Senior Managers & Certification Regime

Over the years, in the financial markets and in the business of financial institutions, lots of scandals, crises and liquidations have been experienced.

Rate-rigging by banks, rogue trading by market participants and mis-selling by financial intermediaries altogether form some notorious examples. The listing of debacles is non-exhaustive and ever growing. Obviously, undesirable behaviours must be halted.

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) is setting minimum standards for individuals in firms and driving a culture of accountability for misconduct. The regime provides a robust framework for individuals and leaders to think about their actions. Obviously, in reality, in a professional environment, there is needed much more than just that.

The objective of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) is to reduce harm to consumers and to strengthen market integrity. This is achieved by making individuals more accountable for their conduct and competence.

The SM&CR is made up of three components, namely direct accountability, fit and proper employees and conduct rules.



Learning Activities


Video Lessons

We offer a one-stop shop

MAC provides training in the field of conduct. Our curriculum covers wide range of online training course in the field of misconduct. It includes misbehaviour at work, how one treats colleagues or clients, but also financial crime plus insider trading and market manipulation.

The intuitive, multilingual learning environment offers extensive reporting opportunities to keep track of learner progress and is the ideal one-stop-shop to comply with your educational obligations.

Advanced Reporting

Keep track of learners proceedings & results, as proof of awareness


Via training & examination your employees can become Certified Professionals in several areas of Market Abuse

One Solution

Meet your educational obligations in one package and on one learning platform

“We use MAC because it unburdens our compliance function and meets our requirement to train staff, create awareness and update periodically. The learning platform is very intuitive for learners and allows us to download reports on proceedings and exam results.”

Henrik Kaspersen, Compliance Officer at Danske Commodities


The educational program Senior Managers & Certification Regime consists of four courses:

1. Background & Scope

This training covers an introduction to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR). It touches on the basics of the package and sets out which authorities play a role in this field. The reasons for the introduction of SM&CR is covered, while explaining its objectives.

2. Conduct Rules

This training covers the fundamentals of the Conduct Rules, which are part of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR). During the course it is explained what types of Conduct Rules there are and to which professionals these apply.

3. Certification Regime

This training touches on the basics of the Certification Regime. In this course it is explained what this regime is about and to whom it applies. Attention is given to the role firms in scope have to perform and how to organise this.

4. Senior Managers Regime

This training covers the fundamentals of the Senior Managers Regime (SMR). In the course it is set outwhich Senior Manager Functions there are. Attention is also given to Regulator Approval, Prescribed Responsibilities, Statements of Responsibilities and the Responsibilities Map.


For professionals, a learning licence is available for Unlimited Access to a standard selection of training courses. A learner can access the selected online courses at a lump sum, with 24/7 availability during a 12-month period.
*Prices are in euro, and, if applicable, exclusive of VAT, for a 12-month contract.

Getting Started

In three simple steps you can aquire access for to our education for learners in your company:

Place Order

Fill in our online order form to request access to our trainings

Invoice & Payment

Shortly after placing your order, you will receive an invoice by e-mail

Get Access

Once payment of your invoice is received, you will receive access codes to grant access to learners in your team

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Market Abuse Centre facilitates prevention & detection of misconduct. We set learning standards for minimum required knowledge and provide training accordingly.


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