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London gold fix operator appoints committee to oversee spot price

by James Phillipps on Jul 25, 2014 at 15:06

The London Gold Fixing Ltd has set up a new supervisory to oversee the pricing of the precious metal following a series of regulatory probes into price-rigging.

The FCA issues fresh warning on corporate bond funds

by James Phillipps on Jul 25, 2014 at 14:49

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a further warning to consumers about the risks of investing in corporate bond funds.

Ex-JP Morgan Cazenove banker loses battle against £450k FCA fine

by Dylan Lobo on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:22

Ian Hannam has lost his two-year battle against a £450,000 fine imposed by the FCA for market abuse.  

FCA writes to Sipps firm chiefs over 'unacceptable' due diligence failings

by Michelle Abrego, Dylan Lobo on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:29

The financial watchdog has found significant failings in Sipp firms' due diligence procedures.  

FCA warns more fines are on their way

by Danielle Levy on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:51

FCA chief Martin Wheatley has warned the banking sector to prepare for further action.

The FCA's independence consultation: how will it affect you?

by Eleanor Lawrie on Jul 16, 2014 at 14:29

Experts from leading firms discuss what they think will be the outcome of the advice consultation.

Brewin commits to Scotland despite ‘palpable’ uncertainties

by James Phillipps on Jul 16, 2014 at 07:15

Brewin Dolphin has told clients north of the border that it is committed to its Scottish offices despite ‘palpable’ uncertainty around the impact of a potential ‘Yes’ vote in the independence referendum.

A golden age for wealth management? We ask four readers

by Anna Dumas on Jul 10, 2014 at 14:28

At the end of last month KPMG suggested we are entering a golden age as regulatory confusion clears. We ask four wealth managers what they think.

FCA falls into £2.9m deficit & spends £3.3m on RDR

by Dylan Lobo on Jul 10, 2014 at 12:55

Overall the financial watchdog registered a loss of £29.3 million in the year to 31 March.  

FOI requests cost FCA £853k in 2013/14

by James Phillipps on Jul 10, 2014 at 12:10

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) received 748 Freedom of Information (FOI) requests in its last accounting year, which cost the regulator £853,000 to process.

FCA directors have bonuses frozen over life sector bungle

by James Phillipps on Jul 10, 2014 at 11:41

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) withheld bonuses for its senior staff pending the outcome of the independent investigation of its mishandled announcement of a probe into life insurance.

Only two firms meet FCA standard on dealing commission

by Danielle Levy on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:26

The regulator has put its support behind European proposals to further separate research from dealing commission.

FSCS issues Sipp warning as payouts fall 25% to £243m

by Dylan Lobo on Jul 08, 2014 at 08:14

The compensation scheme paid out less to consumers last year but is concerned by 'wrong' Sipp advice, which resulted in a rise in pension claims.  

IMA hires ex-Fidelity CIO for Investor Forum project

by Eleanor Lawrie on Jul 02, 2014 at 13:25

The Forum is being formed following the recommendations of the Collective Engagement Working Group and the Kay Review.

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