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Overview of FCA Principles for Business

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the conduct regulator for nearly 60,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK, and it's part of the FCA's work to implement, supervise and enforce international standards and regulations in the UK. The UK regulator has criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement powers.

In this article, we explain the FCA's 11 Principles for Business (PRIN), their purpose, how they are used to regulate the market in the UK, and the consequences of breaching the Principles.

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Time To Get Serious About SMCR in the Context of Climate Change

In April 2019, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) sent a letter to CEOs highlighting its expectations for Boards of PRA regulated firms to understand and manage climate-related risks. The statement expects firms to allocate responsibility and appoint a Senior Management Function ("SMF") responsible for identifying and managing climate-related risks.

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Singapore: MAS Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) released its guidance on the 10th September 2020 on the five high-level outcomes that financial institutions should achieve on individual accountability and conduct.

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The Basics of Conduct Risk

Conduct risk is a form of business risk that refers to potential misconduct of individuals associated with a firm, including employees, third-party vendors, customers or agents interacting with the firm. Read more on conduct risk, what regulators say about it and how to protect against it.

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MCO Wins the A-Team Innovation Awards 2021

 MCO (MyComplianceOffice), the leading provider of compliance management software for financial services firms, announced that its platform and employee compliance suite were named a winner of the A-Team Innovation Awards 2021 in the category "Most Innovative Conduct Risk / SMCR / KYE / Staff Surveillance Project".

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