Barriers to Shareholder Engagement 2.0 | SRD II Implementation Study

The general meeting is the cornerstone of shareholder democracy. It is not only where voting on major company decisions takes place, but also the only place where private shareholders can ...
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Shareholder Rights Directive II fails to deliver for European cross-border shareholders

To ensure sustainable development and a brighter future, shareholder engagement must be given a chance! Despite the entry into force of the Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II) in September ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to ESMA’s Call for Evidence on Retail Investor Protection Topics

BETTER FINANCE welcomes this call for evidence from ESMA on retail investor protection topics but regrets that it is confined to securities markets (MiFID II) topics only as these financial ...
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Robo-advice: Automated? Yes. Intelligent? Not so much.

Extreme divergences between platforms and investor profiles in terms of asset allocation and expected returns reveal significant deficiencies in the suitability of the algorithms’ investment recommendations. From virtual meetings and ...
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Are Robo-advisors sufficiently intelligent to provide suitable advice to individual investors?

BETTER FINANCE continued its research series into Robo advice with this sixth annual edition, mapping start-up platforms that provide Robo-advisory and investing services, and analysing their user-friendliness, transparency, costs, portfolio ...
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BETTER FINANCE’s response to the ESA’s Call for Evidence on the PRIIPs Regulation

The EU offers pre-contractual information to non-professional investors before purchasing its investment products. Since 2018, the same Key Information Document (KID) has been used for these Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Products (PRIIPs). The European Commission asked ...
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The Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion and Financial Inclusion Europe join BETTER FINANCE

BETTER FINANCE is pleased to announce the affiliation of two new associate member organisations. The Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion (Pörssisäätiö), based in Helsinki, and Financial Inclusion Europe (FiInE), based ...
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For a Consolidated Tape of Capital Market Trades that Brings Value to Individual Investors

Available data and evidence show significant increases in the trading and investing activity of EU households, sparked by a new wave of young, previously inactive, non-professional investors. Many EU retail ...
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Solvency Reports (SFCR) 2020 under examination Disruption of European Insurers in times of Financial Repression

In June 2021, the German Association of Insured (BdV), together with the analyst Carsten Zielke and the European consumer organisation BETTER FINANCE, presented the results of their analysis of the ...
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The Real Return 2021 – Country by Country

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