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FSA picks Suisse’s Norris as COO

The FSA has appointed Mark Norris as its new chief operating officer, taking over from David Kenmir, who is leaving in April. Norris has 25 years experience in the industry, most recently as COO of Credit Suisse’s UK private banking business.

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Campaign grows for audit of FSA budget

Hundreds of Aifa and AMI members have already pledged support to a campaign to have FSA regulatory fees reviewed and the regulator’s budgeting process overseen by the National Audit Office.

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The move to wrap sneaks up on you. Piece by piece, the evidence amasses that this is the correct solution for clients and business, until it is so conclusive you wonder why you did not see it sooner.

Tripartite role is criticised

MPs have questioned the tripartite authorities’ relationship after the Prime Minister claimed he had no idea the FSA had found failings in HBOS when considering James Crosby as the regulator’s deputy chairman.

The curse of long-term cash

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