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Norwegian Ministry Proposes PRIIPs Act to Enhance Investor Protection

Written by Gonzalo Plana
Jun 18, 2024

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has put forward a proposal to the Norwegian Parliament, aiming to strengthen investor protection through the implementation of the PRIIPs Act. Presented on February 16, 2024, this act seeks to integrate the PRIIPs Regulation into Norwegian law, offering comprehensive coverage for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products.

Overview of the Norway’s PRIIPs Act proposal

The proposed legislation aims to provide information to retail investors and extend its scope to include additional requirements for investment products currently not under PRIIPs regulation. This initiative reflects a commitment to empowering investors with essential knowledge before making financial decisions.
Expected to undergo approval during the forthcoming spring session of the Norwegian Parliament, the PRIIPs Act could potentially be enforced as early as summer 2024, pending legislative consensus. Once adopted, it will replace existing information requirements under Norwegian law for non-professional investors, introducing a new era of transparency and accountability in the investment landscape.
Furthermore, foreign UCITs marketed to retail investors in Norway have been mandated since January 1, 2023, to provide a PRIIPs KID in Norwegian, further enhancing investor protection in the country.
The proposal aligns with broader European efforts, as it aims to adopt Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 alongside additional EU regulations, ensuring consistency and coherence in the regulatory framework.
Moreover, the PRIIPs Act includes provisions for potential expansion of its scope, including the coverage of certain pension products, subject to further consultation, what underscores the government’s commitment to continuously enhance investor protection and adapt to evolving market dynamics.
The legislative journey of the PRIIPs Act is set to be a long one, with discussions expected during the spring session of the Norwegian Parliament. In parallel, proposals for EEA (European Economic Area) Joint Committee decisions are underway, facilitating the inclusion of the PRIIPs Regulation in the EEA Agreement.
While the earliest possible enforcement date is forecasted to be July 1, 2024, it is more likely that the PRIIPs Act will take effect on January 1, 2025, representing a significant milestone in Norwegian financial regulation. While the legislation is being reviewed and refined, it is a testament to Norway’s commitment to fostering a fair, transparent, and investor-friendly financial ecosystem.

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Gonzalo Plana

Gonzalo Plana

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