FCA vows transparency, faster case outcomes in new enforcement strategy

United Kingdom

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will rein in its enforcement focus and commit to providing more updates on its ongoing investigations as part of a revamped strategy designed to quicken the pace and increase the deterrent impact of its cases.

The agency announced its plans Tuesday, accompanied by the launch of a consultation focused on increasing transparency around enforcement investigations. The consultation will close April 16.

“By delivering faster, targeted, and transparent enforcement, we will reduce harm and deter others,” said Steve Smart, joint executive director of enforcement and market oversight at the FCA, in the agency’s release. “We will also make greater use of our intervention powers to stop harm in real time.”

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