1The FCA has powers under section 55J of the Act to vary or cancel an authorised person’sPart 4A permission and a power under section 55L to impose requirements on an authorised person. The FCA may use these powers where:
it is desirable to exercise the power in order to advance one or more of its operational objectives; or
the person has failed to comply with a requirement in Part 5 of the AIFMD UK regulation (AIFs which acquire control of non-listed companies and issuers), or it is for some other reason desirable to exercise the power for the purposes of ensuring compliance with such a requirement.
1The powers under sections 55J and 55L of the Act2 to vary and cancel a person’s Part 4A permission and to impose requirements2 are exercisable in the same circumstances. However, the statutory procedure for the exercise of the own-initiative powers to vary a permission or impose a requirement2 is different to the statutory procedure for the exercise of the cancellation power under section 55J2 and this may determine how the FCA acts in a given case. Certain types of behaviour which may cause the FCA to cancel permission2 in one case, may lead it to impose requirements2, vary, or vary and later2 cancel, permission2 in another, depending on the circumstances. The non-exhaustive examples provided below are therefore illustrative but not conclusive of which action the FCA will take in a given case.