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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

http://www.esma.europa.eu/content/Final-report-Guidelines-systems-and-controls-automated-trading-environment-trading-platforms; and

- certain aspects of the MiFID suitability requirements which also deal with the system and control aspects of suitability. See http://www.esma.europa.eu/content/Guidelines-certain-aspects-MiFID-suitability-requirements.]

SYSC 1.1A.1G

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

Insurer

Chapters 2, 3, 12 5 to 18, 213

5

Managing agent

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

Society

Chapters 2, 3, 12, 18, 213

Every other firm

Chapters 4 to 12, 18, 19D, 216

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Firms that SYSC 19D applies to should also refer to the Remuneration part of the PRA Rulebook.

SYSC 1.1A.1AG

6The application of this sourcebook to firms that are not PRA-authorised persons 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

Full-scope UK AIFM

Chapter 19B, 21

BIPRU firm (including a third-country BIPRU firm)

Chapters 4 to 10, 12, 18, 19C, 20,10 21

IFPRU investment firm (including an overseas firm that would have been an IFPRU investment firm if it had been a UK domestic firm)

Chapters 4 to 10, 12, 18, 19A, 20,10 21

SYSC 1.1A.2G

12The provisions in SYSC should be read in conjunction with GEN 2.2.23 R to GEN 2.2.25 G. In particular:

  1. (1)

    [deleted]9

  2. (2)

    Provisions made by the FCA, and by the9PRA in the PRA Rulebook,9 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.9

    5
  3. (3)

    5For Solvency II firms, the FCA considers that the requirements and guidance in Chapters 2, 3, 12 to 18 and 21 of SYSC are not inconsistent with: 7

    5
    1. (a)

      the parts of the PRA Rulebook implementing the governance provisions in the Solvency II Directive (articles 40 to 49);7

    2. (b)

      the Solvency II Regulation (EU) 2015/35 of 10 October 2014 (articles 258 to 275), or7

    3. (c)

      EIOPA guidelines on systems of governance dated 28 January 2015.7

    In most cases, there is no direct overlap with those provisions because the SYSC requirements are directed at FCA conduct requirements not expressly covered by or under the Solvency II Directive. Where there is a direct overlap with SYSCrules and guidance, the FCA will take the Solvency II Directive derived requirements and guidelines 7into account and will interpret the SYSCrules and guidance in a way that avoids inconsistency. The definition of Solvency II firm includes (for SYSC) large non-directive insurers because the PRA have applied certain Solvency II derived requirements to those firms. Where SYSC refers to the PRA Rulebook applicable to Solvency II firms, large non-directive insurers should read those references as if they were references to the corresponding part of the PRA Rulebook applicable to large non-directive insurers.8

SYSC 1.2 Purpose

SYSC 1.2.1 G

The purposes of SYSC are:

  1. (1)

    to encourage firms' directors and senior managers to take appropriate practical responsibility for their firms' arrangements on matters likely to be of interest to the FCA3 because they impinge on the FCA’s3 functions under the Act;

  2. (2)

    to increase certainty by amplifying Principle 3, under which a firm must take reasonable care to organise and control its affairs responsibly and effectively, with adequate risk management systems;

    1
  3. (3)

    to encourage firms to vest responsibility for effective and responsible organisation in specific directors and senior managers;1 and2

    1
  4. (4)

    to create a common platform of organisational and systems and controls requirements for all firms.2

    12
  5. (5)

    [deleted]2

SYSC 1.4 2 4Application of SYSC 11 to SYSC 213

What?

SYSC 1.4.1 G

1The application of each of chapters SYSC 11 to 2SYSC 213 is set out in those chapters and in SYSC 1.4.1A R5.

3 4 4
SYSC 1.4.1A R

5 SYSC 12 , SYSC 19A, SYSC 19D, 6SYSC 20 and SYSC 21 do not apply to a firm in relation to its carrying on of auction regulation bidding.

SYSC 1.4.1B G

5Apart from SYSC 12, SYSC 19A, SYSC 19D, 6SYSC 20 and SYSC 21 which are disapplied by SYSC 1.4.1A R, the other chapters of SYSC 11 to SYSC 17 do not apply in relation to a firm's carrying on of auction regulation bidding because they only apply to an insurer. SYSC 18 provides guidance on the Public Interest Disclosure Act.

Actions for damages

SYSC 1.4.2 R

A contravention of a rule in SYSC 11 to 2SYSC 213 does not give rise to a right of action by a private person under section 138D of the Act (and each of those rules is specified under section 138D(3) of the Act as a provision giving rise to no such right of action).

3 4 4

SYSC 1 Annex 1 Detailed application of SYSC

1 Part 1

Application of SYSC 2 and SYSC 3 to an insurer, a managing agent and the Society

Who?

1.124

R

SYSC 2 and SYSC 3 only apply to an insurer, a managing agent and the Society except that:

(1)

for an incoming EEA firm or an incoming Treaty firm:

(a)

SYSC 2.1.1 R and SYSC 2.1.2 G do not apply;

(b)

SYSC 2.1.3 R to SYSC 2.2.3 G apply, but only in relation to allocation of the function in SYSC 2.1.3 R (2) and only in so far as responsibility for the matter in question is not reserved by an EU3 instrument to the firm'sHome State regulator; and

3

(c)

SYSC 3 applies, but only in so far as responsibility for the matter in question is not reserved by an EU3 instrument to the firm'sHome State regulator;

3

(2)

for an incoming EEA firm which has permission only for cross border services and which does not carry on regulated activities in the United Kingdom, SYSC 2 and SYSC 3 do not apply;

(3)

for an incoming Treaty firm which has permission only for cross border services and which does not carry on regulated activities in the United Kingdom, SYSC 3.2.6A R to SYSC 3.2.6J G do not apply;

(4)

for a sole trader:

(a)

SYSC 2 applies but only if he employs any person who is required to be approved under section 59 of the Act (Approval for particular arrangements);

(b)

SYSC 3.2.6I R does not apply if he has no employees; and

(5)

SYSC 2 and SYSC 3 do not apply to an incoming ECA provider acting as such.

