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Former FSA MD Jon Pain joins KPMG

Former FSA managing director of supervision Jon Pain is to join KPMG.

Pain, who announced he was resigning from his role with the regulator last July, will join the firm as a partner in July this year, after a period of gardening leave from the FSA. Pain left the regulator in January.

He will work alongside Giles Williams, who leads KMPG’s centre of excellence in Europe, which is one of three centres that gather information on regulatory developments in financial services.

Prior to joining the FSA, Pain was at Lloyds Banking Group for over 25 years where he held managing director positions for private banking, general insurance and Cheltenham & Gloucester at different times during his employment there.

KPMG UK head of financial services Bill Michael says: “As a senior figure at the FSA who has been deeply involved with major regulatory changes and innovations, and through his various industry roles including MD of Cheltenham & Gloucester, he has acquired a truly extensive knowledge of the financial services regulatory landscape – from both sides of the fence. “


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  1. What a laugh. Someone from the FSA being associated with anything to do with exelence. You couldn’t make it up.

  2. Jon was one of the good guys at the FSA. He brought a good deal of pragmatism to the regulator as he was not an ‘out and out’ regulator by nature; but had a good commercial background. He was well liked by those under his management and it was obvious that, under CEO Hector Sants, and the new direction of UK regulation, that he would leave the FSA. Good luck in the new role…..which will probably pay better, too!

  3. Good to see an anal comment on excellence misspelt exelence – pathetic.

    gaaaazza is entirely correct.

  4. HOLD ON !!!

    All the top brass from the banking sector moves to top jobs in the FSA then moves to top jobs with auditers, euro zone & others

    LOOks like KPMG what to get on the 7.7 millon band wagon with PWC

    Can I get an invite to this gravy train, however I feel my school tie may not be good enough !!!

    This stinks more than my springer spaniel after he has just rolled in a dead fox.

  5. Antrhony Walker 8th March 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Talk about jobs for the boys KPMG have been involved with the FSA on consultancy with 2 companies having diffiiculty with the FSA

    1) A well known IFA closed down by a mutual insurer

    2) A wll known direct sales insurer

    I am sure all the people who cannot get authorised or have lost their jobs as a result will be happy

  6. Restrictive Covenants should be applied 8th March 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I seem to recall that in the past the FSA had a rule called (I think) better than best advice, whereby if there was a connection for example Positive Solutions and Aegon or Skandia and Bankhall then those respective products were prohibited from sale by those Network members in order to stop and possible bias.

    Is it not unhealthy for a former FSA official, presumably with “insider knowledge” to the leave the regulator and take with him that former knowledge? It strikes me that there is a strong case here for a restrictive covenant applied to former regulators on future employment within the industry for a reasonable timescale.

  7. Re Above post.

    One rule for them……

  8. Old boy network working overtime here.They stick together like s**t to a blanket.

  9. Mike The Mortgage Man 9th March 2011 at 10:44 am

    We all know Jon had a disasterous record at the FSA but he didn’t do a great job at C&G by supporting the implementation of The Indian Call Centre. Apparently Lloyds weren’t displeased when he left them for C&G either.
    He certainly hasn’t been hired for his talent!!!

  10. Is that a photo of Rick Mayall as Alan B’stard?

    Not at all funny, look at the collateral damage he created.

    Two comments above must be from his ‘bottom’ buddies.

  11. Did Jon Pain tip off RBS that it was about to face crises vis a vis HMV?

    Forcing the premature pulling of the pin on HMV’s future.

    Also boycotting any trading investigation that was under way at the time.

    A seemingly convenient outcome for the bankers.

    Everyone else lost about £600m.

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