Tag: Financial Conduct Authority

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April 10, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

Standard Chartered Bank fined £102.2 million for poor AML controls

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced yesterday that it has fined Standard Chartered Bank £102,163,200 for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) breaches. This is the second financial penalty for AML controls failings in less than 5 moths imposed by the regulator. In December 2018, the FCA fined the former Chief Executive Officer of Sonali Bank (UK)…

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March 19, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

UBS AG fined £27.6m by the UK FCA

Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company UBS AG has been fined £27,599,400 by the UK financial regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The company failed relating to 135.8 million transaction reports between November 2007 and May 2017. Mark Steward, FCA Executive Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight said: Firms must have proper systems…

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BIS announces key appointments in Singapore and Switzerland
March 07, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

FCA adds Richard Lloyd to its Board as a non-executive Director

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced the appointment of Richard Lloyd to its Board of Directors as a non-executive Director. Richard Lloyd is one of the founding trustees of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute and is the current Chair of the consumer complaint resolution entity known as Resolver. He will serve a…

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February 21, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

FCA imposes first fines on anti-competitive behavior

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today made a decision using its powers to enforce competition laws by ruling that three asset management companies violated competition law. The ruling as made against the following firms: River and Mercantile Asset Management LLP (RAMAM) Newton Investment Management Limited Hargreave Hale Ltd The FCA imposed a £306,300 fine…

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February 19, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

FCA names new Chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today named Wanda Goldwag as the new Chairperson of the autonomous Financial Services Consumer Panel for an initial 3-year term starting on 1 March 2019; her nomination was approved by Her Majesty’s Treasury. In her new role, Wanda Goldwag will provide strategic direction to the FCA by communicating…

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February 05, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

Former fund manager at Newton Investment Management Ltd fined £32,200

UK financial regulator Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that it has fined Paul Stephany, a former fund manager at Newton Investment Management Limited, £32,200 for his conduct in relation to an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and a placing. Stephany risked undermining the integrity of the market and the book build by trying to use their collective…

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January 23, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

FCA helps firms understand whether their cryptoasset activities fall under regulation

UK financial regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that it is today consulting on guidance, which, once finalised, will set out the cryptoasset activities it regulates. With this move, the regulator aims to help firms understand whether their cryptoasset activities fall under FCA regulation. Christopher Woolard, executive director of Strategy and Competition at…

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FCA allows retail investors greater access to long-term investment opportunities
December 12, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

FCA allows retail investors greater access to long-term investments

Right after publishing its Quarterly KPIs, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has informed the public that it is going to allow retail investors greater access to long-term investment opportunities. Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy and Competition at the FCA, commented: We are proposing changes to allow retail investors greater access to long-term investment opportunities.…

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FCA publishes its Quarterly KPIs, no clear trends indicative of firm responses to Brexit
December 12, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

FCA publishes Quarterly KPIs, no clear trends indicative of firm responses to Brexit

UK financial regulator Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its Authorisations Quarterly Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as at September quarter. These indicators provide key metrics on the performance of the FCA’s Authorisations Division, including authorisations, cancellations, variations of permission, change in control, and passporting. The latter seems to be of most interest these days due…

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