BETTER FINANCE NOW CONTRIBUTES A TOTAL OF 28 USER-SIDE EXPERTS TO THE EU AUTHORITIES’ EXPERT AND STAKEHOLDER GROUPS

BETTER FINANCE is pleased to announce that Edoardo Carlucci, Research and Policy Officer at BETTER FINANCE - the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users - was appointed as ...
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The Volkswagen DieselGate Scandal

Time for a negotiated settlement for European investors:
  • VW has been dragging its feet over European claims
  • The company has paid out € 30 billion in the US
  • This ...
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THE MORE YOU PAY, THE LESS YOU ARE LIKELY TO GET

New research by BETTER FINANCE on the Correlation between Costs and Performance of EU Retail Equity Funds without a doubt establishes a negative correlation between returns and fees Brussels, 20 ...
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FRENCH SUPERVISOR AMF ANNOUNCES NEW APPROACH TO IDENTIFY FALSELY ACTIVE FUNDS: WILL IT PUT IT TO EFFECTIVE USE?

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the recent publication by the French capital markets supervisor AMF of its "alternative" method to identify potential closet index funds. As pointed out in several studies by ...
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Bail-in of retail Investors and Depositors should be Measure of Last Resort

BETTER FINANCE supports Commissioner Vestager in her decision to allow targeted compensation by the Italian government for individual investors and savers who were defrauded through the sale of risky financial ...
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Fund Managers frequently pocket large portions of the Revenues of Securities lending

Securities lending is the practice of lending a stock, bond or other financial instrument in exchange for interest. Typically, the borrower pays a fee to the lender for the shares ...
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BETTER FINANCE celebrates its 10-year Anniversary & elects Axel Kleinlein from the German BdV as its new President

At the beginning of the week, BETTER FINANCE and its Member Organisations gathered in Bucharest, Romania, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services ...
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BETTER FINANCE is happy that the EP adopted the PEPP Regulation but hopes that the major “Guarantee” issue for European Savers can be adequately addressed in the near future

As shown by independent research into the real net returns of European pension savings carried out by BETTER FINANCE, pension savings products too often significantly underperform capital markets, and even ...
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EU Authorities supervising Financial Services to get stronger Consumer Protection Powers

BETTER FINANCE welcomes the reform of the European System of Financial Supervision, helping the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pension Authority (EIOPA), and the European Markets ...
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