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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Open Letter to DG FISMA: Deficiencies of the Slovenian Market in Financial Instruments Act

At BETTER FINANCE, we closely monitor various Member States’ legal frameworks regarding the rights of individual investors and minority shareholders. We firmly believe that among the most important rights of ...
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BETTER FINANCE celebrates its 10-year Anniversary & elects Axel Kleinlein from the German BdV as its new President

At the beginning of the week, BETTER FINANCE and its Member Organisations gathered in Bucharest, Romania, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services ...
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/ Press Releases, Other

BETTER FINANCE is happy that the EP adopted the PEPP Regulation but hopes that the major “Guarantee” issue for European Savers can be adequately addressed in the near future

As shown by independent research into the real net returns of European pension savings carried out by BETTER FINANCE, pension savings products too often significantly underperform capital markets, and even ...
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EU Authorities supervising Financial Services to get stronger Consumer Protection Powers

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the reform of the European System of Financial Supervision, helping the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pension Authority (EIOPA), and the European Markets ...
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