Stewart Ford is seeking £650m in damages from the financial regulator and administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for "causing" the collapse of Keydata, the investment firm he founded and which attracted almost £500m of investors' capital.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has indicated it plans to fine former Keydata chief executive Stewart Ford £75m and ban him from any role in financial services for failings related to the investments' sales and, ultimately, failure.
More than 600 adviser firms have been declared in default by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the last five years - an average of almost 130 each year - as the impact of a number of high-profile investment failures continues to take...
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has appointed eight law firms to form a new in-house panel, which it expects to manage the majority of its legal advice and representation.
Angry investors are planning legal action against the regulator in a bid to claw back losses they claim its predecessor caused when it branded their traded life settlement investments "toxic".
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said it will look to take even earlier pre-emptive action against what it believes is bad practice in a bid to counter accusations from the industry that it unfairly employs retrospective regulation.