Newsflash: FCA Publishes the Final Version of Its Asset Management Market Study

June 30, 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the final version of its Asset Management Market Study (MS15/2.3) on 28 June 2017, setting out its policy proposals for the UK asset management industry.

The study, which concerns competition issues, has found that there is weak price competition in certain areas. It looks in particular at the operation and governance of UK authorised funds and the role played by investment consultants in UK pension scheme investment. Comments on the wholesale market are relatively limited, though wholesale business will inevitably be affected by various aspects of the study’s findings and proposals.

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