Interim Chief Poised To See FCA Through Brexit Transition

Law360, London (February 4, 2020, 5:09 PM GMT) -- As the government searches for a successor to lead the Financial Conduct Authority, industry insiders say it is likely that the interim replacement will get the top job permanently this year as the agency seeks to emerge from a series of regulatory bungles while facing the challenges of Brexit.

Christopher Woolard was announced in January as the interim chief executive of the FCA, taking the reins from outgoing chief Andrew Bailey as he prepares to move over to become Bank of England governor in March.

The succession has been seen as a two-horse race within the agency between Woolard, its director...

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