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.

/ Press Releases, Sustainabe Finance

BETTER FINANCE Supports Youth For Climate March!

BETTER FINANCE fully supports the Youth for Climate March and stronger public policy for the environment. We believe that it ...

Trading in the dark: more than half of European equities do not go through the stock market

Despite the attempts to channel equity trading to the “lit” markets, more than half of European stock is bought and ...

EU Review misses Key Issue on Key Disclosure docs

Earlier in February, the ESAs - the European Banking Authority, the European Securities and Markets Authority, and the European Insurance ...

Final EU Compromise on European Personal Pensions: good news for EU Pension Savers, but beware the imbedded “Capital Guarantee” Scam

With a global pension gap forecasted to mushroom to $400 trillion by 2050 and income replacement rates decreasing, EU citizens ...

ESAs Advice on PRIIPs is Well-Intentioned, but Misses on Key Issues

12 February 2019 – BETTER FINANCE welcomes the final report of the European Supervisory Authorities’ Joint Committee (ESAs JC) to ...
/ Blog entry, Supervision & Redress

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 ...

230 stocks under liquidity threat from Brexit as obscure Mifid II rule strikes

Christian Voigt, a senior regulatory adviser at Fidessa, and former vice president at Deutsche Boerse has published a blog post ...

Assessment of the EU Public Authorities’ Reports on Costs and Past Performance of EU Retail Financial Products

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the report from ESMA on the cost and performance of retail financial investment products in the EU ...
ERIN Conference 2019  “Heating up: Setting the agenda for a just and sustainable Europe”
/ International Conference

ERIN Conference 2019 “Heating up: Setting the agenda for a just and sustainable Europe”

Better Finance's Managing Director Guillaume Prache will attend the ERIN  (European Responsible Investment Network) Conference “Heating up: Setting the agenda ...
2nd Report on Ethical and Sustainable Finance in Europe
/ Public Hearing

2nd Report on Ethical and Sustainable Finance in Europe

Better Finance will be represented by its Policy Officer Edoardo Carlucci in the presentation of the 2nd Report on Ethical ...
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