Enter the quant regulator

If regulators want to improve the level of disclosure for retail investment products, they need to abandon a narrative description of the risks in favour of quantitative indicators. This is the only way to close the information gap between the industry and investors, argues Marcello Minenna


Retail investors have always been at a disadvantage when buying non-equity financial products. While structuring banks have access to cutting-edge models, retail investors typically do not have the technical expertise to understand the risks or implicit costs associated with a particular product. Instead, they are reliant on the information provided by the banks or distributors. It is up to regulators to set the rules of the game to ensure there is sufficient transparency, both within the

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