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FSA widens approved persons’ regime

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.

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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 […]

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