Agenda Due Diligence Inducement and Conflicts of Interest Recent Developments
Due Diligence A good due diligence document is one where the firm has: Documented its thought process Highlighted its key criteria Demonstrated that their selection matches their own objectives in achieving good customer outcomes.
Due Diligence When using 3 rd party assistance; such as Compliance Consultants For a Centralised Investment Proposition For new products or providers For checking the identity and veracity of clients In short; in any event where you or your firm is placing its reliance on any outside party.
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Due Diligence is covered in Chapter 3e of the Compliance Manual Includes DD template Questions for, e.g., DFM, a third party risk profiler, wraps FCA guidance; one minute guide. Audit Report agenda item examples Business Consultant auditing
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Inducements and Conflicts of Interest RDR; To remove the potential for adviser remuneration to distort the advice consumers receive. So providers compete on the price and quality of their products to secure distribution rather than on commission levels Advisory firms are not inappropriately influenced by the payment of commission when providing advice to their customers
Inducements and Conflicts of Interest
FCA; Principle 8, of our Principles for Business states that a firm must manage conflicts of interest fairly, both between itself and its customers and between a customer and another client.
Inducements and Conflicts of Interest FCA Examples; an insurance intermediary passing large amounts of business to a particular insurer because they previously worked at the insurer and still had friends there; a mortgage intermediary passes large amounts of business to a lender because they have a relative working at that lender; or a product provider may offer a loan and cash gift in the expectation of getting more business in return. These are inducements or bribes.
Inducements and Conflicts of Interest Basically; Identify Conflicts of Interests Make sure all staff know Disclose any Conflicts of Interest Manage any Conflicts of Interest (Suitability of Advice)
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