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SYSC 4.7.5RRP
(1) A firm must allocate each of the FCA-prescribed senior management responsibilities in Part 1 of the table in SYSC 4.7.7R to one or more SMF managers of the firm.(2) Except as described in (3), a firm must allocate each of the FCA-prescribed senior management responsibilities in Part 2 of the table in SYSC 4.7.7R to one or more SMF managers of the firm.(3) Paragraph (2) does not apply to:(a) a firm that is a small CRR firm as defined in the part of the PRA's rulebook called
SYSC 4.7.7RRP

Table: FCA-prescribed senior management responsibilities

FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility

Explanation

Equivalent PRA-prescribed senior management responsibility

Part One (applies to all firms)

(1) Responsibility for the firm's performance of its obligations under the senior management regime

The senior management regime means the requirements of the regulatory system applying to relevant authorised persons insofar as they relate to SMF managers performing designated senior management functions, including SUP 10C (FCA senior management regime for approved persons in relevant authorised persons).

This responsibility includes:

(1) compliance with conditions and time limits on approval;

(2) compliance with the requirements about the statements of responsibilities (but not the allocation of responsibilities recorded in them);

and

(3) compliance by the firm with its obligations under section 60A of the Act (Vetting of candidates by relevant authorised

persons).

PRA-prescribed senior management responsibility 4.1(1)

(2) Responsibility for the firm's performance of its obligations under the employee certification regime

The employee certification regime means the requirements of sections 63E and 63F of the Act (Certification of employees) and all other requirements of the regulatory system about the matters dealt with in those sections, including SYSC 5.2 (Certification Regime) and the corresponding PRA requirements.

PRA-prescribed senior management responsibility 4.1(2)

(3) Responsibility for compliance with the requirements of the regulatory system about the management responsibilities map

This responsibility does not include allocating responsibilities recorded in it

PRA-prescribed senior management responsibility 4.1(3)

(4) Overall responsibility for the firm's policies and procedures for countering the risk that the firm might be used to further financial crime

(1)2 This includes the function in SYSC 6.3.8R (firm must allocate to a director or senior manager overall responsibility within the firm for the establishment and maintenance of effective anti-money laundering systems and controls), if that rule applies to the firm.

(2)2 The firm may allocate this FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility to the MLRO but does not have to.

(3)2 If the firm does not allocate this FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility to the MLRO, this FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility includes responsibility for supervision of the MLRO.

None

2(4A) Acting as the firm’swhistleblowers’ champion

The whistleblowers’ champion’s allocated responsibilities are set out in SYSC 18.4.4R

Part Two (applies to all firms except for small CRR firms and credit unions)

(5) Responsibility for:

(a) leading the development of; and

(b) monitoring the effective implementation of;

policies and procedures for the induction, training and professional development of all members of the firm'sgoverning body.

PRA-prescribed senior management responsibility 4.1(13)

(6) Responsibility for monitoring the effective implementation of policies and procedures for the induction, training and professional development of all persons performing designated senior management functions on behalf of the firm other than members of the governing body.

PRA-prescribed senior management responsibility 4.1(5)

(7) Responsibility for:

(a) safeguarding the independence of; and

(b) oversight of the performance of;

the internal audit function, in accordance with SYSC 6.2 (Internal Audit)

This responsibility includes responsibility for:

(a) safeguarding the independence of; and

(b) oversight of the performance of;

a person approved to perform the PRA's Head of Internal Audit designated senior management function for the firm.

PRA-prescribed senior management responsibility 4.1(15)

(8) Responsibility for:

(a) safeguarding the independence of; and

(b) oversight of the performance of;

the compliance function in accordance with SYSC 6.1 (Compliance

).

This responsibility includes responsibility for:

(a) safeguarding the independence of; and

(b) oversight of the performance of;

the person performing the compliance oversight function for the firm.

PRA-prescribed senior management responsibility 4.1(16)

(9) Responsibility for:

(a) safeguarding the independence of; and

(b) oversight of the performance of;

the risk function, in accordance with SYSC 7.1.21R and SYSC 7.1.22R (Risk control).

This responsibility includes responsibility for:

(a) safeguarding the independence of; and

(b) oversight of the performance of;

a person approved to perform the PRA's Chief Risk designated senior management function for the firm.

