Commission consults on improving retail investing in the EU

The European Commission has launched a targeted consultation on a new approach to retail investments in the EU.

The consultation builds on the 2021 consultation on the Commission’s retail investment strategy for Europe which showed that many industry and consumer stakeholders want the way investors’ profiles are currently assessed to be simplified.

The current consultation looks at how to achieve this. In particular, it explores whether retail investors would benefit from a new type of suitability assessment which could provide them with more support along their investment journey.

The consultation closes on 21 March 2022.

Lucy Hadrill