Assessing the European Commission's final Prips proposals

It has taken five years for the the European Commission to reach the first major juncture in the development of new rules on packaged retail investment products. As the political battles unfold ahead of a harmonised implementation across Europe, Richard Jory reports on the Commission’s final proposals


Following the publication of the European Commission's final proposals for the forthcoming Packaged Retail Investment Products (Prips) regulation on July 3, Europe now has a single document aimed at protecting retail investors from falling between the cracks in the current patchwork of rules relating to these products, which include any structured investment above and beyond simple equities and bonds. The caveat is that bonds, equities and savings accounts may eventually be brought within the

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