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SYSC 1.1A Application

[Note: ESMA has also issued guidelines under article 16(3) of the ESMA Regulation covering:

- various topics relating to automated trading and direct electronic access. See; and

- certain aspects of the MiFID suitability requirements which also deal with the system and control aspects of suitability. See]


1The application of this sourcebook is summarised at a high level in the following table. The detailed application is cut back in SYSC 1 Annex 1 and in the text of each chapter.

Type of firm

Applicable chapters


Chapters 2, 3, 11 to 18, 213

Managing agent

Chapters 2, 3, 11, 12, 18, 213


Chapters 2, 3, 12, 18, 213

Every other firm

Chapters 4 to 12, 18, 19A4, 213


21The provisions in SYSC should be read in conjunction with GEN 2.2.23 R to GEN 2.2.25 G. In particular:

  1. (1)

    Provisions made by both the FCA and PRA may contain obligations for or references to FCA-authorised persons. GEN 2.2.23 R limits the application of those provisions so that the PRA will only apply them in respect of PRA-authorised persons and not to such FCA-authorised persons as are included within the provision.

  2. (2)

    Provisions made by both the FCA and PRA may be applied by both regulators to PRA-authorised persons. Such provisions are applied by each regulator to the extent of its powers and regulatory responsibilities.