FCA

Opportunity from adversity: why fund managers should welcome the FCA’s criticisms

By David Prosser on January 10, 2017
FCA Criticism

The Financial Conduct Authority’s interim report on the asset management sector could hardly be more damning. It accuses fund managers, particularly those who run active funds, of failing to do their job properly (since so few…

Has the FCA Forgotten Regulation as it Promotes Innovation?

By David Prosser on June 7, 2016
FCA regulation

The UK’s financial services regulator deserves credit for the way in which it has proactively sought to support innovation. The Financial Conduct Authority’s determination not to get in the way of technologies that promise huge benefits…

The dark side of tech innovation: FCA flags five big risks

By Hannah Smith on May 24, 2016
tech innovation risk

Most in the financial services industry love to moan about the FCA. Although there are many reasons you might not love the regulator, you can’t argue that it’s pretty forward-thinking when it comes to fintech. In…

FCA ‘Regulatory Sandbox’ Enables Financial Firms to Test New Ideas

By Hannah Smith on December 8, 2015
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The FCA is showing it takes its mandate to foster competition within financial services seriously with the launch of a new initiative. The regulator has unveiled plans for what it calls a ‘regulatory sandbox’. Just as…

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