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Sustainable ETFs put most of investors’ money into tech companies

Sustainable investment is more popular than ever. The number of investment funds that specifically state that they put investors’ money into the shares of companies that focus on good corporate governance and the environment has never been higher and is continuing to grow rapidly, along with the capital that investors are entrusting to these funds. What do these sustainable funds have to offer inv...
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Series of studies on Sustainable Finance

Fraud risks and corruption, climate change and social injustice. These factors are gaining more attention from investors. This growing level of interest has also been prompted by forthcoming legislation which expects that factors should be taken into account which as yet are not fully reflected in company P&L accounts. It is clear that the financial markets are on the threshold of major cha...
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Dutch court asserts jurisdiction in Steinhoff scandal – VEB lawsuit proceeds

The Dutch courts have jurisdiction to entertain proceedings concerning fraud at retail giant Steinhoff. Today the district court of Amsterdam ruled accordingly. This is a real boost for investors; they shall have speedier clarity on whether Steinhoff has acted unlawfully against them. As a group, Steinhoff’s origin is in South Africa. From 2015, however, the group holding company is Dutch, with...
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European Investors meets Steinhoff for the first time in court

Does a Dutch court have jurisdiction to rule on the fraud at retailer Steinhoff? That was one of the main topics during a hearing in Amsterdam on Tuesday 21 August 2018. It was the first time European Investors and Steinhoff met in court since the discovery of the comprehensive fraud in December last year.   Last year VEB/European Investors held South African retailer Steinhoff liable b...
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Steinhoff’s first half-year report raises questions,

Investors request more information on current state of affairs at Steinhoff Seven months after the widespread accounting irregularities came to light, Steinhoff issued its half-year report for the six months ended 31 March 2018. The half-year results, also containing the unaudited restated half-year condensed financial statement for the six months ended 31 March 2017, provide investors with some ...
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VEB takes Deloitte to court for losses incurred by Steinhoff investors

PRESS RELEASE   VEB takes Deloitte to court for losses incurred by Steinhoff investors  The VEB has summoned Deloitte Accountants to appear before the District Court of Rotterdam for the losses incurred by the Steinhoff shareholders. Deloitte, incorrectly providing an unqualified auditor’s report on Steinhoff’s financial statements for 2016, seriously failed to fulfil its duties as laid down by...
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European Investors comments on changes to the UK Takeover Code

European Investors submitted its comments on the Public Consultation Paper of the Code Committee of the Takeover Panel with regard to statements of intention and related matters. The Takeover Panel is the independent body responsible for issuing and administering the Takeover Code in the United Kingdom. The consultation seeked views on important reforms to the way takeovers operate in the UK. C...
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European Investors welcomes changes in the new Prospectus Regulation

European Investors’ Association (EIA) welcomes the changes in the new Prospectus Regulation. In our response on the public consultation of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), we stressed the importance of ensuring that the overarching goals of the regulation are well reflected and developed in Level 2. The objective of the Prospectus Regulation is twofold: making accession to ...
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VEB endorses the EC-recommendation for an opt-in model for collective redress

The Dutch Investors’ Association VEB has, also on behalf of European Investors’ Association, submitted its response on the European Commission’s call for evidence on Collective Redress arrangements throughout the EU. VEB prides itself on being the leading Dutch collective redress organisation. It is widely reputed for successfully upholding investor rights through either litigation or settlemen...
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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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