EU Listing Rules need to offer more effective support for SMEs, investment industry surveys find

Ahead of the European Parliament plenary vote on the EU Listing Act agreement, research from CFA Institute and BETTER FINANCE analyses investment professionals' and retail investors’ views on whether EU ...
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French Finance Ministry Re-Appoints Consumer Representatives Amidst Industry Dominance in Key CCSF Body

On 24th March 2024, the French Minister of Finance reaffirmed Guillaume Prache’s position as a member of the French Comité Consultatif du Secteur Financier (CCSF), the highest consultative body on ...
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/ Press Releases

CFA Institute & BETTER FINANCE Report on The Review of The Listing Rules in The EU

[The document has been updated to the final March 2024 version] The report by CFA Institute and BETTER FINANCE critically reviews the EU’s listing rules, targeting reforms to improve public ...
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Neobrokers’ Inception Paper

Neobrokers' Inception Paper | Summary This paper delves into the business models of neobrokers and their implications for retail investors, highlighting the transformative role these digital platforms play in the ...
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/ Research papers

Joint Consumer Organisations’ Statement on the Retail Investment Strategy Compromise Proposal

The Retail Investment Strategy (RIS) compromise currently on the table for a European Parliament vote blatantly disregards the interests of retail investors and the establishment of a competitive Capital Markets ...
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BETTER FINANCE’s response to EIOPA’s consultation on Methodology on Value for Money benchmarks

BETTER FINANCE welcomes and supports EIOPA’s ongoing work on a supervisory toolkit to assess the value for money offered by unit linked and hybrid insurance products. Since its creation, BETTER ...
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/ Consultations

BETTER FINANCE answer to ESMA Discussion Paper on MiFID II investor protection topics linked to digitalisation

The document serves as BETTER FINANCE response to selected questions of ESMA's discussion paper on the implications of digitalisation for investor protection under MiFID II. The document “Discussion Paper on ...
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/ Consultations

BETTER FINANCE supports the FSUG statement on Value for Money in Retail Investments

BETTER FINANCE endorses the FSUG's call for improved 'Value for Money' in retail investments. The focus is on enhancing the effectiveness of packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) to ...
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FSUG Opinion on Value for Money in Retail Investments

The Financial Services User Group (FSUG) welcomes the ongoing legislative and supervisory works aiming to improve the ‘Value for Money’ that retail investors obtain from their packaged retail and insurance-based ...
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/ Position Papers

Investors’ Advocates Call for Enhancements to Hybrid AGMs and Shareholder Representation Frameworks, Decrying Virtual-Only Meetings

After the 2023 AGM season and looking ahead to the 2024 season, BETTER FINANCE and its member organisations voice concerns about the erosion of shareholder rights. Inadequate rules for Virtual ...
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