Regulation could create uneven playing field for structured products, say participants

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Upcoming regulation could put UK structured products at a competitive disadvantage

A UK rule that will end commission payments to independent financial advisers on structured products sales may not be introduced in Europe – potentially creating an uneven playing field that could disadvantage the UK structured products market, participants warn.

The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) will implement its Retail Distribution Review (RDR) from next year, but an ongoing revision to the European Union's (EU) Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) appears not to incl

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