The FCA has launched a review of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and the Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR) reviewing their impact on the market to date, and assessing how the market may develop in the future.
Legal & Regulation
JTC been granted a trust licence by The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) allowing the firm to offer a broad range of trust administration services through the Cayman Islands.
Most advisers are aware of the Senior Management and Certification Regime (SM&CR) that comes into force in December 2019 and almost two thirds (62 per cent) of advisers are well on the way to being compliant, according to a survey of 325 users of Intelliflo's Intelligent Office (iO) in March 2019.
Following consultation feedback, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed all firms acting in or from the UK are prohibited from selling, marketing or distributing binary options to retail consumers.
PIMFA, the trade association for investment managers and financial advisers, has called on the FCA to postpone implementation of revised FOS compensation limits.
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has launch of SMCR Manager, a digital, interactive tool supporting SMCR compliance for firms regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The FCA’s Investment Platforms Market Study, published today (14 March), proposes to restrict exit fees on investment platforms. The report finds that while competition is working well generally, some consumers and financial advisers can find it difficult to shop around and switch to a platform that better meets their needs.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has set out a package of measures to help consumers who invest through investment platforms more easily find and switch to the right one for them.
A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Jersey’s financial regulator the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) should give fund managers added certainty around accessing UK investor capital through Jersey in the lead up to Brexit, according to Jersey Finance and the Jersey Funds Association (JFA).
CISI and Chartered Banker Institute welcome FCA requirement for individual members to include professional body membership in new Directory
Two leading financial services professional bodies have welcomed the FCA’s policy statement (19/7) which concludes its discussion on the creation of a new Directory.