The average individual investor is overwhelmed by the sheer complexity of, and uncertainty associated with, the investment products available. Earlier this year, the European Commission released the findings of a study it commissioned on the European market for retail investment products.
This should be seen in light of the continued work towards a Capital Markets Union (CMU) and the statement put out last year by the European Commission, emphasising that “retail investor engagement is a critical challenge for the development of a stronger capital market in the EU. This requires greater confidence among retail investors, and transparency to help investors to make the right investment decisions”.
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