PRA-prescribed senior management responsibility 4.1(17)

(10) Responsibility for overseeing the development of and implementation of the firm's remuneration policies and practices in accordance with SYSC 19D (Remuneration Code)

PRA-prescribed senior management responsibility 4.1(18)

Part Three (applies in specified circumstances)

(11) Overall responsibility for the firm's compliance with CASS

(A) This responsibility only applies to a firm to which CASS applies.

(B) A firm may include in this FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility whichever of the following functions apply to the firm:

(a) CASS 1A.3.1R (certain CASS compliance functions for a CASS small firm);

(b) CASS 1A.3.1AR (certain CASS compliance functions for a CASS medium firm or a CASS large firm);

(c) CASS 11.3.1R (certain CASS compliance functions for certain CASS small debt management firms); or

(d) CASS 11.3.4R (certain CASS compliance functions for a CASS large debt management firm);

but it does not have to.

(C) If the firm does not include the functions in (B) in this FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility, this FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility includes responsibility for supervision of the person performing the functions in (B) that apply to the firm.

None

Allocation of overall responsibility for a firm’s activities, business areas and management functions

SYSC 4.7.24GRP
(1) The FCA expects that normally a firm will allocate the FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility in rows (5), (7), (8), (9) and (10) of the table in SYSC 4.7.7R to an SMF manager who is a non-executive director of the firm.(2) The FCA expects that normally a firm will allocate:(a) the other FCA-prescribed senior management responsibilities; and(b) functions under SYSC 4.7.8R (Allocation of overall responsibility for a firm’s activities, business areas and management
SUP 10C.11.19GRP

Table: examples of how the requirements for submitting statements of responsibilities work

1Example

Comments

(1) A firm applies for approval for A to perform the executive director function and the money laundering function.

There should be a single statement of responsibilities document that covers the two functions.

The combined document should be included with the application for approval.

(2) Firm X applies for approval for A to perform the executive director function. Firm Y applies for approval for A to perform the money laundering function. Both firms are relevant authorised persons.

There should be separate statements of responsibilities for each firm.

This is the case even if Firm X and Firm Y are in the same group.

(3) A firm applies for approval for A to perform an FCA-designated senior management function and a PRA-designated senior management function.

The arrangements in SUP 10C.9 for FCA functions to be absorbed into PRA ones do not apply and so there are separate applications to the FCA and PRA.

The single statement of responsibilities document should cover both the FCA and the PRA functions.

(4) A has approval to perform the executive director function. Later, A is to be appointed to perform the money laundering function for the same firm. This will also result in substantial changes to A’s duties as an executive director.

The firm should not use Form J to notify the changes to A’s duties as an executive director.

The firm should submit a revised single statement of responsibilities document along with the application to perform the money laundering function.

The single statement of responsibilities document should cover both functions. The part relating to A’s duties as an executive director should be updated.

(5) A has approval to perform the executive director function. Later, A is to be appointed to perform the PRA's chief risk officer designated senior management function for the same firm. This will also result in substantial changes to A’s duties as an executive director.

The firm should not use Form J to notify the changes to A’s duties as an executive director.

The firm should submit a revised single statement of responsibilities document along with the application to perform the PRA function.

The firm should not submit the revised single statement of responsibilities document separately to the FCA. Instead, it should include it as part of the application to the PRA.

The single statement of responsibilities document should cover both the FCA and the PRA functions. The part relating to A’s duties as an executive director should be updated.

(6) A has approval to perform the money laundering function. The approval to perform the money laundering function is subject to a condition. The firm is applying to vary that condition.

The firm should include a revised statement of responsibilities with the application.

The firm should not use Form J. It should submit a revised statement of responsibilities along with the application to vary the approval.

(7) A has approval to perform the executive director function and the money laundering function for the same firm. The approval to perform the money laundering function is subject to a condition. The firm is applying to vary that condition. As part of the same arrangements, there are to be substantial changes to A’s job as an executive director.

The firm should not use Form J to notify the changes to A’s duties as an executive director.

The firm should submit a revised single statement of responsibilities document along with the application to vary the approval for the money laundering function.

The single statement of responsibilities document should be updated and should cover both functions.

(8) A has approval to perform the executive director function and the PRA's chief risk officer designated senior management function for the same firm. The arrangements in SUP 10C.9 for FCA functions to be absorbed into PRA ones do not apply and so there are separate FCA and PRA approvals.

The approval to perform the PRA's chief risk officer designated senior management function is subject to a condition. The firm is applying to vary that condition. As part of the same arrangements, there are to be substantial changes to A’s job as an executive director.

