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European Investors expresses strong support for FSB’s recommendations on climate-related financial disclosures

15 February 2017 – On 14 December 2017, the Task force on Climate-related financial disclosures (TCFD), set up by Financial Stability Board (FSB), published an important report outlining its recommendations for disclosures on the financial impact on climate change. These recommendations aim to make such disclosures more decision-useful and consistent, an objective strongly support by European Inve...
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European Investors concerned about new target market rules

13 January 2017 - As of 3 January 2018, distributors of investment products will be required to define a target market for each of the products they include in their product assortment and intend to recommend to their clients. This target market should describe for whom a particular product is intended. In principle, European Investors is very supportive of the new product governance rules intr...
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European Investors alarmed over Financial Transaction Tax

6 January 2017 - The European Investors’ Association has noted with great concern that ten EU Member States are pushing ahead with their enhanced cooperation in the area of the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). Introduction of a FTT would burden investors in Europe with the negative effects of a tax which is unjust, counterproductive and therefore utterly unacceptable. The participating countrie...
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EP rejects technical rules on KID for PRIIPs: Swift action by EC required to maintain starting date!

14 September 2016 - Today, the EP plenary passed a resolution (by 602 votes to 4, with 12 abstentions) calling for changes to the technical standards, called RTS, on packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) -- a market worth up to €10 trillion in Europe. It thereby confirmed the ECON committee vote last week. The European Commission (EC) now has to revise the RTS. This m...
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FiatChrysler probed for allegedly inflating sales figures

12 August 2016 - FiatChrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) is under investigation of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) for alleged sales-padding by dealers. European Investors monitors developments at FCA, listed at Borsa Italiana, very closely. The criminal investigation into potential securities fraud by SEC and DOJ follows a civil lawsuit filed in Ja...
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European Investors expresses strong concerns about LSE-DB merger

4 August 2016 - In March 2016, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Deutsche Börse AG (DB), the two largest trading venues in Europe, announced their intention to merge. Last month shareholders of both entities approved the merger which makes approval by the European Commission the final hurde to take. European Investors appreciates the increased scale and scope that can be achieved through merger...
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European Investors, EuropeanIssuers, FESE and Invest Europe publish joint proposal on the EU Growth Prospectus Regime

7 June 2016 - European Investors, EuropeanIssuers, the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) and Invest Europe issued a joint proposal on the minimum disclosure regime for SMEs (Article 15). The associations fully support the European Commission’s willingness to ensure easier access to markets for all companies. The Prospectus Regulation proposal is an important first step to reduc...
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Clarification of VEB and European Investors on Mylan’s counsel’s letter of 11 March and 30 May 2016

2 June 2016 - On 11 March 2016 Mylan N.V.'s Dutch counsel sent a letter to the Dutch Investors' Association (Vereniging van Effectenbezitters or VEB) and the European Investors Association in response to their letter of 10 March 2016. First, it was agreed that the letter of 11 March 2016 would not be published. With a view to the ongoing discussions between VEB and European Investors, and legal co...
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European Investors responds to the EC’s Green Paper on Retail Financial Services

18 March 2016 - December last year, the European Commission published a Green Paper on Retail Financial Services. This Green Paper is mentioned as one of the action points in the Action Plan on the Capital Markets Union under the heading “increasing choice and competition for retail investors”. The objective of the Green Paper is to make it easier: For companies based in one EU Member State to...
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