The UK Shareholders’ Association (UKSA) is a member of the Europe-wide representative body called Better Finance.
UKSA’s representatives work closely with staff in Brussels to achieve legislative and regulatory reforms of benefit to private investors here in the UK. Helen Gibbons, UKSA director for Europe, sits on the Board of Better Finance.
We also applaud the research and publicity efforts of Better Finance to expose the way in which savers and investors are manipulated and exploited by the financial services industry. It has produced some illustrative videos of these issues which can be viewed on its website. Another remarkable initiative – widely reported in the media, including the influential Financial Times – is the annual publication of Pension Savings: The Real Return , which shockingly exposes the fact that British pension savers have received the worst treatment in Europe, actually suffering negative returns.
Full details of Better Finance's activities can be found on its website.
Articles by Helen Gibbons
French Listed Companies :- January 2017
Bankia and Spain’s preference shares scandal :- September 2016
ShareAction’s multi-stakeholder event in Berlin :- July 2016
Gibraltar:- March 2016
Personal Investment: Dutch perspective:- September 2015