The European Commission aims to improve protection for investors in packaged retail investment products (such as investment funds, insurance-related investments and structured products). The aim is to improve regulations for product disclosure and the rules regarding selling process and make them more consistent.

In a Communication to the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, the Commission proposes a new approach to legislation in this field. They anticipate that they will be able to provide more detailed information on the legislative proposals by the end of the year.