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COBS 12.4 22Investment recommendations

Application

COBS 12.4.1R

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COBS 12.4.1AEU

2[article 20 of the Market Abuse Regulation]

2[Note: This section applies to a person that prepares or disseminates investment recommendations3.]

COBS 12.4.2G

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COBS 12.4.3G

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Fair presentation and disclosure

COBS 12.4.4R

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COBS 12.4.4AEU

2[article 20(1) of the Market Abuse Regulation]

COBS 12.4.5R

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COBS 12.4.6R

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Additional obligations in relation to fair presentation of recommendations

COBS 12.4.7R

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COBS 12.4.8G

The disclosures required under article 20(3) of the Market Abuse Regulation2 may, if the person2 so chooses, be made by graphical means (for example by use of a line graph).

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COBS 12.4.9R

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Additional obligations for producers of investment recommendations in relation to disclosure of interests or conflicts of interest2

COBS 12.4.10R

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COBS 12.4.11G

A person may choose to disclose significant shareholdings above a lower threshold than is required by article 20(3) of the Market Abuse Regulation.2

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COBS 12.4.12G

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COBS 12.4.13G

In relation to companies limited by shares and incorporated in Great Britain, the most meaningful measure of "total issued share capital" is likely to be the concept of "paid up and issued share capital" under the Companies Act 1985 or Companies Act 2006 (as applicable)1.

COBS 12.4.14G

Where article 20(3) of the Market Abuse Regulation requires a disclosure of the proportions of all investment recommendations published that are “buy”, “hold”, “sell” or equivalent terms, the FCA considers it important for these equivalent terms to be consistent and meaningful to the recipients in terms of the course of actions being recommended, particularly for non-equity material.2

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COBS 12.4.15R

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COBS 12.4.16R

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COBS 12.4.17R

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