If your firm has set the Investment Management Certificate as an exam determinant in connection with SYSC5.1 (“A firm must employ personnel with the skills …” etc.) then a reminder that there are changes in hand (of course, if you are a retail firm then TC App 1.1 will determine for which activities an exam is required).
The result is that if any persons are planning to take the IMC then they will either have to complete it before the end of this August or wait until 1 September when a new syllabus applies. The changes come about as a result of the Retail Distribution Review. Note that the changes will apply regardless of whether or not your firm deals with retail clients.
The link, left, will take you to the CFA website which in turn has a pdf attachment which explains what is happening in greater detail.