International Centre for Financial Regulation

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The International Centre for Financial Regulation (ICFR) (2009–12) was a non-partisan organisation focused entirely on financial regulation.[1]

It was the product of a collaboration between International Financial Services institutions and the UK Government. The ICFR wanted to provide research, events and training on financial regulation whilst also acting as a catalyst for dialogue, thought leadership and scholarship in this critical area.[1][dead link] The ICFR’s stated focus was to "shape regulatory thinking that not only addresses – but also anticipates – the evolution of financial markets at a global level, to bring consistency and cooperation between global regulators and policy makers through pro-active discussions, working groups and long-term research."[2] The Centre also meant to support practical training initiatives on best practice and the latest regulatory changes both in developed and emerging markets.[3]

It was put into administration in late 2012, as a member of the management had been suspended after a "substantial" sum of money "appeared to have been removed from the organisation’s bank accounts" without the permission of the centre's board.[4][5]

On 21 January 2014, the ICFR's Chief Operating Officer Charles Taylor appeared at City of London Magistrates' Court charged with fraud by abuse of position in relation to the internal theft of almost £600,000 and false accounting.[6]


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Stakeholders of the ICFR

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