The Advent of Corona Pensions – 2020 is the Turning Point for Pension Policies

24 September 2020 - BETTER FINANCE releases the eighth edition of its report on the Real Return of Long-Term and Pension Savings, which marks a new milestone for the series, ...
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Stakeholders and authorities show faith in European Personal Pension (PEPP)

PEPP only called into question by finance industry due to high costs for intermediaries 22 September 2020 - The latest draft of the Pan-European Personal Pension (PEPP) delegated (level 2) ...
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European Regulator is flexing its muscles to tackle “Closet Indexing”

Brussels, 11 September 2020 - On 10 October 2014, BETTER FINANCE wrote to ESMA[1] to ask for an investigation into the issue of falsely “active” funds, a practice also known ...
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Q&A Catalogue for Wirecard Investors

BETTER FINANCE's German member organisation, Deutsche Schutzverein für Wertpapiersitz (DSW), published a series of Q&As for duped individual investors and pension savers in light of the outrageous Wirecard AG scandal ...
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The EU Capital Markets Recovery Package should take Individual Investors and the Wirecard case into account

Brussels, 31 July 2020 – On 24 July 2020, the European Commission (EC) announced the “Capital Markets Recovery Package”, as part of the its overall coronavirus recovery strategy, aimed at ...
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EU Citizens as Users sidelined in favour of Financial Industry in European Financial Policymaking and Supervision

Brussels, 20 July 2020 – The new composition of the European Supervisory Authorities’ (ESAs) “Stakeholder Groups” is a step backwards with regard to a balanced representation between industry and consumers ...
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Best Practices in Relation to Relief Measures Offered to Consumers and Businesses in the Context of the Covid-19 Crisis

European Commission Press Release - This document reflects the outcome of the high level dialogue between all participants of two round-tables on best practices organised in May and June 2020 ...
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DSW: Compensation for Wirecard investors only via legal action

Düsseldorf, 01 July 2020 – DSW, the leading shareholder association in Germany, repeatedly criticised Wirecard in the last years for its lack of transparency and weak Corporate Goverance structures. „The ...
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