Letter to Commissioner McGuinness: “A consolidated tape for capital markets trade data”

On 3 June 2021 BETTER FINANCE wrote to Commissioner McGuinnes on behalf of the EU citizens who act or could act as individual non-professional (called “retail” in MiFID) investors with ...
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Joint Letter of Investors and Business Organisations on Sustainable Corporate Governance

BETTER FINANCE issued a Joint Letter regarding the European Commission’s initiative on Sustainable Corporate Governance. This communication asserts that leading European associations share a common perspective on the upcoming initiatives ...
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Public Letter to the European Parliament’s ECON Committee: Harm Done to EU citizens as “Retail” Investors Through MiFID II “Quick Fixes”

We welcome the EC’s initiative to alleviate some regulatory requirements enabling EU capital markets’ potential to boost recovery from the COVID-19 induced economic downturn. However, we wish to warn about ...
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Open Letter to the European Parliament requesting amendments to the Requirements for Application to the Erasmus+ Traineeship Grants

We are writing to you on behalf of BETTER FINANCE – The European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, AEGEE–Europe (the European Students’ Forum) and EUROCHAMBRES – the Association ...
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Reform of the European Supervisory Authorities and financial consumer protection – Adequate compensation for representatives of non-profit organisations appointed by ESAs as members of Stakeholder Groups

Back in November 2017 we formed an Alliance to voice our disappointment with the European Commission's proposal for the review of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), and to make proposals ...
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Open Letter to Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders – Announcement on corporate governance legislative initiatives in 2021

We, the undersigned organisations, would like to congratulate you for the very important announcement made during several recent online events, that the Commission will propose legislation in 2021 on both ...
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Joint BETTER FINANCE – BEUC letter on Collective Redress – HLF CMU: Representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of financial consumers as individual investors

BETTER FINANCE and BEUC published a Joint Public Letter concerning the collective redress file in light of the recently published Final Report of the High-Level Forum on the Future of ...
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European Commission Reply to Joint Open Letter “EU Investors against any postponement of the implementation of the Shareholder Rights Directive II”

Below please find the European Commission Reply to the Open Letter by BETTER FINANCE and its members against any postponement of the implementation of the Shareholder Rights Directive II ...
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Open Letter to the European Commission – EU Investors against any postponement of the implementation of the Shareholder Rights

The heads of European and Member State organisations representing individual shareholders across Europe sent an Open Letter to the European Commission opposing lobbying attempts by powerful financial intermediaries to postpone the ...
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Open Letter ECON Committee: ESMA’s and EIOPA’s draft level 2 rules for the Key Information Document (“KID”) of “retail” investment products (“PRIIPs”)

Dear Ms Tingali, Dear Members of the ECON Committee, “The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable”. (Ezra Solomon, Stanford Professor of Finance) We are writing ...
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