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Blackstone's Guide to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 2nd ed isbn 9780199576333

Blackstone's Guide to the Financial Services & Markets Act 2000

ISBN13: 9781841741161
ISBN: 1841741167
New Edition ISBN: 9780199576333
Published: January 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The Financial Services & Markets Act 2000 is the most important piece of legislation in the financial services area for many years. It overhauls and unifies the arrangement for oversight of banking, insurance and other investment services. Under the title of Market Abuse, it introduces radical new sanctions to restrain abuse of financial markets.

It establishes the Financial Services Authority as a powerful, active and near-universal regulator of the United Kingdom's financial services industry. It also creates, for the benefit of consumers, a statutory Financial Ombudsman Service to enable financial disputes to be resolved quickly and informally, and a Financial Services Compensation Scheme to unify arrangements for depositor and policyholder protection and investor compensation.

The Act will have widespread influence in the lives and businesses of all concerned with financial services, whether as part of the marketplace or as users of the services which it provides. This new book provides a clear exposition of the new statutory framework, with an emphasis on practical matters. it describes a complicated and multi-faceted Act in a simple and straightforward way.

The Guide takes the Act as its framework, but includes some general background material and details the more important subordinate material that is still to be finalised. Blackstone's Guide to the Financial Services & Markets Act 2000 is essential reading for anyone with responsibility in the financial services marketplace, and for all those advising financial firms, including accountants, solicitors, barristers, compliance officers, auditors and actuaries.

Equally, financial consumers and those advising them, whether in contentious or non-contentious matters, will find this book of inestimable value in coming to grips with the new regime. The book contains a copy of the Act.

Banking and Finance, Blackstones Legislation Guides
The Policy Background
Accountability and Objectives of the FSA
Regulated and Prohibited Activities
Financial Promotion
Authorisation and Exemption
Permission to carry on regulated Activities
Performance of Regulated Activities
Official Listing
Control of Business Transfers
Penalties for Market Abuse
Hearings and Appeals
Rules and Guidance
Information Gathering and Investigations
Control Over Authorised Persons
Incoming Firms: Intervention by the FSA
Disciplinary Measures
The Ombudsman Scheme
Collective Investment Schemes
Recognised Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses
Lloyd's of London
Provision of Financial Services by Members of the Professions
Mutual Societies
Public Record, Disclosure of Information and Cooperation
Injunctions and Restitution
Criminal Offences and their Prosecution
Miscellaneous, Interpretation and Supplemental
Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.