Structured products industry wary of fiduciary standards proposals

A report by the US Securities and Exchange Commission in January that paves the way for the implementation of a fiduciary standard for broker-dealers has left the structured products industry bracing itself for changes to how it conducts its business. Clare Dickinson reports

Anna Pinedo, Morrison & Foerster

When the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its report suggesting there should be a uniform fiduciary duty for broker-dealers and investment advisers it raised few eyebrows - after all, it seemed this is what the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was gunning for when it commissioned the study - but what happens next could have a big impact on structured products.

The SEC has released no further details about its intentions, but many structured products

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