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AUTH 3.17 Specific obligations: applicants seeking to establish a collective investment scheme or to act as manager of a regulated collective investment scheme

AUTH 3.17.1G

An applicant seeking to establish a collective investment scheme should consult COLL and CIS for detailed requirements and guidance. Applicants should note that until 12 February 2007 they may elect to comply with COLL or CIS, although qualified investor schemes have to comply with COLL.3

AUTH 3.17.2G

Applicants seeking to establish a collective investment scheme or to act as manager of a regulated collective investment scheme should note the rules in COLL 6.3.9 (Plan registers) and CIS 6.5 (Plan registers), which implements article 6 of the UCITS Directive and restrict the activities of a manager of an authorised unit trust which is a UCITS scheme.3

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AUTH 3.17.3G

An applicant which wishes to act as a UCITS management company should note the restriction on the activities it may engage in (see COLL 6.9.9 Restrictions of business of UCITS management companies) and CIS 16.5 (Restrictions of business of UCITS management companies). 32

AUTH 3.17.4G

A firm which is subject to the rule in COLL 6.9.9 or CIS 16.5 may, in addition, carry on 'connected activities' referred to in COLL 6.6.11 and CIS 16.5, which include management of PEPs, ISAs and stakeholder pension schemes, as long as they are dedicated to investments in unit trusts and OEICs for which the firm acts as manager or ACD. The Enquiries and Applications Department (Applications team) would be pleased to discuss any other activities which potential applicants consider may be connected.321