UK Firms Should Be Prepared For Government Raids

Law360 (May 22, 2019, 3:23 PM EDT) -- There has been a noticeable shift over the past few years in the Financial Conduct Authority’s use of enforcement investigations. Triggered in part by a 2015 report by Andrew Green following the failure of HBOS PLC, the FCA voiced its intention to open more enforcement cases.

This has manifested itself in the FCA opening more enforcement investigations and in circumstances that previously may not have triggered a formal investigation. FCA investigations now form an active part of the FCA’s diagnostic toolkit to understand what has happened, rather than simply a precursor to contemplated enforcement action.

The FCA’s Enforcement Annual Report for...

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