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.

ERIN webinar: Ensuring a low-carbon future
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ERIN webinar: Ensuring a low-carbon future

On the 29 October, 2019 BETTER FINANCE Research and Policy Officer Edoardo Carlucci will attend ERIN webinar: Ensuring a low-carbon ...
8th ECN Crowdfunding Convention
/ International Conference

8th ECN Crowdfunding Convention

On the 24-25 October 2019 BETTER FINANCE Chief Communications Officer Arnaud Houdmont will attend The 8th ECN Crowdfunding Convention: Scaling up ...
Ethics today in the financial markets in the decade post crisis: how can we overcome the continuing challenge of bringing back trust?
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Ethics today in the financial markets in the decade post crisis: how can we overcome the continuing challenge of bringing back trust?

CFA Institute & ACCA (The association of Chartered Certified Accountants) invite you to their joint breakfast event at the European ...
Financial Education session with Howest students
/ News, Financial Education, FinTech

Financial Education session with Howest students

On Friday 11 October BETTER FINANCE hosted a great interactive Financial Education session at BETTER FINANCE Headquarters in Brussels with ...
Financial education session
/ Workshop

Financial education session

On the 11 October 2019 BETTER FINANCE will organise a Financial Education Session for students of the Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (HOWEST) ...

Why is it so hard for Start-ups to create Wealth in Europe?

For decades, tech mavens in the U.S. have used fiscally advantageous stock options for employees to spur innovation, rewarding employee ...
BETTER FINANCE Campaign for EU-wide Collective Redress: launch of the Collective Redress Webpage
/ News, Supervision & Redress

BETTER FINANCE Campaign for EU-wide Collective Redress: launch of the Collective Redress Webpage

As consumers, we have all been ripped off at some point in our lives by a dishonest company or service ...

Pension Savings: The Real Return – 2019 Edition

Download the report in English for free here. Should you like to order a physical copy please contacts us at ...
/ News, Supervision & Redress

Dieselgate: Volkswagen executives charged with stock market manipulation

Prosecutors in Germany have brought criminal charges against Volkswagen executives over Dieselgate. They have been charged with stock market manipulation ...
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