On July 2, the FSA published a speech by Tracey McDermott, acting director of the FSA’s Enforcement and Financial Crime Division. The speech focused on credible deterrence and the approach that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will take to enforcement. Speech.
Ms. McDermott commented on the FCA that:
thematic and firm-specific supervisors will work in a more integrated way;
the focus will increasingly be on senior management who fail to recognise and manage risks and fail to control the way products are sold; and
it will have a low tolerance for repeat offenders.
The FSA also published a speech by Martin Wheatley, chief executive designate of the FCA. His speech emphasised that the FCA will continue the FSA’s policy of credible deterrence. Speech.