Nine years of FSA Permissions experience  Poacher turned Gamekeeper  My career at the FSA (now FCA) followed four years in the investment advice and insurance and pensions industries. I joined the then PIA (Personal Investment Authority, 1999) during the Pensions Review - the biggest redress exercise in the history of UK financial regulation.  I was retained as part of its Winding Down core team, witnessed N2 (the formal birth of the FSA), and then went through a senior role in the High Street Firms Authorisations Division, a brief spell in the Freedom of Information Act team and finally returning to the Permissions role.  You therefore have at your disposal the extensive knowledge and hands-on experience that this journey has given me.   Why I started this firm  It's common knowledge that most people work at the Regulator for the kudos and as a stepping-stone to elsewhere in the world of finance - just take at look at their turnover patterns at the very senior levels.  My time at the FSA was significant, but after nearly a decade I realised that I had much more to offer firms from the outside.  As Associates 'owned' their cases, I developed strong, individual rapports with nervous applicant firms dealing with the Regulator for the first time - only for this to be lost once Authorised, as their official port of call became the Firm Contact Centre (now the Membersí Helpline).  This venture has much to do with the encouragement offered by many of the firms I was privileged enough to look after during my years at the FSA. TERMS & CONDITIONS 01604 76 22 33 AT NO POINT ARE OUTCOMES GUARANTEED, AS ALL DECISIONS ARE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE FCA REGULATORY PERMISSIONS LIMITED - Companies House No.8194096, Registered in England & Wales