BETTER FINANCE Supports Youth For Climate March!

BETTER FINANCE fully supports the Youth for Climate March and stronger public policy for the environment. We believe that it is primarily through public policies addressing negative environmental “externalities” that ...
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/ Press Releases, Sustainabe Finance

Final EU Compromise on European Personal Pensions: good news for EU Pension Savers, but beware the imbedded “Capital Guarantee” Scam

With a global pension gap forecasted to mushroom to $400 trillion by 2050 and income replacement rates decreasing, EU citizens are increasingly asked to rely on personal pension products to ...
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ESAs Advice on PRIIPs is Well-Intentioned, but Misses on Key Issues

12 February 2019 – BETTER FINANCE welcomes the final report of the European Supervisory Authorities’ Joint Committee (ESAs JC) to the European Commission (EC) on targeted amendments to the PRIIPs ...
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Assessment of the EU Public Authorities’ Reports on Costs and Past Performance of EU Retail Financial Products

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the report from ESMA on the cost and performance of retail financial investment products in the EU that provides an initial mapping of the current state of ...
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French savers again excluded from the governance of the French financial supervisory authority (AMF)

Paris, 28 January 2019 - The French Government, the National Assembly and the Senate have just appointed the new members of the AMF’s supervisory body. Yet again the public authorities ...
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European Authorities remain mostly blind when it comes to the Past Performance and Costs of Long-term Savings Products, despite first reports ever released

Long-term retail savings are the only EU consumer products for which consumers and Public Supervisors not only don’t have a clue as to their future performance, but they don’t even ...
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BETTER FINANCE Feedback on Rules for Solvency of Insurers

BETTER FINANCE has been stressing for several years the crucial need for insurers to invest much more of their own risk assets into equities. The own risk equity assets of ...
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BETTER FINANCE’s response to the Joint Consultation Paper concerning amendments to the PRIIPs KID

BETTER FINANCE welcomes and appreciates the effort of the European Commission and of the European Supervisory Authorities to put forward proposals for targeted amendments of the Delegated Regulation (DR) concerning ...
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European Parliament takes Consumer and Investor Protection Seriously in Financial Supervision Reform

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the latest amendments adopted by the ECON Committee to the reform of the European System of Financial Supervision (including the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance ...
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