Consumer expert Richard Lloyd has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the board of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Economic Secretary, announced today (4 March 2019).Richard has held senior roles in numerous consumer organisations, including Which?, where he was Executive Director. He is a founding trustee of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute and is currently Chair of Resolver, the consumer complaint resolution organisation.Richard Lloyd’s three-year term will begin on 1 April 2019.Baroness Sarah Hogg has also been re-appointed as a Non-Executive Director for a second three-year term, starting on 1 April 2019. Baroness Hogg is an experienced director of listed companies including 3i, Carnival and GKN, and public bodies including the BBC. She is the FCA’s Senior Independent Director. Sarah Hogg is a member of the House of Lords where she sits as a Crossbencher.Finally, Amelia Fletcher OBE’s second term as a Non-Executive Director has also been extended for a further year, up to 31 March 2020. She will also continue to serve as a Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director of the Payment Systems Regulator during this period. Amelia is Professor of Competition Policy at Norwich Business School and a Non-Executive Director of the Competition and Markets Authority.John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, said: Richard Lloyd’s wealth of experience as a consumer expert will be a valuable contribution to the crucial work of the FCA, ensuring our financial sector keeps customers at the heart of how firms do business. I am also delighted to re-appoint Baroness Sarah Hogg for a further three-year term, and to extend Amelia Fletcher’s second term by a further year. Both Sarah and Amelia have brought considerable expertise to the FCA Board, and I am grateful for their continued contributions. Charles Randell, FCA Chair, said: Consumer expert Richard Lloyd has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the board of the FCA Sarah Hogg has been reappointed for a second term as Non-Executive Director Amelia Fletcher’s second term as Non-Executive Director has been extended About the Financial Conduct AuthorityThe Financial Conduct Authority is the conduct regulator for 58,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK and the prudential regulator for over 18,000 of those firms.The current FCA Board members are: the appointments of Amelia Fletcher, Sarah Hogg, and Richard Lloyd as Non-Executive Directors were regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments Andrew Bailey – executive FCA Board member and Chief Executive Catherine Bradley – non-executive FCA Board member Amelia Fletcher OBE – non-executive FCA Board member Baroness Hogg – non-executive FCA Board member Rt Hon Ruth Kelly – non-executive FCA Board member Jane Platt CBE – non-executive FCA Board member Charles Randell CBE – Chair of the FCA Nick Stace – non-executive FCA Board member Sam Woods – non-executive FCA Board member Christopher Woolard – executive FCA Board member and Director of Strategy and Competition Further information: Richard’s proven expertise and deep experience of both consumer issues and financial services mean he is ideally placed to further reinforce the FCA Board’s consideration of consumer needs. I know he will make a significant contribution and I look forward to working with him. I am also delighted that that Sarah Hogg and Amelia Fletcher will continue to serve on the board. Sarah Hogg is a member of the House of Lords where she sits as a Crossbencher. Amelia Fletcher and Richard Lloyd have not engaged in any political activity in the past five years
LOS ANGELES — From 2016 through 2018, Kenley Jansen pitched in 29 of the Dodgers’ 42 postseason games for a total of 39 innings, 14 times in a save situation.This year, he appeared in just two of the Dodgers’ five games against the Washington Nationals in their National League Division Series loss. Neither was in a save situation – he closed out the Dodgers’ 10-4 win in Game 3 and retired two batters after Joe Kelly had given up the decisive grand slam in the 10th inning of Game 5.That usage – and Dave Roberts’ mid-series assertion that he could see using Jansen in non-save situations and not in the ninth inning – reflects the Dodgers’ diminished trust in Jansen two years into an apparent decline in his abilities. That desire to minimize their reliance on Jansen in the highest-leverage situations was certainly a factor in the series of pitching moves that led to disastrous results in Game 5.Jansen has an opt-out clause in his contract this winter that would allow him to leave behind the final two years and $38 million of his deal with the Dodgers and become a free agent. At age 32 and coming off a season that featured his career-highs in blown saves (eight) and ERA (3.71) and his highest WHIP (1.063) since the 2014 season, it would take a thoroughly misguided judgment on the part of Jansen and his representatives to exercise that option. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Roberts has described his relationship with Jansen as “good” and “honest.” That relationship could be tested if Roberts has to convince the franchise’s all-time saves leader and one of only six pitchers to record 300 saves with one team that he will no longer be in that role in 2020. But the Dodgers have headed in that direction before.Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco So, does that mean Jansen will be the Dodgers’ closer in 2020?“I’m not sure,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Monday. “I haven’t really gotten into exact specifics of offseason planning, just more broad strokes. My sense sitting here is that Kenley will be our closer. We’ll see how things pan out.”Starting with a spring hamstring injury in 2018 and including his recurrence of atrial fibrillation (leading to surgery a year ago), Jansen and the Dodgers have explained his diminished velocity and less reliable movement of his cut fastball as a result of inconsistent mechanics. Friedman endorsed that theory once again in defending Jansen.