Global investors warn FCA's listings reform will regress shareholder protections

Representing $77trn AUM

Cristian Angeloni
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Global investors representing $77trn of global assets under management have issued a warning against the Financial Conduct Authority's proposed UK listings regime reforms.

In a letter on behalf of its members, the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) said the FCA's proposals to replace the ‘standard' and ‘premium' listing segments with a single one will expose investors to "undue risk", with "potentially significant implications" for pensioners, insurance and retail investors. "We are particularly concerned by the introduction of a more permissive approach to dual class shares structures - with few shareholder protection safeguards - and the removal of shareholder votes prior to significant transactions and related party transactions," Kerrie ...

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