FCA Market Watch 77

Financial Crime, Market Watch 77, OCG

Introduction FCA Market Watch 77[1] was published in February shedding some light on the trading activities of organised crime groups (OCGs) within equity markets. The UK regulator emphasises the risks that OCGs pose to market integrity and the actions firms can take to mitigate these risks. This article is a bitesize recap for busy professionals. […]

Top 5 regulatory priorities in 2024

regulatory priorities

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 […]

Change in control: a cautionary tale

FCA change in control

A recent supervisory notice highlighted the importance of getting the ‘change in control’ process correct when acquiring a UK financial services firm. It is also a timely reminder for investment firms, authorised payment institutions and E-money firms of the requirements for a change in control[1]. In this article, we highlight the rules and the severe […]