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By Jeanette Burgess In March 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its ‘Approach to Supervision’ document setting out how it planned to supervise firms. As part of its strategy, the FCA groups the firms it regulates into ‘portfolios’ based on the type of work they carry out and sends a letter every two years […]

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