We look at the impact of the FCA's interim report on institutional investors.
The Financial Conduct Authority (the regulator of financial firms in the UK) is looking into the competitiveness of the asset management industry in the UK. Their aim is to ensure the market works well and that the investment products consumers use offer value for money.
In November 2016 they published a comprehensive interim report. The report investigates many areas of the asset management industry, and will be followed by a full report in 2017. The FCA is inviting comments by 20 February 2017.
The full document can be found at: www.fca.org.uk/publications/market-studies/asset-management-market-study.
The report is wide ranging and we have highlighted those areas we consider to be of greatest relevance to institutional investors: in particular those covering asset managers and investment consultants.