The banking sector has already adopted the Senior Managers and Certification Regime and will be familiar with the preparations required for this regulation that replaces the Approved Persons Regime.
Now it is the turn of solo-regulated companies to comply with the regime in December this year, the aim of which is to "reduce harm to consumers and strengthen market integrity", the Financial Conduct Authority states.
Can advice companies approach this as a tick box exercise, or does it require more of a cultural change within companies?
In this guide, read about how SMCR has worked in the banking sector and what to expect from the regime when it comes in for advice companies this December.
The guide also looks at how advisers can comply with SMCR as the deadline draws near and what challenges they might face in doing so.
Finally, it will consider the practical steps advice companies can take now, ahead of December 2019, to ready themselves.
This guide is worth an indicative 60 minutes of CPD.
Contributors to this guide: Mark Turner, managing director of Duff & Phelps; Paul Bruns, director of field compliance at SimplyBiz Group; Mark Greenwood, director of compliance services at SimplyBiz Group; Richard Nuttall, director of compliance policy at SimplyBiz Group; Janice Laing, managing director of Compliance First, part of SimplyBiz Group; Brian Wilkinson, managing director of corporate and professional qualifications at the London Institute of Banking and Finance; Dominic Crabb, chief compliance officer at London & Capital; Martin Davis, chief executive of Kames Capital; Caroline Bradley, group risk and regulatory director at Tenet Group; Linda Gibson, director of regulatory change and compliance risk at BNY Mellon’s Pershing; Max Lewis, director of KPMG; Claire Cornell Johnson, technical policy manager and SMCR lead at Tax Incentivised Savings Association; Roy Beale, head of media relations at St James’s Place Wealth Management; Duff & Phelps; Clyde & Co; FCA.
Written by Victoria Ticha is a features writer at FTAdviser and Financial Adviser