The firm should not use Form J to notify the changes to A’s duties as an executive director.

The firm should submit a revised single statement of responsibilities document along with the application to vary the PRA function.

The firm should not submit the revised document separately to the FCA. Instead it should include it as part of the application to the PRA.

The single statement of responsibilities document should cover both the FCA and the PRA functions and should be updated.

(9) A has approval to perform the executive director function and the money laundering function for the same firm.

Sometime later, A is to give up the

money laundering function and take up the PRA's chief risk officer designated senior management function. This will involve major changes to A’s role as executive director.

The answer to example (5) applies.

The application to the PRA to perform the PRA function should be accompanied by a single document that:

(1) contains the statement of responsibilities for the new function;

(2) contains the revised statement of responsibilities for the executive director function; and

(3) reflects the fact that A is no longer performing the money laundering function.

(10) A firm has approval for A to perform the executive director function and the money laundering function.

A then ceases to perform the money laundering function but continues to perform the executive director function.

The firm must submit:

(a) Form C for the money laundering function;

(b) Form J; and

(c) a single updated statement of responsibilities document that covers the executive director function.

(11) A has approval to perform the executive director function and the PRA's chief risk officer designated senior management function for the same firm. Later, A gives up his role as chief risk officer.

The firm must submit:

(a) Form C for the PRA function;

(b) Form J; and

(c) a single updated statement of responsibilities document that covers the executive director function.

The firm should not submit the revised single statement of responsibilities document separately to the FCA. Instead, it should include it as part of the notification to the PRA.

(12) A has approval to perform the executive director function. Later, A is to be appointed to perform the money laundering function for the same firm.

The application is rejected.

The single statement of responsibilities document submitted as part of the application will no longer be correct as it reflects the proposed new approval.

If the only changes to the single document in the version sent with the application are ones, clearly and exclusively tied to the new function, the firm will not need to amend the document as the changes will automatically fall away.

In any other case (for instance if the application is approved conditionally), it is likely that the firm will need to update it using Form J.

In any case, the FCA may contact the firm to agree a revised single statement of responsibilities document.

(13) A has approval to perform the executive director function. Later, A is to be appointed to perform the money laundering function for the same firm.

This will not result in any changes to A’s duties as an executive director. However, there have been some insignificant changes to A’s role as an executive director since the firm submitted the most recent single statement of responsibilities document. The changes are not connected to A’s appointment to perform the money laundering function.

The answer for example (4) applies.

The single statement of responsibilities document should be updated to cover the changes to A’s duties as executive director, as well as covering A’s new money laundering role. It does not matter that the changes to A’s role as an executive director are not significant.

(14) A has approval to perform the executive director function. Later, A’s business unit grows in size and so the firm needs to apply for A to be approved to perform the PRA's Head of Key Business Area designated senior management function. However, A’s responsibilities do not change.

The firm should submit a revised single statement of responsibilities document along with the application to perform the PRA function.

The firm should submit a single statement of responsibilities document that covers both the FCA and the PRA functions.

It should not submit the revised single statement of responsibilities document separately to the FCA. Instead, it should include it as part of the application to the PRA.

2(15) Firm X has a branch in the United Kingdom. Firm Y is a UK authorised subsidiary3 of firm X.

Firm X is a third-country relevant authorised person and firm3 Y is a UK relevant authorised person.

Both firms apply for approval for the same individual (P) to perform the executive3director function.

There should be separate statement of responsibilities for P for each firm.

The single statement of responsibilities document means the single document described in SUP 10C.11.13D

SYSC 4.8.6RRP
(1) A firm must allocate each of the FCA-prescribed senior management responsibilities in rows (1) to (7) in the table in SYSC 4.8.9R to one or more SMF managers of the branch.(2) If the FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility in row (8) of the table in SYSC 4.8.9R (functions in relation to CASS) applies to a firm, the firm must allocate that FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility to one or more SMF managers of the branch.(3) A firm may not allocate an FCA-prescribed
SYSC 4.8.9RRP

Table: FCA-prescribed senior management responsibilities for third-country relevant authorised persons.

FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility in relation to the branch

Explanation

Equivalent PRA-prescribed UK branch senior management responsibility

(1) Responsibility for the firm’s performance of its obligations under the senior management regime

The senior management regime means the requirements of the regulatory system applying to relevant authorised persons insofar as they relate to SMF managers performing designated senior management functions, including SUP 10C (FCA senior management regime for approved persons in relevant authorised persons).

