Wirecard abuse review by ESMA reveals significant failures and conflicts of interests in national financial supervision and the need for effective collective redress for abused investors

BETTER FINANCE thanks the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) for its “peer review” report on the Wirecard scandal. It is quite revealing of the many failures and conflicts of ...
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Dismantling the Estonian Pension System is not the Answer

On Tuesday, 20 October 2020, the Supreme Court of Estonia ruled that the current government’s hotly contested pensions “reform” is not unconstitutional. The reform is set to dismantle the foundation ...
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The Advent of Corona Pensions – 2020 is the Turning Point for Pension Policies

24 September 2020 - BETTER FINANCE releases the eighth edition of its report on the Real Return of Long-Term and Pension Savings, which marks a new milestone for the series, ...
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Stakeholders and authorities show faith in European Personal Pension (PEPP)

PEPP only called into question by finance industry due to high costs for intermediaries 22 September 2020 - The latest draft of the Pan-European Personal Pension (PEPP) delegated (level 2) ...
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European Regulator is flexing its muscles to tackle “Closet Indexing”

Brussels, 11 September 2020 - On 10 October 2014, BETTER FINANCE wrote to ESMA[1] to ask for an investigation into the issue of falsely “active” funds, a practice also known ...
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Q&A Catalogue for Wirecard Investors

BETTER FINANCE's German member organisation, Deutsche Schutzverein für Wertpapiersitz (DSW), published a series of Q&As for duped individual investors and pension savers in light of the outrageous Wirecard AG scandal ...
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