IOSCO requests input on proposed rules for structured products

04/22/2013 | Bloomberg

The International Organization of Securities Commissions is asking for feedback on proposed rules governing sales of structured products to retail investors. The proposals come amid concerns about mis-selling of the securities, which combine debt and derivatives. "Complex products, due to their nature, can be difficult for investors to understand," IOSCO Chairman Greg Medcraft said. "This can lead to them being mis-sold, particularly when investors are searching for yield."

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