UK Conduct Regulator Extends Absence Cover Under Senior Managers Regime05/06/2020The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has extended the maximum period for which FCA solo-regulated firms are permitted to arrange cover for a Senior Manager without seeking the FCA's approval from 12 to 36 weeks, within a consecutive 12-month period. Firms will be able to reallocate an absent Senior Manager's prescribed responsibilities for up to a 36-week period via an application for a modification by consent of the FCA's standard 12-week rule. The modification by consent will apply from the date of the firm's application until April 30, 2021. The FCA is yet to issue any further guidance regarding the application of the 12-week rule to U.K. dual-regulated firms.
View the FCA's modification by consent to the 12-week rule.
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