FCA could intervene after damning review of fund value assessments

AoV study reveals widespread failures from fund managers

Mike Sheen
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A Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) review of fund managers’ Assessment of Value (AoV) reports has revealed widespread failures in the quality and content of the documents, with the regulator warning it will intervene if firms do not improve.

In the report published today (6 July), the FCA said it expects "more rigour" from fund managers' value assessments, having seen evidence of poor or unsatisfactory assessments of performance and costs, and independent directors lacking "sufficient understanding of relevant fund rules." The FCA urged fund managers to make changes to "address shortcomings" where necessary, with the regulator planning another review "within the next 12 to 18 months" assessing "how well firms have reacted to our feedback". "We will consider other regulatory tools should we find firms are not meeting the s...

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