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Legislative initiative: SM&CR - Senior Managers and Certification Regime

Remember, Remember, the 5th of November… FCA, conduct and Ops

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On Thursday last week, 5th November, the FCA published three Decision Notices, all prohibiting individuals from performing “any function in relation to any regulated activity carried on by any authorised or exempt persons or exempt professional persons” as each lacked “the necessary integrity and reputation required to work in the regulated financial services sector”. The offences


With enough regulatory change to last another decade already, JWG remains committed to collaborating throughout the pandemic. We look forward to a robust on-line discussion with colleagues from Avivia, Blackrock, GAM, Itau Unibanco, Janus Henderson, Northern Trust, RBC, Renaissance Capital, Macquarie, Santander, Scotia Bank, Soc Gen, State Street, TD and Westpac.   Please see the


The FCA issued Market Watch 63 with a grave warning of post-COVID surveillance thematic or retrospective review. This confirms the expectations of many last month (minutes attached)  and we are delighted to add it to our meeting’s agenda as we discuss the worked SM&CR Surveillance guidance example to define how the deliverables can help firms


GDPR and data security by design

In exactly one year, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply across the European Union, yet firms are struggling to prepare for new data security obligations due to the sheer quantity of regulations due to be enforced in 2018. With the current date of MiFID II being 3 January 2018 and PSD2 due 10


SMCR: one year on…

7 March 2017 marked the first anniversary of the implementation of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). The rules set out by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority seek to instil a culture of conduct and responsibility across the UK banking sector by focusing on individual accountability and placing explicit standards on


The common image of a cybercriminal is that of a slovenly, yet highly-skilled, individual sitting alone in a basement having not seen daylight in weeks.  The modern cybercriminal, however, is far removed from this. Cybercriminals are organised in large networks, often well-funded and highly talented which allows them to unleash devastating attacks.  According to online


Only hours before JWG’s Customer Data Management Group (CDMG) met on 23 February, an announcement was made that more than a third of firms that submitted their responsibilities under the Senior Managers Regime (SMR) had been rejected for technical reasons. The UK FCA/PRA SMR passed its first major milestone for grandfathering on 8 February and


There will no doubt be many concerned faces amongst senior management this year as the new rules for the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMR) come into force over the next 12 months.  The first implementation date will be in February 2016 when firms will have to submit documents for grandfathering, then commencement of the


The FCA has just dropped their comprehensive review of UK banking culture, which focused on whether pay, promotions or incentives in the financial sector encourage malpractice.  Shortly after its announcement last year, it has been shelved, with the FCA citing that each business is unique and thus cannot easily be compared. To some this is