FSA Fines and Bans Former Compliance Officer

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The UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) recently announced that is had fined David McGrath, the former compliance officer of ActivTrades Plc, £3,000 (approximately $4,900) and prohibited him from performing the compliance oversight CF10 controlled function for any regulated entity because he lacked competence and capability to perform that function.

The FSA found that Mr. McGrath had breached Principle 7 of the FSA's Statements of Principle for Approved Persons. Principal 7 requires reasonable steps to ensure that the business of the firm for which the relevant approved person is responsible in his controlled function complies with relevant requirements and standards of the regulatory system.

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