Related provisions for APER 4.7.2
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The purpose of the 5Code of Practice for Approved Persons is to help an approved person5 to determine whether or not that person's5 conduct complies with a Statement of Principle. The code sets out descriptions of conduct which, in the FCA's opinion, do or5 do not comply with the relevant Statements of Principle. The code also sets out certain factors which, in the opinion of the FCA, are to be taken into account in determining whether an approved person's conduct complies with
5In assessing compliance with, or a breach of, a Statement of Principle, the FCA will look at5 all the circumstances of a particular case. 5 Account will be taken of the context in which a course of conduct was undertaken, including the precise circumstances of the individual case, the characteristics of the particular accountable function10 and the behaviour to be expected in that function. 10
The Code of Practice for Approved Persons (and in particular the specific examples of behaviour which may be in breach of a generic description of conduct in the code) is not exhaustive of the kind of conduct that may contravene the Statements of Principle. The purpose of the code is to help determine whether or not a person's conduct complies with a Statement of Principle. The code may be supplemented from time to time. The FCA5 will amend the code if there is a risk that unacceptable
In applying Statements of Principle 5 to 7, the nature, scale and complexity of the business under management and the role and responsibility of the individual performing an accountable higher management function5 within the firm will be relevant in assessing whether an approved person's conduct was reasonable. For example, the smaller and less complex the business, the less detailed and extensive the systems of control need to be. The FCA will be of the opinion that an individual
2The Statement of Principle 4 (see APER 2.1A.3 R1) is in the following terms: "An approved person must deal with the FCA, the PRA and other regulators in an open and cooperative way and must disclose appropriately any information of which the FCA or the PRA would reasonably expect notice."1
2For the purpose of this Statement of Principle, regulators in addition to the FCA and the PRA are those which have recognised jurisdiction in relation to regulated activities and a power to call for information from the approved person in connection with their 1accountable function or (in the case of an individual performing an accountable higher management function)1 in connection with the business for which they are1 responsible. This may include an exchange or an oversea
1In determining whether or not an approved person's conduct under APER 4.4.4 G complies with Statement of Principle 4, the following are factors which, in the opinion of the FCA, are to be taken into account:2(1) the likely significance to the regulator concerned (as defined in APER 4.4.4 G1) of the information which it was reasonable for the individual to assume;21(2) whether the information related to the individual himself or to his firm;(3) whether any decision not to report
1In determining whether or not an approved person's conduct under APER 4.4.7G complies with Statement of Principle 4, the following are factors which, in the opinion of the FCA, are to be taken into account:(1) the likely significance of the information to the regulator concerned (as defined in APER 4.4.4G) which it was reasonable for the approved person to assume;(2) whether any decision not to inform the regulator concerned (as defined in APER 4.4.4G) was taken after reasonable
Article 169(3) of the EU CRR allows the use of direct estimates of PDs, although such a measure could be assessed over a variety of different time horizons which the EU CRR does not specify. Accordingly, the FCA considers that it acceptable in principle to use methodologies of this type in lieu of estimation of long-run averages for the grade/pool/score of the underlying rating system, where the following conditions are met. Meeting these conditions requires a firm using the
1In determining whether or not the conduct of an approved person performing an accountable higher management function under APER 4.6.5G, APER 4.6.6G and APER 4.6.8G complies with Statement of Principle 6, the following are factors which, in the opinion of the FCA, are to be taken into account:(1) the competence, knowledge or seniority of the delegate; and (2) the past performance and record of the delegate.
(1) An approved person performing an accountable higher management function1may delegate the investigation, resolution or management of an issue or authority for dealing with a part of the business to individuals who report to them 1or to others.(2) The approved person performing an accountable higher management function1should have reasonable grounds for believing that the delegate has the competence, knowledge, skill and time to deal with the issue. For instance, if the compliance
2When the FCA1 decides whether to make a prohibition order against an approved person and/or withdraw their1 approval, the FCA will consider all the relevant circumstances of the case. These may include, but are not limited to those set out below. (1) The matters set out in section 61(2) of the Act. (2) Whether the individual is fit and proper to perform functions in relation to regulated activities. The criteria for assessing the fitness and propriety of
2The following are examples of types of behaviour which have previously resulted in FCA the deciding to issue a prohibition order or withdraw the approval of an approved person:(1) Providing false or misleading information to the FCA; including information relating to identity, ability to work in the United Kingdom, and business arrangements; (2) Failure to disclose material considerations on application forms, such as details of County
1Statements of Principle issued under section 64A(1)(a) of the ActStatement of Principle 1An approved person must act with integrity in carrying out his accountable functions.Statement of Principle 2An approved person must act with due skill, care and diligence in carrying out his accountable functions.Statement of Principle 3An approved person must observe proper standards of market conduct in carrying out his accountable functions.Statement of Principle 4An approved person must deal
The Code of Practice for Approved Persons sets out descriptions of conduct which, in the opinion of the FCA3, do or2 do not comply with a Statement of Principle2. The Code of Practice for Approved Persons also sets out, in certain cases, factors which, in the opinion of the FCA3, are to be taken into account in determining whether or not an approved person's conduct complies with a Statement of Principle.2323
Firms, approved persons and conduct rules staff1 have an obligation to be open and co-operative with the FCA (as a result of Principle 11 for Businesses,1 Statement of Principle 4 for Approved Persons and Rule 3 of COCON 2.11). The FCA will make it clear to the person concerned whether it requires them to produce information or answer questions under the Act or whether the provision of answers is purely voluntary. The fact that the person concerned may be a regulated person does
2If a person does not comply with a requirement imposed by the exercise of statutory powers, they may be held to be in contempt of court. The FCA may also choose to bring proceedings for breach of Principle 11,1 Statement of Principle 4 or COCON 2.1.3R1 as this is a serious form of non-cooperation.
The FCA will not discipline individuals6 on the basis of vicarious liability (that is, holding them responsible for the acts of others), provided appropriate delegation and supervision has taken place (see APER 4.6.13G, APER 4.6.14G, COCON 4.1.8G and COCON 4.2.17G to COCON 4.2.24G6). In particular, disciplinary action will not be taken against an approved person performing a significant influence function or a senior conduct rules staff member6 simply because a regulatory failure