This responsibility includes:

(1) compliance with conditions and time limits on approval;

(2) compliance with the requirements about the statements of responsibilities (but not the allocation of responsibilities recorded in them);

and

(3) compliance by the firm with its obligations under section 60A of the Act (Vetting of candidates by relevant authorised

persons).

PRA-prescribed UK branch senior management responsibility 6.2(1)

(2) Responsibility for the firm’s performance of its obligations under the employee certification regime

The employee certification regime means the requirements of sections 63E and 63F of the Act (Certification of employees) and all other requirements of the regulatory system about the matters dealt with in those sections, including SYSC 5.2 (Certification Regime) and the corresponding PRA requirements.

PRA-prescribed UK branch senior management responsibility 6.2(2)

(3) Responsibility for compliance with the requirements of the regulatory system about the management responsibilities map

This responsibility does not include allocating responsibilities recorded in it.

PRA-prescribed UK branch senior management responsibility 6.2(3)

(4) Responsibility for management of the firm’s risk management processes in the UK

PRA-prescribed UK branch senior management responsibility 6.2(4)

(5) Responsibility for the firm’s compliance with the UKregulatory system applicable to the firm

PRA-prescribed UK branch senior management responsibility 6.2(5)

(6) Responsibility for the escalation of correspondence from the PRA, FCA and other regulators4 in respect of the firm to the governing body and/or the management body of the firm or, where appropriate, of the parent undertaking or holding company of the firm’sgroup

This includes taking steps to ensure that the senior management of the firm and, where applicable, the group, are made aware of any views expressed by the regulatory bodies and any steps taken by them in relation to the branch, firm or group.

PRA-prescribed UK branch senior management responsibility 6.2(6)

(7) Local responsibility for the firm’s policies and procedures for countering the risk that the firm might be used to further financial crime

(A) This includes the function in SYSC 6.3.8R (a firm must allocate overall responsibility to a director or senior manager within the firm for the establishment and maintenance of effective anti-money laundering systems and controls), if that rule applies to the firm.

(B) The firm may allocate this FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility to the MLRO but does not have to.

(C) If the firm does not allocate this FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility to the MLRO, this FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility includes responsibility for supervision of the MLRO.

(D) Local responsibility is defined in SYSC 4.8.10R (Local responsibility for a branch’s activities, business areas and management functions).

None

(8) Local responsibility for the firm’s compliance with CASS

(A) This responsibility only applies to a firm to which CASS applies.

(B) A firm may include in this FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility whichever of the following functions apply to the firm:

(1) CASS 1A.3.1R (certain CASS compliance functions for a CASS small firm);

(2) CASS 1A.3.1AR (certain CASS compliance functions for a CASS medium firm or a CASS large firm);

(3) CASS 11.3.1R (certain CASS compliance functions for certain CASS small debt management firms); or

(4) CASS 11.3.4R (certain CASS compliance functions for a CASS large debt management firm); but it does not have to.

(C) If the firm does not include the functions in (B) in this FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility, this FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility includes responsibility for supervision of the person performing the functions in (B) that apply to the firm.

(D) Local responsibility is defined in SYSC 4.8.10R (Local responsibility for a branch’s activities, business areas and management functions).

None

SUP 10C.10.7GRP

Outsourcing arrangements

1Outsourcing arrangements

Explanation

Submitting form

Firm A to firm B

The FCA will consider A to have taken reasonable care if it enters into a contract with B under which B is responsible for ensuring that the relevant FCA-designated senior management functions are performed by FCA-approved SMF managers, and that it is reasonable for A to rely on this.

Firm B submits FCA-approved persons forms on behalf of firm A.

Outsourcing by A to B (both being a member of the same United Kingdomgroup and each having its registered office in the United Kingdom)

See SUP 10C.3.9G

Either A or B may submit FCA-approved persons forms on behalf of firms in the group (see SUP 15.7.8G).

(i) A to B, where B:

(a) is not an authorised person; and

(b) is not part of the same group as A; or

(ii) A to B, where A is a branch of an overseas firm in the United Kingdom, and B is an overseasundertaking of the same group; or

(iii) A to B, where A is a UK authorised subsidiary of an overseas firm and B is an overseasundertaking of the same group.

Responsibility for (as opposed to the performance of) any activity outsourced to B will remain with A. See SYSC 8.

