Top 5 regulatory priorities in 2024

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Looking to the year ahead, we explore the regulatory priorities that are likely to have a significant impact for firms in 2024.   Consumer Duty Annual Report   Firms should be gearing up for their first annual report on retail customer outcomes, a key aspect of complying with the Consumer Duty. The inaugural report is […]

Corporate Finance Firms and Stockbrokers: FCA sets expectations

The latest flurry of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) communications set out FCA expectations for corporate finance firms and stockbrokers. Updates from the UK regulator have been relentless of late. We look to summarise the key takeaways for busy professionals in the corporate finance and stockbroker sectors.   Supervision Strategy for Corporate Finance Firms: Portfolio Letter […]

From Losses to Litigation: client’s lawsuit against broker explained

lawsuit against broker

Introduction A recent court case[1] saw a client of Forex Capital Markets Limited (“FXCM”) looking to recover losses and substantial damages arising from trading oil CFDs in 2020. The case is particularly interesting with Consumer Duty on the horizon and the prospect of brokers facing higher expectations for the standard of care that they provide […]

The FCA’s largest fine of 2022 – a lesson in regulatory change management

The FCA fined Citigroup Global Markets Limited (“CGML”) £12.6m for failing to properly implement the Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”). Regulatory change is coming thick and fast for financial services firms, making effective change management controls more important than ever.  Below we look at some of the underlying failures in this case, in the hope that […]