Swedish FSA highlights conflicts of interest despite commission improvements

The FSA has analyzed the state of Sweden's advisory structures three years after Mifid 2 and IDD were implemented. Improvements have been made but risks still remain, particularly regarding fund commissions, the agency concludes.

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The new EU-wide regulations on commissions and customer advice for banks and other securities firms (MiFID 2) and for insurers and insurance distributors (IDD) have led to some improvements in the Swedish market. However, some questions still remain about conflicts of interest and consumers potentially getting advice based on what produces the highest earning for the company.

This is summary of the Swedish FSA's recent analysis of how the MiFID 2 and IDD regulations have held up in the Swedish market since their implementation in 2018.

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