FCA to make mini-bond marketing ban permanent

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today announced proposals to make permanent its ban on the mass-marketing of speculative illiquid securities, including speculative mini-bonds, to retail investors. The FCA introduced the ban without consultation in January following concerns that speculative mini-bonds were being promoted to retail investors who neither understood the risks involved, nor could afford the potential financial losses. In introducing the rules permanently, the FCA is proposing a small number of changes and clarifications to the ban introduced in January. This include...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.