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SUP 15.9 1Notifications by members of financial conglomerates

SUP 15.9.1RRP

A firm that is a regulated entity must notify the FCA2 immediately it becomes aware that any consolidation group of which it is a member:

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  1. (1)

    is a financial conglomerate; or

  2. (2)

    has ceased to be a financial conglomerate.

SUP 15.9.2RRP
  1. (1)

    A firm that is a regulated entity must establish whether or not any consolidation group of which it is a member:

    1. (a)

      is a financial conglomerate; or

    2. (b)

      has ceased to be a financial conglomerate;

    if:

    1. (c)

      the firm believes; or

    2. (d)

      a reasonable firm that is complying with the requirements of the regulatory system would believe;

    that it is likely that (a) or (b) is true.

  2. (2)

    A firm does not need to determine whether (1)(a) is the case if the consolidation group is already being regulated as a financial conglomerate.

  3. (3)

    A firm does not need to determine whether (1)(b) is the case if notification has already been given as contemplated by SUP 15.9.4 R.

SUP 15.9.3GRP

A firm should consider the requirements in SUP 15.9.2 R on a continuing basis, and in particular, when the group prepares its financial statements and on the occurrence of an event affecting the consolidated group. Such events include, but are not limited to, an acquisition, merger or sale.

SUP 15.9.4RRP

A firm does not have to give notice to the FCA2 under SUP 15.9.1 R if it or another member of the consolidation group has already given notice of the relevant fact to:

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  1. (1)

    the FCA2 or

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  2. (2)

    (if another competent authority is co-ordinator of the financial conglomerate ) that competent authority; or

  3. (3)

    (in the case of a financial conglomerate that does not yet have a co-ordinator ) the competent authority who would be co-ordinator under Regulation 1(2) of the Financial Groups Directive Regulations4.

SUP 15.9.5RRP
  1. (1)

    3A firm must, at the level of the financial conglomerate in the United Kingdom4, regularly provide the FCA2 with details on the financial conglomerate's legal structure and governance and organisational structure, including all regulated entities , and non-regulated subsidiaries4.

  2. (2)

    A firm must disclose publicly, at the level of the financial conglomerate in the United Kingdom4, on an annual basis, either in full or by way of references to equivalent information, a description of the financial conglomerate's legal structure and governance and organisational structure.

  3. (3)

    For the purposes of (1) and (2), where a firm is a member of a financial conglomerate in the United Kingdom4 which is part of a wider financial conglomerate4, reporting applies only at the level of the parent mixed financial holding company or ultimate mixed financial holding company4.