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  1. FCA fines Prudential £23,875,000 for failures relating to non-advised annuities sales

    Press Releases Published: 30/09/2019 Last modified: 30/09/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined The Prudential Assurance Company Limited (Prudential) £23,875,000 for failures related to non-advised sales of annuities. 
  2. FCA confirms new rules for certain open-ended funds investing in inherently illiquid assets

    Press Releases Published: 30/09/2019 Last modified: 30/09/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today confirmed new rules which apply to certain types of open-ended fund investing in inherently illiquid assets such as property. The new rules apply to these funds, known as non-UCITS retail schemes (NURSs), but will not apply to other types of fund, such as UCITS, which are already subject to
  3. Further details of Independent Investigation of Connaught Income Fund Series 1 announced

    Press Releases Published: 27/09/2019 Last modified: 04/10/2019
    Raj Parker has announced that the independent investigation into the approach to, implementation and oversight of the Connaught Income Fund Series 1 (the Fund) is now up and running and is inviting affected individuals to get in touch.
  4. Updates to the FCA’s directions under the Temporary Transitional Power

    Press Releases Published: 26/09/2019 Last modified: 26/09/2019
    Today, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has updated and published draft directions under its Temporary Transitional Power (TTP). The TTP gives the FCA flexibility in applying post-Brexit requirements, allowing firms to transition to a new UK regulatory framework. The directions would only come into effect on exit day if the UK leaves the EU...
  5. Sheree Howard appointed as FCA Executive Director of Risk and Compliance Oversight

    Press Releases Published: 20/09/2019 Last modified: 20/09/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today announced that Sheree Howard has been appointed as Executive Director of Risk and Compliance Oversight (R&CO).
  6. FCA finds MiFID II research unbundling rules working well for investors

    Press Releases Published: 19/09/2019 Last modified: 19/09/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published multi-firm review findings indicating the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive’s (MiFID II) research unbundling rules have improved asset managers’ accountability over costs, saving millions for investors.
  7. Further details of Independent Investigation of Interest Rate Hedging Products announced

    Press Releases Published: 16/09/2019 Last modified: 16/09/2019
    John Swift QC has announced his full independent support team is now in place to conduct the investigation into the FSA’s (and subsequently the FCA’s) implementation and oversight of the Interest Rate Hedging Products (IRHP) Redress Scheme.
  8. FCA steps up efforts to ensure firms are getting ready for a no-deal Brexit

    Press Releases Published: 11/09/2019 Last modified: 11/09/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is stepping up its efforts to ensure firms are aware of what they need to do to prepare for the potential of a no-deal Brexit. Firms who have not prepared appropriately may risk an impact on their business. 
  9. Konstantin Vishnyak appears at court for destruction of documents offence

    Press Releases Published: 06/09/2019 Last modified: 06/09/2019
    In a prosecution brought by the FCA, Konstantin Vishnyak has today appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in relation to one count of destroying documents which he knew or suspected were or would be relevant to an investigation.
  10. Financial Conduct Authority appoints new Chief Economist

    Press Releases Published: 05/09/2019 Last modified: 05/09/2019
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Kate Collyer as its Chief Economist. Kate is currently Chief Economist for Energy and Market Frameworks and Joint-Director of Analysis at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).