Trade bodies call for chancellor to stop FCA public enforcement

‘Proposals to publicise investigations are a worrying development’

Isabel Baxter
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The Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) has joined 15 other financial services trade associations calling on chancellor Jeremy Hunt to intervene over the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) proposals to publicise enforcement investigations of firms.

Some of the other trade bodies include UK Finance, TheCityUK, and the Association of British Insurers. At present, the regulator only publicises enforcement action if a financial services firm is found guilty of misconduct or to have breached the FCA's regulations. In February, the FCA initiated a consultation process regarding plans to enhance public visibility into enforcement investigations. Proposed measures included publishing regular updates on ongoing investigations and openly disclosing cases that have been concluded without enforcement actions. The trade bodies believe the...

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