Tag Archives: Product governance
FCA has provided an update on its work on product governance in small and medium sized retail banks. Its recent review looked at 2 year fixed rate savings products and how firms’ product governance frameworks help them to identify and manage the ongoing conduct risks of their products. It specifically wanted to assess how firms […]
FCA has published its third policy statement on IDD implementation, responding to feedback received on various consultations and providing near-final rules. In relation to life insurance distribution business, it covers requirements relating to: Inducements; Suitability and appropriateness; and Information and product disclosure. In relation to all insurance distribution business, it covers requirements relating to: Conflicts […]
As the implementation date for the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) approaches, the FCA has published the second of its three policy statements on the implementation of IDD, PS17/27. This policy statement contains near-final amendments to the FCA’s rules to enable firms to be able to prepare based on the substance of what the final versions […]
UK Finance has published guidance for firms on product governance and retail costs and charges under MiFID 2. The guidelines on product governance look at the “target market” criteria, which include recommendations on information exchange between manufacturers and distributors. UK Finance notes that MiFID 2 will have the effect of creating industry-wide renegotiations and has […]
The European Parliament has published decisions, which raise no objections to the IDD delegated acts on: product oversight and governance requirements for insurance undertakings and insurance distributors; and information requirements and conduct of business rules applicable to the distribution of insurance-based investment products. The Parliament considers that the deadline for transposition of IDD should remain 23 February 2018, […]
The European Commission has adopted the following two delegated regulations in relation to IDD: conduct of business rules for the distribution of insurance-based investment products; and product oversight and governance requirements for insurance undertakings and insurance distributors. The next step will be for the Council of the EU and the European Parliament to consider the […]
The product governance guidelines under MiFID II are part of the regulatory framework aimed at protecting investors across the EEA. ESMA published its final report on the guidelines on 2 June 2017. Bond Dickinson has produced a briefing note that looks at: the purpose of the guidelines, how the guidelines differ from ESMA’s consultation, the […]
ESMA has published its final report on product governance guidelines under MiFID 2. It received over 100 responses to its consultation on the guidelines, which were generally supportive. However, ESMA has made some changes to the guidelines as a result of the comments. The final guidelines will now apply from 3 January 2018 and will […]
WMA’s response to ESMA’s consultation on draft guidelines on product governance under MiFID 2 highlights: that execution-only firms are not clear on what is expected of them, given the restricted information they hold about their clients; the need to stress manufacturers of mass market products should seek only relevant information. WMA thinks the focus should […]
Andrew Barber and Emma Radmore gave an interview to Lexis PSL on ESMA’s draft product governance guidelines for manufacturers and distributors of products covered by MiFID 2. We have now published the contents of this interview.
ESMA is consulting on draft guidelines for supervisors to help them assess whether product manufacturers and distributors have properly complied with MiFID 2’s requirements on product governance. The guidelines focus on the determination of target markets for products.