We have published the investment platforms market study interim report. It sets out our provisional view on the way competition works in the investment platform market and how we would like the market to develop.
Investment platforms are increasingly being used by consumers and financial advisers to access retail investment products, and manage investments online. Our study will explore how investment platforms compete to win new, and retain existing consumers, to help us assess how we can improve competition within this market and develop better consumer outcomes.
In the study, we will:
Our investment platforms market study will cover:
This market study follows on from the asset management market study final report published in June 2017, which highlighted a number of potential competition issues in the platforms sector.
In July 2018 we published our interim report which set out our provisional view on the way competition works in the investment platform market and how we would like the market to develop. We are consulting on a range of proposed remedies.
We are consulting on our proposed remedies and we want to engage with a wide range of market participants.
Chapter 9 of the interim report contains a series of questions on which we would specifically be interested in stakeholders’ views. Stakeholders will have until 21 September 2018 to comment on the interim report before we publish our final report in the first quarter of 2019.
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