Related provisions for TC 2.1.19
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A firm is permitted to suspend the requirements of TC 2.1.15 R in respect of a retail investment adviser for the period of time during which the retail investment adviser is continuously absent from work, if that absence is due to:17(1) maternity, paternity or adoption leave;(2) long-term illness or disability; (3) caring responsibilities for a family member who has a long-term illness or disability; or(4) any other absence allowed in order for the firm to meet its statutory duties
All continuing professional development should:17(1) be relevant to the retail investment adviser's current role and any anticipated changes to that role;(2) maintain the retail investment adviser's knowledge by reference to current qualification standards relevant to the retail investment adviser's role;(3) contribute to the retail investment adviser's professional skill and knowledge;(4) address any identified gaps in the retail investment adviser's technical knowledge; (5)
Continuing professional development completed by a retail investment adviser in relation to activities other than acting as a retail investment adviser should not be taken into account for the purposes of TC 2.1.15 R unless it is also relevant to the activity of acting as a retail investment adviser.1717
A firm must, for the purposes of TC 3.1.1 R (Record keeping), make and retain records of:17(1) the continuing professional development completed by each retail investment adviser; and(2) the dates of and reasons for any suspension of the continuing professional development requirements under TC 2.1.17 R.17
A firm must ensure that a retail investment adviser confirms annually in writing that the retail investment adviser has, in the preceding 12 months:17(1) complied with APER or COCON (as applicable)20; and(2) if applicable, completed the continuing professional development required under TC 2.1.15 R. 17
The independent verification in TC 2.1.27 R must be obtained by a firm: 17(1) in respect of a competent retail investment adviser who began to carry on the activity of a retail investment adviser on or before 31 December 2012, within 60 days of that date and of the anniversary of that date thereafter;(2) in respect of a retail investment adviser who began to carry on the activity of a retail investment adviser on or after 1 January 2013, within 60 days of the date on which the
17A firm must notify the FCA as soon as reasonably practicable after it becomes aware, or has information which reasonably suggests, that any of the following events has occurred or may have occurred in relation to any of its retail investment advisers, and the event is significant:(1) a retail investment adviser, who has been assessed as competent for the purposes of TC 2.1.1 R, is no longer considered competent for those purposes; (2) a retail investment adviser has failed to
17When considering whether an event is significant a firm should include the following in its considerations:(1) the potential risk of consumer detriment as a result of the event;(2) whether the event or a pattern of events indicate recurrent issues in relation to one or more retail investment advisers; and(3) its obligations under Principle 11.
1In interpreting the table of reasonable non-monetary benefits, retail investment product providers5 should be aware that where a benefit is made available to one firm and not another, this is more likely to impair compliance with the client's best interests rule and that, where any benefits of substantial size or value (such as adviser training programmes or significant software) are made available to firms that are subject to the rules on adviser charging and remuneration (COBS
1ActivityProducts/SectorsIs there an appropriate qualification4requirement?4Designated investment business carried on for a retail clientProviding basic advice1.Stakeholder products excluding a deposit-based stakeholder productNoAdvising or giving personal recommendations (as relevant)132.Giving personal recommendations on securities13 which are not stakeholder pension schemes, personal pension schemes7 or broker fundsYes3.Giving personal recommendations on derivatives13Yes24.Giving
1Introduction1.An accredited body is a body appearing in the list of such bodies in the Glossary.112.Information on accredited bodies, including guidance on the process for including an applicant body in the list, is set out below and the obligation to pay the application fee is set out in FEES 3.2.3.[deleted]11Process for including a body in the list of accredited bodies4.In considering the compatibility of a proposed addition with the statutory objectives, the FCA will determine