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Financial adviser to chair FCA small business panel

The FCA has appointed the director of a financial advice firm to chair its smaller business practitioner panel.

Citywide Financial Partners director Clinton Askew will chair the panel for two years, replacing Weatherbys Bank financial director Andrew Turberville Smith.

Citywide Financial Partners is a financial advice and wealth management business based in Surrey. Askew has been a member of the smaller business panel since 2009.

The FCA has also appointed Lloyds Banking Group director of retail Alison Brittain to chair its practitioner panel, replacing Nationwide chief executive Graham Beale.

Brittain has previously held senior roles at Santander and Barclays.

Goldman Sachs head of international compliance and global head of securities division compliance Robert Mass is to chair the regulator’s markets practitioner panel. He replaces ICE Clear Europe managing director Paul Swann.

FCA chairman John Griffith-Jones says: “These appointments ensure that once again the practitioner panels will have experienced and respected voices making the case from the industry’s perspective.

“I would like to thank Graham, Paul and Andrew for their contributions over the last two years which oversaw the establishment of the FCA.”

The practitioner panels are independent statutory bodies that represent the interests of the financial services industry.

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  1. “FCA chairman John Griffith-Jones says: “These appointments ensure that once again the practitioner panels will have experienced and respected voices making the case from the industry’s perspective.”

    “The practitioner panels are independent statutory bodies that represent the interests of the financial services industry”.

    Why may I ask WHY are these appointments made by the FCA ?

    They are neither “independent” or likely to represent the interests of the financial services industry !!!!

    More like more regulator yes men who will let them ride rough shod over us !!

  2. Once again!???
    Did they ever provide “voices making the case from an industry perspective” – I do not think so, if they did then they messed it up!

  3. So the compliance officer from a firm that has been fined $squillions for a number of material breaches is fit & proper to be on the panel. Interesting.

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