1.224

G

(1)

Question 12 in SYSC 2.1.6 G contains guidance on SYSC 1 Annex 1.1.1R(1)(b) and SYSC 1 Annex 1.1.1R(1)(c).

(2)

SYSC 1 Annex 1 .1.8R further restricts the territorial application of SYSC 2 and SYSC 3 for an incoming EEA firm or an incoming Treaty firm.

(3)

SYSC 1 Annex 1 .1.1R(3) puts an incoming EEA firm on an equal footing with unauthorised overseas persons who utilise the overseas persons exclusions in article 72 of the Regulated Activities Order.

(4)

Further guidance on which matters are reserved to a firm'sHome State regulator can be found at SUP 13A Annex 2.

What?

1.324

R

SYSC 2 and SYSC 3 apply with respect to the carrying on of:

(1)

regulated activities;

(2)

activities that constitute dealing in investments as principal, disregarding the exclusion in article 15 of the Regulated Activities Order (Absence of holding out etc); and

(3)

ancillary activities in relation to designated investment business, home finance activity and insurance mediation activity;

except that SYSC 3.2.6A R to SYSC 3.2.6J G do not apply as described in SYSC 1 Annex 1.1.4R.

1.4

21

R

SYSC 3.2.6A R to SYSC 3.2.6J G do not apply:

(1)

with respect to the activities described in SYSC 1 Annex 1.1.3R(2) and SYSC 1 Annex 1.1.3R(3); or

(2)

in relation to the following regulated activities:

(a)

general insurance business;

(b)

insurance mediation activity in relation to a general insurance contract or pure protection contract;

(c)

long-term insurance business which is outside theSolvency II Directive18 (unless it is otherwise one of the regulated activities specified in this rule);

(d)

business relating to contracts which are within the Regulated Activities Order only because they fall within paragraph (e) of the definition of "contract of insurance" in article 3 of that Order;

(e)

(i)

arranging, by the Society, of deals in general insurance contracts written at Lloyd's; and

(ii)

managing the underwriting capacity of a Lloyd's syndicate as a managing agent at Lloyd's;

(f)

home finance mediation activity and administering a home finance transaction; and

(g)

reversion activity; or21

21(3)

to a pure reinsurer.

1.524

R

SYSC 2 and SYSC 3, except SYSC 3.2.6A R to SYSC 3.2.6J G, also apply with respect to the communication and approval of financial promotions which:

(1)

if communicated by an unauthorised person without approval would contravene section 21(1) of the Act (Restrictions on financial promotion); and

(2)

may be communicated by a firm without contravening section 238(1) of the Act (Restrictions on promotion of collective investment schemes).

1.624

R

SYSC 2 and SYSC 3, except SYSC 3.2.6A R to SYSC 3.2.6J G, also:

(1)

apply with respect to the carrying on of unregulated activities in a prudential context; and

(2)

take into account any activity of other members of a group of which the firm is a member.

1.724

G

SYSC 1 Annex 1 .1.6R(2) does not mean that inadequacy of a group member's systems and controls will automatically lead to a firm contravening, for example, SYSC 3.1.1 R. Rather, the potential impact of a group member's activities, including its systems and controls, and any systems and controls that operate on a group basis, will be relevant in determining the appropriateness of the firm's own systems and controls.

Where?

1.824

R

SYSC 2 and SYSC 3 apply with respect to activities carried on from an establishment maintained by the firm (or its appointed representative or, where applicable, its tied agent) in the United Kingdom unless another applicable rule which is relevant to the activity has a wider territorial scope, in which case SYSC 2 and SYSC 3 apply with that wider scope in relation to the activity described in that rule.

211.8A

R

(1) SYSC 3, except SYSC 3.2.6AR to SYSC 3.2.6JG, and

(2) for a UK domestic firm, SYSC 2;

also apply in a prudential context with respect to activities wherever they are carried on.

1.924

R

SYSC 2 and SYSC 3, except SYSC 3.2.6A R to SYSC 3.2.6J G, also apply in a prudential context to a UK domestic firm with respect to activities wherever they are carried on.

1.1024

R

SYSC 3 , except SYSC 3.2.6A R to SYSC 3.2.6J G, also applies in a prudential context to an overseas firm (other than an incoming EEA firm or an incoming Treaty firm) with respect to activities wherever they are carried on.

1.1124

G

(1)

In considering whether to take regulatory action under SYSC 2 or SYSC 3 in relation to activities carried on outside the United Kingdom, the appropriate regulator will take into account the standards expected in the market in which the firm is operating.

(2)

Most of the rules in SYSC 3 are linked to other requirements and standards under the regulatory system which have their own territorial limitations so that those SYSCrules are similarly limited in scope.

Actions for damages

1.1224

R

A contravention of the rules in SYSC 2 and SYSC 3 does not give rise to a right of action by a private person under section 138D of the Act (and each of those rules is specified under section 138D(3) of the Act as a provision giving rise to no such right of action).

Part 2

Application of the common platform requirements (SYSC 4 to 10)

Who?

2.124

R

The common platform requirements apply to every firm apart from an insurer, a managing agent and the Society unless provided otherwise in a specific rule.

2.224

R

For an incoming EEA firm or an incoming Treaty firm:

(1)

the rule on responsibility of senior personnel (SYSC 4.3) does not apply;

(2)

the common platform requirements apply only in so far as responsibility for the matter in question is not reserved by an EU3 instrument to the firm'sHome State regulator;

3

(3)

for an incoming EEA firm which has permission only for cross-border services and which does not carry on regulated activities in the United Kingdom, the common platform requirements do not apply;

(4)

for an incoming Treaty firm which has permission only for cross-border services and which does not carry on regulated activities in the United Kingdom, the common platform requirements on financial crime do not apply.

