DSW: Compensation for Wirecard investors only via legal action

Düsseldorf, 01 July 2020 – DSW, the leading shareholder association in Germany, repeatedly criticised Wirecard in the last years for its lack of transparency and weak Corporate Goverance structures. „The ...
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Wirecard AG: an outrageous case of corporate governance, external auditing and supervisory failures, once again at the expense of investors and pension savers

It is with surprise that BETTER FINANCE and its member organisations representing financial services users read the headline on 18 June 2020 that Wirecard AG (“WD”), one of Europe’s FinTech ...
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European Commission helps shareholder engagement by rejecting the request led by financial intermediaries to delay the implementation of the new Shareholder Rights

Brussels, 4 June 2020 – On 29 April 2020 the heads of European and Member State organisations representing individual shareholders across Europe sent an Open Letter to the European Commission ...
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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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