High-level Debate on the Ambitious but Vague EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL: will it provide EU citizens with Sustainable Value for Money?

The new President of the European Commission refers to the European Green Deal as “Europe’s man-on-moon moment”. BETTER FINANCE strongly supports the Green Deal, the most important shift in European ...
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European Proposal for Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) disproportionately targets EU Citizens rather than Financial Institutions

Brussels, 21 January 2019 – Back in 2013, BETTER FINANCE clearly expressed its support for a European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) and its main stated objective “[of ensuring] that financial ...
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BETTER FINANCE Response to the ESAs JCP (16/10/2019) on amendments to the PRIIPs KID

BETTER FINANCE's response to the European Supervisory Authorities' (ESAs) Joint Committee (JC) public consultation paper concerning amendments to the PRIIPs KID (JC 2019 63, 16 October 2019) Link to consultation: ...
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BETTER FINANCE response to the EC Public consultation on the “Review of the EU benchmark regulation”

The EU Benchmark Regulation has been in application since 1 January 2018. The review covers the following topics:
  • the functioning and effectiveness of the rules applicable to critical benchmarks, ...
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BETTER FINANCE POSITION PAPER ON BANKING UNION

The Banking Union initiative has reduced the number and magnitude of bank failures and the recourse to taxpayers’ money. However, up to now, it has been focused on prudential objectives, ...
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ROBO ADVICE: A LOOK UNDER THE HOOD 2.0.

For the fourth year in a row BETTER FINANCE took a closer look at the emerging robo-advisory business from the perspective of individual investors and savers. This year 16 platforms ...
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A Look Under the Hood 2.0.: Robo-Advice Holds Great Promise but Disappoints on Suitability

For years now BETTER FINANCE has been calling for Capital Markets to be returned to their natural participants: European households and EU Citizens as individual long-term savers and investors. Robo-advice ...
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BETTER FINANCE sends One Representative to the High-Level Forum on the CMU

Brussels, 26 November 2019 – On 18 November 2019, the European Commission (EC) announced the composition of its high-level forum on the Capital Markets Union (CMU). 28 experts from the ...
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Green investment products should not be developed at the expense of EU Citizens as long-term and pension savers and should first of all ensure long-term and sustainable value creation

Brussels, 20 November 2019 - BETTER FINANCE Publishes its survey on “green” investment products in cooperation with Financial Analysts Besides addressing crucial environmental and social issues, the concept of sustainable ...
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BETTER FINANCE & CFA Institute Report on SUSTAINABLE VALUE FOR MONEY

Besides addressing crucial environmental and social issues, the concept of sustainable finance should translate into investment products that are exemplary in complying with EU investor protection, governance and conduct of ...
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