A ensures that an individual approved by the FCA or the PRA to perform a designated senior management function has responsibility for the outsourcedarrangement and A submits a form in relation to that individual.

SUP 10C.14.24GRP

Table: Explanation of the sections of the Act mentioned in SUP 10C.12.22G

1Section

Summary of relevant parts

Other Handbook material

Comments

Section 63(2A) (Duty to notify regulator of grounds for withdrawal of approval)

At least once a year, each firm must, in relation to every SMF manager for whom an approval has been given on the application of that firm:

(a) consider whether there are any grounds on which the FCA could withdraw the approval; and

(b) if the firm is of the opinion that there are such grounds, notify the FCA of those grounds.

FIT sets out guidance on the factors a firm should take into account when assessing the fitness and propriety of an approved person.

2

2

2

Section 64C of the Act (Requirement for relevant authorised persons to notify regulator of disciplinary action)

If:

(a) a firm takes disciplinary action in relation to an SMF manager; and

(b) the reason, or one of the reasons, for taking that action is a reason specified in SUP 15.11.6R;

the firm should notify the FCA of that fact.

SUP 15.11 (Notification of COCON breaches and disciplinary action)

An example of when a notification should be made using Form C rather than Form D is when a firm is required to notify the FCA under section 64C of the Act that it has dismissed an SMF manager.

SUP 10C.8.3GRP

Table: Examples of how the other local responsibility function applies

Example

Comments

(1) ‘A’ is allocated local responsibility for one of a branch’s main business lines. A is also appointed to perform a PRA-designated senior management function for the same branch.

A only needs approval to perform the PRA-designated senior management function.

(2) ‘A’ is outside the branch’s management structure and A’s responsibilities for the branch are limited to setting overall strategy for the branch. A does not have responsibility for implementing that strategy.

A is not performing the other local responsibility function. The reason for this is explained in SYSC 4.8.27G. SUP 10C.8.1R(2) is irrelevant to this example.

(3) A small branch undertakes two business lines (wholesale lending and corporate investments). ‘A’ is head of wholesale lending and is also an executive director of the branch. ‘B’ is head of corporate investments and does not sit on the branch management committee but reports to it on corporate investments. The branch allocates local responsibility for these functions to A and B. Neither A nor B performs any other PRA or FCA-designated senior management functions.

A only needs approval to perform the executive director function3. B needs approval to perform the other local responsibility function.

(4) A branch does not have a Head of Internal Audit. ‘P’ is allocated local responsibility for internal audit in relation to that branch.

P needs approval to perform the other local responsibility function. However, if P has already been approved to perform another PRA or FCA designated senior management function, then P will not be performing the other local responsibility function.

(5) ‘A’ is appointed to perform the executive3director function. The same branch also allocates local responsibility for some branch functions to A.

A only needs approval to perform the executive3director function.

(6) ‘A’ is approved to perform the other local responsibility function. Later, A is appointed to perform the executive3director function for the same firm.

A requires approval for the other local responsibility function when A is first appointed. When A is later approved to perform the executive3director function, A stops performing the other local responsibility function. The firm should use Form E to apply for approval for A to perform the executive3director function.

(7) ‘A’ is appointed to perform:

(a) the compliance oversight function for one firm (Firm X) in a group (which may or may not be a relevant authorised person); and

(b) a function coming within the scope of the other local responsibility function for another firm (which is a third-country relevant authorised person) in the same group (Firm Y).

A needs approval to perform the compliance oversight function for Firm X and the other local responsibility function for Firm Y.

(8) ‘A’ is appointed to take on some functions that come within the other local responsibility function. Later, A is appointed as chief risk officer.

On A’s first appointment, A will need to be approved to perform the other local responsibility function.

On being approved as chief risk officer, A stops performing the other local responsibility function as being chief risk officer is a PRA designated senior management function.

(9) ‘A’ is appointed as an executive director. A then resigns and takes up a job with the same firm coming within the other overall responsibility function.

On A’s first appointment, A will need to be approved to perform the executive3director function. A will need to get approval to perform the other overall responsibility function before A gives up being a director.

Note: Local responsibility is explained in SYSC 4.8.10R (Third-country relevant authorised persons: Allocation of responsibilities)

SUP 10A.17.2GRP
If the firm or its advisers have further questions, they should contact the FCA's Contact Centre (see SUP 10A.12.6 G).
APER 1.1A.7GRP

Table: Examples of what activities APER covers

FCA approved

PRA approved

Coverage of APER

FCA-authorised person

(1) Yes, in relation to firm A

Not applicable

Applies to the FCAcontrolled function. Also applies to any other function performed for firm A in relation to the carrying on by firm A of a regulated activity even if it is not a controlled function.

