Sweden's relaxed attitude

Country profiles: Sweden

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Joakim Schaaf, head of the funds unit at Swedish financial regulator Finansinspektionen, is worried that the pricing of structured products is not properly disclosed to Swedish investors. And if product issuers do not improve their methods of disclosure, the regulator says it will not hesitate to introduce separate legislation. For the time being at least, details of any regulatory backlash remain under wraps.

But in the face of such a threat, product providers are showing great initiative.

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