Firms falling within the remit of the FCA’s new Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR) cannot afford to be passive. They need to set themselves on the right path now if they are to meet the January 2022 compliance deadline. Some firms have a long road ahead as the new rules mean a ten-fold rise in their capital requirements.
By A Paris – January 2022 may seem far away but the preparations financial services firms in the UK need to make to comply with the incoming Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR) are considerable and they need to think about it now, if they haven’t done so already. The new rules are going to usher in significant change for a large swathe of firms active in the UK market.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has sent 4,430 of its employees on compulsory cyber and information security courses over the past two financial years – (FY 19-20 and FY 20-21) – to help combat the growing threat of financial crime, such as money laundering and fraud, according to official figures.
Moneybrain, one of only four FCA authorised firms in the UK trading cryptocurrency, has welcomed the news that the FCA will still enforce its January 2021 deadline on hundreds of firms and sole traders that make the industry a ‘wild west’.
The FCA has fined Corrado Abbattista, formerly a portfolio manager, partner and Chief Investment Officer at Fenician Capital Management, GBP100,000 for market abuse and prohibited him from performing any functions in relation to regulated activity.
The UK Financial conduct has taken what Capco managing principal Reuben Karuna-Nidhi describes as the first positive steps in the long journey toward crypto asset regulation.
Argonaut Capital Partners, the London-based European equities-focused long/short manager, has hit back at recent criticism of short sellers by the new governor of the Bank of England, adding there is “no evidence” that the practice is harming the UK economy.
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority last night (23 March) ruled out a ban on short selling, as many major hedge fund firms continue to weigh in with bearish bets to capitalise on the recent global market turmoil.
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.
Just under two months out from the 2018/19 tax return submission deadline, KPMG is warning offshore fund investors to check their tax reporting, before HMRC does.