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SM&CR
November 18, 2019
In less than one month, the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR comes into force. Many Solo-regulated firms may need to accelerate the pace at which they are preparing for regime. Download our five-point checklist to benchmark your readiness ahead of the 9 December 2019 deadline.
Delivering on SM&CR – Do firms need to move faster?
September 2, 2019
Poll findings reveal that less than 2% of firms ready for the Senior Managers & Certification Regime, which comes into force in less than 100 days. It's clear that solo-regulated firms must accelerate the pace at which they are preparing for regulation ahead of 9 December implementation but is the work required ahead of the deadline being underestimated? 
Firms’ non-financial misconduct under FCA spotlight thanks to SM&CR
August 1, 2019
Sexual harassment and other forms of “non-financial misconduct” are now on equal footing with types of financial misconduct with the FCA. Firms and employees are at risk of regulatory sanctions for failure to fulfill the FCA’s evolving diversity and inclusion expectations.
SM&CR for non-UK firms
July 17, 2019
The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (“SM&CR”) is new set of requirements that will affect all firms regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK. This includes US firms (and those based elsewhere) who have some presence in the UK. And because SM&CR touches on the way firms are governed, it has potential implications for senior managers and some other staff in such firms including, in some cases, those located in the US parent.
Senior Managers & Certification Regime: 6 major challenges for firms
February 27, 2019
As firms look to address the FCA’s Senior Managers and Certification Regime (“SM&CR”), ahead of the December 9 deadline, we observe six common themes and challenges emerging from their project implementation.