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Navigating the IFPR Landscape: A Comprehensive Guide for Investment Firms

Navigating the IFPR Landscape: A Comprehensive Guide for Investment Firms

ifpr investment firmsIFPR: At, we understand that staying compliant with ever-evolving regulations like the Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR) can be a daunting task. That’s why we’re here to provide you with a detailed roadmap to help you navigate the complexities of IFPR and ensure your investment firm’s success.

Section 1: Initial Assessment of IFPR Impact
The first crucial step in your IFPR journey is to assess the impact on your firm. We’ll guide you through:

1.1. IFPR -Classifying Your Firm:
– Differentiating between ‘Small and non-interconnected firm’ and ‘Non-small and non-interconnected firm’ based on your activities’ quantitative assessment.

1.2. IFPR -Regulatory Capital Evaluation:
– Determining if your existing capital instruments qualify as ‘common equity tier 1 capital,’ ‘additional tier 1 capital,’ or ‘tier 2 capital.’
– Understanding the FCA’s tightening definition of regulatory capital.

1.3. IFPR -Capital Requirement Changes:
– Exploring significant changes to capital requirements, including the introduction of the ‘fixed overheads requirement’ and K-factors.
– Unveiling the nine K-factors and their relevance to your firm’s risk profile.

1.4. IFPR -Transitional Rules:
– Discovering the generous transitional rules allowing firms to build required capital over five years.
– The importance of tracking base capital, fixed overheads, and K-factor requirements.

Section 2: IFPR -Building a Robust Risk Management Framework
The FCA emphasizes the need for robust internal governance and risk management under IFPR. We’ll help you establish:

2.1.IFPR – Internal Capital Adequacy and Risk Assessment (ICARA):
– Implementing ICARA as the centerpiece of your risk management.
– Conducting business model assessment, capital forecasting, and risk assessment.

2.2. IFPR -Wind-Down Planning:
– Understanding the ‘Overall Financial Adequacy Rule’ (OFAR) and its requirements.
– Developing a credible wind-down plan, including timelines, resource needs, employee considerations, and IT systems.

Section 3: IFPR -Staying Informed and Prepared
To thrive in the IFPR landscape, staying informed is essential. We’ll keep you updated on:

3.1. IFPR -Monthly Monitoring Requirements:
– Familiarizing yourself with new monthly monitoring requirements.
– Navigating quarterly regulatory returns.

3.2. IFPR -MiFIDPRU Remuneration Code:
– Complying with the MiFIDPRU Remuneration Code and its proportionality rules.
– Adapting your remuneration policy based on your firm’s classification.

3.3. IFPR -Future Developments:
– Anticipating upcoming changes with the FCA’s third consultation paper and final rules.

At, we’re committed to helping you achieve a seamless transition to IFPR. By following our comprehensive guide, you’ll be well-prepared to meet the challenges of IFPR compliance and secure your firm’s success.

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