The Volkswagen DieselGate Scandal

Time for a negotiated settlement for European investors:
  • VW has been dragging its feet over European claims
  • The company has paid out € 30 billion in the US
  • This ...
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THE MORE YOU PAY, THE LESS YOU ARE LIKELY TO GET

New research by BETTER FINANCE on the Correlation between Costs and Performance of EU Retail Equity Funds without a doubt establishes a negative correlation between returns and fees Brussels, 20 ...
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STUDY ON THE CORRELATION BETWEEN COST AND PERFORMANCES IN EU EQUITY RETAIL FUNDS

This research paper is part of BETTER FINANCE’s annual #FundResearch project, an umbrella research activity aimed at providing qualitative and quantitative assessments of the EU market for retail investment funds, ...
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FRENCH SUPERVISOR AMF ANNOUNCES NEW APPROACH TO IDENTIFY FALSELY ACTIVE FUNDS: WILL IT PUT IT TO EFFECTIVE USE?

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the recent publication by the French capital markets supervisor AMF of its "alternative" method to identify potential closet index funds. As pointed out in several studies by ...
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Bail-in of retail Investors and Depositors should be Measure of Last Resort

BETTER FINANCE supports Commissioner Vestager in her decision to allow targeted compensation by the Italian government for individual investors and savers who were defrauded through the sale of risky financial ...
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Fund Managers frequently pocket large portions of the Revenues of Securities lending

Securities lending is the practice of lending a stock, bond or other financial instrument in exchange for interest. Typically, the borrower pays a fee to the lender for the shares ...
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Efficient Portfolio Management Techniques: Attribution of profits derived from Securities Lending by UCITS Exchange-Traded Funds

This research paper is part of BETTER FINANCE’s #FundResearch project, an umbrella research activity aimed at providing qualitative and quantitative assessments of the EU market for “retail” investment funds, focusing ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the EC Consultation on the Development of EU Ecolabel Criteria for Retail Financial Products

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the setting of mandatory criteria for the Ecolabel. The issue with any point system is that it may reveal gaps in correctly weighting the criteria for awarding ...
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