The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) re-appoints BETTER FINANCE candidate as only Board Member representing Retail Investors

BETTER FINANCE is pleased to announce that Jella Benner-Heinacher, the Deputy Chief Director of the Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz (DSW) and BETTER FINANCE Vice-President, was appointed to the Board of ...
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Capital Markets Union at Risk as European “Retail” Investors have less and less access to Equity Market Data

Access to equity market data is essential for “retail” investors to make informed investment decisions. However, new research by BETTER FINANCE[1] found that the equity market data published by the ...
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Consumer Access to EU Equity Trade Data

Transparent and consolidated trading venues are the foundation of efficient capital markets for individual investors, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the economy as a whole. From a retail investors’ ...
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BETTER FINANCE Position on Crypto Assets and Distributed Ledger Technology

Regulations on Markets in Crypto-Assets and the EU Pilot Regime for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) based market infrastructures BETTER FINANCE welcomes the initiatives and efforts of EU public authorities to ...
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BETTER FINANCE feedback to the European Commission’s Proposal for a Common Digital Plan – Europe’s Digital Decade – 2030 Digital Targets

The Covid-19 crisis showed how digitalization can play a useful role for consumers and businesses. However, digitalization and new emerging technological trends do not come without risks, scams, and fraud ...
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BETTER FINANCE’s feedback to the European Commission Consultation on the Establishment of a European Single Access Point (ESAP)

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the Commission’s initiative to create a unique digital platform for investors to access all information about issuers of financial instruments and manufacturers of investment products. For a ...
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GameStop Case Highlights Discrimination of “Retail” Investors in Stock Markets

In January, the market value of American video game and electronics retailer GameStop, driven by an “army” of “retail” investors[1], shot up from $1.4 billion to $33.7 billion.  This dramatic ...
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Spanish lawyer José F. Estévez appointed in Paris as member of the Advisory Committee of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

16 February 2021 - José F. Estévez, Managing Partner of CREMADES & CALVO-SOTELO ABOGADOS, has been appointed as a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Corporate Finance ...
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European Financial Users further increase Participation in European Financial Policymaking

BETTER FINANCE is happy to announce that The European Banking Authority’s Banking Stakeholder Group (BSG) selected one of its previous vice-chairs, Alin Iacob, to join the BSG again. Alin Iacob ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the EC Consultation on Sustainable Corporate Governance

BETTER FINANCE considers the aim of the EC Commission to establish a European framework on Sustainable Corporate governance in order to better hold directors accountable to long-term oriented stakeholders praiseworthy ...
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