The BBC’s Panorama has a recording of a conversation between two Barclays employees, one a LIBOR submitter. We don’t know in which manner the recording was time stamped, but it is reported to have taken place on 29 October 2008, the same day as a high profile telephone conversation between Bob Diamond, (then running Barclays Capital), and Paul Tucker (most recently a deputy governor of the Bank of England). Bob Diamond wrote a note following the unrecorded conversation, (the Tucker note), which was the subject of persistent questioning when Diamond appeared before the Treasury Select Committee (TSC) in 2012. Continue reading “Libor: Was the Bank of England involved?”
‘The lessons of the last few years illustrate clearly that firms need to take proactive steps to improve conduct. Without a firm foundation in identifying the conduct risks inherent in your businesses, it will be hard to manage conduct, let alone show us and others that it is being managed. We know that most firms now understand the value in getting it right and not simply the cost of getting it wrong, and the benefit of good conduct in terms of building customer trust and analyst confidence. However, there is a long way to go, and it will not happen by regulatory osmosis. Firms and individuals need to take responsibility for their own actions.’
Tracy McDermott, acting CEO of the FCA, July 2015, Wholesale Conduct Risk Continue reading “Conduct Risk: What It Is and Why It Matters”
On 9th February I joined Philip Allen of the BBA to deliver a webinar (click here to access the recording) entitled ‘‘Enforcement Update: What the Regulator wants and expects in 2017”. Some interesting polling occurred which can be read about in a separate blog. Continue reading “What the Regulator wants and expects in 2017”
On 9th February 2017, I joined Philip Allen of the BBA to deliver a webinar entitled ‘‘Enforcement Update: What the Regulator wants and expects in 2017”.
This piece focuses on the polling that occurred during the hour, which provides an interesting snapshot into current industry sentiment around conduct risk and individual accountability – themes which are as prevalent as ever across the financial services industry. Continue reading “Senior Managers Regime Poll 2017”
At a conference (Practising Law Institute Sixteenth Annual Institute of Securities Regulation in Europe) today Mark Steward, FCA Director of Enforcement and Financial Crime, made a number of comments on fines, conduct of financial services firms and senior managers need to take responsibility for their actions as well as exercise meaningful oversight of what goes on in their firms. Continue reading “FCA says Senior Managers need to take Responsibility for their Actions”