(2) Yes, in relation to firm A. No, in relation to firm B,

Not applicable

In relation to firm A, the answer is the same as for scenario (1). However, APER does not apply to any function that the approved person carries on in relation to firm B even if that function relates to regulated activities carried out by firm B. However, if the function that he performs in relation to firm B is a controlled function the approved person and firm B may be subject to legal sanctions (see SUP 10A.13.1 G to SUP 10A.13.2 G).

PRA-authorised person that is not a relevant authorised person, or a Solvency II firm or a small non-directive insurer.2

1

(3) Yes, in relation to firm A

No

The answer is the same as for scenario (1).

(4) No

Yes, in relation to firm A

Applies to PRAcontrolled function. Also applies to any other function performed for firm A in relation to the carrying on by firm A of a regulated activity even if it is not a controlled function.

(5) Yes, in relation to firm A

Yes, in relation to firm A

Applies to FCAcontrolled function and PRAcontrolled function. Also applies to any other function performed for firm A in relation to the carrying on by firm A of a regulated activity even if it is not a controlled function.

(6) Yes, in relation to firm A. No, in relation to firm B,

Yes, in relation to firm A. No, in relation to firm B,

In relation to firm A, the answer is the same as for scenario (5). However, APER does not apply to any function that the approved person carries on in relation to firm B even if that function relates to regulated activities carried out by firm B. However, if the function that he performs in relation to firm B is a controlled function the approved person and firm B may be subject to legal sanctions (see SUP 10A.13.1 G to SUP 10A.13.21G).

1PRA-authorised person that is a relevant authorised person, a Solvency II firm or a small non-directive insurer2.

1(7) Yes, in relation to firm A

No

No. APER does not apply to approved persons of relevant authorised persons, Solvency II firms or small non-directive insurers2. COCON applies instead.

1(8) No

Yes, in relation to firm A

The answer is the same as for scenario (7).

1(9) Yes, in relation to firm A

Yes, in relation to firm A

The answer is the same as for scenario (7).

SUP 10A.13.6GRP

Outsourcing arrangements

Outsourcing arrangements

Submitting form

Firm A to firm B

The FCA will consider A to have taken reasonable care if it enters into a contract with B under which B is responsible for ensuring that the relevant FCA controlled functions are performed by FCA-approved persons, and that it is reasonable for A to rely on this

Firm B submits FCA-approved persons forms on behalf of firm A

Outsourcing by A to B (both being a member of the same United Kingdom group and each having its registered office in the United Kingdom)

See SUP 10A.3.4 G

See SUP 15.7.8 G

(i) A to B, where B is a non-authorised person not part of the same group as A

(ii) A to B, where A is a branch of an overseas firm in the United Kingdom, and B is an overseas undertaking of the same group

(iii) A to B, where A is a UK authorised subsidiary of an overseas firm and B is an overseas undertaking of the same group

Responsibility for (as opposed to the performance of) any activity outsourced to B will remain with A. See SYSC 3.2.4 G and SYSC 8

A ensures that an individual approved by the FCA or the PRA under a controlled function that is a significant-influence function has responsibility for the outsourced arrangement and A submits a form in relation to that individual

SUP 10C.4.3RRP

Table of FCA-designated senior management functions for relevant authorised persons

1Part One: (FCA-designated senior management functions for relevant authorised persons)

Type

SMF

Description of FCA controlled function

FCA governing functions

SMF 3

Executive director function

SMF 13

Chair of the nomination committee function

FCA required functions

SMF 16

Compliance oversight function

SMF 17

Money laundering reporting function

SMF 18

Other overall responsibility function

2Part Two: (FCA-designated senior management functions for EEA relevant authorised persons)

Type

SMF

Description of FCA controlled function

FCA required functions

SMF 17

Money laundering reporting function

SMF 21

EEA branch senior manager function

2Part3Three: (FCA-designated senior management functions for third-country relevant authorised persons)

Type

SMF

Description of FCA controlled function

FCA governing function

SMF3

Executive3director function

FCA required functions

SMF16

Compliance oversight function

SMF17

Money laundering reporting function

SMF22

Other local responsibility function

SUP 10A.4.4RRP

FCA controlled functions

Part 1 (FCA controlled functions for FCA-authorised persons and appointed representatives)

