BETTER FINANCE statement on a proposed amendment to the PRIIPs Regulation – EP & Council Meeting

On 21 November 2018, Guillaume Prache, Managing Director of BETTER FINANCE was asked by the ECON Committee of the European Parliament to make a statement on a proposed amendment to ...
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Reservations regarding the proposed Market in Financial Instruments Act (ZTFI-1)

We are alarmed that for the second time in less than two years the Republic of Slovenia moves to curtail the options available to minority shareholders to mitigate the burden ...
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Proposal for the EU financial supervisory reform

Last September the European Commission published its proposal for the review of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, ESMA and EIOPA – ESAs). The aim is to reform the ESAs’ mandate, ...
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Open Letter: “MiFID II rules for ‘Systematic Internalisers’ will hurt European investors”

In principle, European individual Investors welcome the introduction of the new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). However, given BETTER FINANCE’s priority to ensure the protection of individual European ...
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Banco Popular – AEMEC announcement

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL SHAREHOLDERS OF BANCO POPULAR: protect your investment in Banco Popular ...
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Open Letter to the European Commission on Closet Indexing

A PRIIPs Regulation that contradicts or fails to take into account disclosure requirements in other Directives and Regulations will simply add confusion for all stakeholders involved and significantly undermines investor ...
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Support for the Pan-Slovenian Shareholders’ Association (VZMD) to oppose Slovenian Government legislative proposals against the interests of small Slovenian shareholders

It has been brought to our attention by the Pan-Slovenian Shareholders’ Association (VZMD), which is one of our most engaged and dedicated members, that the Republic of Slovenia intends to ...
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Joint EFAMA – BETTER FINANCE letter on the implementing rules for the PRIIPs KID

BETTER FINANCE and EFAMA have always been strong supporters of the “PRIIPs” Key Information Document (“KID”), seeing it as a powerful instrument for retail investors to enable sound investment choices ...
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Open letter in response to the EC letter on Romanian financial legislation

A letter by the European Commission to the Romanian Minister of Public Finance, Ms Anca Dragu, was very critical of the adoption of the "datio in solutum" law aimed at ...
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Letter to the EC and Government of Slovenia regarding the bail-in of subordinated bondholders

In December 2013 the subordinated bondholders in five Slovenian banks (NLB, NKBM, Abanka, Probanka and Factor Banka) were bailed-in to refinance these struggling institutions. Subordinated bonds in a sixth bank ...
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