There are now less than 2 months to go before the sustainability changes to EU MiFID apply. These will have far reaching consequences for distribution chains and suitability assessments, not just for EU firms but also (indirectly) for non-EU (including UK) firms. There will also be a number of challenges that firms will need to address as part of their implementation projects, not least the lack of suitable data to underpin compliance and limited product ranges that can be offered to clients with sustainability preferences.
We have prepared a practical guide on the steps that firms should be considering when implementing the sustainability changes to their product governance and suitability assessment frameworks.
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