The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect. It was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019.

SRA Handbook

Packaged products - execution-only business

Version 21 of the Handbook was published on 06/12/2018. For more information, please click 'History' Above

Rule 8: Packaged products - execution-only business


If a firm arranges for a client on an execution-only basis any transaction involving a retail investment product, the firm shall send the client written confirmation to the effect that:


the client had not sought and was not given any advice from the firm in connection with the transaction; or


the client was given advice from the firm in connection with that transaction but nevertheless persisted in wishing the transaction to be effected; and in either case the transaction is effected on the client's explicit instructions.