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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Green investment products should not be developed at the expense of EU Citizens as long-term and pension savers and should first of all ensure long-term and sustainable value creation

Brussels, 20 November 2019 - BETTER FINANCE Publishes its survey on “green” investment products in cooperation with Financial Analysts Besides addressing crucial environmental and social issues, the concept of sustainable ...
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Lest more is done to attract EU Households into Capital Markets, the CMU project will fail

Brussels, 12 November 2019 – More than five years ago, the EU laid the foundation for a Capital Markets Union that would, at last, create the single market for capital ...
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Capital Markets Union given a New Breath of Life in New HLEG Report putting Sustainable Finance firmly at its Core

On 9 October the Next CMU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) - composed of experts from Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland and Sweden who are charged by their ministers ...
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Pensions Inadequacy: the High Fees often charged by European Pension Providers prevent many EU Citizens from enjoying a Decent Retirement

For the seventh year in a row, BETTER FINANCE embarked on the herculean task of gathering all the data on private pensions in 17 EU Member States and published its ...
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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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