Educating the FCA: How industry bodies have responded to the SDR

Comparison viewed as 'the thief of joy' when it comes to the SDR

Sian Barnett Wike
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It's been almost a fortnight since the deadline passed for feedback submissions on the regulator's proposed Sustainable Disclosure Requirements (SDR). Here, Sian Barnett Wike looks at the key issues...

As investors and advisers take stock of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) SDR rules, industry bodies have stepped into the public forum and published burly feedback reports for the regulator.  Particularly noteworthy reports have come from the Investment Association (IA) and the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF). There are murmurs of approval within their tomes or, perhaps, relief. After multiple delays, the industry is now close to having something to combat greenwashing from its highest authority - but is this 'something' better than nothing? Or, is ...

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