SMCR Guidance Document Senior Managers and Certification Regime: A Brief Guide to Implementation and Operation Download SMCR document On 9 December 2019, the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) went live for all firms under the sole authorisation of the FCA. The drivers behind the SMCR include enhanced individual accountability and effecting positive cultural change to shape conduct at all levels of FCA authorised firms. Our inter-disciplinary SMCR team has already advised firms and individuals across the financial services sector. We provide a comprehensive service including regulatory compliance, employment and corporate services as well as contentious legal support if required. For more information please contact our SMCR team.