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