Simmons & Simmons launch

Simmons & Simmons LLP (“Simmons”) launched on PartnerVine today. The first product from Simmons is SMCR Academy, an e-learning solution that helps asset management firms meet their training requirements for the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR). Simmons is an international law firm with more than 1,500 lawyers in 23 offices in major business and financial centres around the globe, and sells legal products through its wholly owned subsidiary, Simmons & Simmons Solutions Limited.

“We’re really excited to be launching the SMCR Academy on PartnerVine,” says Lee Curtis, head of Sales at Simmons, “Our products will be a good fit for the platform's passionate community of users. Given the impending FCA deadline requires solo-regulated firms to have trained all conduct staff by 31 March, we believe that this solution is of clear value to the asset management industry.”

“Simmons is one of the major reasons we started PartnerVine,” says Jordan Urstadt, CEO of PartnerVine. “They’ve been delivering extraordinary value with software since they launched their first product in 2007, and their products are global leaders. The best software solutions take years of investment and iteration, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with a firm that takes its long-term commitment to quality legal services delivered with software as seriously as we do.”

SMCR Academy is an e-learning solution for asset management firms subject to the FCA’s Senior Managers & Certification Regime. SMCR Academy is a series of 11 e-learning modules designed by the regulatory lawyers at Simmons that cover both general training on the FCA’s Conduct Rules and specific training for individual roles at asset management firms. Role-specific case studies have been based on Simmons experience to provide realistic training scenarios. The FCA requires solo-regulated firms to confirm compliance with the SMCR training covered by SMCR Academy by 31 March.

About Simmons & Simmons. Simmons has been at the forefront of the delivery of legal services with software since 2007, when Simmons launched the navigator series of legal products for the asset management industry. Since then, Simmons has expanded its scope to 31 legal products covering various aspects of the asset management, insurance, banking and other industries where Simmons clients regularly require advice. Simmons & Simmons Solutions Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Simmons.

More information

To go to the SMCR Academy product page, click here.

For a review of SMCR Academy, go here.

For information on Simmons, go here.

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