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    07/26/2018
    The Financial Conduct Authority has issued a call for input on the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation. Since January 1, 2018, the EU PRIIPs Regulation has required manufacturers of PRIIPs to prepare and publish a stand-alone, standardized Key Information Document for each of their PRIIPs. Those advising retail investors on PRIIPs, or selling PRIIPs to retail investors, must provide retail investors with a KID in good time before the transaction is concluded.

    The FCA is seeking input about the initial experience of: (i) those producing, advising on, or distributing PRIIPs and preparing and providing KIDs; and (ii) consumers using KIDs to decide whether to invest in these investment products. In addition, the FCA is asking for feedback on the scope of the PRIIPs Regulation, in particular, which instruments fall in or out of the scope of the requirements, and on practical aspects of certain cost and risk disclosure requirements.

    Feedback to the call for input should be provided by September 28, 2018. The FCA intends to publish a feedback statement in Q1 2019.

    View the call for input.

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