European supervisors may step in over Priips confusion

Differences in how issuers disclose product costs harming comparability, observers say

Fears that comparability is being undermined by inconsistency in how costs are calculated

European authorities are weighing up extra guidance on rules governing the sale of structured products to investors in Europe, amid concerns that the existing regulation is being interpreted inconsistently by issuers.

Under new Priips legislation for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products, issuers must provide a simple breakdown of the risks and costs of each product, to enable buyers to easily compare performance across investments. But issuers are using different methods to

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