We are regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales.
Professional indemnity insurance
The territorial coverage of our professional indemnity insurance is worldwide excluding USA & Canada our insurer is Hiscox Insurance Company Limited, 1 Great St Helens, London, United Kingdom, EC3 6HX.
The majority of the firms within the Hiscox Group are registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Recognised Supervisory Body under the Companies Act 2006. Those firms are required to comply with the ICAEW’s Audit Regulations and Guidance which can be found at www.icaew.com, and Auditing Practices Board’s International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) and its Ethical Standards, both of which can be found at www.frc.org.uk/apb.
The majority of the firms within the Hiscox Group are not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, but because they are licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, are able to offer a limited range of investment services to clients if they are incidental and / or complementary to, or arise out of, the other professional services they have been engaged to provide.
It is Hiscox’s policy to refer most investment business, excluding corporate finance work, to Financial Advisers, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The Financial Adviser will take full responsibility for compliance with the requirements of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
For investor protection, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales administers, and the firm contributes to, a compensation scheme for clients who might need to seek redress.