2.324

R

For a sole trader:

(1)

SYSC 4.3 and 4.4 do not apply as long as he does not employ any person who is required to be approved under section 59 of the Act (Approval for particular arrangements);

(2)

SYSC 4.1.4 R and SYSC 6.3.9 R do not apply if he has no employees.

2.424

R

For a UCITS qualifier:

(1)

the rule on responsibility of senior personnel (SYSC 4.3) does not apply; and

(2)

the common platform requirements apply in relation to the communication and approval of financial promotions only as set out in SYSC 1 Annex 1.2.12R.

[Note: section 266 of the Act.]

162.4A24

R

For an AIFM qualifier:

(1)

the rule on responsibility of senior personnel (SYSC 4.3) does not apply; and

(2)

the common platform requirements apply in relation to the communication and approval of financial promotions only as set out in SYSC 1 Annex 1, 2.12R.

2.524

R

For an authorised professional firm when carrying on non-mainstream regulated activities, the common platform requirements on financial crime, conflicts of interest and Chinese walls do not apply.

152.5A24

R

The common platform requirements on financial crime do not apply to a firm for which a professional body listed in Schedule 3 to the Money Laundering Regulations, and not the FCA, acts as the supervisory authority for the purposes of those regulations.

2.624

R

The common platform requirements do not apply to an incoming ECA provider acting as such.7

72.6A24

R

The common platform requirements do not apply to a firm (including an incoming EEA firm) in relation to its carrying on of auction regulation bidding, except for:

(1)

SYSC 6.1.1 R which only applies to the extent that it relates to the obligation to establish, implement and maintain adequate policies and procedures for countering the risk that the firm (including its managers, employees and appointed representatives) might be used to further financial crime; and

(2)

SYSC 6.3 (Financial crime).

112.6B24

R

Subject to SYSC 1 Annex 1 2.6CR, the common platform requirements do not apply to a full-scope UK AIFM of an unauthorised AIF except for:

(1)

SYSC 4.1.1 R to SYSC 4.1.2 R and SYSC 4.1.2B R to SYSC 4.1.2D R;

(2)

SYSC 4.2.1 R , SYSC 4.2.1B R, SYSC 4.2.2 R to SYSC 4.2.5 G, SYSC 4.2.7 R and SYSC 4.2.8 G;

(3)

SYSC 6.1.1 R , which only applies to the extent that it relates to the obligation to establish, implement and maintain adequate policies and procedures for countering the risk that the firm (including its managers and employees) might be used to further financial crime;

(4)

SYSC 6.1.4B G 13

13

(5)

SYSC 6.3 ;

(6)

SYSC 7.1.7BA G 13

13

(7)

SYSC 10.1.1 R and SYSC 10.1.22 R to SYSC 10.1.26 R; and

(8)

SYSC 10.2 .

2.6C24

R

The common platform requirements apply to an AIFM investment firm which is a full-scope UK AIFM in respect of its MiFID business in line with Column A of Part 3. 11

2.6D24

R

The common platform requirements apply to a full-scope UK AIFM of an authorised AIF in line with column A++ of Part 3. 11

2.6E24

G

The common platform requirements apply to a small authorised UK AIFM in line with Column B of Part 3 (unless such a firm is also a common platform firm, in which case they must comply with Column A).11

112.6F24

R

The common platform requirements do not apply to an incoming EEA AIFM branch in respect of its management of a UK AIF, except for:

(1)

those common platform requirements which are AIFMD host state requirements;

(2)

SYSC 6.1.1 R which only applies to the extent that it relates to the obligation to establish, implement and maintain adequate policies and procedures for countering the risk that the firm (including its managers and employees) might be used to further financial crime; and

(3)

SYSC 6.3 .

2.724

G

EEA MiFID investment firms are reminded in particular that they must comply with the common platform record-keeping requirements in relation to a branch in the United Kingdom.6

62.7A24

G

EEA UCITS management companies are also reminded that they must comply with:

(1)

the common platform requirements indicated in Column A+ (Application to a management company) in Part 3 of this Annex;

(2)

the common platform record-keeping requirements; and

(3)

the common platform requirements on financial crime;

in relation to activities carried on from a branch in the United Kingdom. Where the common platform requirement addresses matters within the scope of article 12 of the UCITS Directive, an EEA UCITS management company should note that those matters may also be subject to the rules of its Home State regulator.

[Note: articles 12(1)(b), 14(1)(c),14(1)(d), 17(4), 18(3) and 19(1) of the UCITS Directive and articles 4(1)(e), 10(1), 10(2) and 10(3) of the UCITS implementing Directive]

What?

2.824

R

The common platform organisational requirements apply with respect to the carrying on of the following (unless provided otherwise within a specific rule):

(1)

regulated activities;

(2)

activities that constitute dealing in investments as principal, disregarding the exclusion in article 15 of the Regulated Activities Order (Absence of holding out etc);

(3)

ancillary activities;

6

(4)

in relation to MiFID business, ancillary services; and6

6(5)

collective portfolio management.

