You must ensure that your firm, or anyone acting on behalf of it, does not conduct business under arrangements that are likely to result in a material conflict with your duty to your customers ( COB 2.3.3 R). This includes any inducement being given or received by an unregulated associate.
The following sections are relevant:
Section 2.2 of COB in particular COB 2.2.3 R requires a firm to be satisfied that it or anyone acting on its behalf does not conduct business under arrangements that are likely to result in a material conflict with its duty to its customers.
Selling packaged products is on the basis of disclosable commission or fees. Restrictions on the arrangements under which commission may be paid to an IFA in relation to the sale of a packaged product are set out in COB 2.2.5 E.
Record keeping requirements: COB 2.2.20 R.
The sections below are also relevant:
•'Excessive charges' - Chapter 9.12 of this Overview;
•'Disclosing charges, remuneration & commission' - Chapter 9.13 of this Overview; and
•PRIN 2.1 in the Handbook.