ICMA has published a ‘Q&A’ briefing note on the regulatory technical standards of MAR with respect to the presentation of investment recommendations and associated disclosure obligations.

It is likely that this will have far-reaching implications for investment firms and their employees for the way in which investment recommendations are presented to their clients, as well as how they are recorded and subsequently made available for clients. In turn, this could have an impact on the frequency and form of investment recommendations provided to buy-side firms.

The regulation came into force on 3 July 2016.

To view the briefing note, click here.

For more information about MAR in relation to ICMA’s Primary Market work programme click here.




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Andy Hill
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Direct line: +44 20 7213 0335

Liz Callaghan
Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy; Secondary Markets
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