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19/07/2017
 

PRESS RELEASE- BETTER FINANCE Executive Director Aleksandra Maczynska


BETTER FINANCE has the pleasure to announce that Aleksandra Maczynska has just joined its Brussels team as number two.

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14/07/2017
 

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE PRODUCTS MUST FULLY COMPLY WITH CONSUMER PROTECTION RULES AND REALLY CREATE “LONG-TERM AND SUSTAINABLE VALUE”


BETTER FINANCE welcomes the Interim Report of the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance of the European Union, which highlights the need to “incorporate long-term and sustainable value creation”. BETTER FINANCE underlines the need to establish common definitions and standards at least at the EU level. Long-term and pension savers must be recognised as major stakeholders in sustainable finance who are not only there to pay the fees and bear the risks but also to get a fair share of the long-term rewards and benefit from fully transparent information including on risks, failures and weaknesses. Professional investors must dramatically increase their holdings in long-term assets. BETTER FINANCE also reminds the need to inform EU savers about the impact of applying ESG criteria on the actual long-term real performance. SRI funds must comply with EU rules on fair, clear and non-misleading information.

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11/07/2017
 

BETTER FINANCE SENDS RECORD NUMBER OF EXPERTS TO THE NEW EU FINANCIAL SERVICES USER GROUP (FSUG), EVEN THOUGH THE EU DECIDED TO ELIMINATE ALL COMPENSATION FOR ITS LITTLE RESOURCED USER-SIDE EXPERTS


In February 2017 the European Commission (EC) launched a call for candidates to renew its Financial Services User Group (FSUG). The new composition of the 20-strong expert group was announced today and BETTER FINANCE (the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users) is proud to announce that – together with its member organisations - it will provide a total of six experts in retail financial services (see list below). These nominations further reinforce the leading role of BETTER FINANCE in the EU Public financial advisory groups.

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29/06/2017
 

BETTER FINANCE APPLAUDS EU PROPOSAL FOR A PAN-EUROPEAN PERSONAL PENSION (PEPP) TO DIFFUSE THE TICKING PENSIONS TIME BOMB


With government pensions on the decline, and occupational ones covering only a minority of citizens and pension needs, all Public Authorities are asking EU citizens to save more and earlier for retirement. They are, surprisingly, omitting another crucial requisite for pension adequacy: decent net real (i.e. after inflation) returns. Compounded returns are the main – if often ignored - driver for pension adequacy .

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13/06/2017
 

PR - ROBO INVESTING AND FINANCIAL GUIDANCE - 130617


Robo- and Cyborg-Investing is still an emerging trend, but one that is growing and evolving rapidly. BETTER FINANCE believes that it can lead to significant benefits for EU citizens as savers and individual investors, and therefore to the real EU economy as a whole, in bad need of a more direct and stronger link between savings and the real assets they are invested in. Already now, the sector is providing significantly lower and more transparent fees, based – as mentioned – on a fee-based business model.

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31/05/2017
 

PR - AZIONE MPS DENOUNCES THE ARBITRARY INTERVENTION OF THE ITALIAN STATE IN MPS - 310517 1


Azione MPS, the Association of Small Individual Shareholders and member of CONAPA, sent out a letter today addressed to the Public Authorities of the European Union and of the Italian Republic. The letter points to the main contradictions at the heart of the forced state intervention in the listed company Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (precautionary recapitalisation with burden sharing) that goes against the rules and principles of Commercial Law as well as the policies pursued by the European Commission towards the creation of the Single Capital Market and which will mainly cause detriment to over 150,000 Small Shareholders who collectively own more than 55% of the Company.

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