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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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