is happy that the EP adopted the PEPP Regulation but hopes that the major “Guarantee” issue for European Savers can be adequately addressed in the near future

As shown by independent research into the real net returns of European pension savings carried out by BETTER FINANCE, pension ...

EU Authorities supervising Financial Services to get stronger Consumer Protection Powers

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the reform of the European System of Financial Supervision, helping the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European ...
/ Press Releases, Other

BETTER FINANCE ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS

BETTER FINANCE is honoured to announce the establishment of the BETTER FINANCE Scientific Committee to further support and strengthen its ...
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