Protecting consumers of investment products in the EU through information disclosure: hit or miss?


Consumer investment products have become essential to the daily life of EU citizens. Yet such products have been systematically mis-sold to consumers across the EU. The 'woekerpolis' scandal in the Netherlands is just one example. To prevent such mis-sellings in the future the current EU and national regulation heavily relies on information disclosure by financial institutions. Such information is supposed to empower consumers to achieve their investment objectives. Is information disclosure regulation, however, fit for its purpose in the light of empirical studies of consumer behaviour? This interdisciplinary research aims to answer this question.


Book or monography

  • C.E. de Jager(2018): Informatiedocumenten onder de loep pp. 431 , Groningen


  • Beoogd: Proefschrift
  • C.E. de Jager(2018): Consumentenbescherming door informatie? , Den Haag  September 20, 2018

Chapter in book

  • C.E. de Jager(2015): Information and Notification Duties pp. 101 - 122 , Cambridge

Scientific article

Professional publication

  • C.E. de Jager(2018): Van financiële bijsluiter tot essentiële-informatiedocument: behulpzaam voor consumenten? pp. 6 - 11

Publication meant for a broad audience

Publications for the general public


Project number


Main applicant

Prof. dr. A.J. Verheij

Affiliated with

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Privaatrecht en Notarieel Recht

Team members

C.E. de Jager


01/09/2013 to 27/11/2018