BETTER FINANCE appoints Jella Benner-Heinacher as its new President

From 15 June to 17 June, BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, and its Member Organisations gathered in Athens for their General Assembly and International ...
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ESMA Report Confirms BETTER FINANCE Findings of Investor Detriment through “Fixed Fee Splits” in Securities Lending

A report published on Tuesday 31 May 2022 by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), confirms BETTER FINANCE’s findings that fund managers often don’t seem to act in the ...
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European Retirement Week 2022 takes place from 28 November – 3 December

European Retirement Week 2022 will take place from 28 November through to 3 December 2022. The group of stakeholders behind the initiative jointly promote the two main goals of European ...
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Retail Investing Surge Cushions Economic Downturn and Calls for Adequate Reforms

Over the last two years, health-related restrictions and economic shutdowns had unforeseen effects on European capital markets. An increase in disposable income available for EU households to invest, and at ...
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Last chance for Member States to support EU citizens as investors and finally ban Payment for Order Flow (PFOF)

Member States have until 31 May to actively support transparent, efficient, and accessible equity markets for retail investors and submit their written comments to the French Presidency working on the ...
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European savers are set to lose hundreds of billions of euros in purchasing power in 2022 alone

21 April 2022 | Financial repression poses a major problem for the protection of savers: policymakers must act and stop using savers' cognitive biases to their detriment. Facts | On ...
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Is the Trade Body of European Asset Managers Putting its Interests over End Investors?

Last week, the fund industry warned that “the EU is putting the interests of exchanges over investors”. A letter from EFAMA to the EU Authorities regarding the reform of EU ...
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Compensation for Wirecard Investors

Dutch foundation to enable assertion of claims against EY Deutschland and EY Global – at no cost and risk-free. Amsterdam | Düsseldorf | Frankfurt, 06 April 2022 – Wirecard AG’s ...
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Leveling the SPACs Playing Field: Investors Call for More Transparency and Better Investor Protection

Although SPACs - Special Purpose Acquisition Companies - have existed for quite some time, their sudden popularity over the last few years has drawn the attention of investors and regulators ...
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Recent “Unofficial” Reports Paid for by Investment Industry Players Push Misleading Findings and Conclusions in Defence of Kickbacks

BETTER FINANCE finds that commission-based distribution models (kickbacks) cost individual investors up to 15% of their investments in sales commissions and generate conflicts of interest which severely hurt their performance. ...
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