BETTER FINANCE Position Paper on the Intra-EU Investment Facilitation Initiative

With the termination of the intra-EU bilateral investment treaties (BITs) in 2020 – which received significant criticism for overlapping with the EU single market rules – the EC launched an ...
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In Memory of Wilhelm Rasinger – the Champion of Austrian Individual Shareholders

It is with great sadness that BETTER FINANCE learned on Monday 14 December 2020 that Wilhelm Rasinger, President of the Austrian Association for Investors (Interessenverbandes für Anleger – IVA) passed ...
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Ensure a Level Playing Field for ELTIFs to Take Off

With merely 22 active funds, of which just a handful are marketed and distributed to individual, non-professional (“retail”) investors, the EU Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIF) market is still struggling to ...
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BETTER FINANCE ELTIF Research & Policy Report

This study is part of the BETTER FINANCE #FundResearch project, a research activity aimed at providing qualitative and quantitative assessments of the EU market for “retail” investment funds, focusing on ...
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The 2020 shareholder meetings harmed shareholder rights and often severely

The annual general meeting (AGM) is the cornerstone of shareholder democracy and an essential part of sound corporate governance. Not only are AGMs the place where shareholders get to vote ...
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The Future of General Shareholder Meetings: a BETTER FINANCE – DSW Study on the 2020 Virtual Shareholder Meetings in the EU

The annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM) is the cornerstone for sound corporate governance. It is through the shareholders' vote at the AGM that board members' actions get legitimacy and ...
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Greek individual investors join BETTER FINANCE via HELINAS

4 December 2020 – BETTER FINANCE is pleased to announce the affiliation of a new member organisation in Greece. HELINAS, the Hellenic Investors Association, is a Non-Governmental Organisation established in ...
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BETTER FINANCE Position on the EC Proposal for an EU Recovery Prospectus

The BETTER FINANCE welcomes the proposal put forward by the European Commission to simplify Prospectus disclosure rules for equity issuers in order to stimulate equity financing by companies in need ...
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Public Letter to the European Parliament’s ECON Committee: Harm Done to EU citizens as “Retail” Investors Through MiFID II “Quick Fixes”

We welcome the EC’s initiative to alleviate some regulatory requirements enabling EU capital markets’ potential to boost recovery from the COVID-19 induced economic downturn. However, we wish to warn about ...
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