FCA targets young investors with £11m campaign

'Ignore hype, look at risk'

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Hype on social media and in the news is driving new investors to take-up high-risk investments, according to the FCA.
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Hype on social media and in the news is driving new investors to take-up high-risk investments, according to the FCA.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched an £11m InvestSmart campaign targeting young investors to warn them about the dangers of higher-risk assets, such as cryptocurrencies.

The campaign is part of the FCA's consumer investments' strategy, which was launched in September. It was created to help consumers make better-informed investment decisions, the FCA said. The regulator...

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