Structured product innovation under threat, say distributors

Structured Products Europe: Regulatory burdens holding back new structures

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Rules such as those for Priips are blamed for diverting resources from new product ideas

Greater regulatory burdens on structured products are stifling innovation and increasing the time it takes to launch products, market participants have claimed. The European Commission's Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (Priips) regulation, which recently saw its implementation date delayed by 12 months to January 2018, will require those selling retail structured products to put together key information documents that set out the products' underlying exposure and risk-