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Enforcement Watch Roundup

Issue 39: January 2023

Enforcement Watch Roundup

Editor's Note

Adam Epstein - Mishcon de Reya

From a machete assault to an IT meltdown, there are plenty of enforcement cases to choose from in this round up. And in On the Horizon, there's a summary of an interesting FCA paper on proposed rules for sustainable disclosure requirements and investments labels, which will no doubt inform the future landscape on the topic.

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Enforcement Highlights

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FCA non-financial misconduct Final Notice shows character is crucial

On 14 November 2022, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a Final Notice against Ashkan Zahedian following his conviction for serious violent offences. The Final Notice withdraws Zahedian's approval to perform a Senior Management Function and prohibits him from working in the financial services industry in the future.

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The issues that arise where one Final Notice is settled before others

The FCA published a Final Notice on 30 November 2022 against Julius Baer International Limited (JBI), an investment advisory and wealth management firm. It fined JBI just over £18m for breaches of Principles 1, 3 and 11 between March 2007 and March 2014. The financial penalty was subject to a discount because JBI settled the matter. Without that discount, the financial penalty would have been just under £24.5m.

On the Horizon


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