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    1. April 2, 2014

      FCA faces threat of action over disclosure

      Big institutional investors are taking legal advice about pursuing the City’s financial regulator after its botched...

    2. April 1, 2014

      George Osborne unleashes fury at FCA over insurance probe leak

      George Osborne has attacked the Financial Conduct Authority over its bungled announcement of a probe into the insurance...

    1. June 13, 2013

      FCA chairman says ‘preventive’ move likely to raise City hackles

      A new “preventive” approach to investor protection by the UK’s financial watchdog aims to save money for companies and...

    2. April 9, 2013

      Crosby show shows little sign of abating

      It marked a quick win for Westminster’s politicians. Sir James Crosby’s decision to give up his knighthood and part of his...

    3. March 28, 2013

      Board of FCA financial regulator named

      A consumer advocate, a competition expert and the head of a state-owned savings bank have been named as board members of the...

    4. March 21, 2013

      FCA promises a lighter regulatory touch

      The leaders of new Financial Conduct Authority, which takes over investor protection and policing markets next month, called...

    5. January 17, 2013

      MPs warn watchdog chief of tough challenges

      The chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority will face a tough task if he is to live up to his pledge that the new...

    6. January 6, 2013

      Pressure grows to bring auditors to account

      John Griffith-Jones, the former head of KPMG’s UK arm, gave a friendly warning to his old profession when he addressed a...

    7. FT Alphaville

      November 22, 2012

      OK, who tied the FSA's hands to the mast...

      In our first post in this series we pointed out how Andrew Bailey, head of prudential regulation at the Financial Services...

    8. November 6, 2012

      FCA chief pledges improved transparency

      The UK’s new Financial Conduct Authority will seek to be more transparent than the watchdog it replaces and will regularly...

    9. August 23, 2012

      More than 300 jobs at risk in KPMG review

      More than 300 KPMG employees could be made redundant in the professional services provider’s first big squeeze on UK...

    10. August 19, 2012

      Old dilemmas revisit KPMG chairman

      Disillusionment with conflicts of interest led Simon Collins to return to accountancy from investment banking. In a novel...

    11. June 11, 2012

      KPMG’s UK boss to chair new watchdog

      One of the UK’s most senior accountants will serve as the first non-executive chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority,...

    12. April 15, 2012

      EU looks to Dutch audit change for reform

      Leading Dutch companies face having to change their auditor at least once every eight years under rapid reforms that could...

    13. April 6, 2012

      How to give it: John Griffith-Jones

      John Griffith-Jones, 57, is senior partner and chairman at KPMG UK. He is chairman of the Every Child a Chance Trust, which...

    14. February 14, 2012

      Accountancy has too many ostriches

      From Prof Stella Fearnley. Sir, Nigel Lawson’s comments (“Forget Fred and focus on the real banking scandal”, February 6)...

    15. February 9, 2012

      Auditors debate the future, but live in the present

      From Mr John Griffith-Jones. Sir, Lord Lawson makes two interesting points about the audit and accounting profession...

    16. January 8, 2012

      KPMG hit by Europe downturn

      KPMG Europe’s annual profits have dipped due to the continent’s weaker than expected economic recovery, which has damaged...

    17. December 27, 2011

      Auditors put companies under the microscope

      Auditors face a tricky start to 2012 as they try to predict which UK companies will run out of money in volatile trading...

    18. November 30, 2011

      ‘Big Four’ reforms would force rebranding

      The European Commission’s plan to break up the four biggest accountants would also oblige them to rename large chunks of...

    19. November 1, 2010

      Two divisions merge with KPMG Europe

      KPMG partners in Norway and Saudi Arabia have agreed to merge their national fiefdoms with the main KPMG firm in Europe,...

    20. October 4, 2010

      KPMG joins Big Four hiring spree

      KPMG is hiring 8,000 new staff across Europe over the next three years, signalling a recovery in the corporate services...

    21. June 30, 2010

      Big Four auditors must prove how useful they are

      It doesn't take much criticism to bring the Big Four auditors on to the streets, waving the shroud of Andersen and...

    22. June 30, 2010

      Auditors censured by UK regulator over crisis

      Auditors showed a "worrying lack of scepticism" in some of their audits of financial institutions in the run up to the...

    23. June 29, 2010

      Big Four auditors must prove how useful they are

      It doesn’t take much criticism to bring the Big Four auditors on to the streets, waving the shroud of Andersen and...

    24. June 16, 2010

      Auditors pressed to broaden role

      Auditors must expand their role beyond a narrow focus on financial statements, according to the head of KPMG.John...

    25. June 16, 2010

      Auditor's flight of fancy

      John Griffith-Jones, co-head of KPMG Europe, is an original thinker. He is also a brave one. The fact that his speech today...

    26. June 15, 2010

      Auditors pressed to broaden role

      Auditors must expand their role beyond a narrow focus on financial statements, according to the head of KPMG, who will warn...

    27. FT Alphaville

      May 17, 2010

      KPMG, PwC eye rating move

      KPMG and PwC have considered entering the credit rating business, in a move that would pitch two top accountancy firms...

    28. May 17, 2010

      View from the Top: John Griffith Jones, KPMG

      John Griffith Jones, the chairman of KPMG in the UK and co-chairman in Europe, is one of the most outspoken of accountants....

    29. May 17, 2010

      KPMG and PwC eye rating move

      KPMG and PwC, two of the world's largest accounting firms, have considered entering the credit rating business, in a move...

    30. May 16, 2010

      KPMG and PwC eye rating move

      KPMG and PwC, two of the world’s largest accounting firms, have considered entering the credit rating business, in a move...

    31. January 21, 2010

      Audit code will boost confidence

      From Mr John Griffith-Jones. Sir, Lex provided an unfairly downbeat view on the new code that is aimed at improving the...

    32. January 18, 2010

      Auditors required to adopt UK code

      The biggest audit firms must appoint independent nonexecutives to help reduce the risk of an Andersen-style collapse,...

    33. January 17, 2010

      Auditors required to adopt UK code

      The biggest audit firms must appoint independent non-executives to help reduce the risk of an Andersen-style collapse,...

    34. January 8, 2010

      Mazars and Weiser merger talks point to revival of global practices

      Mazars Group, the accounting and advisory firm, is in talks to merge with Weiser LLP, a US peer, in the latest sign that the...

    35. December 15, 2009

      KPMG Europe co-head fears for City's fabric

      John Griffith Jones, the British co-chairman of accountancy firm KPMG in Europe, has more on his mind than usual as the...

    36. December 15, 2009

      Recession takes toll on Big Four

      The toll of the recession on the big accountancy firms will be in evidence again today when KPMG Europe, which covers the...

    37. December 14, 2009

      KPMG executive fears for City’s fabric

      John Griffith Jones, the British co-chairman of accountancy firm KPMG in Europe, has more on his mind than usual as the...

    38. December 14, 2009

      Fears over reach of UK bonus ‘supertax’

      Big banks are concerned that the UK “supertax” on bonuses could apply to employees who work frequently in the country but do...

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