Joint Press Release of Investors and Business Organisations on Sustainable Corporate Governance

Business and individual investors organisations issue statement on the European Commission’s upcoming initiative on sustainable corporate governance. BETTER FINANCE joined ecoDa, European Family Businesses, EuropeanIssuers, Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), Invest Europe and SMEUnited in issuing this Joint Letter to the European Commission to convey our shared concerns regarding

Commissioner McGuinness: “Putting people at the heart of the financial system is part of my vision”

On 22 April at the BETTER FINANCE’s international conference, high-level speakers and over 350 registered participants debated “How to make the EU Capital Markets Union (‘CMU’) work for people?”. For the CMU to succeed, putting equities back at the heart of the EU economy funding and reducing the reliance on

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) re-appoints BETTER FINANCE candidate as only Board Member representing Retail Investors

9 April 2021 – BETTER FINANCE is pleased to announce that Jella Benner-Heinacher, the Deputy Chief Director of the Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz (DSW) and BETTER FINANCE Vice-President, was appointed to the Board of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) as an observer with speaking rights to be the only

Capital Markets Union at Risk as European “Retail” Investors have less and less access to Equity Market Data

Access to equity market data is essential for “retail” investors to make informed investment decisions. However, new research by BETTER FINANCE[1] found that the equity market data published by the four largest EU equity markets (in 2019, according to ESMA) on their websites are either totally or partially[2] de facto

European Robo Advice Market fails to take off, despite showing Promise for Individual Investors

BETTER FINANCE publishes the fifth annual edition of its research into Robo Advisors following mystery-shopping covering 13 Europe-based platforms and 4 non-European ones. The Robo Advice sector continues to grow and is well-placed to provide a range of benefits for individual investors, such as considerably lower fees, better accessibility and

Public Letter to the European Parliament’s ECON Committee: Harm Done to EU citizens

6th November 2020 – BETTER FINANCE 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 the long-term detrimental effects that several provisions and amendments will have on “retail” investor