2.924

G

The application of the provisions on the conflicts of interest in SYSC 10 is set out in SYSC 10.1.1 R and SYSC 10.2.1 R

2.1024

R

The provisions on record-keeping in SYSC 9 apply as set out in SYSC 1 Annex 1.2.8R, except that they only apply to the carrying on of ancillary activities that are performed in relation to:

(1)

designated investment business;

(2)

home finance activity;

12

(3)

insurance mediation activity;12

(4)

credit-related regulated activity.12

2.1124

R

The common platform requirements on financial crime apply as set out in SYSC 1 Annex 1.2.8R, except that they do not apply:

(1)

with respect to:

(a)

activities that constitute dealing in investments as principal, disregarding the exclusion in article 15 of the Regulated Activities Order (Absence of holding out etc); and

(b)

ancillary activities; or

(2)

in relation to the following regulated activities:

(a)

general insurance business;

(b)

insurance mediation activity in relation to a general insurance contract or pure protection contract;

(c)

long-term insurance business which is outside theSolvency II Directive18 (unless it is otherwise one of the regulated activities specified in this rule);

18

(d)

business relating to contracts which are within the Regulated Activities Order only because they fall within paragraph (e) of the definition of "contract of insurance" in article 3 of that Order;

(e)

(i)

arranging by the Society of deals in general insurance contracts written at Lloyd's; and

(ii)

managing the underwriting capacity of a Lloyd's syndicate as a managing agent at Lloyd's;

(f)

home finance mediation activity and administering a home finance transaction;

2

(g)

reversion activity; and2

(h)

meeting of repayment claims and managing dormant account funds (including the investment of such funds).2

2.1224

R

The common platform organisational requirements, except the common platform requirements on financial crime, also apply with respect to the communication and approval of financial promotions which:

(1)

if communicated by an unauthorised person without approval would contravene section 21(1) of the Act (Restrictions on financial promotion); and

(2)

may be communicated by a firm without contravening section 238(1) of the Act (Restrictions on promotion of collective investment schemes).

2.1324

R

The common platform organisational requirements, except the common platform requirements on financial crime, also:

(1)

apply with respect to the carrying on of unregulated activities in a prudential context; and

(2)

take into account any activity of other members of a group of which the firm is a member.

2.13A24

R

SYSC 6.3 only applies to a firm in relation to carrying on a credit-related regulated activity, or operating an electronic system in relation to lending,17 to which the Money Laundering Regulations also apply.12

2.13B24

R

SYSC 6.3.8 R and SYSC 6.3.9 R do not apply to a firm with a limited permission for entering into a regulated credit agreement as lender. 12

2.13C24

G

The persons to whom the Money Laundering Regulations apply are set out in regulation 3 of the Money Laundering Regulations. The persons include credit institutions (for example, banks) and financial institutions (for example, persons who carry on regulated activities which consist of or include entering into regulated credit agreements as lender). These expressions are defined in regulation 3 of those Regulations.12

192.13D

R

SYSC 4.5 (Management responsibilities maps for UK20 relevant authorised persons), SYSC 4.6 (Management responsibilities maps for non-UK relevant authorised persons),20SYSC 4.7 (Senior management responsibilities for UK20 relevant authorised persons: allocation of responsibilities), SYSC 4.8 (Senior management responsibilities for third country relevant authorised persons: allocation of responsibilities),20SYSC 4.9 (Handover procedures and material) and25SYSC 5.2 (Certification regime)25 also:

19(1)

Apply to the carrying on of unregulated activities; and

19(2)

Take into account any activity of other members of a group of which the firm is a member.

2.1424

G

SYSC 1 Annex 1 .2.13R(2) does not mean that inadequacy of a group member's systems and controls will automatically lead to a firm contravening any of the common platform organisational requirements. Rather, the potential impact of a group member's activities, including its systems and controls, and any systems and controls that operate on a group basis, will be relevant in determining the appropriateness of the firm's own systems and controls.

Where?

2.1524

R

The common platform requirements, except the common platform record-keeping requirements, apply to a firm in relation to activities carried on by it from an establishment in the United Kingdom. However, SYSC 4.5 (Management responsibilities maps for UK20 relevant authorised persons), SYSC 4.6 (Management responsibilities maps for non-UK relevant authorised persons),20SYSC 4.7 (Senior management responsibilities for UK20 relevant authorised persons: allocation of responsibilities), SYSC 4.8 (Senior management responsibilities for third country relevant authorised persons: allocation of responsibilities),20SYSC 4.9 (Handover procedures and material) and25SYSC 5.2 (Certification regime)25 apply in accordance with the rules in those sections.19

2.1624

R

The common platform requirements, except the common platform requirements on financial crime and the common platform record-keeping requirements, apply to a firm that is not a UK UCITS management company6 in relation to passported activities carried on by it from a branch in another EEA State.6

62.16A24

R

(1)

The common platform requirements referred to in Column A+ of Part 3 (below) apply to a UK UCITS management company in relation to passported activities carried on by it from a branch in another EEA State.

(2)

Any other common platform requirement applies to a UK UCITS management company in relation to passported activities carried on by it from a branch in another EEA State to the extent that the requirement addresses matters within the scope of article 12 of the UCITS Directive.

62.16B24

G

The matters referred to in paragraph 2.16AR of this Annex may also be subject to the rules of the UK UCITS management company'sHost State regulator.

2.16C24

R

The common platform requirements apply to a full-scope UK AIFM in respect of its management of an AIF where carried on from an establishment in the UK. 11

2.16D24

R

The common platform requirements, except those which are AIFMD host state requirements, apply to a full-scope UK AIFM in respect of its management of an EEA AIF from a branch in another EEA State.11

2.16E24

R

The common platform requirements apply to an AIFM investment firm which is a full-scope UK AIFM in respect of its MiFID business where carried on from an establishment in the UK.11

2.16F24

R

The common platform requirements, except the common platform requirements on financial crime and the common platform record-keeping requirements, apply to an AIFM investment firm in respect of its MiFID business where carried on from a branch in another EEA State.11

2.1724

R

The common platform record-keeping requirements apply to activities carried on by a firm from an establishment maintained in the United Kingdom, unless another applicable rule which is relevant to the activity has a wider territorial scope, in which case the common platform record-keeping requirements apply with that wider scope in relation to the activity described in that rule.