Type

CF

Description of FCA controlled function

FCA governing functions*

1

Director function

2

Non-executive director function

3

Chief executive function

4

Partner function

5

Director of unincorporated association function

6

Small friendly society function

FCA required functions*

8

Apportionment and oversight function

10

Compliance oversight function

10A

CASS operational oversight function

11

Money laundering reporting function

40

Benchmark submission function1

50

Benchmark administration function1

Systems and controls function*

28

Systems and controls function

Significant management function*

29

Significant management function

Customer-dealing function3

3

30

Customer function

*FCA significant-influence functions

Part 2 (FCA controlled functions for PRA-authorised persons)

(See Note 1)

Type

CF

Description of FCA controlled function

4FCA governing functions*

1

Director function

(see Note 2)

42a

Chair of the nomination committee function(See Note 2 36)

42b

Chair of the with-profits committee function(See Note 2 36)

63

Chief executive function (see Note 3A)

45

Director of an unincorporated association function5 (See Note 2 3B6)

66

Small friendly society function (see Note 3C)

6

4

10

Compliance oversight function

10A

CASS operational oversight function

11

Money laundering reporting function

40

Benchmark submission function1

50

Benchmark administration function1

451

Actuarial conduct function (third country)

(see Note 4)

4Systems and controls function*

28

Systems and control function

(see Note 5)

Significant management function*

29

Significant management function

Customer-dealing function

30

Customer function

*FCA significant-influence functions

4Note 1: Part 2 of this table does not apply to appointed representatives of PRA-authorised persons, Part 1 applies instead. (See SUP 10A.4.2R.)

4Note 2:Solvency II firms (including large non-directive insurers) and small non-directive insurers6.

Note 3:Solvency II firms (including large non-directive insurers) only.6

4

6Note 3A:small non-directive insurers only.

6Note 3B:Solvency II firms (including large non-directive insurers) and small non-directive insurers.

6Note 3C:small non-directive insurers and large non-directive insurers only.

4Note 4: Third country insurance or reinsurance undertakings which are Solvency II firms only.

4Note 5: Only Solvency II firms that are:

(a) third-country insurance or reinsurance undertakings; or

(b) ISPVs.

SUP 10C.16.6GRP
Failing to disclose relevant information to the FCA may be a criminal offence under section 398 of the Act.
DEPP 2.5.18GRP
Some of the distinguishing features of notices given under enactments other than the Act are as follows: (1) [deleted]66(2) [deleted]66(3) Friendly Societies Act 1992, section 58A1: The warning notice and decision notice must set out the terms of the direction which the FCA6 proposes or has decided to give and any specification of when the friendly society is to comply with it. A decision notice given under section 58A(3) must give an indication of the society's right, given by
SYSC 4.6.14GRP
  1. (1)

    The guidance below applies to management responsibilities maps for branches maintained by third-country relevant authorised persons, subject to the modifications in (2):

    1. (a)

      SYSC 4.5.11G to SYSC 4.5.12G (Guidance about management responsibilities maps);

    2. (b)

      SYSC 4.5.15G (Single document);

    3. (c)

      SYSC 4.5.16G to SYSC 4.5.17G (Purpose of SYSC 4 Annex 1G (The main business activities and functions of a relevant authorised person));

    4. (d)

      SYSC 4.5.18G to SYSC 4.5.20G (Contents of SYSC 4 Annex 1G (The main business activities and functions of a relevant authorised person));

    5. (e)

      SYSC 4 Annex 1G (The main business activities and functions of a relevant authorised person); and

    6. (f)

      SYSC 4.5.21G to SYSC 4.5.22G (Records).

  2. (2)

    Unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms and cross-references in the guidance in (1) are modified as follows:

    Reference in guidance in (1)

    Modification

    firm

    treated as a reference to the branch

    governing body, senior management and senior personnel

    (a) treated as a reference to the branch’sgoverning body, senior management or senior personnel;

    (b) the Glossary definitions of these terms are adjusted so as to refer to the branch rather than the firm as a whole

    other overall responsibility function

    treated as a reference to the other local responsibility function

    SYSC 4.5.5R

    treated as a reference to SYSC 4.6.7R

    SYSC 4.5.7R

    subject to modification under SYSC 4.6.9R(2)

    SYSC 4.7.8R

    treated as a reference to SYSC 4.8.10R

    the reference to SYSC 4.5.13G in SYSC 4.5.15G(5)

    treated as a reference to SYSC 4.6.29G

FIT 1.1.4GRP

1Table: Situations to which FIT applies

What FIT applies to

Does it apply to relevant authorised persons?

