The Financial Conduct Authority are seeking views on the impact of regulation on social investments with a set of questions for social enterprises, firms who want to market social investments, and investors (and investor groups) who are interested in these investments.
In this Call for Input they:
- Explain the different structures a social enterprise in the UK can have and how the rules may apply.
- Ask for views about specific rules and policies which may be hindering investment for social purposes.
- Consider the appropriate protection for retail investors as it is important they appreciate the risks associated with these types of investments as they are likely to be less familiar with these products.
Comments are to be sent by 14 March 2016
Read the full FCA press release here