Solo Regulated Firms have been living with the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR) now since December 2019, and the impact of Covid-19 means the landscape of our professional world continues to change and evolve as we all respond to the impact of the pandemic (“work from home again if you can”!). Firms continue to feel the impact in terms of remote working, communication challenges and the trials of managing people from a distance.
We saw recently that Megan Butler called on firms to rethink the way they supervise staff who are working from home and the FCA has also updated its guidance on Key Workers. The challenge of certifying colleagues for the first time is looming, the regulator continues to focus on the need for firms to act with integrity, and those with responsibilities for competency and firms’ governance procedures continue to have heavy workloads. We regularly receive feedback that says firms and individuals are gaining some comfort from evaluating their firm’s approach to SM&CR through group discussion and debate with peers.
So, join the Worksmart team, and special guest, Marian Bloodworth, Employment Law partner in the Financial Services group at Kemp Little, for another lively discussion and update on the key issues and considerations on this topic, together with a demonstration of how the Worksmart Accord solution can help you and your organisation manage all of the component parts of the new Regime.
To register for this FREE webinar, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8915947175457/WN_KBQFCc7RS7GN_xMXcOuAJg