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Behavioural economic influences on primary market disclosure: The case of the EU regulation on European crowdfunding service providers

Behavioural economic influences on primary market disclosure: The case of the EU regulation on European crowdfunding service providers
Behavioural economic influences on primary market disclosure: The case of the EU regulation on European crowdfunding service providers
On 5 October 2020, as part of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) project, the European Parliament adopted, in second reading, Regulation (EU) 2020/1503 on European crowdfunding service providers for business (‘ECSP Regulation’). This Regulation, which shall apply as of 10 November 2021, consists of rules which aim at improving access to crowdfunding for EU businesses in need of capital, particularly start-ups, while, at the same time, providing a high level of protection to investors. To attain that it builds on three sets of measures: clear rules on information disclosures for project owners and crowdfunding platforms; rules on platform governance and risk management; and a coherent approach to supervision and enforcement. The focus of this article is on the disclosure-related set of provisions. Its aim is to demonstrate how the new rules embrace a more behavioural approach to primary market disclosure which, in contrast to the paradigm of full disclosure, focuses on the content, quality and framing of disclosure as an alternative means of enabling informed and, thus, allocatively efficient investment decisions. In a second step, it seeks to provide a preliminary evaluation of these measures both from a practical and a normative perspective.
1613-2556
428-463
Serdaris, Konstantinos
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Serdaris, Konstantinos
82e4c395-ff64-4e39-995d-1131dcd96e26

Serdaris, Konstantinos (2021) Behavioural economic influences on primary market disclosure: The case of the EU regulation on European crowdfunding service providers. European Company and Financial Law Review, 18 (3), 428-463. (doi:10.1515/ecfr-2021-0020).

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On 5 October 2020, as part of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) project, the European Parliament adopted, in second reading, Regulation (EU) 2020/1503 on European crowdfunding service providers for business (‘ECSP Regulation’). This Regulation, which shall apply as of 10 November 2021, consists of rules which aim at improving access to crowdfunding for EU businesses in need of capital, particularly start-ups, while, at the same time, providing a high level of protection to investors. To attain that it builds on three sets of measures: clear rules on information disclosures for project owners and crowdfunding platforms; rules on platform governance and risk management; and a coherent approach to supervision and enforcement. The focus of this article is on the disclosure-related set of provisions. Its aim is to demonstrate how the new rules embrace a more behavioural approach to primary market disclosure which, in contrast to the paradigm of full disclosure, focuses on the content, quality and framing of disclosure as an alternative means of enabling informed and, thus, allocatively efficient investment decisions. In a second step, it seeks to provide a preliminary evaluation of these measures both from a practical and a normative perspective.

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Published date: 18 June 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 456626
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/456626
ISSN: 1613-2556
PURE UUID: 4adb964f-3336-49aa-b6b7-0885a2a61ced
ORCID for Konstantinos Serdaris: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6637-5847

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Date deposited: 05 May 2022 16:57
Last modified: 06 May 2022 02:01

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