Author: | Published: 27 Mar 2017

Q: Is the current level of regulation aimed at protecting EU retail investors appropriate and effective?


Zak de Mariveles, chairman of the UK Structured Products Association

You don't have to look back too far to remind yourself of the many scandals that hit global headlines in recent times – Fifa corruption, Toshiba accounting or Volkswagen CO2 emissions to name just a few.

And the world of finance is no different.

It's not hard to rattle off a seemingly endless list of scandals that have rocked the world of finance and consumer confidence from Bernie Madoff and Enron to sub-prime mortgages, the mis-selling of payment protection insurance, Split capital investment trusts and endowment mortgages.

It's hardly surprising then that regulators are focused on the need to protect retail investors, and over recent years a huge amount of activity in this area has taken place. This doesn't just affect investors in the...



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