“I think it’s one of those things where he feels good and there were decent chunks of time where everything kind of synced up and his stuff was objectively better and other times where he struggled more,” Friedman said. “So much of it is about his delivery and syncing all that back up. Obviously he’s a very large human so sometimes things can get out of whack a little bit. I think the focus this offseason will be about trying to kind of lock that down and having him be able to repeat more consistently.“He’s another guy that as far as making a bet in terms of people doing everything they can to put themselves in the best position to have success, I will absolutely bet on him. When you have that and some awareness we learned during the season when it’s hard to make those adjustments on the fly, I’m excited about what he’s capable of next year and feel like he’ll be a big part of us winning games. What exactly that role will be, I don’t know right now.” In December 2015, the Dodgers had a trade in place to acquire Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds but backed out when Chapman was investigated (and eventually suspended) for a domestic-violence incident. This past season, the Dodgers actively pursued a trade for Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Sanchez at the July 31 deadline but would not meet the Pirates’ demands.In both cases, Jansen’s role would have been reduced, at least to sharing the closer role.Like Jansen, Chapman has an opt-out clause he could exercise this offseason and all indications are he will use it to become a free agent. Giants closer Will Smith is also a free agent this offseason. Friedman and the rest of the front office will no doubt identify other potential targets this winter.“I think as far as a jumping-off point to have the returning talent that we have, to have the financial flexibility we have, the depth in house in terms of trade options, I think it gives us a lot of flexibility and I think it’s something where everything is on the table,” Friedman said.“I’m not sure,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Monday when asked if Kenley Jansen, pictured, would be the team’s closer in 2020. “… My sense sitting here is that Kenley will be our closer. We’ll see how things pan out.” (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
In the weeks that followed, Loeffler urged her constituents to have faith in the Trump administration’s efforts to prepare the nation.“@realDonaldTrump & his administration are doing a great job working to keep Americans healthy & safe,” Loeffler tweeted Feb. 27.The Daily Beast first reported that Loeffler dropped the stock in late January. The senator is married to Jeffrey Sprecher, the chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange, which owns the New York Stock Exchange.In a tweet early Friday morning, Loeffler said the report was a “ridiculous & baseless attack” and that she doesn’t make investment decisions for her portfolio.“Investment decisions are made by multiple third-party advisors without my or my husband’s knowledge or involvement,” she tweeted.She wrote that she was informed of the decisions three weeks after they were made. COPING WITH THE OUTBREAK:– Europeans sing health workers’ praises nightly from windows– AP PHOTOS: Virus clears out Tel Aviv’s beaches, outdoor gyms– In pandemic, word definitions shift and new lexicon emerges WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., is asking for an ethics probe in response to criticism that he sold off as much as $1.7 million in stocks just before the market dropped in February amid coronavirus fears.Senate records show that Burr and his wife sold between roughly $600,000 and $1.7 million in more than 30 separate transactions in late January and mid-February, just before the market began to fall and as government health officials began to issue stark warnings about the effects of the virus. Several of the stocks were in companies that own hotels.In a statement Friday morning, Burr said he had asked for the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the matter, “understanding the assumption many could make in hindsight.”Burr said he relied “solely on public news reports,” specifically CNBC’s daily health and science reporting out of its Asia bureaus, to make the financial decisions.There is no indication that Burr had any inside information as he sold the stocks. The intelligence panel did not have any briefings on the pandemic the week when most of the stocks were sold, according to a person familiar with the matter. The person declined to be identified to discuss confidential committee activity.The stock sales were first reported by ProPublica and The Center for Responsive Politics. Most of them came on Feb. 13, just before Burr made a speech in Washington, D.C., in which he predicted severe consequences from the virus, including closed schools and cutbacks in company travel, according to audio obtained by National Public Radio and released Thursday.Burr told the small North Carolina State Society audience that the virus was “much more aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent history” and “probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic.”Burr’s remarks were much more dire than remarks he had made publicly, and came as President Donald Trump was still downplaying the severity of the virus.In a tweet on Thursday, Burr said that Americans were already being warned about the effects of the virus when he made the speech to the North Carolina State Society.“The message I shared with my constituents is the one public health officials urged all of us to heed as coronavirus spread increased,” Burr wrote. “Be prepared.”The North Carolina senator was not the only lawmaker to sell off stocks just before the steep decline due to the global pandemic. Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a new senator who is up for re-election this year, sold off hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock in late January, as senators began to get briefings on the virus, also according to Senate records.