With great power comes great responsibility. Yet in the era of the senior managers and certification regime (SMCR), heads of compliance have found out that even a medium amount of power now comes with an almost unpalatable amount of personal accountability - and legal jeopardy, writes Andrew Shrimpton. In many cases, this has already resulted in an unseemly game of buck-passing, as senior managers attempt to work out who is legitimately responsible for what - and what can be distributed elsewhere. And for the 10% of currently-approved persons who are not based in the UK, it has been tem...
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