Joint Associations Committee releases principles for retail structured products distribution

The five trade associations which have formed the Joint Associations Committee (Jac) published the final version of Distributor-Investor non-binding principles on July 9, following the completion of a consultation on a draft released in the middle of May. The principles are premised on retail investors taking responsibility remaining informed about the risk rewards of their investments.

The principles were created in collaboration with Jac’s members - European Securitisation Forum (ESF), the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), the London Investment Banking Association (Liba), the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (Isda) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Sifma) – and released for public comment on May 12. The final principles and were also based on consultation with distributor associations.

“Distributors can play a key role

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