FSA publishes code of practice on remuneration policies

UK regulator sets out best practices for firms on compensation packages

LONDON - The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published a draft code of practice on remuneration policies relevant to all FSA-regulated firms.

The aim of the code is to ensure firms have remuneration policies in place that are consistent with sound risk management, and do not expose them to excessive risk. It is not concerned with setting levels of remuneration, which the FSA maintains is a matter for boards of companies and their shareholders.

FSA chief executive Hector Sants says: "We have already outlined the work we have been doing on remuneration during the past 12 months. The code of practice we have published today is the next stage in that work and clearly lays out the framework we expect firms to adopt."

The FSA will consult on the code and further proposals for remuneration policy in March.

Click here for a copy of the code of practice.

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact info@risk.net or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.risk.net/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact info@risk.net to find out more.

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Risk.net account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here