Bryan Garnier & Co Limited  


Financial Year Ended 31st /December/2022



1.1 Backgound

Bryan Garnier & Co Limited (“the Firm”) is prudentially regulated as a non-SNI MIFIDPRU investment firm. The firm’s principal activity is providing securities brokerage and investment banking services. Bryan Garnier’s dealing desks specialise in trading UK and European cash equities, equity derivatives and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Bryan Garnier also provides a full range of investment banking services, including private placements, M&A and equity research. The Firm is permitted to act for Eligible Counterparties, Professional clients, and Retail clients. Its ability to act for retail clients is limited solely to its arranging (bringing about) deals in investments Part 4A permission. The Firm is authorised and regulated under UK legislation by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”).

1.2 Scope of Application

Due to its ownership structure, the Firm is a member of an investment firm group and therefore is required to issue disclosures on a consolidated/ an individual basis for prudential purposes.

1.3 Disclosure Policy

This Disclosure is in line with the most recent published financial statements for the Firm as at 31/12/2022.

The MIFIDPRU Disclosure obligations, under MIFIDPRU chapter 8, require publication on an annual basis. The FCA expects this to be published on the Firm’s website. This Disclosure will be assessed and amended if there are any material changes within the period of Disclosure.

This Disclosure has been approved by the governing body of the Firm and is not subject to audit, except where they are prepared under accounting requirements for publication.


2.1 Bryan Garnier’s Board

The Board has overall responsibility for the activities of the Firm. The Board consists of the Firm’s directors. Together, they oversee the process of risk management, financial reports, and remuneration. As at the reporting date, the Board considered that it had in place adequate and appropriate systems and controls with regard to the Firm‘s strategy and that the Firm is properly resourced and skilled, to avoid or minimise loss.

2.2 Directorships

The total number of executive and non-executive directorships held by members of the Board as at 31/12/2022 are as below.


Name of Director/Senior Manager Prescribed Responsibilities Directorships
Olivier Marie Paul Garnier De Falletans





Chief Executive Director

Managing Director

Gregoire Revenu SMF 3

Executive Director

Managing Director


Directorships held within the same group are counted as a single directorship and those in non-commercial organisations are excluded.

2.3 Diversity

The Firm operates in a gender-neutral working environment and does not discriminate against any protected characteristics. The Firm ensures its Remuneration Policy is compliant with the Equality Act 2010


Under MIFIDPRU, the Firm’s senior management is responsible for establishing and maintaining its Internal Capital Adequacy and Risk Assessment (ICARA). This requires the Firm to assess the Firm’s capital and liquidity requirements and ensure it has sufficient own funds and liquidity resources at all times to meet the Overall Financial Adequacy Rule (OFAR) throughout the business cycle, whether in a Business as Usual or stressed environment. The ICARA assesses the aforementioned capital needs in a way which is consistent with the Firm’s stated risk profile and operating environment. The Firm ensures that throughout its ICARA process, it identifies its material risks which are reviewed and amended where necessary by the Firm’s board on an annual basis, and its winding down plan to ensure the Firm holds sufficient Own Funds and Liquidity to both mitigate its material risks and is able to wind down in an orderly manner.

The Firm’s general risk management objective is to minimise the risks to the Firm’s clients, its counterparties, and other stakeholders and to ensure it remains in full compliance with its regulatory and legal obligations. The Firm’s risk appetite is reviewed on a regular basis and updated in accordance with the evolving strategy, business model, financial capacity, business opportunities, regulatory constraints, and other internal and external factors.

The Firm oversees and manages its risks through a combination of routine monitoring of policies and procedures, an efficient reporting process, an annual independent audit, a Compliance Manual, and the use of an independent outsourced compliance adviser. The Board of Directors has the overall responsibility for the process of risk management, as well as to determine the business strategy and risk appetite along with establishing, implementing, and maintaining adequate risk management policies and procedures. These policies and procedures are updated as required, having regard to the relevant laws, standards, principles, and rules (including FCA Principles and Rules).

Risk is inherent in all businesses and, therefore, arises in the normal course of the Firm’s activities. The Firm accepts this and seeks to effectively identify, monitor, manage and mitigate each of the risks and they actively promote a risk awareness culture throughout the organisation. Appropriate action is taken where risks are identified which fall outside of the Firm’s risk tolerance levels or where the need for remedial action is required in respect of identified weaknesses in the Firm’s systems and controls environment which has been established to mitigate such risks.

3.1 Own Funds Risk

The Firm’s main business risk relates to the medium- and long-term profitability of the Firm that could be adversely affected by the failure to identify and implement the correct strategy and to react efficiently to changes in the business and market environment.

