Priips stakeholders in final push for German-style risk ratings

European authorities’ risk scale “too conservative”, says trade body

There is disagreement over which measure best captures the risk in structured products

Dealers are lobbying for changes to be made to an incoming EU-prescribed risk indicator for structured products, claiming the proposed rules give a distorted view of how likely it is that investors will lose money on equity-linked instruments.

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) – Europe's three principal markets regulators – published draft rules on the design of a single risk indicator for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (Priips) in November last year. A

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