IA responds to regulator solutions for UK primary market effectiveness

Concerns over decline in listings

Eve Maddock-Jones
clock • 2 min read

The Investment Association has responded to the Financial Conduct Authority’s plans to uplift and streamline the competitiveness of the UK listing regime for equity shares.

The regulator said aimed to ensure "financial markets function well" and, based on various feedback, felt "that our premium listing standards are regarded as overly burdensome and are deterring some companies from listing in the UK". It also said the more flexible standard listing segment for shares "is poorly understood and not seen as attractive to companies". FCA group launches consultation on vote disclosure regime for asset managers The Primary Markets Effectiveness Review was opened on 3 May, after the FCA initiated a discussion on the topic in 2021, and the regulator has now...

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