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FCA has published its business plan and risk outlook

April 20, 2017 - Regulatory Updates

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As part of their regular updates the FCA has published its business plan and risk outlook. The documents are very helpful as they give guidance about the FCA's regulatory focus and objectives going forward.

The FCA is following the US regulator's approach to cyber security as a major threat to financial markets. In order to formulate a regulatroy framework the FCA plans to establish cyber coordination groups across the sectors in order to "share experiences and foster innovation". The focus on cyber security also includes technology and cyber capability assessments on regulated firms. Cyber security is a major threat and we have developed a comprehensive program to identiofy and reduce risks in this area.

Other priorities for 2017 are improvement of culture and governance as well as the continuing fight against financial crime (which includces AML). Protecting consumers remains a big strategic focus and we should expect further initiatives to balance out financial services commercial interests vs consumer protection.

The FCA’s publications also include a consultation on regulatory fees and levies.

If you have any questions about this update, please get in touch with Andrew Frost.

For more information, please contact Andrew Frost 
Tel: +44 (0) 203 696 1302

Andrew Frost
Director, Investment Management Services


Joe Woodbury
Director, Investment Management Services