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SYSC Sch 1 Record keeping requirements

SYSC Sch 1.1G

The aim of the guidance in the following table is to give the reader a quick over-all view of the relevant record keeping requirements.

It is not a complete statement of those requirements and should not be relied on as if it were.

SYSC Sch 1.2G

Handbook reference

Subject of record

Contents of record

When record must be made

Retention period

SYSC 2.2.1 R

Arrangements made to satisfy SYSC 2.1.1 R(apportionment) and SYSC 2.1.3 R(allocation)

Those arrangements

On making the arrangements and when they are updated

Six years from the date on which the record is superseded by a more up-to-date record

SYSC 3.2.20 R

Matters and dealings (including accounting records) which are the subject of requirements and standards under the regulatory system


Adequate time


1SYSC 10.1.6 R

Conflict of interest

Kinds of service or activity carried out by or on behalf of the firm in which a conflict of interest entailing a material risk of damage to the interests of one or more clients has arisen or, in the case of an ongoing service or activity, may arise.

Not specified

5 years

1SYSC 14.1.53 R

Prudential risk management and systems and controls

Accounting and other records that are sufficient to enable the firm to demonstrate to the FSA: (1) that the firm is financially sound and has appropriate systems and controls; (2) the firm's financial position and exposure to risk (to a reasonable degree of accuracy); (3) the firm's compliance with the rules in GENPRU, INSPRU and SYSC.

Not specified

3 years, or longer as appropriate