Related provisions for SYSC 4.5.17
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Table: examples of how the requirements for submitting statements of responsibilities work1ExampleComments(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
(1) A firm'sstatements of responsibilities for its SMF managers should together demonstrate that there are no gaps in the allocation of responsibilities among its SMF managers.(2) A firm'sstatements of responsibilities should be interpreted, where possible, so as to avoid any gaps in the allocation of responsibility for its activities among its SMF managers.(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) are not relevant to EEA relevant authorised persons.2
Table: FCA-prescribed senior management responsibilitiesFCA-prescribed senior management responsibilityExplanationEquivalent PRA-prescribed senior management responsibilityPart One (applies to all firms)(1) Responsibility for the firm's performance of its obligations under the senior management regimeThe senior management regime means the requirements of the regulatory system applying to relevant authorised persons insofar as they relate to SMF managers performing designated
(1) SYSC 4.7.8R (Allocation of overall responsibility for a firm’s activities, business areas and management functions) requires overall responsibility for various aspects of a firm's affairs to be allocated to an SMF manager.(2) This requirement does not prevent a firm from relying on an employee of a company in the same group to perform the function.(3) A firm has two main choices about how to fit such arrangements into the senior management regime for relevant authorised persons.(a)
SYSC 4.7.26G (a firm should normally allocate responsibility for particular areas to a single SMF manager) does not mean that the FCA expects there to be a separate person with overall responsibility for each individual business area in SYSC 4 Annex 1G (The main business activities and functions of a relevant authorised person).
Table: FCA-prescribed senior management responsibilities for third-country relevant authorised persons.FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility in relation to the branchExplanationEquivalent PRA-prescribed UK branch senior management responsibility(1) Responsibility for the firm’s performance of its obligations under the senior management regimeThe senior management regime means the requirements of the regulatory system applying to relevant authorised persons insofar as
SYSC 4.7.13G and SYSC 4.7.14G (meaning of overall responsibility for UK relevant authorised persons) apply to the meaning of overall responsibility in this section but as if:(1) references to the firm were to the branch; and(2) references to the chief executive were to the branchmanager or the person performing the PRA’s Head of Overseas Branch designated senior management function.
(1) Generally, where a firm allocates responsibility under SYSC 4.8.10R to one of the firm’sSMF managers who is not based in the branch the FCA would expect:(a) that the responsibility would not be allocated to a manager whose responsibilities for the branch are limited to setting overall strategy for the branch; and(b) that, instead, the firm would allocate it to a manager who is the most senior person responsible for implementing the strategy for the branch.(2) See SUP 10C.1.5AG
(1) A third-country relevant authorised person should allocate responsibility to its SMF managers for every area of the activities of its branch.(2) This is required by a mixture of: (a) SYSC 4.8.6R (FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility);(b) SYSC 4.8.10R (Local responsibility for a firm’s activities, business areas and management functions);(c) the requirements for FCA-designated senior management functions; and(d) the corresponding PRA requirements.
The FCA is under a duty, under section 59A of the Act (Specifying functions as controlled functions: supplementary), to exercise the power to specify any senior management function as an FCA controlled function in a way that it considers will minimise the likelihood that approvals need to be given by both the FCA and the PRA for the performance by a person of senior management functions in relation to the same PRA-authorised person.
A person (referred to as ‘A’ in this rule) is not performing an FCA governing function (referred to as the ‘particular’ FCA governing function in this rule) in relation to a PRA-authorised person (referred to as ‘B’ in this rule), at a particular time, if:(1) A has been approved by the PRA to perform any PRA-designated senior management function in relation to B;(2) throughout the whole of the period between the time of the PRA approval in (1) and the time in question, A has been
Table: Examples of how the need for dual FCA and PRA approval in relation to PRA-authorised persons is reduced1ExampleWhether FCA approval requiredWhether PRA approval requiredComments(1) A is appointed as chief risk officer and an executive director.No. He is not treated as performing the executive director function.YesChief risk officer is a PRA-designated senior management function. A’s functions as a director will be included in the PRA-designated senior management function.
(1) A management responsibilities map for a branch maintained by a third-country relevant authorised person must include the matters listed in SYSC 4.5.7R, subject to the modifications in (2).(2) Unless the context requires otherwise, the following terms in SYSC 4.5.7R are modified as follows:Reference in SYSC 4.5.7RModificationfirmtreated as a reference to the branchgoverning body, management body, senior management and senior personnel(a) treated as a reference to the branch’sgoverning
The management responsibilities map for a branch maintained by a third-country relevant authorised person should include functions that are:(1) included in a PRA controlled function under SUP 10C.9 (Minimising overlap with the PRA approved persons regime); or(2) excluded from the other local responsibility function under SUP 10C.8.1R (Exclusion for approved person with approval to perform other designated senior management functions).
An EEA relevant authorised person must, at all times, have a comprehensive and up-to-date document (the management responsibilities map) that describes the management and governance arrangements for any branch it maintains in the United Kingdom, including:(1) details of the reporting lines and the lines of responsibility; and(2) reasonable details about:(a) the SMF managers who carry out activities in relation to the branch; and(b) their responsibilities.
