The EU Supervisor falls short of advising a complete ban on commissions for “retail” investment advisors

Brussels, 4 May  2020 - On 1 April 2020, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its advice on “inducements” (and on the disclosure of costs and charges) under ...
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BETTER FINANCE welcomes the new European Guidelines on Funds’ “Performance” Fees

On 3 April the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its final guidelines on performance fees in investment funds, applicable to Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) ...
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Initiatives taken to try and help EU Savers and Investors navigate the Economic Fallout from the Coronavirus epidemic

Brussels, 7 April 2020 - The continued spread of the COVID-19 virus around the world and the emergency confinement measures have severely disrupted capital markets. EU Citizens in their capacity ...
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BETTER FINANCE congratulates the Norwegian Consumer Council (Forbrukerrådet) on its historic collective redress victory in the name of individual fund investors in Europe

BETTER FINANCE congratulates the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) on its historic collective redress victory in the name of individual fund investors in Europe. On Friday 28 February, the Supreme Court ...
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High-level Debate on the Ambitious but Vague EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL: will it provide EU citizens with Sustainable Value for Money?

The new President of the European Commission refers to the European Green Deal as “Europe’s man-on-moon moment”. BETTER FINANCE strongly supports the Green Deal, the most important shift in European ...
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European Proposal for Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) disproportionately targets EU Citizens rather than Financial Institutions

Brussels, 21 January 2019 – Back in 2013, BETTER FINANCE clearly expressed its support for a European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) and its main stated objective “[of ensuring] that financial ...
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A Look Under the Hood 2.0.: Robo-Advice Holds Great Promise but Disappoints on Suitability

For years now BETTER FINANCE has been calling for Capital Markets to be returned to their natural participants: European households and EU Citizens as individual long-term savers and investors. Robo-advice ...
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BETTER FINANCE sends One Representative to the High-Level Forum on the CMU

Brussels, 26 November 2019 – On 18 November 2019, the European Commission (EC) announced the composition of its high-level forum on the Capital Markets Union (CMU). 28 experts from the ...
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