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COBS 13.5 Preparing product information: other projections

Projections for in-force products

COBS 13.5.1RRP

1A firm that communicates a projection for an in-force packaged product which is not a financial instrument:

  1. (1)

    must include a standardised deterministic projection;

  2. (2)

    may also include a stochastic projection2 except that the most prominent projection must be a standardised deterministic projection; and

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must follow the projection rules in COBS 13 Annex 2.

Projections: other situations

COBS 13.5.2RRP

A firm that communicates a projection for a packaged product which is not a financial instrument:2

  1. (1)

    for which a key features illustration2 is not required to be provided; and

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  2. (2)

    which is not an in-force packaged product;

must ensure that such a projection is either a standardised deterministic projection or a stochastic projection2 in accordance with COBS 13 Annex 2.

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Exceptions to the projection rules: projections for more than one product

COBS 13.5.3RRP

A firm that communicates a projection of benefits for a packaged product which is not a financial instrument, as part of a combined projection where other benefits being projected include those for a financial instrument or structured deposit, is not required to comply with the projection rules in COBS 13.4, COBS 13.5 and COBS 13 Annex 2 to the extent that it complies with the future performance rule (COBS 4.6.7 R).

COBS 13.5.4GRP

The general requirement that communications be fair, clear and not misleading will nevertheless mean that a firm that elects to comply with the future performance rule in COBS 4.6.7 R will need to explain how the combined projection differs from other information that has been or could be provided to the client, including a projection provided under the projection rules in COBS 13.4, COBS 13.5 and COBS 13 Annex 2, and in particular, the firm should identify where a projection in real terms is required under COBS 13.