[Note: article 13(9) of MiFID]

2.1824

R

The common platform organisational requirements, except the common platform requirements on financial crime, also apply in a prudential context to a UK domestic firm and to an overseas firm (other than an incoming EEA firm or an Incoming Treaty firm) with respect to activities wherever they are carried on. However, SYSC 4.5 (Management responsibilities maps for UK20 relevant authorised persons), SYSC 4.6 (Management responsibilities maps for non-UK relevant authorised persons),20SYSC 4.8 (Senior management responsibilities for third country relevant authorised persons: allocation of responsibilities),20SYSC 4.7 (Senior management responsibilities for UK20 relevant authorised persons: allocation of responsibilities), SYSC 4.9 (Handover procedures and material) and25SYSC 5.2 (Certification regime)25 apply in accordance with the rules in those sections.19

Actions for damages

2.1924

R

A contravention of a rule in the common platform requirements does not give rise to a right of action by a private person under section 138D of the Act (and each of those rules is specified under section 138D(3) of the Act as a provision giving rise to no such right of action).

Part 3

Tables summarising the application of the common platform requirements to different types of firm

3.124

G

The common platform requirements apply in the following four9 ways (subject to the provisions in Part 2 of this Annex).

6 9

3.224

G

For a common platform firm, they apply in accordance with Column A in the table below.6

63.2A24

G

For a management company, they apply in accordance with Column A+ in the table below.

3.2B24

R

For a full-scope UK AIFM of an authorised AIF, they apply in line with Column A++ in the table below.9

3.324

G

For all other firms apart from insurers, managing agents, the Society and full-scope UK AIFMs of unauthorised AIFs, they apply in accordance with Column B in the table below. For these firms, where a rule is shown modified in Column B as 'Guidance', it should be read as guidance (as if "should" appeared in that rule instead of "must") and should be applied in a proportionate manner, taking into account the nature, scale and complexity of the firm's business.

9

9Provision

SYSC 4

COLUMN A

Application to a common platform firm other than to a UCITS investment firm

COLUMN A+

Application to a UCITS management company

COLUMN A++

Application to a full-scope UK AIFM of an authorised AIF

COLUMN B

Application to all other firms apart from insurers, managing agents the Society, and full-scope UK AIFMs of unauthorised AIFs

SYSC 4.1.1 R 24

Rule10

10

Rule10

10

Rule10

10

Rule10

10

SYSC 4.1.1A R 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

SYSC 4.1.1B R 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

14 SYSC 4.1.1C R 24

Rule for a BIPRU firm

Rule for a BIPRU firm that is a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

23 SYSC 4.1.1DR

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

Not applicable

23 SYSC 4.1.1ER

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

Not applicable

23 SYSC 4.1.1FG 26

Not applicable

Guidance

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 4.1.2 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Rule

Guidance

SYSC 4.1.2A G 24

Not applicable

Guidance for a UCITS firm; not applicable to a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Guidance

14 SYSC 4.1.2AA R 24

Rule for a BIPRU firm

Rule for a BIPRU firm that is a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 4.1.2B R 24

Not applicable

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

SYSC 4.1.2C R 24

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

SYSC 4.1.2D R 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

SYSC 4.1.3 R 24

[deleted]10

10

[deleted]10

10

[deleted]10

10

[deleted]10

10

SYSC 4.1.4 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

(1) and (3) Guidance (2) Rule

SYSC 4.1.4A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 4.1.5 R 24

Rule applies only to a MiFID investment firm

Rule

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 4.1.6 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 4.1.7 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 4.1.7A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 4.1.8 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 4.1.9 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 4.1.10 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Guidance - except reference to SYSC 4.1.9 R which does not apply to these firms

SYSC 4.1.10A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 4.1.11 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 4.1.13 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 4.1.14 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 4.2.1 R 24

Rule

Rule

Rule

- UK branch of non-EEA bank - rule applies.

- Other firms - Guidance

SYSC 4.2.1A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 4.2.2 R 24

Rule

Rule

Rule

- UK branch of a non-EEA bank - Rule applies

- Other firms - this provision does not apply

SYSC 4.2.3 G - 4.2.5 G24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

- UK branch of a non-EEA bank - Guidance

- Other firms - these provisions do not apply

SYSC 4.2.6 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

- UK branch of a non-EEA bank - Rule applies

- Other firms - this provision does not apply

SYSC 4.2.7 R 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

SYSC 4.2.8 G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

SYSC 4.2.9G24

[deleted]24

[deleted]24

[deleted]24

[deleted]24

SYSC 4.3.1 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Rule (but not applicable to incoming EEA firms, incoming Treaty firms or UCITS qualifiers)

SYSC 4.3.2 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Guidance (but not applicable to incoming EEA firms, incoming Treaty firms or UCITS qualifiers)

SYSC 4.3.2A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance (but not applicable to incoming EEA firms, incoming Treaty firms or UCITS qualifiers)

SYSC 4.3.3 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Not applicable

Guidance (but not applicable to incoming EEA firms, incoming Treaty firms or UCITS qualifiers)

14 SYSC 4.3A.-1 R 24

Rule applicable to CRR firms

Rule for a CRR firm that is a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

10 SYSC 4.3A.1 R 24

Rule applicable to CRR firms

Rule for a CRR firm that is a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

10 SYSC 4.3A.2 R 24

Rule applicable to CRR firms

Rule for a CRR firm that is a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

10 SYSC 4.3A.3 R 24

Rule applicable to CRR firms

Rule for a CRR firm that is a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

10 SYSC 4.3A.4 R 24

Rule applicable to CRR firms

Rule for a CRR firm that is a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

10 SYSC 4.3A.5 R 24

Rule applicable to CRR firms

Rule for a CRR firm that is a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

10 SYSC 4.3A.6 R 24

Rule applicable for CRR firms

Rule for a CRR firm that is a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

10 SYSC 4.3A.7 R 24

Rule applicable to CRR firms

Rule for a CRR firm that is a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

10 SYSC 4.3A.8 R 24

Rule applicable to CRR firms

Rule for a CRR firm that is a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

10 SYSC 4.3A.9 R 24

Rule applicable to CRR firms

Rule for a CRR firm that is a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

