Date: 4th February 2019

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the report from ESMA on the cost and performance of retail financial investment products in the EU that provides an initial mapping of the current state of the market concerning UCITS, AIFs and structured retail products (SRPs). This annual statistical report complements the other valuable research releases by ESMA – i.e. the Trends, Risks, and Vulnerabilities bi-annual reports – constituting an improvement on transparency and information disclosure for EU citizens in their quality as financial services users.