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On 29 April 2021, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published a Discussion Paper DP21/1 concerning the proposed strengthening of the financial promotion rules for high-risk investments and firms approving financial promotions (the “Discussion Paper”). The Discussion Paper relates to: the FCA’s classification of high-risk investments; further segmentation of the high-risk ...
The FCA yesterday published its final rules on the marketing of speculative mini-bonds to retail investors, which will apply from 1 January 2021. This follows the FCA’s introduction of temporary rules banning the marketing of these instruments to retail investors on 1 January 2020, and a subsequent consultation relating to ...
In this article, the second in the series, we continue to look at recent regulatory developments impacting the FinTech industry. Our first article looked at the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) ban on the marketing and distribution of crypto-derivatives to retail investors and its latest sandbox schemes. Here, we discuss ...
On 18 June 2020, the FCA released a new consultation paper CP20/8 on High-risk investments: Marketing speculative illiquid securities (including speculative mini-bonds) to retail investors (the “Consultation Paper”). In summary, the Consultation Paper proposes to: Extend the current ban on the marketing of speculative illiquid securities (“SISs”) (including speculative mini-bonds); ...
Today the FCA introduced temporary rules banning the marketing of speculative mini-bonds to retail investors. The rules will apply from 1 January 2020 for a period of 12 months, expiring on 31 December 2020.
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