The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) re-appoints BETTER FINANCE candidate as only Board Member representing Retail Investors

BETTER FINANCE is pleased to announce that Jella Benner-Heinacher, the Deputy Chief Director of the Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz (DSW) and BETTER FINANCE Vice-President, was appointed to the Board of ...
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Capital Markets Union at Risk as European “Retail” Investors have less and less access to Equity Market Data

Access to equity market data is essential for “retail” investors to make informed investment decisions. However, new research by BETTER FINANCE[1] found that the equity market data published by the ...
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GameStop Case Highlights Discrimination of “Retail” Investors in Stock Markets

In January, the market value of American video game and electronics retailer GameStop, driven by an “army” of “retail” investors[1], shot up from $1.4 billion to $33.7 billion.  This dramatic ...
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Spanish lawyer José F. Estévez appointed in Paris as member of the Advisory Committee of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

16 February 2021 - José F. Estévez, Managing Partner of CREMADES & CALVO-SOTELO ABOGADOS, has been appointed as a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Corporate Finance ...
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European Financial Users further increase Participation in European Financial Policymaking

BETTER FINANCE is happy to announce that The European Banking Authority’s Banking Stakeholder Group (BSG) selected one of its previous vice-chairs, Alin Iacob, to join the BSG again. Alin Iacob ...
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Joint BETTER FINANCE and CFA Institute Statement on the overdue PRIIPs Regulation review and UCITS funds’ exemption

EU authorities should prioritise the long overdue full PRIIPs Regulation review, and the UCITS funds’ exemption should be extended until this review is completed, as intended by EU Law. The ...
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European Robo Advice Market fails to take off, despite showing Promise for Individual Investors

BETTER FINANCE publishes the fifth annual edition of its research into Robo Advisors following mystery-shopping covering 13 Europe-based platforms and 4 non-European ones. The Robo Advice sector continues to grow ...
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In Memory of Wilhelm Rasinger – the Champion of Austrian Individual Shareholders

It is with great sadness that BETTER FINANCE learned on Monday 14 December 2020 that Wilhelm Rasinger, President of the Austrian Association for Investors (Interessenverbandes für Anleger – IVA) passed ...
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Ensure a Level Playing Field for ELTIFs to Take Off

With merely 22 active funds, of which just a handful are marketed and distributed to individual, non-professional (“retail”) investors, the EU Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIF) market is still struggling to ...
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The 2020 shareholder meetings harmed shareholder rights and often severely

The annual general meeting (AGM) is the cornerstone of shareholder democracy and an essential part of sound corporate governance. Not only are AGMs the place where shareholders get to vote ...
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