Trade of the month: the Iosco structured products toolkit

Toolkit contains 15 items aimed at regulators of retail products


In December last year, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco) published a report, Regulation of retail structured products, which introduced a toolkit of 15 items aimed at helping regulators when dealing with these investments. The report is probably the most important global paper on structured products regulation yet published. While many of its themes are already in practice in Europe, highlights include: • intended investor identification and assessment; &bu