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New FCA regime’s failure to include appointed representatives is an oversight, saysSturgeon Ventures

New FCA regime’s failure to include appointed representatives is an oversight, saysSturgeon Ventures

The Senior Managers & Certification Regime that comes into effect today (9 December) is a positive step for the financial services industry – but its failure to include Appointed Representative Firms (ARFs) and their individuals is an oversight, according to Sturgeon Ventures, a regulatory incubator.

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Should the UK ‘ditch’ MiFID rules post-Brexit?

Should the UK ‘ditch’ MiFID rules post-Brexit?

By Roger Aitken – With 18 months having elapsed since the implementation of the European Union’s (EU) Markets In Financial Instruments II (MiFID II) Directive, ushering in the era of unbundling for investment firms for buy- and sell-side institutions, the former chairman of the UK Individual Shareholder Society (ShareSoc) argues that many of the rules behind MiFID should be ditched or scrapped after the UK leaves the EU…

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SEC Chairman says Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower program is ‘invaluable component’ in tackling securities fraud

SEC Chairman says Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower program is ‘invaluable component’ in tackling securities fraud

The Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton, has backed the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower reward law, saying that the whistleblower program is an “invaluable component” to the Commission’s “enforcement efforts.”