10 SYSC 4.3A.10 R 24

Rule applicable to CRR firms

Rule for a CRR firm that is a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

10 SYSC 4.3A.11 R 24

Rule applicable to CRR firms

Rule for a CRR firm that is a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 4.4.1 R 24

12

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[deleted]24

[deleted]24

[deleted]24

22 12

SYSC 4.4.1A R 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule applies this section only to:

(1) an authorised professional firm in respect of its non-mainstream regulated activities unless the firm is also conducting other regulated activities and has appointed approved persons to perform the governing functions with equivalent responsibilities for the firm'snon-mainstream regulated activities and other regulated activities;

(2) activities carried on by a firm whose principal purpose is to carry on activities other than regulated activities and which is:

(a) an oil market participant;

(b) a service company;

(c) an energy market participant;

(d) a wholly-owned subsidiary of:

(i) a local authority;

(ii) a registered social landlord;

(e) a firm with permission to carry on insurance mediation activity in relation to non-investment insurance contracts but no other regulated activity

22except advising on P2P agreements

;

(2A) a credit firm which holds a limited permission (other than a not-for-profit debt advice body) with respect to the relevant credit activity (as defined in paragraph 2G of Schedule 6 to the Act) for which it has limited permission;

(3) an incoming Treaty firm, an incoming EEA firm and a UCITS qualifier, (but only SYSC 4.4.5R (2) applies for these firms); and

(4) a sole trader, but only if he employs any person who is required to be approved under section 59 of the Act (Approval for particular arrangements). 12

SYSC 4.4.2 G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance only applying to the firms specified in 24SYSC 4.4.1A R8

SYSC 4.4.3 R 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule only applying to the firms specified in24SYSC 4.4.1A R8

SYSC 4.4.4 G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance only applying to the firms specified in24SYSC 4.4.1A R8

SYSC 4.4.5 R 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule only applying to the firms specified in24SYSC 4.4.1A R8

SYSC 4.4.6 G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance only applying to the firms specified in24SYSC 4.4.1A R8

19 SYSC 4.5

Whole section applies to UK relevant authorised persons20 only

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable20

20 SYSC 4.6

Applies to EEA relevant authorised persons and third country relevant authorised persons in accordance with the rules in SYSC 4.6

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

19 SYSC 4.7

Whole section applies to UK relevant authorised persons20 only

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable20

20 SYSC 4.8

Applies to third country relevant authorised persons only

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

19 SYSC 4.9

Whole section applies to third country relevant authorised persons and UK relevant authorised persons20 only

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable20

9Provision

SYSC 5

COLUMN A

Application to a common platform firm other than to a UCITS investment firm

COLUMN A+

Application to a UCITS management company

COLUMN A++

Application to a full-scope UK AIFM of an authorised AIF

COLUMN B

Application to all other firms apart from insurers, managing agents the Society, and full-scope UK AIFMs of unauthorised AIFs

SYSC 5.1.1 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Rule

SYSC 5.1.2 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.3 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.4 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.4A G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.5 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.5A G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.6 R 24

Rule

Rule

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.7 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.7A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable to a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.8 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.9 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.10 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance, but not applicable for the segregation of risk management functions

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.11 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.12 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.12A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.13 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Rule

SYSC 5.1.14 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 5.1.15 G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

19 SYSC 5.2

Whole section applies to relevant authorised persons only. All rules apply as rules and not as guidance.

Not applicable

Not applicable

Whole section applies to relevant authorised persons only. All rules apply as rules and not as guidance.

25

19

25

25

.25

25

9Provision

SYSC 6

COLUMN A

Application to a common platform firm other than to a UCITS investment firm

COLUMN A+

Application to a UCITS management company

COLUMN A++

Application to a full-scope UK AIFM of an authorised AIF

COLUMN B

Application to all other firms apart from insurers, managing agents, the Society and full-scope UK AIFMs of unauthorised AIFs

SYSC 6.1.1 R 24

Rule

Rule

Rule but only regarding the obligation to establish, implement and maintain adequate policies and procedures for countering the risk that the firm (including its managers and employees) might be used to further financial crime

Rule

SYSC 6.1.1A G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 6.1.2 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 6.1.2A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 6.1.3 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

- Guidance

This provision shall be read with the following additional sentence at the start. "Depending on the nature, scale and complexity of its business, it may be appropriate for a firm to have a separate compliance function. Where a firm has a separate compliance function, the firm should also take into account 6.1.3 R and 6.1.4 R as guidance."

SYSC 6.1.3A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 6.1.4 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

(1) (3) and (4) Guidance (2) - Rule for firms which carry on designated investment business with or for retail clients or professional clients. - Guidance for all other firms.

SYSC 6.1.4-A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule

Guidance

SYSC 6.1.4A R 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule for firms which carry on designated investment business with or for retail clients or professional clients.12

SYSC 6.1.4B G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

Not applicable

SYSC 6.1.4C R 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule for debt management firms and credit repair firms.12

SYSC 6.1.5 R 24

Rule

Not applicable

- Guidance

- "investment services and activities" shall be read as "financial services and activities"

SYSC 6.1.6 G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 6.1.7 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 6.2.1 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 6.2.1A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 6.2.2 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 6.3.1 R 24

Rule

Rule

Rule

Rule

For firms carrying on a credit-related regulated activity,or operating an electronic system in relation to lending,17 applies only where the13Money Laundering Regulations apply to the firm. Rule does not apply to a firm for which a professional body listed in Schedule 3 to the Money Laundering Regulations, and not the FCA, acts as the supervisory authority for the purposes of those regulations.15(FCA Handbook only)12

SYSC 6.3.2 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

For firms carrying on a credit-related regulated activity,or operating an electronic system in relation to lending,17 applies only where the13Money Laundering Regulations apply to the firm. Guidance does not apply to a firm for which a professional body listed in Schedule 3 to the Money Laundering Regulations, and not the FCA, acts as the supervisory authority for the purposes of those regulations.15(FCA Handbook only)12

