Blackstones Guide to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

Paperback | January 3, 2010

EditorMichael Blair

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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the extent, scope, and effects of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself.They offer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes. The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 was the most important piece of legislation in the financial services area for many years.It made a number of important changes, including overhauling and unifying the arrangement for oversight of banking, insurance and other investment services; introducing new sanctions to restrain abuse of financial markets; establishing the Financial Services Authority as regulator of the UK'sfinancial services industry; creating a statutory Financial Ombudsman Service to enable financial disputes to be resolved quickly and informally; establishing the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal; and creating a Financial Services Compensation Scheme to unify the arrangements for depositorand policyholder protection and investor compensation. Since the publication of the first edition in 2001, statutory amendments have been required to implement a number of important EU directives, such as The Prospectus Directive, the Market Abuse Directive, the Transparency Directive and theMarkets in Financial Instruments Directive. There has also been amendment for domestic purposes, e.g. in the field of consumer credit. The new edition will cover these updates and will also give an account of what has been happening in the policy fields beneath the level of the Act itself. The newedition of this Blackstone's Guide combines the full text of the Act with an expert narrative. It seeks to explain the scope and impact of the Act, and bring practitioners right up-to-date with this complex piece of drafting. Developments in UK financial services regulation are taken into accountwhere relevant in response to the global financial upheaval of 2007-9. Presented in a straightforward layout, the book enables ease of use as a reference source.

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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the extent, scope, and effects of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself.They offer a cost-effective solution to key in...

Michael Blair QC was, until March 2000, the General Counsel to the Board of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), and is now in private practice, as well as Chairman of the Personal Investment Authority and of the Investment Management Regulatory Organisation.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:700 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:January 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199576335

ISBN - 13:9780199576333

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Michael Blair: PrefaceContributorsTable of CasesTable of StatutesTable of Statutory InstrumentsAbbreviations1. Michael Taylor: The Policy Background2. Michael Taylor: Accountability and Objectives of the FSA3. Mark Threipland: Regulated and Prohibited Activities4. Mark Threipland: Financial Promotion5. Mark Threipland: Authorisation and Exemption6. Michael Blair: Permission to Carry on Regulated Activities7. Michael Blair: Performance of Regulated Activities8. George Walker: Official Listing9. Michael Blair: Control of Business Trnasfers10. George Walker: Penalties for Market Abuse11. Loretta Minghella: Hearings and Appeals12. Mark Threipland: Rules and guidance13. Loretta Minghella: Information Gathering and Investigations14. Michael Taylor and Michael Blair: Control over Authorised Persons15. Michael Blair: Incoming Firms: Intervention by the FSA16. Loretta Minghella: Disciplinary Measures17. Michael Blair: Compensation18. Michael Blair: The Ombudsman Scheme19. George Walker: Collective Investment Schemes20. George Walker: Recognised Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses21. George Walker: Lloyd's of London22. Michael Blair: Provision of Financial Services by Members of the Professions23. Michael Blair: Mutual Societies24. George Walker: Auditors25. Loretta Minghella: Public Record, Disclosure of Information and Cooperation26. Loretta Minghella: Insolvency27. Loretta Minghella: Injunctions and Restitution28. Loretta MInghella: Notices29. Loretta Minghella: Criminal Offences and their Prosecution30. Michael Blair: Miscellaneous, Interpretation and SupplementalFinancial Services and Markets Act 2000Index