First published 7 August 2017
Final date for submissions
5pm, 1 September 2017
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The Financial Market Conduct Regulations 2014 (FMC Regulations) require managers to disclose the return of a ‘market index’ in quarterly fund updates.
During the FMC Act transition period some fund managers signalled to us that they were experiencing difficulty complying with this requirement. These managers believe there is no market index available for one or more of their funds that complies with the FMC Regulations.
We agree that that the market index requirement creates challenges for certain types of funds.
We are proposing an exemption to allow managers unable to find a compliant market index to provide another form of benchmark (a peer group) as an alternative.
We seek your feedback on this proposal and welcome information and views on the operation of the market index requirement in general.
Submissions close on Friday 1 September 2017.
After this date, we will finalise our policy proposals. We expect to have any exemption in force by late 2017.
If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org