FCA SMCR deadline extension: Some relief, but still much to consider

FCA SMCR deadline extension: Some relief, but still much to consider

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Demystifying SMCR

A particular aspect of the UK regulatory environment is that financial institutions can be classified in a number of different ways. For example, it’s possible for a firm to be classified as an FCA-regulated firm, an investment firm, a portfolio manager, a small CASS firm and an ‘IFPRU’ firm – amongst others!

What Are the SMCR Conduct Rules?

The Senior Managers and Compliance Regime has three main elements that lie at the heart of the regime and its regulations. Having come about as a result of the 2008 Financial Crisis, and perceived failings at financial institutions SMCR is all about personal accountability and responsibility. Consequently, the have introduced five Conduct Rules required for SMCR compliance.