IA comments on final SDR rules

Commenting on today's publication of the Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels, Galina Dimitrova, Director, Investment and Capital Markets at the Investment Association, said:

"Today's publication of the new Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels regime brings welcome clarity to investment managers on the regulator's expectations for this important area of the fund market, and we fully support the aim to bring greater transparency and comparability to sustainable investment which will help investors make informed investment decisions. We are pleased to see that the regulator has listened and taken a broader approach on several key issues, such as the accommodation of mixed-asset funds within the labels and greater flexibility over marketing rules. We also welcome the commitment to work with other regulators around the world to encourage compatibility of sustainable finance standards. This more inclusive and pragmatic approach should ensure that standards in the sustainable investment market are raised and investors are better equipped to make informed choices across the full range of funds. We look forward to working with the regulator and investment managers to implement the new regulation and understand how it will work in practice." 

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