FCA bans disgraced 'celebrity adviser' after sexual assault conviction

‘Adviser to the stars’

Jenna Brown
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A former adviser jailed in 2018 for violent and sexual offences has been banned from operating in financial services by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Frank Cochran, who founded Celebrity Financial Planning in 2007, was sent to prison after being convicted of sexual assault, coercive behaviour and harassment. The Wolverhampton-based firm, which featured in the financial press in the late 2000s, was deauthorised on 11 July last year and is now in administration. Cochran was authorised from January 2006 to April 2018. Reports from the time state the firm worked with actors, sportspeople and reality TV stars. It also worked with football club Wolverhampton Wanderers. All the offences took place in 2016. Cochran was handed a seven-ye...

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