The apportionment and oversight function is the function of acting in the capacity of a director or senior manager responsible for 4the apportionment function and/or4 the oversight function set out in SYSC 2.1.3R or SYSC 4.4.5R.4
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In requiring someone to apportion responsibility, neither4 a common platform firm nor a Solvency II firm4 or small non-directive insurer5 should 4apply for that person or persons to be FCA-approved to perform the apportionment and oversight function (see SUP 10A.7.1 R, SYSC 2.1.3 R and SYSC 1 Annex 1).
The fact that there is a person performing the apportionment and oversight function, and who has responsibility for activities subject to regulation by the FCA, may have a bearing on whether a manager who is based overseas will be performing an FCA controlled function. It is a factor to take into account when assessing the likely influence of the overseas manager.
Generally, in relation to a UK establishment of an overseas firm or a firm which is part of an overseas group, where an overseas manager’s responsibilities in relation to the United Kingdom are strategic only, he will not need to be an FCA-approved person. However, where, in accordance with SYSC 3 or SYSC 4 to SYSC 10, he is responsible for implementing that strategy in the United Kingdom, and has not delegated that responsibility to a senior manager in the United Kingdom, he is likely to be performing an FCA controlled function for example, the chief executive function or a PRA controlled function.
A firm carrying on insurance mediation activity, other than a sole trader, must allocate to a director or senior manager the responsibility for the firm's insurance mediation activity (MIPRU 2.2.1 R). MIPRU 2.2.2 R (2) provides that the firm may allocate this responsibility to the person performing the apportionment and oversight function.
4The actuarial conduct function (third country) is that part of the function of acting in the capacity of an actuary appointed (by a Solvency II firm which is a third-country insurance or reinsurance undertaking) under rule 7.1(2) of the PRA Rulebook: Solvency II Firms: Third Country Branches that relates to compliance with FCA requirements and standards under the regulatory system.