SYSC 6.3.3 R 24

Rule

Rule

Rule

Rule

For firms carrying on a credit-related regulated activity,or operating an electronic system in relation to lending,17 applies only where the13Money Laundering Regulations apply to the firm. Rule does not apply to a firm for which a professional body listed in Schedule 3 to the Money Laundering Regulations, and not the FCA, acts as the supervisory authority for the purposes of those regulations.15(FCA Handbook only)12

SYSC 6.3.4 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

For firms carrying on a credit-related regulated activity,or operating an electronic system in relation to lending,17 applies only where the13Money Laundering Regulations apply to the firm. Guidance does not apply to a firm for which a professional body listed in Schedule 3 to the Money Laundering Regulations, and not the FCA, acts as the supervisory authority for the purposes of those regulations. 15 (FCA Handbook only)12

SYSC 6.3.5 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

For firms carrying on a credit-related regulated activity,or operating an electronic system in relation to lending,17 applies only where the13Money Laundering Regulations apply to the firm. Guidance does not apply to a firm for which a professional body listed in Schedule 3 to the Money Laundering Regulations, and not the FCA, acts as the supervisory authority for the purposes of those regulations. 15(FCA Handbook only)12

SYSC 6.3.6 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

For firms carrying on a credit-related regulated activity,or operating an electronic system in relation to lending,17 applies only where the13Money Laundering Regulations apply to the firm. Guidance does not apply to a firm for which a professional body listed in Schedule 3 to the Money Laundering Regulations, and not the FCA, acts as the supervisory authority for the purposes of those regulations. 15 (FCA Handbook only)12

SYSC 6.3.7 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

For firms carrying on a credit-related regulated activity,or operating an electronic system in relation to lending,17 applies only where the13Money Laundering Regulations apply to the firm. Guidance does not apply to a firm for which a professional body listed in Schedule 3 to the Money Laundering Regulations, and not the FCA, acts as the supervisory authority for the purposes of those regulations. 15 (FCA Handbook only)12

SYSC 6.3.8 R 24

Rule

Rule

Rule

Rule

For firms carrying on a credit-related regulated activity,or operating an electronic system in relation to lending,17 applies only where the13Money Laundering Regulations apply to the firm. Rule does not apply to a13firm with a limited permission for entering into a regulated credit agreement as lender. Rule does not apply to a firm for which a professional body listed in Schedule 3 to the Money Laundering Regulations, and not the FCA, acts as the supervisory authority for the purposes of those regulations. 15(FCA Handbook only)12

SYSC 6.3.9 R 24

Rule

Rule

Rule

Rule

For firms carrying on a credit-related regulated activity,or operating an electronic system in relation to lending,17 applies only where the13Money Laundering Regulations apply to the firm. Rule does not apply to a13firm with a limited permission for entering into a regulated credit agreement as lender. Rule does not apply to a firm for which a professional body listed in Schedule 3 to the Money Laundering Regulations, and not the FCA, acts as the supervisory authority for the purposes of those regulations. 15(FCA Handbook only)12

SYSC 6.3.10 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

For firms carrying on a credit-related regulated activity,or operating an electronic system in relation to lending,17 applies only where the13Money Laundering Regulations apply to the firm. Guidance does not apply to a firm for which a professional body listed in Schedule 3 to the Money Laundering Regulations, and not the FCA, acts as the supervisory authority for the purposes of those regulations.15 (FCA Handbook only)12

SYSC 6.3.11 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

For firms carrying on a credit-related regulated activity, or operating an electronic system in relation to lending,17 applies only where the13Money Laundering Regulations apply to the firm.Guidance does not apply to a firm for which a professional body listed in Schedule 3 to the Money Laundering Regulations, and not the FCA, acts as the supervisory authority for the purposes of those regulations. 15 (FCA Handbook only)12

9Provision

SYSC 7

COLUMN A

Application to a common platform firm other than to a UCITS investment firm

COLUMN A+

Application to a UCITS management company

COLUMN A++

Application to a full-scope UK AIFM of an authorised AIF

COLUMN B

Application to all other firms apart from insurers, managing agents, the Society, and full-scope UK AIFMs of unauthorised AIFs

SYSC 7.1.1 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 7.1.2 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 7.1.2A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable to a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 7.1.2B G 24

Not applicable

Guidance

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 7.1.3 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 7.1.4 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 7.1.4A G 24

Not applicable

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 7.1.4B G 24

Not applicable

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 7.1.5 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 7.1.6 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 7.1.7 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 7.1.7A G 24

Not applicable

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 7.1.7B G 24

Guidance applies only to a BIPRU firm

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 7.1.7BA G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

Not applicable

14 SYSC 7.1.7BB G 24

Guidance applies only to a BIPRU firm

Guidance applies only to a BIPRU firm that is a UCITSinvestment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 7.1.7C G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 7.1.8 G 10 24

10

[deleted]10

10

[deleted]10

10

[deleted]10

10

[deleted]10

10

SYSC 7.1.9 R

[FCA] [PRA]

Rule applies to a BIPRU firm

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 7.1.10 R 24

Rule applies to a BIPRU firm

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 7.1.11 R 24

Rule applies to a BIPRU firm

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 7.1.12 G 24

Guidance applies to a BIPRU firm

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule applies to a BIPRU firm

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 7.1.16A G 24

Guidance applies to a BIPRU firm

Guidance for a UCITS investment firm otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 7.1.16B G 24

Guidance applies to a BIPRU firm

Guidance for a UCITS investment firm otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

14 SYSC 7.1.16C R 24

Rule applies to a CRRfirm

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 7.1.17 R 24

Rule applies to a CRRfirm

Rule for a UCITSinvestment firm that is a CRRfirm, otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 7.1.18 R 24

