FSA considers increased regulation for exchange-traded products

FSA considers the complexity of ETPs

The UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA) is mulling increased regulation on exchange-traded products (ETPs), warning that certain ETPs are complex and risky, says David Bower, head of European marketing at iShares. The regulator expressed concerns over the soaring popularity of ETPs among retail investors and the increasing complexity of certain products in its Retail Conduct Risk Outlook report published in February. "The case the FSA is pushing here is based around exchange-traded commod