FCA Announces New Supervision Strategy for Investment Managers

January 28, 2020 by Martin Lovick

Last week, the FCA sent letters to the Chief Executives of Investment Managers outlining its refocused supervisory strategy for their firms.  Their message came in two forms, one for “asset managers”, one for “alternatives”, with a focus on areas that the regulator sees as key causes of harm to their customers or to financial markets. 

While no direct response to the FCA is required or sought,  we recommend that firms use this guidance to inform their risk based monitoring programmes during 2020.  

Click on your firm type to learn more about what this letter specifically means for you. 



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