(1) This provision gives guidance on specific aspects of SYSC 4.6.16R and SYSC 4.6.18R.(2) A firm need only include summary details of the persons in SYSC 4.6.18R(1).(3) A branch’sSMF managers and members of its governing body or equivalent may overlap with its senior management and senior personnel. If so, the firm does not have to give the same details twice.(4) A firm should include details of individuals in addition to those in SYSC 4.6.18R(1) if they are needed to make the
Table: Explanation of the sections of the Act mentioned in SUP 10C.12.22G1SectionSummary of relevant partsOther Handbook materialCommentsSection 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
(1) 3None of the FCA-specified significant-harm functions extend to an individual (“P”) in relation to a firm if:(a) P is based outside the United Kingdom for the firm; and(b) in a 12-month period, P spends no more than 30 days performing what would otherwise be an FCA-specified significant-harm function for that firm within the territorial scope of this section as described in SYSC 5.2.19R.(2) Paragraph (1) only applies to the extent that P is appropriately supervised by: (a)
(1) The function of acting as a senior manager, with significant responsibility for a significant business unit, 2 is an FCA-specified significant-harm function.2(2) For a non-UK relevant authorised person’sbranch in the United Kingdom, the significant management function is limited to business units of the branch.2
(1) Except as described in SUP 10C.3.4G, in this chapter, FCA controlled function and FCA-designated senior management function cover the same functions.(2) Therefore, a function is only covered by SUP 10C.4.3R (Table of FCA-designated senior management 2functions for relevant authorised persons) if that function meets both the following sets of requirements:(a) the requirements of SUP 10C.3.6R (Definition of FCA controlled function: arrangements); and(b) the requirements of SUP
(1) A firm must use Form E (SUP 10C Annex 3D) where an approved person is both ceasing to perform one or more controlled functions and needs to be approved in relation to one or more FCA-designated senior management function within the same firm or group. (2) A firm must not use Form E if the approved person has never before been approved to perform for any firm:(a) an FCA controlled function that is a significant influence function;(b) an FCA-designated senior management function;
2A person performs the other local responsibility function in relation to a branch maintained in the United Kingdom by a third-country relevant authorised person if that person: (1) is performing:(a) a function allocated to that person under SYSC 4.8.10R (Local responsibility for a firm’s activities, business areas and management functions) in relation to the firm; or (b) FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility number (8) in the table in SYSC 4.8.9R (functions in relation
Table: Examples of how the other local responsibility function appliesExampleComments(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
(1) A person performs the EEA branch senior manager function in relation to the branch in the United Kingdom of an EEA relevant authorised person if that person has significant responsibility for one or more significant business units of the branch that carry on any of the activities listed in (2).(2) The activities listed in this paragraph are:(a) designated investment business other than dealing in investments as principal, disregarding article 15 of the Regulated Activities
5SYSC 4.7 says that a relevant authorised person, including a credit union, should:(1) allocate a number of specified management responsibilities (called FCA-prescribed senior management responsibilities) to one or more of its SMF managers; and(2) ensure that, at all times, one or more of its SMF managers have overall responsibility for each of the activities, business areas and management functions of the firm.
(1) 5The list of FCA-prescribed senior management responsibilities that a credit union should allocate is simpler than for most other relevant authorised persons.(2) SYSC 4.7.7R sets out a list of FCA-prescribed senior management responsibilities, including the ones that apply to credit unions.
The purpose of SUP 10C is: (1) to specify, under section 59 of the Act, descriptions of the FCA-designated senior management functions for relevant authorised persons, which are listed in SUP 10C.4.3R; (2) to specify the manner in which a firm must apply for the FCA's approval under section 59 of the Act and other procedures for FCA-approved SMF managers; and(3) describe the FCA's senior management regime for SMF managers in relevant authorised persons.
(1) 2Generally, where an overseas manager of a non-UK relevant authorised person has responsibilities in relation to its branch in the United Kingdom that are strategic only, they will not need to be an FCA-approved SMF manager.(2) However, where an overseas manager is responsible for implementing that strategy for its branch in the United Kingdom, and has not delegated that responsibility to an SMF manager in the United Kingdom, they will potentially be performing an FCA controlled
(1) The power to grant an approval subject to conditions or for a limited period only applies to senior management functions.(2) As all FCA controlled functions specified in this chapter are senior management functions, this means that this power applies to all FCA controlled functions specified in this chapter.(3) The FCA has (in SUP 10A) specified controlled functions for relevant authorised persons that are not designated senior management functions. See SUP 10C.1.7R to SUP
4(1) The designated senior management functions cover the top management roles in a firm.2(2) An approved person approved to perform a designated senior management function is called an SMF manager.2(3) Designated senior management functions only apply to relevant authorised persons, including credit unions. 2(4) All controlled functions in a credit union are designated senior management functions and every approved person in a credit union is also an SMF manager.2
2As well as listing the FCA’sdesignated senior management functions for credit unions and other relevant authorised persons, SUP 10C has other requirements about SMF managers:(1) SUP 10C sets out the procedures for applying for, granting, removing and varying approval as an SMF manager.(2) SUP 10C requires firms to give various types of reports to the FCA about their SMF managers.(3) SUP 10C explains that each firm must prepare a statement of responsibilities for each of its SMF
(1) SYSC 22.9.1R applies to keeping records created before the date this chapter came into force as well as ones created afterwards.(2) A full scope regulatory reference firm does not breach the requirements of this chapter by failing to include something in a reference because it destroyed the relevant records before the date this chapter came into force in accordance with the record keeping requirements applicable to it at the time of destruction.
9When determining under section 66A(5)(d) of the Act whether or not an SMF manager has taken such steps as a person in their position could reasonably be expected to take to avoid the contravention of a relevant requirement by the firm occurring (or continuing), additional considerations to which the FCA would expect to have regard include, but are not limited to:(1) the role and responsibilities of the SMF manager (for example, such steps as an SMF manager in a non-executive