Highlights of EFAMA's key achievements from June 2021- June 2022
We publish a wide range of publications each year on cutting-edge subjects of significance to our work. Many are periodic instalments on ongoing topics, while some are one-off reports.
EFAMA Report: more must be done to improve European citizens' financial literacy.
This is evidenced in the second edition of EFAMA's report, "The European Asset Management Industry's Engagement in Financial Education Initiatives", released in March 2022.
The report, prefaced by Commissioner Mairead McGuinness, is divided into three parts.
It is often argued that European citizens are not able to fully benefit from the single market for investment funds, on the basis that the cost of UCITS is higher than the cost of mutual funds in the United States (US). In this Market Insights, we analyse this question by carrying out a detailed comparison of the cost of UCITS and US mutual funds, taking into account the various ways of calculating costs as well as the differences between Europe and the US in the way investment funds are distributed.
Better Pensions, Better Lives: How investment funds can help individuals save for retirement and reduce fiscal pressures on governments
The investment industry and policymakers must co-ordinate efforts to promote funded retirement saving and improve financial literacy to ensure that billions of people can live comfortably in their later years and, in the process, ease the fiscal pressure on governments. Financially-literate individuals are more likely to make better-informed financial decisions and to understand the benefits of long-term investments.