On November 10, the FCA issued a Final Notice relating that Capita Financial Managers Limited (“CFM”) had agreed to pay investors £66m over the collapse of a circa £110m unregulated collective investment scheme called the Connaught Income fund.
The decision has garnered interest because the FCA faced political pressure to speed up its investigation into this matter. The decision demonstrates a willingness to provide meaningful compensation to end-investors. Further comment has centred on the fact that CFM was not charged any penalty over a public censure and that CFM’s ultimate parent, Capita plc, agreed to fund any shortfall. The decision has not been received without criticism, however.
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