The FCA has published a feedback statement in response to its December 2015 call for input on regulatory barriers to social investments. Key points include: (i) there appears to be no single obstacle to the growth of social investments and the FCA therefore considers that a relaxation of its financial promotion and suitability rules for social investment would not be consistent with its consumer protection objectives; (ii) FCA rules do not prevent investment advisers from recommending social investments to their clients; and (iii) the FCA concludes that regulation is not preventing the social investment market from developing.