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FSA to run compliance workshops for small IFAs

The FSA is launching a series of compliance workshops for small IFAs.

The workshops to be held this autumn are designed to provide IFAs from firms with up to 9 advisers, an understanding of key compliance issues.

They will attempt to demystify PIA rules and provide practical guidance on how to address and avoid the main compliance problems.

The workshops will be held at the FSA&#39s London Docklands headquarters.


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