FCA Introduces Reforms to the UK IPO Process

1 November 2017
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Key takeaways

  • The UK Regulator has introduced reforms to the UK IPO Process requiring prospectuses to be published earlier and increasing the role of independent analysts.
  • Under the new rules, syndicate banks must not disseminate connected analyst research until an approved prospectus is published.
  • In addition, analysts independent of the syndicate banks must now be given access to the issuer’s management.
  • The rules also provide new guidance on avoiding conflicts of interests in producing connected research.