The FSA is extending its approved persons’ regime to include director and non-executive director functions at parent and holding companies where their decisions are regularly taken into account by the governing body of a regulated firm.
It was a Sunday just after 9am, in my kitchen watching the Andrew Marr Show, when I had one of those spitting my cornflakes moments. It was at the beginning of the interview when Marr casually asked George Osborne what the Conservatives will do about financial regulation in the country starting with the FSA. Osborne’s reply was bold and to the point: “We are going to abolish the Financial Services Authority”.
By Kacper Brzezniak Every year, starting around November, investment banks (and fund managers) begin to drip out their outlooks for currencies, rates, economies, you name it, for the following year. The consensus has been largely wrong for the past four or five years; those multiple rate hikes never came, the bond market is still alive […]
Responding to concerns over the suspended Woodford fund, the FCA has said it first contacted the fund’s legal owner about risks in February 2018, and is now investigating events that led to the suspension. In a letter to Treasury Select Committee chair Nicky Morgan, the FCA’s chief executive Andrew Bailey said the regulator was first […]
As more people mix pension income with earned income, phased drawdown is growing in importance There is no doubt the nature of retirement is changing. People are increasingly considering different ways to transition to it from full-time work, with many choosing part-time work or a consultancy career. This is being driven by several factors: the […]
London’s access to wealthy clients and location can mean setting up a firm comes at a cost The capital city may not really be paved with gold, but it has more than its fair share of wealthy clients for advisers to service. Known as a place where people’s careers and businesses can thrive on the […]