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FSA aids investors on derivatives

Scrutinised derivatives will be available to retail investors in the UK for the first time under a new regulatory framework proposed by the FSA.

Following consultation, the regulator will implement listing and conduct of business rules, which cover firms&#39 disclosure and risk warnings, for derivatives on August 1.

The FSA believes there is potential for a substantial derivatives market if investors show the same appetite for them as they have for products such as spread betting and options.

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