Financial Conduct Authority Publishes Policy Statement on Remuneration in Capital Requirements Directive IV Firms
05/03/2017The Financial Conduct Authority has published a Policy Statement containing final Handbook text and guidance on the requirements for remuneration policies that apply to firms subject to the Capital Requirements Directive IV. Such firms are required to comply with the FCA's Remuneration Code. The FCA consulted on these from September to November 2016. The final rules are broadly as consulted upon, with minor changes to clarify the status of "retention awards" as being different from "guaranteed variable remuneration".
The FCA has aligned its Handbook provisions to comply with the European Banking Authority Guidelines on Sound Remuneration Policies, which came into force on January 1, 2017. The FCA has also published new non-Handbook guidance to address frequently asked questions on remuneration. The Prudential Regulation Authority further published a Policy Statement and final consolidated Supervisory Statement on its expectations on remuneration on April 12, 2017, which aims to bring its approach in line with the EBA Guidelines.
View the Policy Statement.
View the FCA Guidance.
View the EBA Guidance.