Structured Products Americas: SEC will turn up the heat on the market, says leading lawyer

The US SEC is highly sceptical of the structured products market and higher regulatory standards are on their way, says lawyer

US SEC turns up the heat

A letter sent last month by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to leading distributors of structured retail products shows it is "highly sceptical" of the market, warned a leading lawyer today.

Speaking at the Structured Products conference in Miami today, Linda Chatman Thomsen, a partner at law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell and a former director in charge of enforcement at the SEC, said the letter - which was sent to many issuers on April 13 - suggests higher regulatory standards are

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