UKSPA contests EU stance on liquidity risk ratings

Structured products trade body declines to include liquidity risk metric in ratings

UKSPA chairman Zak de Mariveles

The trade body representing the UK's structured products industry has struck a defiant note over proposals by European regulators to include mandatory liquidity risk ratings on all structured products from 2016, refusing to include the metric in its own rating system which it unveiled this week.

The UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA) designed its proprietary rating system to explain the riskiness of different products to independent financial advisers (IFAs), pre-empting forthcoming

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