Andrew Henderson, Eversheds

As SM&CR deadline looms, do hedge fund managers need to panic?

With so much bandwidth being absorbed by the gravitational pull of Brexit, hedge fund managers could be forgiven for paying short shrift to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR), which formally comes into effect on 9 December 2019. 

Set to replace the existing UK Approved Persons Regime (APR), it is a relatively straightforward regulation, intellectually speaking, and nowhere near as daunting as the 7,000 page tome of MiFID II, but even so managers are advised not to leave it too late to ensure senior managers have been properly trained and made aware of their roles and responsibilities. 

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