The purpose of this chapter is to assist in achieving the regulatory objective of protecting consumers as envisaged by sections 2 and 5 of the Act by enabling consumers to have access to up to date detailed information about an AUT or ICVC before units are sold to them. The rules in this chapter also take account of Principle 7 (Communication with clients) that a firm must pay due regard to the information needs of its customers.
In addition, this chapter sets out responsibility for a prospectus and the requirements relating to changes to it.
This chapter contains "scheme particulars rules" as provided for by section 248 of the Act and referred to in regulation 6(1) of the OEIC regulations. The rules in this chapter also satisfy the requirements of the UCITS directive, relating to the minimum information to be included in a prospectus.