Regulatory Update: PRIIPs

FCA statement on communications in relation to PRIIPs

The FCA web-site has been updated in respect of packaged retail and insurance based investment products (PRIIPS) in response to concerns that have been highlighted by some Firms in relation to the ‘performance scenario’ information contained within the ‘Key Information Document’ (KID), with the potential to mislead consumers as a result of misleading performance information

The FCA have stated that “Where a PRIIP manufacturer is concerned that performance scenarios in their KID are too optimistic, such that they may mislead investors, we are comfortable with them providing explanatory materials to put the calculation in context and to set out their concerns for investors to consider.

Where firms selling or advising on PRIIPs have concerns that the performance scenarios in a particular KID may mislead their clients, they should consider how to address this, for example by providing additional explanation as part of their communications with clients.

 

Further information:  

To read the full FCA statement please follow this link:

 https://www.fca.org.uk/news/statements/statement-communications-relation-priips

  

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