FCA looks to loosen research rules

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By Richard Metcalf
28 Apr 2021

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has launched a consultation on proposed cuts to red tape in the capital markets, including the lifting of restrictions on the distribution of bond research, in support of the government’s aim to enhance the country's financial competitiveness.

The proposals consist of a relaxation of the inducement rules for research on fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and the removal of some reporting obligations related to the venues in which orders are executed.

Under the changes to inducement rules, ...

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