Does it apply to firms that are not relevant authorised persons?

Comment

(1) A firm assessing the fitness and propriety of a candidate whom the firm is proposing to put forward for approval

Yes

No

However, the answer to Question 11 in SUP 10A Annex 1 (Frequently asked questions) says that the FCA's approval process is not a substitute for the checks that a firm should be carrying out on its prospective recruits. FIT may be a useful guide to matters that a firm that is not a relevant authorised person should take into account.

(2) A firm assessing the continuing fitness and propriety of an approved person

Yes

No

However, a firm should employ personnel with the skills, knowledge and expertise necessary for the discharge of the responsibilities allocated to them (SYSC 5.1). FIT may be a useful guide to matters which a firm should take into account if it is not a relevant authorised person.

(3) The FCA assessing the fitness and propriety of a candidate for approval as an approved person

Yes

Yes

(4) The FCA assessing the continuing fitness and propriety of an approved person

Yes

Yes

SUP 10C.15.3GRP

Table: FCA approved persons forms and other documents

1Form or other document

Purpose

Handbook requirement

the relevant Form A

SUP 10C Annex 2D

Application to perform designated senior management functions under the approved persons regime

SUP 10C.10.8D

Form B

SUP 10A Annex 5R

Notice to withdraw an application to perform controlled functions under the approved persons regime

SUP 10C.10.36R

Notice to withdraw an application to vary an approval under the senior management regime for SMF managers

SUP 10C.13.15R

Form C

SUP 10A Annex 6R

Notice of ceasing to perform controlled functions

SUP 10C.14.5R

Form D

SUP 10A Annex 7R

Notification of changes in personal information or application details or functions

SUP 10C.14.13R

SUP 10C.14.15R

Notification about fitness or of breach of conduct rules

SUP 10C.14.18R

SUP 10C.14.22R

Form E

SUP 10C Annex 3D

Internal transfer of an approved person

SUP 10C.10.9D

Form I

SUP 10C Annex 4D

Application to vary a conditional approval under the senior management regime for SMF managers

SUP 10C.13.6D

Form J

SUP 10C Annex 6D

Notification of significant change to a statement of responsibilities

SUP 10C.11

Relevant3statement of responsibilities

2

SUP 10C Annex 5D

SUP 10C.11

Note: Some of the forms are also used in SUP 10A, which deals with the approved persons regime for firms that are not relevant authorised persons.

Therefore:

(1) where column three refers to the approved persons regime, that includes the senior management regime for SMF managers in this chapter, as well as the regime in SUP 10A for approved persons in firms that are not relevant authorised persons;

(2) where column three refers to approved persons, that includes SMF managers in this chapter as well as other approved persons in SUP 10A

COCON 1.1.2RRP
  1. (1)

    COCON applies to:

    1. (a)

      an SMF manager;

    2. (b)

      an employee (“P”) of a relevant authorised person who:

      1. (i)

        performs the function of an SMF manager;

      2. (ii)

        is not an approved person to perform the function in question; and

      3. (iii)

        is required to be an approved person at the time P performs that function; and

    3. (c)

      an employee of a relevant authorised person who would be an SMF manager but for SUP 10C.3.13R (The 12-week rule);

    4. (d)

      a certification employee employed by a relevant authorised person, even if the certification employee has not been notified that COCON applies to them or notified of the rules that apply to them;

      2
    5. (e)

      an employee of a relevant authorised person who would be a certification employee but for SYSC 5.2.27R(1) (Scope: emergency appointments) or SYSC 5.2.28AR (Scope: temporary UK role)6; and12

    6. (f)

      [Not used]22

    7. (g)

      an FCA-approved person or PRA-approved person approved to perform a controlled function in a Solvency II firm (including a large non-directive insurer) or a small non-directive insurer4.2

  2. (2)

    For Swiss general insurers, references in this sourcebook to parts of the PRA Rulebook for ‘Solvency II firms’ are to be read as references to the corresponding parts of the PRA Rulebook applying to large non directive insurers.7

  3. (3)

    COCON does not apply to approved persons approved to perform a controlled function in SUP 10A.1.15R to SUP 10A.1.16BR (appointed representatives).2