Top stockbroking firm fined over market abuse breaches

LONG-established stockbroker and wealth manager WH Ireland has been fined £1.2m and banned from taking on any new corporate broking clients for 72 days after a probe by the City watchdog.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said the firm, which has a large Manchester office on John Dalton Street - which was its corporate headquarters for many years - had breached a number of serious compliance-related rules during 2013.

An investigation by the FCA found that between  January 1 and June 19, Ireland failed t... For the full story register now for free or login below...