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Welcome to the Eversheds Sutherland Senior Managers and Certification Regime hub. Here you can find updates as and when we receive notifications from the FCA as well as helpful communications, publications and information on our SMCR Toolkit.

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What is the Senior Managers and Certification Regime

The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") has made its intention clear that the Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SMCR), which until now impacted the banks, PRA regulated investment firms, building societies and credit unions, will be extended to all firms within the financial services sector in 2018, signalling the end of the Approved Persons Regime.

How can our SMCR Toolkit help you

Our SMCR Toolkit for authorised firms falling under the extended regime, has been designed by a combination of our consultants, financial serices lawyers HR professionals and is packed with helpful materials so that you can meet regulatory expectations cost effectively

Project Plan SMCR Training Slides SMCR Question and answers document Responsibility map templates
Rules Matrix SMCR Policy Templates Compliance Monitoring

"We were impressed with the calibre and experience of both the legal and compliance support we received from Eversheds Sutherland. Having the legal expertise and Compliance Assurance team under the same roof was extremely effective – we really like the model. Eversheds Sutherland provided a seamless one stop shop in circumstances where we otherwise would have had to instruct separate law and consultancy firms." Head of Compliance at a major financial institution