Smcr Conduct


In December 2019 the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) was extended to cover all FCA-authorised firms, replacing the previous Approved Persons Regime for these firms.

As part of the SM&CR, the FCA introduced a new set of Conduct Rules that apply to all employees within firms – not just approved individuals. These enforceable rules set basic standards of good personal conduct against which the regulator can hold people to account. The FCA views these Conduct Rules as a means to improve standards of individual behaviour in firms from the top down and the bottom up. The Conduct Rules are described as a meaningful change in the standards of conduct the regulator expects from those working in the industry.

Course Details

  • Introduction – application and logic of the SM&CR Conduct Rules
  • FCA’s Code of Conduct (COCON)
  • The two tiers of SM&CR Conduct Rules
    • The five individual Conduct Rules
    • The four Senior Manager Conduct Rules
  • Exclusion of ancillary staff
  • Activities to which the rules apply
  • FCA guidance on the rules
  • The notification and training requirement
  • Breach reporting and the annual notification
  • End of module assessment

Note – The FCA’s rules require firms to ensure employees understand the practical impact of the Conduct Rules in their own roles. As a result, we recommend that this module is supplemented by tailored training to ensure understanding of how the rules apply in the context of specific job roles.

Key features of our eLearning include:


Inhouse Experts
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Experienced, full-time GRC practitioners
Fully Customisable
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Access All Modules
No restriction to module access
Multi Device
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Trackable Testing
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Easy to generate reports on progress and results
Flexible Implementation
Flexible Implementation
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