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 authorised only by the FCA. The drivers behind the SMCR include enhanced individual accountability and effecting positive cultural change to influence conduct at all levels of FCA authorised firms. Our inter-disciplinary SMCR team has experience advising 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 should it be necessary. For more information please contact our SMCR team.