Securities Lending: Income Attribution & Conflicts of Interests in EU Retail Investment Funds

In 2021, the total income generated by securities lending operations globally stood at €7.8 billion, up by 21% compared to 2020. The majority of operations and lenders are outside the ...
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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs): Impacts on Transparency, Information Disclosure, Investor Protection and Supervision

The objective of this project is to understand the perceived experience of market participants with special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), including investment professionals as well as the recipients of financial ...
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BETTER FINANCE EVIDENCE PAPER ON THE DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS OF “INDUCEMENTS”

BETTER FINANCE screened available evidence (literature, surveys, experiments, and statistical data) comparing the impact of allowing the receipt of “inducements” by distributors or brokers of “retail” investment services and products, ...
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Barriers to Shareholder Engagement 2.0 | SRD II Implementation Study

The general meeting is the cornerstone of shareholder democracy. It is not only where voting on major company decisions takes place, but also the only place where private shareholders can ...
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Are Robo-advisors sufficiently intelligent to provide suitable advice to individual investors?

BETTER FINANCE continued its research series into Robo advice with this sixth annual edition, mapping start-up platforms that provide Robo-advisory and investing services, and analysing their user-friendliness, transparency, costs, portfolio ...
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Evidence Paper on Banning Inducements

BETTER FINANCE presents its Evidence Paper on Banning Inducements in retail investment services. BETTER FINANCE screened available evidence (literature, surveys, experiments, and data) on the effects of allowing vs banning ...
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Solvency Reports (SFCR) 2020 under examination Disruption of European Insurers in times of Financial Repression

In June 2021, the German Association of Insured (BdV), together with the analyst Carsten Zielke and the European consumer organisation BETTER FINANCE, presented the results of their analysis of the ...
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MiFID2 and PRIIPs Implementation Study: Are the new rules serving their purpose?

More than a year after the entry into force of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and of the Regulation on Key Information Document for Packaged Retail ...
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The Real Return 2021 – Country by Country

Real Return of Long-Term and Pension Savings report | 2021 Edition

BETTER FINANCE published the ninth edition of its “Real Return of Long-Term and Pension Savings report | 2021 Edition”. Download the report in English for free here. Should you like ...
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