The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Relevant Authorised Persons) Order 2015 comes into force on 9 November 2015. The effect of the Order will be to extend the definition of an authorised person to include foreign financial services firms that have a branch in the UK and are credit institutions or PRA-designated investment firms for the purposes of the senior managers and certification regime. The new regime applies to individuals performing a senior management function and introduces into FSMA several provisions designed to promote a clear allocation of responsibilities to senior managers and enhance their individual accountability.