Structured products liquidity under threat from EU reforms

New regulation could shut down secondary markets in outstanding products

european commission is overhauling structured products regulation
European Commission says there will be no grandfathering provisions in the Priips regulation

Incoming reforms of the European structured products market could drain liquidity from thousands of outstanding retail investments, industry participants fear.

The European Union's new regime for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (Priips) – which takes effect from January 1, 2017 – requires issuers to produce detailed key information documents (KIDs), including cost, risk, and performance scenarios, for all products made available for sale to retail customers.

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