Over the last 18 months, we have seen significant momentum in regulatory developments regarding the distribution of retail investment products, driven by calls at both national and European level to protect consumers better. This movement has been fuelled by the desire to remedy perceived regime failings, many of which were exposed by the financial crisis. These wide-ranging reforms indicate that a change in the regulatory landscape is underway.

We have published the second edition of our guide which assists those with global businesses involved in the distribution of retail investment products, in navigating their way through the differing regimes in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong. 

The guide considers:

  • Particular products and practices where regulatory concern and consumer claims have arisen.
  • Key aspects of the current regulatory regime for distributors of investment products to retail markets.
  • National, European and international reforms on the agenda, the issues that firms will face and how they should prepare for implementation.
  • Mechanisms for consumer redress and how some governments and regulators are seeking to make it easier for consumers to bring claims against financial institutions.

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