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AFCA reveals approach to Code of Ethics compliance
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 29 NOV 2019
The Australian Financial Conduct Authority has outlined its approach to assessing financial planner conduct in relation to the Code of Ethics. Speaking at the FPA Congress, AFCA deputy chief ombudsman June Smith said the body will take a measured and ...
Chief executive banned for paying wife
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 19 NOV 2019
... The chief executive of a small mutual insurer has copped two large fines and a ban from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority after he paid his wife close to $400,000 to reduce his personal tax liability. Stuart Forsyth ...
Pensioners lose decades of savings in 24 hours
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 14 NOV 2019
... victims lost in 2018 amounts to 22 years of savings. As part of a campaign called ScamSmart, the UK Financial Conduct Authority and The Pensions Regulator have revealed £82,000 (AU$154,202) is the average amount victims of pension scams lost in ...
Broker fined for lavish entertainment
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 14 OCT 2019
The Financial Conduct Authority in the UK has fined Tullett Prebon £15.4 million, citing "lavish entertainment" and lack of effective controls. The FCA said Tullett Prebon, an inter-dealer broker which acts for institutional clients transacting ...
UK insurer fined for annuity sales failings
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 1 OCT 2019
... failing to advise customers they may receive a better deal on annuities if they shopped around. The Financial Conduct Authority said Prudential failed to ensure that customers were "consistently informed" that they may get a better deal and failed to ...
Research budgets shrink at UK asset managers
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 20 SEP 2019
... millions in benefits to investors, according to the UK financial authority's review of MiFID II. The Financial Conduct Authority yesterday published findings from its review of a sample set of firms, after MiFID II's roll out on 3 January 2018. Asset ...
APRA opens margin requirement talks
HARRISON WORLEY  |  THURSDAY, 15 AUG 2019
... prudential regulator proposes to add its UK counterpart, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority to the list of foreign bodies eligible for substituted compliance with APRA's margin requirements in CPS 226 after ...
Standard Life Assurance fined for hawking non-advised annuities
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 JUL 2019
... with a £30.8 million ($54.9m) fine by the UK regulator for hawking non-advised annuities. The Financial Conduct Authority found SLA offered its call centre staff "significant bonuses and rewards" if they exceeded targets for selling annuities to ...
YouTube fundie called out by FCA
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 19 JUL 2019
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority has criticised Neil Woodford who famously issued a tearful YouTube apology to investors whose money was frozen in one of his funds. Woodford Investment Management suspended trading in its Woodford Equity Income Fund ...
YouTube fundie woes continue
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 JUN 2019
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has opened an investigation into the events surrounding the suspension of the Woodford Equity Income Fund, with Link Group now caught in the scandal. Earlier this month, star UK fund manager Neil Woodford took ...
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