Designated professional bodies

The designated professional bodies (DPB) regime is set out in Part 20 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA). It enables particular types of firm who comply with the relevant exemption rules to undertake a certain amount of investment work that is incidental to the work they carry on. This note provides an overview of the DPB regime.

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