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Designated investment products are securities or contractually-based investments as defined by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); they do not include funeral plan contracts. The FCA outlined what is classed as a designated investment product under Part III of the Regulated Activities Order.

Designated investment products definition

Designated investment products are securities or contractually-based investments as defined by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); they do not include funeral plan contracts. The FCA outlined what is classed as a designated investment product under Part III of the Regulated Activities Order, which include the following:

  • Life policy
  • Shares
  • Debenture
  • Alternative debenture
  • Personal pension scheme
  • Emissions auction product
  • Emissions allowance
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Contracts for difference (CFD)
  • Rights to interests in investments

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