FSA Circulates "Dear CEO" Letter on Transition to New Regulatory Structure


On February 7, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) published a "Dear CEO" letter from Hector Sants, FSA Chief Executive, about the transition to the new regulatory structure first announced in June 2010 (see the June 18, 2010, edition of Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest) under which the FSA will, by late 2012, be replaced by two separate regulators (the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Consumer Protection and Markets Authority (CPMA).

This week's letter states that the process of implementing the new regime will commence on April 4, when a Prudential Business Unit (PBU) and a Consumer & Markets Business Unit (CMBU) will replace the FSA's current Supervision and Risk business units. Mr. Sants will head the PBU and Martin Wheatley, CEO designate of the CPMA, will head the CMBU.

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