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Senior Managers and Certification Regime: Top Tips for Implementation and Key Priorities for 2021

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM GMT
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) was originally extended to solo-regulated firms to achieve full implementation by 9 December 2020. However, the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic led to widespread business disruption. As such, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has taken a series of steps to give firms much-needed flexibility to manage their COVID-19 response plans. Firms now have until 31 March 2021 to implement all outstanding elements of the regime.

Join us for a webinar discussing the enforcement, regulatory, and employment legal considerations as the deadline approaches, and issues to monitor for the remainder of 2021.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE

  • The temporary changes to SMCR in light of the pandemic, including latest announcements, and FCA/PRA expectations on returning to normal operations
  • Good and poor practices in relation to Conduct Rules training
  • Risk management, looking at: (i) key areas of concern for the FCA in terms of conduct; (ii) health and safety claims; and (iii) handling requests to remote work abroad
  • Practical issues arising from the pandemic, such as working from home, conducting investigations remotely, implementing effective staff training, and maintaining "good culture"

Questions: Please email Alison Campbell.

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