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Rory Percival quits the FCA


Rory Percival, a technical specialist at the FCA, is leaving the regulator after 10 years.

Percival joined the FSA in 2006, a month after the announcement of RDR, then moving to the FCA when it was formed. He has worked on various aspects of the regulator’s work, including RDR, CIPs, risk profiling and platform use by intermediaries.

He was previously a training and compliance officer at Fiona Price & Partners, and prior to that was a financial adviser.

Percival is leaving to set up his own consultancy. He previously said he planned to leave the FCA in two years’ time, when he reached 55. At the time he said: “After that I will probably look to do some consultancy work and maybe take up a couple of non-exec roles.”

The FCA confirmed his departure but declined to comment.


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  1. “The FCA confirmed his departure but declined to comment”.

    A bit light on the usual leaving statements.

    All sounds a bit odd, no sorry to see him go, he did great work, he will be greatly missed etc.


  2. Perhaps Roy could design and market a range of easy to read, low content, FCA compliant suitability letters for the adviser community…Make a fortune whilst putting his words into practice!

  3. Sorry, Rory, not Roy!

  4. Rory- wish you were staying- you were always pragmatic in your views and helpful with your commentary- lets hope we aren’t left with a big vacuum now.

  5. Andrew Devonshire 12th August 2016 at 3:08 pm

    A good egg, wish him well.

  6. On the last couple of occasions I met Rory got the distinct impression that he was getting a bit fed up with his role at the regulator.

    His experience will be invaluable and I wish him every success in his new venture.

  7. A calm and sensible voice in a sometimes choppy sea. Thank you Rory for caring about advisers, we will miss your guidance, I personally wish you great success in your new venture.

  8. Good ! The mans a fool and did nothing but talk in riddles
    Can he take the rest of the Sants gang with him !!

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