Individuals who seek to be authorised to carry out one or more activities for a regulated firm, called “controlled functions”, must submit an application to the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”). This includes Directors, Compliance Officer, MLRO and customer facing staff.
Haydon Thomas, Associate Director of Newgate Compliance, with over 20 years’ authorisation experience, provides some top tips to getting individuals authorised.
The Approved Persons regime will be replaced by the Senior Management & Certification Regime from 9 December 2019. A different application process will be in place at such time.
See also our article “Top Tips When Seeking FCA Authorisation”.
Whether you’re thinking of becoming an approved person, or your firm is seeking to ensure that its controlled functions are undertaken in a compliant manner, we offer unrivalled experience to ensure you meet your FCA obligations.
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