The FCA has published a short statement following the HM Treasury announcement that it plans to make changes to the Senior Managers’ and Certification Regime, which was introduced by the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013.
Tracey McDermott, acting chief executive of the FCA, said:
“Extending the Senior Managers’ and Certification Regime is an important step in embedding a culture of personal responsibility throughout the financial services industry.”
“While the presumption of responsibility could have been helpful, it was never a panacea. There has been significant industry focus on this one, small element of the reforms, which risked distracting senior management within firms from implementing both the letter and spirit of the regime. The Senior Managers’ and Certification Regime is intended to deliver better decisions to help avoid problems arising. We remain committed to holding individuals to account where they fail to meet our standards.”