Related provisions for SYSC 4.7.37
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(1) SYSC 25 says that certain SMCR firms6, including a credit union, should, at all times, have a comprehensive and up-to-date document that describes their6 management and governance arrangements. This is called the management responsibilities map.5(2) SYSC 25.4.14G6 has guidance on management responsibilities maps for small firms, which is likely to be of particular relevance to credit unions.
65(1) SYSC 24 says that certain SMCR firms, including a credit union, should6 allocate a number of specified management responsibilities (called FCA-prescribed senior management responsibilities) to one or more of their SMF managers6. (2) SYSC 26 says that certain SMCR firms, including a credit union, should6 ensure that, at all times, one or more of their6SMF managers have overall responsibility for each of the activities, business areas and management functions of the firm.
(1) A CASS small debt management firm, other than a not-for-profit debt advice body, must allocate to a director or senior manager1 responsibility for:1(a) oversight of the firm's operational compliance with CASS 11;1(b) reporting to the firm'sgoverning body in respect of that oversight; and1(c) completing and submitting a CCR005 return in accordance with SUP 16.12.29CR.1(2) [deleted]431
(1) [deleted]41(2) As a consequence of CASS 11.3.4R4, in a CASS large debt management firm (including a not-for-profit debt advice body fitting into that category) the function described in CASS 11.3.4R is required to be discharged by a director or senior manager.1(3) [deleted]4313(4) [deleted]413(4A) 3For an SMCR firm, the function in CASS 11.3.4R is not a separate controlled function and performing that function does not require approval as an approved person. Paragraphs (5)
(1) (a) This paragraph CASS 1A.3.1BG describes how CASS 1A.3.1AR applies to SMCR firms.8343(b) The8 function in CASS 1A.3.1AR is not a separate controlled function and performing that function does not require approval as an approved person. 837(c) 7However, nothing in paragraphs (1A) to (4) affects the requirement for the function in CASS 1A.3.1AR to be allocated to a single director or senior manager of sufficient skill and authority in accordance with CASS 1A.3.1AR and CASS
(1) A UK SMCR banking firm4 is required under SYSC 24.2.1R4 to allocate the FCA-prescribed senior management responsibility for acting as the firm’swhistleblowers’ champion. 242(2) SYSC 18.4.2R requires the appointment by an insurer of a director or senior manager as its whistleblowers’ champion. (3) This section sets out the role of the whistleblowers’ champion.(4) The FCA expects that a firm will appoint a non-executive director as its whistleblowers’ champion. A firm that does
(1) A firm should ensure that its appointed representative gives a reference when another firm (or its appointed representative) asks that appointed representative to give a reference in accordance with this chapter.(2) A firm is not responsible for its appointed representative’s giving references if another principal has accepted responsibility for this.(3) The appointed representative need not give the reference using the template in SYSC 22 Annex 1 (Template for regulatory
2As well as listing the FCA’sdesignated senior management functions for credit unions and other SMCR firms3, 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 managers. A statement
Frequently asked questions about allocation of functions in SYSC 4.4.5 RQuestionAnswer1Does an individual to whom a function is allocated under SYSC 4.4.5 R need to be an approved person13?8Yes. They13 will be performing the limited scope function13. However, the limited scope function does not apply to an EEA SMCR firm (except claims management firms) or an authorised professional firm that is a core SMCR firm.13131414141482If the allocation is to more than one individual, can
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
3In addition to the general factors outlined in DEPP 6.2.1 G, there are some additional considerations that the FCA4 will have regard to when deciding whether to take action against a person that performs a controlled function without approval contrary to section 63A of the Act.4(1) The conduct of the person. The FCA4 will take into consideration whether, while performing controlled functions without approval, the person committed misconduct in respect of which, if he had been
1In addition, the PRIIPs Regulation imposes requirements directly on appointed representatives for, amongst other things, regulated activity which their principal may have accepted responsibility. We would expect to usually take enforcement action against the principal, rather than the appointed representative, in these circumstances.
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. The firm is a PRA-authorised person5A 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