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Lack of evidence forces FCA to drop Lloyds trader investigation

A Lloyds trader will no longer face investigation by the FCA for manipulation of the government bond market after the regulator decided there was no case for him to answer. According to the Financial Times, the FCA began investigating head of gilts trading Tony Gray in 2015. The probe was only focused on Gray, it was […]

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Emma Thomson: We have had enough of endless product changes

We do great things in protection, making hugely positive differences to people’s lives. Our claims teams do amazing work. The Seven Families initiative in particular highlighted all the practical and emotional support these teams provide, in addition to paying the money. All fabulous stuff. But we seriously need to shake things up. Insurers typically make […]

Poll: Should the FCA’s enforcement division be split out into an independent body?

MPs are calling for an independent body following several reports into the collapse of HBOS. The Treasury committee says an “independent enforcement function” should sit between the FCA and the Prudential Regulation Authority. It says the current system – where one body supervises, applies and prosecutes the law – is “outdated and can be construed […]

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FCA fines director £59k for insider trading

A director has been fined £59,557 for insider trading and publicly censured for improper disclosure in which he attempted to avoid a loss of £242,000. Gavin Breeze – who holds several directorships at private companies – attempted to sell his entire 8 per cent stack in ecommerce business MoPowered, when the chief executive of the […]

Don’t play chicken with the Bank of Japan

By Josh Ausden, Head of Client Investment Strategy, Neptune Short-term yen strength has hurt the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund but recent events have only added weight to our conviction that the Bank of Japan will act to ease policy, boosting multinationals’ profits and weakening the yen. In recent weeks the performance of the Japanese stockmarket […]

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