Rule applies to a CRRfirm

Rule for a UCITSinvestment firm that is a CRRfirm, otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

14 SYSC 7.1.18A G 24

Guide applies to a CRRfirm

Guidance for a UCITSinvestment firm that is a CRRfirm, otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

14 SYSC 7.1.18B R 24

Rule applies to a CRRfirm

Rule for a UCITSinvestment firm that is a CRRfirm, otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 7.1.19 R 24

Rule applies to a CRRfirm

Rule for a UCITSinvestment firm that is a CRRfirm, otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 7.1.20 R 24

Rule applies to a CRRfirm

Rule for a UCITSinvestment firm that is a CRRfirm, otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 7.1.21 R 24

Rule applies to a CRRfirm

Rule for a UCITSinvestment firm that is a CRRfirm, otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 7.1.22 R 24

Rule applies to a CRRfirm

Rule for a UCITSinvestment firm that is a CRRfirm, otherwise not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

9Provision

SYSC 8

COLUMN A

Application to a common platform firm other than to a UCITS investment firm

COLUMN A+

Application to a UCITS management company

COLUMN A++

Application to a full-scope UK AIFM of an authorised AIF

COLUMN B

Application to all other firms apart from insurers, managing agents, the Society, and full-scope UK AIFMs of unauthorised AIFs

SYSC 8.1.1 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 8.1.1A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable to a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 8.1.2 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 8.1.3 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 8.1.4 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 8.1.5 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 8.1.5A G 24

Not applicable

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 8.1.6 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Rule

SYSC 8.1.7 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 8.1.8 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 8.1.9 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 8.1.10 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 8.1.11 R 24

Rule

Rule for a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 8.1.11A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable to a UCITS investment firm; otherwise guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 8.1.12 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 8.1.13 R 24

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 8.1.14 G 24

Not applicable

Guidance

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 8.2 24

MiFID investment firms only

UCITS investment firms only

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 8.3 24

MiFID investment firms only

UCITS investment firms only

Not applicable

Not applicable

9Provision

SYSC 9

COLUMN A

Application to a common platform firm other than to a UCITS investment firm

COLUMN A+

Application to a UCITS management company

COLUMN A++

Application to a full-scope UK AIFM of an authorised AIF

COLUMN B

Application to all other firms apart from insurers, managing agents, the Society, and full-scope UK AIFMs of unauthorised AIFs

SYSC 9.1.1 R 24

Rule

Rule

Rule but only for the requirement to arrange for orderly records to be kept of its business and internal organisation which do not relate to portfolio transactions and subscription and redemptions orders

Rule

SYSC 9.1.2 R 24

Rule applies only in relation to MiFID business

Rule applies only in relation to MiFID business of a UCITS investment firm

Rule but only for records specified by the modified application of SYSC 9.1.1 R

Not applicable

SYSC 9.1.3 R 24

Rule applies only in relation to MiFID business

Rule applies only in relation to MiFID business of a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 9.1.4 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 9.1.5 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 9.1.6 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 9.1.7 G 24

Guidance applies only in relation to MiFID business

Guidance applies only in relation to MiFID business of a UCITS investment firm

Not applicable

Not applicable

9Provision

SYSC 10

Column A

Application to a common platform firm other than to a UCITS investment firm

COLUMN A+

Application to a UCITS management company

COLUMN A++

Application to a full-scope UK AIFM of an authorised AIF

Column B

Application to all other firms apart from insurers, managing agents, the Society, and full-scope UK AIFMs of unauthorised AIFs

SYSC 10.1.1 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Rule

SYSC 10.1.1A R 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

SYSC 10.1.2 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 10.1.3 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Rule

SYSC 10.1.4 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Guidance - but applies as a rule in relation to the production or arrangement of investment research in accordance with COBS 12.2, or the production or dissemination of non-independent research in accordance with COBS 12.3

SYSC 10.1.4A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 10.1.5 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 10.1.6 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Guidance - but applies as a rule in relation to the production or arrangement of investment research in accordance with COBS 12.2, or the production or dissemination of non-independent research in accordance with COBS 12.3

SYSC 10.1.6A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 10.1.7 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Rule

SYSC 10.1.8 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Rule

SYSC 10.1.8A R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Rule

SYSC 10.1.9 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 10.1.10 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Guidance - but applies as a rule in relation to the production or arrangement of investment research in accordance with COBS 12.2, or the production or dissemination of non-independent research in accordance with COBS 12.3

SYSC 10.1.11 R 24

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

Guidance - but applies as a rule in relation to the production or arrangement of investment research in accordance with COBS 12.2, or the production or dissemination of non-independent research in accordance with COBS 12.3

SYSC 10.1.11A G 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guidance

SYSC 10.1.12 G

- SYSC 10.1.15 G24

Guidance

Guidance for SYSC 10.1.12 G; not applicable for SYSC 10.1.13 G - SYSC 10.1.15 G

Guidance for SYSC 10.1.12 G; not applicable for SYSC 10.1.13 G to SYSC 10.1.15 G

Guidance

SYSC 10.1.16 R 24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule

SYSC 10.1.17 R 24

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 10.1.18 G

[FCA]

Not applicable

Guidance

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 10.1.19 R 24

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 10.1.20 R 24

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 10.1.21 R 24

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

Not applicable

SYSC 10.1.22 R 24

Not applicable

Rule

Rule

Not applicable

SYSC 10.1.23 R to SYSC 10.1.26 R24

Not applicable

Not applicable

Rule

Not applicable

SYSC 10.2.1 R 24

Rule

Rule

Rule

Rule

SYSC 10.2.2 R 24

Rule

Rule

Rule

Rule

SYSC 10.2.3 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

SYSC 10.2.4 R 24

Rule

Rule

Rule

Rule

SYSC 10.2.5 G 24

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance

Guidance