New EC rules on Prips to be released in the form of a regulation

Legislation the European Commission is preparing for structured products is being circulated to European Union member states and will come in the form of a regulation. Richard Jory analyses the final draft document

The key to the key information document

The European Commission's (EC) new rules on packaged retail investment products (Prips) are to be published in the form of a regulation and will be directly applicable to European Union member states, according to a final draft of the legislation that has been obtained by Structured Products. The emphasis of the regulation appears to be on retail clients, with limited applicability to private banking, notes one London-based structured products banker.

The EC published its consultation document

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