A post on the Compliance & Enforcement Blog from the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement from the School of Law at the New York University says that many UK regulated firms will be currently (re-)assessing staff as fit and proper and training staff on the FCA (or the Prudential Regulation Authority) Conduct Rules. The FCA has recently banned 3 individuals from working in the financial services industry for non-financial misconduct outside the workplace. The enforcement actions are, therefore, a timely reminder for regulated firms that the FCA has indicated it will bring an increased focus on how firms deal with non-financial misconduct by employees, both within and outside of the workplace. It says that it is clear that there is increasing regulatory focus on how regulated firms deal with non-financial misconduct and that failure to tackle such issues appropriately can be taken by the FCA as an indicator of poor culture. Firms would be advised to undertake an assessment as to how they in practice deal, or would deal, with instances of non-financial misconduct by staff. It offers practical steps as examples of matters that firms should consider to ensure that they meet regulatory expectations in this area.
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