Under the Financial Markets Conduct Regulations 2014 (the Regulations), issuers making regulated offers of debt and equity securities are required to provide investors with a Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) that contains prescribed financial information for recent or proposed business acquisitions. This guidance sets out our view of what constitutes a ‘business’ for these purposes, as opposed to an asset. It also sets out additional information issuers should consider disclosing for asset acquisitions.
A ministerial class exemption has been granted relating to customer due diligence obligations for managing intermediaries, under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009. The exemption comes into force from 3 July, 2015. This information sheet helps reporting entities understand it.
This monitoring report summarises the findings from our thematic
review to determine the extent of improvements in the presentation
of financial statements in a clear, concise and effective way, and sets
out some suggestions for additional improvement.
This guide contains information to help peer-to-peer licensees understand and meet the minimum licensing standard to publish default rate information. It sets out what ‘default’ means, when licensees must comply with the standard and guidelines on how to publish fair, clear and transparent information.
We have published an information sheet that explains the Financial Markets Authority’s expectations for a compliance assurance programme (CAP). A CAP is the programme of independent checks to test whether an entity’s processes and controls are effective in ensuring the compliance of the business.
This guideline was updated in 2018 and is designed to help reporting entities conduct a risk assessment, as required under section 58 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act.
This ‘stocktake’ meets a specific milestone to review quarterly fund updates and engage with the market on our findings. This review forms part of our strategic priorities for 2017-2018 to work with issuers and their professional advisers to improve disclosure documents and offer information.
The purpose of this report is to help issuers and their advisers think about how they can make disclosure information more useful for investors. In the report we summarise feedback from investors about how they use disclosure information, and what other types of information they seek out.