Financial Services Authority: Reforming Remuneration Practices in Financial Services



Regulatory bodies and industry associations across the world have been focused on incentive compensation practices in order to assess their impact on the recent financial crisis and more importantly to identify ways to prevent future problems. On August 11, 2009, the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) published a policy statement for regulating remuneration policies in the UK. This was preceded on July 13th by a report from the European Commission. The overall objectives of the policy statement and recommendations are to sustain market confidence and promote financial stability. Most regulatory and industry organizations have concluded that by removing incentives that encourage inappropriate risk-taking, there will be greater stability in the financial markets.

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