Friday 17 February 2017

UK: FCA review of the effectiveness of primary markets

The Financial Conduct Authority has begun a review exploring the effectiveness of the UK's primary markets. Two papers have been published.  The first, a consultation paper, seeks views on proposed changes to the Listing Rules: see here (pdf). The second is a discussion paper and its purpose is to begin more general discussion. Amongst the issues explored in this second paper, available here (pdf), is the boundary between premium and standard listings and whether a new market segment should be developed for overseas companies wishing to list in the UK (and the governance standards that they should meet).

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