FSA Releases Proposed Guidance And Warns Against Retail Sales of ‘Toxic’ Death Bonds

On 28 November, 2011, the Financial Services Authority released proposed guidance on traded life policy investments (TLPIs) and at the same time issued a strong warning that TLPIs are not to be marketed to UK retail investors. The FSA points to serious problems with how the TLPIs are designed, marketed and sold, considering them to be “toxic products” unlikely to be suitable for the majority of retail investors. The FSA has stated that it ultimately aims to ban TLPIs from the UK retail market. FSA Press Release. Guidance Consultation.