The Training Environment For Financial Services

Meeting your Responsibilities as a Senior Manager

12 Jul 2022, remote delivery

9:30am to 12:45pm

Course fees: £395.00 + vat per person

Savings for multiple registrations

Outline & Objectives

The Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR) subjects senior managers in financial institutions to a more intense and intrusive level of scrutiny than ever before and is a key element of the regulatory drive to improve culture, governance and accountability throughout the industry.

Interpreting and applying aspects of the new regime in practice is not always straightforward matter but the consequences of failing to comply with the enhanced requirements have the potential to be damaging for holders of registered senior management functions (SMFs) and highly disruptive for their organisation.

Accordingly, this focused event is specifically designed to help Senior Managers:

  • Make sure you are fully aware of your regulatory obligations under the new Senior Manager Regime and what this means for your day-to-day activity as a SMF
  • Understand the impact of the regime especially in key areas such as governance, risk management, culture and conduct risk
  • Examine the extent of your obligations relating to the Conduct Rules and your Certification staff
  • Consider how to maintain and demonstrate ongoing competence
  • Highlight and avoid common compliance pitfalls and problem areas
  • Know what to expect from regulatory interviews and visits

Who will benefit?

This event will be of value to individuals falling under the scope of the Senior Manager regime or about to become so. It will also be of interest to those responsible for managing or supporting Senior Managers. This programme is particularly useful ahead of a regulatory visit or as part of the induction for senior managers. (We offer an in-house course dealing specifically with the Senior Insurance Managers Regime: please contact us for further information.)

Training Approach

This course will be delivered via a real time slide sharing and live audio visual platform, accessible by desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Class size will be limited to ensure a high quality and interactive learning experience.




Course Leader

Gary Pitts has over 25 years of compliance experience, including spells as regulator and working in leading asset management, investment banking and hedge fund organisations. He is a former director of Cayman and Luxembourg domiciled hedge funds, as well as regulated companies in the UK and South Africa and has been an FSA/FCA registered person in Controlled Functions 10 and/or 11 since 2001 and now runs his own regulatory and governance consultancy, Tetractys Partners LLP. Gary is a regular conference speaker and author of technical articles on compliance-related topics, sits on the regulatory advisory group of the Journal of Securities Operations and Custody and holds Masters degrees from Oxford and London Universities and an MBA from the Open University Business School. He brings a combination of compliance and commercial experience, in terms of both practical implementation and Board level oversight, to the training he delivers.

Course Programme

Session Content
Senior Managers: the regulatory framework and approach
  • The regulatory structure and mandate
  • The key regulatory requirements for Senior Managers and what this means in practice
  • New developments under the FCA/PRA
  • Outcomes focussed regulation backed by “credible deterrence” strategy
Senior Managers & Certification Regime
  • Core, limited scope and enhanced firms
  • Senior Management Functions
  • Responsibility maps and statements of responsibility
  • Certification requirements
  • Conduct Rules
  • Enhanced Fitness and Propriety requirements
  • Competence requirements
  • Recruitment
Risk systems and controls
  • Systems and controls in key areas
  • Risk management and what the regulators will be looking for
  • Key elements of good governance
  • Remuneration and risk
  • Common problem areas
Regulatory hot topics
  • Experiences under the PRA and FCA
  • Regulatory developments
  • Oversight and Controls
  • What to expect from regulatory visits




This course can be delivered in-house at a time and location to suit your business and tailored to suit your people and organisation. We can also create bespoke training when something very specific is needed.Please contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail and at no obligation.

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