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    On 1 August 2022, in a bid to tackle misleading adverts that encourage investment in high-risk products, the FCA published stronger rules relating to the financial promotions of high-risk investments (HRIs). The finalised rules aim to enhance consumer protection by reducing and preventing harm from such investments that do not ...

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    The FCA has published a consultation paper (CP22/14) on broadening access to the long-term asset fund (“LTAF”) regime by retail investors and defined contribution pension schemes. The proposals reflect its wish to see investment in long-term illiquid assets as a feasible option for a wider range of investors with long-term ...

  • Odd one out box

    The FCA has published their response (the “Response”) in the form of a policy statement (the “Policy Statement”) on rules to allow Authorised Fund Managers (“AFMs”) to create separate unit classes (“side pockets”) for assets in retail investment funds affected by the invasion of Ukraine. In our previous article, we ...

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    I. Background While Level 1 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (“SFDR”) has been applicable for over a year, the investment funds managers have been facing uncertainties with regards to the timing and interpretation of the SFDR Level 2 requirements, set out as regulatory technical standards (“RTS”). On 14 July ...

  • pencils pink and white

    1. Background On 16 May 2022, the draft report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2011/61/EU on alternative investment fund managers (the AIFMD) and Directive 2009/65/EC on undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (the UCITSD) as regards delegation arrangements, ...

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