Crypto derivatives face retail investor ban


This 513 word blog post discusses the proposed UK ban on the sale of cryptoasset derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) to retail investors.

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Article Preview: One of the riskiest forms of investment currently available to UK investors is facing a regulatory ban. Under new proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the sale of derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) which reference cryptocurrencies would be banned from sale to retail investors. This proposed ban is the result of potential harm to consumers, with the FCA believing they are ill-suited to retail investors. A lack of suitability is the result of the inability for retail investors to assess the value or risks of crypto-derivatives reliably. Written on 3rd July 2019.