FCA Primary Markets Effectiveness Review – would you like to contribute?

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ShareSoc Blog by Cliff Weight, Director (Pronouns: He/his/his).   Please note these are my personal views and not necessarily those of ShareSoc.

I have received the request below about a subject dear to my heart and hopefully of other members. If you are willing and wanting to contribute please contact us with your name and contact details and I will organise a meeting with the FCA about this.

It is good news that the FCA is reaching out in this way to seek the views of individual investors.

From: Rhiannon Price
Date: 12 July 2021 at 9:23:45 am BST
To: cliffweight
Cc: “Share society” , Adam Wreglesworth
Subject: FW: Today’s FCA publication: Primary Markets Effectiveness Review

Dear Cliff

Following on from the publication of our Primary Markets Effectiveness Consultation Paper last week https://www.fca.org.uk/publications/consultation-papers/cp21-21-primary-markets-effectiveness-review , I wanted to be in contact to see whether you might be interested in a call to discuss the consultation further and any views your members may have on the piece.

We are keen to get as wide a range of views as possible, particularly on the discussion element of the piece, so would find the engagement useful – but obviously keen to work with whatever is most efficient your side, given the summer break.

Looking forwards to hearing from you,


Rhiannon Price

Technical Specialist / Capital Markets Policy- Strategy and Competition Division

Pronouns: she, her, hers

  1. Ali Haouas says:

    why the focus on primary listing- iam more interestedof listing on AIM

    • Mark Bentley says:

      Hi Ali,

      Unfortunately the FCA only has jurisdiction over the main market listing rules. Corresponding rules for the AIM market (which is formally “unlisted”) are set and enforced by the LSE directly. ShareSoc meets regularly with the LSE/AIM to discuss those rules and their (lack of) enforcement.


  2. Paul Scott says:

    This business of pronouns gets up my goat a bit! Surely there’s no need to mention what pronouns you would like people to use, if they’re in line with expectations? I understand why some people want different pronouns used, and that’s fine if it really matters to them, I’m happy to comply. But do the rest of us who use the expected pronouns need to state the bleedin’ obvious?! (I realise that Cliff was replying in kind to the FCA lady, and it did amuse me a little).

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