Pensions & Investments
The final recorder version of all investment advertisements must be approved by an “authorised person” (usually the compliance officer) as required by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Radiocentre flags this up on Script Clearance Forms with the following wording: “The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 requires that certain advertisements be approved by an authorised person within the meaning of the Act. This script approval is neither prejudicial to, nor does it replace, that requirement. A certificate of approval of the completed commercial by the authorised person must be submitted to each radio station. The radio stations should not broadcast the commercial without the approval certificate and this Radiocentre Script Clearance Form”.
Advice on tags in investment advertisements should be sought from the advertiser’s compliance officer or the financial services regulator. Advertisements must not suggest that investment performance is guaranteed.