The Firm’s revenue is reliant on profits from its trading activities and investment banking services. Therefore, the Firm’s risk relates to credit risk which is the loss arising from a debtor failing to pay an amount to the firm (i.e., from potential non–performance by counterparties and customers).

This risk is assessed and mitigated as part of the ICARA process by clearly defining the Firm’s strategy, analysing various economic scenarios to reduce single event and macroeconomic exposure.

3.3 Credit, Counterparty and Concentration Risk

Credit Risk refers to the risk of financial loss arising from the failure of a client or other counterparty to meet its outstanding obligations and from cash and deposits held with credit institutions.

The Firm is primarily exposed to Credit Risk from the failure of client transactions executed on a Delivery versus Payment (DvP) basis. It holds all liquidity with large international credit institutions with high credit ratings. Consequently, the risk of past due or impaired exposures is minimal. A financial asset is past due when a counterparty has failed to make a payment when contractually due. Impairment is defined as a reduction in the recoverable amount of a fixed asset or goodwill below its carrying amount.

3.5 Liquidity Risk

The Firm is required to hold sufficient financial resources to enable it to meet its obligations as they fall due or to ensure that it can secure adequate amount of assets in the event of a stress situation.

The Firm maintains an amount of free funds it considers suitable for providing sufficient liquidity to meet its liquid asset threshold requirements under normal and stressed business conditions. This is supported by a prudent budgeting and forecasting process, as well as monitoring of the Firm’s cash position by the senior management on a regular basis. Accordingly, the Firm has always held sufficient liquidity to meet its contractual obligations as and when they arise.


The Firm is required to maintain sufficient capital resources at all times. Own funds describe the available capital resources of the Firm while own funds requirement describes the capital funds required as a result of the business activities of the Firm.

4.1. Own Funds

The table below shows the Firm’s Own Funds. This is made of Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital, Additional Tier 1 capital and Tier 2 capital held by the Firm

Own Funds £000s
Common Equity Tier 1 Capital 16,144
Additional Tier 1 Capital 1,505
Tier 2 Capital    999
Total Own Funds 18,649

The Firm’s Own Funds Requirement is calculated in accordance with MIFIDPRU 4.3, which states that the Firm’s own funds requirement as a non-SNI Investment Firm is the highest of the following components: –

  • Its permanent minimum capital requirement under MIFIDPRU 4.4;
  • Its fixed overheads requirement under MIFIDPRU 4.5;
  • Its K-factor requirement under MIFIDPRU 4.6


As at December 2022 £000s
Permanent Minimum Capital Requirement 750
Fixed Overheads Requirement 4,690
K-Factor Requirement 329
       Sum of K-AUM, K-CMH and K-ASA X0
       Sum of K-COH and K-DTF X0
       Sum of K-NPR, K-CMG, K-TCD and K-CON 329
Own Funds Requirement (Maximum of PMR, FOR and K-Factor Requirement) 4,690



6.1 Approach to Remuneration

The Firm does not link remuneration directly to the performance of the Firm, or that of the Group, rather, the Firm’s performance may be a factor in determining variable remuneration. The Firm also considers its non-financial criteria when assessing remuneration.


Any discretionary bonus scheme pools are calculated by reference to the Firm’s net operating profit, where the underlying revenue is not subject to recovery or downward adjustment. Employees are not encouraged, and the Firm’s remuneration schemes do not reward, the taking of market or trading risks.


Bonuses at the Firm are entirely discretionary. However, the main component used to determine bonuses for the sales team (BSC system):


Formula: Base x Bonus rate x Target rate + discretionary


An additional discretionary bonus may be awarded by management if objectives are exceeded.


Partner’s Variable remunerations are calculated separately is determined and paid by the Group’s Partners Committee.

The discretion held by the Board of the Firm ensures that the Firm is able to retain employees in executive positions who are vital to the Firm’s strategic development. The Firm has no obligation to pay variable remuneration other than out of realised profits which are not subject to subsequent reduction (after subtracting all expenses relating to running the business) to allow for a fully flexible policy. Accordingly, the Firm’s total variable remuneration does not limit its ability to strengthen its capital base.


6.2 Remuneration Objectives

The Firm’s financial incentives are designed to attract and retain employees with the appropriate skills, knowledge and expertise to enable the Firm to deliver its long-term strategic goals, widen its client base and expand into similar areas of business as and when the appropriate opportunities arise, in each case in a manner which is consistent with and which promotes effective risk management and does not expose the Firm to excessive risk.

6.3 Remuneration Governance

The Firm has in place a Remuneration Policy which is approved by the Board at least annually.

