2A firm may have a non-financial services business in addition to carrying on its SMCR financial activities. Its support services may support both aspects of its business and its management responsibilities map may therefore still need to cover the support services even though they also cover the firm’s non-financial services business.
Take for example human resources. If the firm’s human resources function covers the firm’s entire workforce without separating the parts that deal with the firm’s financial services and its other business, the management responsibilities map should cover the entire human resources function.
On the other hand, the firm may separate the part of its human resources function that deals with those working in its financial services business from the part that deals with the other part of its business. In that case the management responsibilities map may leave out (subject to SYSC 25.3.2R) the part of the human resources function that covers its non-financial services business.
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