The Firm does not meet the criteria to form a remuneration committee under SYSC 19G. In view of the nature and size of the Firm, the Board does not believe it is proportionate to have a Remuneration Committee but will periodically monitor the remuneration practices of the Firm to determine if the implementation of such a committee would enhance its practices. The Board has oversight of the Firm’s remuneration policies and refers to its remuneration Terms of Reference and the MIFIDPRU remuneration code. Furthermore, the Firm ensures that the Firm’s standards, fairness, compliance objectives, corporate governance and maintaining a sound capital base are not compromised by its remuneration incentives. The Firm has used external consultants to assist in the development of its remuneration policies and practices.

6.4 Material Risk Takers

As the Firm is categorised as a non-SNI MIFIDPRU Investment Firm, staff members whose activities have a material impact on the risk profile of the Firm are categorised as material risk takers (MRTs) under SYSC 19G.5.3R.

The Firm has identified two material risk takers, both of which are Senior Managers of the Firm.

6.5 Total Remuneration


Total Remuneration for the calendar year 2022 Total for Firm (£000s)
Total Remuneration 15,864
Of which:
       Fixed Remuneration 11,205
       Variable Remuneration   4,659
Total Number of MRTs (including Senior Managers)        27


Within this disclosure, the Firm has not disclosed the remuneration split between its Senior Management and other MRTs as this would lead to the disclosure of information about the two Senior Management Functions employed by the firm as of 31st December 2022. As per the exemption set out in MIFIDPRU 8.6.8(7), therefore, the Firm is only obliged to disclose aggregated remuneration data for Senior Managers and MRTs. This is set out in the table above.

The Firm has paid guaranteed variable remuneration and/or severance payments during the period of this report as set out below:

  Total for Firm
Guaranteed Variable Remuneration £60,000
Severance Payments 0










Composition of regulatory own funds

Amount (GBP


Source based on reference numbers/letters of the balance sheet in the audited financial


1 OWN FUNDS  18,648  20,733
2 TIER 1 CAPITAL  17,649  19,734
3 COMMON EQUITY TIER 1 CAPITAL  16,144  18,229
4 Fully paid up capital instruments     3,815    3,815
5 Share premium     1,092    1,092
6 Retained earnings  11,237  11,020
7 Accumulated other comprehensive income
8 Other reserves    2,302
9 Adjustments to CET1 due to prudential filters
10 Other funds




CET1: Other capital elements, deductions and


20 ADDITIONAL TIER 1 CAPITAL    1,505    1,505
21 Fully paid up, directly issued capital instruments    1,505    1,505
22 Share premium           0            0
23 (-) TOTAL DEDUCTIONS FROM ADDITIONAL TIER 1           0            0

Additional Tier 1: Other capital elements, deductions

and adjustments

         0           0
25 TIER 2 CAPITAL       999        999
26 Fully paid up, directly issued capital instruments       999        999
27 Share premium           0            0
28 (-) TOTAL DEDUCTIONS FROM TIER 2           0            0

Tier 2: Other capital elements, deductions and


        0           0


Own funds: reconciliation of regulatory own funds to balance sheet in the audited financial


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Assets – Breakdown by asset classes according to the balance sheet in the audited financial


1 Tangible Assets      132       568
2 Investments   1,258
3 Trading book assets           5            5
4 Non-trade debtors   3,735    5,177
5 Sundry debtors 26,859  28,109
   6 Cash and Bank – non-segregated   9,162  12,182
   7 Other current assets          60
xxx Total Assets 41,151 46,101

Liabilities – Breakdown by liability classes according to the balance sheet in the audited financial


1 Trade Creditors    5,168   7,565
2 Sundry Creditors    4,322   4,323
3 Accruals    6,195   6,198
4 Bank loans (maturity > 1 year)       269      303
   5 Subordinated Debt issued and paid       999      999
  6 Other LT Liabilities      328
xxx Total Liabilities  17,953  19,716
Shareholders’ Equity
1 Ordinary shares issued/fully paid    3,815    3,815
2 Share premium account    1,092    1,092
3 Preference shares issued/fully paid    1,505    1,505
   4 Reserves (Profit and Loss)  17,785  17,661
   5 Other reserves            0    2,302
xxx Total Shareholders’ equity  24,198  26,385



Own funds: main features of own instruments issued by the firm
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The Firm has issued ordinary shares which count as Common Equity Tier 1 Capital

The Firm has issued non-convertible cumulative preference shares which count as Additional Tier 1 Capital

The Firm’s Tier 1 Capital therefore consists of the above two classes of shares issued, together with verified profit and loss reserves.

The Firm has also issued subordinated debt which counts as Tier 2 Capital resources. The issuer call on these instruments are subject to prior regulatory approval


As set out in Appendix 1 above, the aggregate amount of Own Funds of the Firm as at the Reporting Date was GBP 18,648 (in thousands).


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