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FUND 10.5 National private placement

Application

FUND 10.5.1 G

This section applies to the following types of AIFM that intend to market an AIF in the UK:

  1. (1)

    a full-scope UK AIFM of:

    1. (a)

      a feeder AIF that is a UK AIF or an EEA AIF, the master AIF of which is managed by a non-EEA AIFM or is a non-EEA AIF; and

    2. (b)

      a non-EEA AIF;

  2. (2)

    a full-scope EEA AIFM of:

    1. (a)

      a feeder AIF that is a UK AIF or an EEA AIF, the master AIF of which is managed by a non-EEA AIFM or is a non-EEA AIF; and

    2. (b)

      a non-EEA AIF;

  3. (3)

    a small non-EEA AIFM of:

    1. (a)

      a UK AIF;

    2. (b)

      an EEA AIF; and

    3. (c)

      a non-EEA AIF; and

  4. (4)

    an above-threshold non-EEA AIFM of:

    1. (a)

      a UK AIF;

    2. (b)

      an EEA AIF; and

    3. (c)

      a non-EEA AIF.

Introduction

FUND 10.5.2 G

AIFMD permits EEA States to allow the marketing in their territory only of the types of AIF set out in FUND 10.5.1 G, subject to certain conditions. This has been implemented in the UK by Part 6 (Marketing) of the AIFMD UK regulation. In accordance with these provisions, an AIFM of the type set out in FUND 10.5.1 G may market an AIF in the UK providing it has notified the FCA of its intention to market, it meets the relevant conditions in the AIFMD UK regulation and the FCA has not suspended or revoked the AIFM's entitlement to market the AIF. The AIFM is entitled to market the AIF as soon as a notification containing all of the required information has been sent to the FCA.

Marketing under article 36 of AIFMD

FUND 10.5.3 G

In accordance with regulation 57 (Marketing under Article 36 of the directive) of the AIFMD UK regulation, a full-scope UK AIFM and a full-scope EEA AIFM may market the following types of AIF in the UK by submitting a notification to the FCA in the form in FUND 10 Annex 1 D:

  1. (1)

    a feeder AIF that is a UK AIF or an EEA AIF, the master AIF of which is managed by a non-EEA AIFM or is a non-EEA AIF; and

  2. (2)

    a non-EEA AIF.

FUND 10.5.4 G

To allow the AIFM to comply with regulation 57(4), the notification includes a statement from the AIFM confirming that the following conditions are met:

  1. (1)

    subject to (2), the AIFM complies with the requirements of AIFMD in respect of that AIF;

  2. (2)

    the AIFM is not required to comply with the requirements of article 21 (Depositaries) of AIFMD provided the AIFM:

    1. (a)

      ensures that one or more entities, other than the AIFM, are appointed to carry out the duties in article 21(7) to (9) of AIFMD; and

    2. (b)

      informs the FCA about the identity of each entity;

  3. (3)

    appropriate cooperation arrangements for the purpose of systemic risk oversight and in line with international standards are in place between the FCA and the supervisory authorities of the relevant third country to ensure an efficient exchange of information that enables the FCA to carry out its duties in accordance with AIFMD; and

  4. (4)

    the third country where the non-EEA AIF is established is not listed as a Non-Cooperative Country and Territory by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

FUND 10.5.5 G
  1. (1)

    As a result of marketing an AIF in the UK, a full-scope UK AIFM is required to comply with:

    1. (a)

      all of FUND 3, except certain sections of FUND 3.11 (Depositaries) (as set out in FUND 3.11.33R (AIFM of a non-EEA AIF)) and (Marketing in the home Member State of the AIFM); and

    2. (b)

      such other provisions of the FCA Handbook that apply to a full-scope UK AIFM of a UK AIF.

  2. (2)

    A full-scope UK AIFM managing a non-EEA AIF that is not marketed should note that the rules it needs to comply with will change in relation to that AIF as a result of the AIF being marketed (see FUND 10.4.3 G for details of the rules that apply to a full-scope UK AIFM managing, a non-EEA AIF that is not marketed). In particular, an AIFM will be subject to the annual report requirements in FUND 3.3 (Annual report of an AIF) and some of the depositary provisions in FUND 3.11 (Depositaries) (as set out in FUND 3.11.33 R (AIFM of a non-EEA AIF)).

Marketing of AIFs managed by small third-country AIFMs

FUND 10.5.6 G

In accordance with regulation 58 (Marketing of AIFs managed by small third country AIFMs) of the AIFMD UK regulation, a small non-EEA AIFM may market an AIF in the UK managed by it by submitting a notification to the FCA in the form set out in FUND 10 Annex 1 D.

FUND 10.5.7 G

To allow the AIFM to comply with the requirements of regulation 58(2), the notification includes a statement from the AIFM confirming that the following conditions are met:

  1. (1)

    the AIFM is the person responsible for complying with the implementing provisions relating to the marketing of the AIF (as explained in FUND 10.5.8 G); and

  2. (2)

    the AIFM is a small non-EEA AIFM.

FUND 10.5.8 G

As a result of marketing an AIF in the UK, a small non-EEA AIFM is required to provide the FCA with information on:

  1. (1)

    the main instruments in which the AIFM trades; and

  2. (2)

    the principal exposures and most important concentrations of the AIFs it manages.

    in accordance with SUP 16.18 (AIFMD reporting).

Marketing under Article 42 of the directive

FUND 10.5.9 G

In accordance with regulation 59 (Marketing under article 42 of the directive) of the AIFMD UK regulation, an above-threshold non-EEA AIFM may market a UK AIF, an EEA AIF or a non-EEA AIF in the UK managed by it by submitting a notification to the FCA in the form in FUND 10 Annex 1 D.

FUND 10.5.10 G

To allow the AIFM to comply with the requirements of regulation 59(2), the notification includes a statement from the AIFM confirming that the following conditions are met:

  1. (1)

    the AIFM is the person responsible for complying with the implementing provisions relating to the marketing of the AIF (see FUND 10.5.11 G);

  2. (2)

    the AIFM complies with the requirements of articles 22 to 24 AIFMD in so far as such provisions are relevant to the AIFM and the AIF to be marketed;

  3. (3)

    if applicable, the AIFM complies with Part 5 (AIFs which acquire control of non-listed companies and issuers) of the AIFMD UK regulation in relation to the AIF to be marketed;

  4. (4)

    appropriate cooperation arrangements for the purpose of systemic risk oversight and in line with international standards are in place between:

    1. (a)

      the FCA and, if applicable, the competent authorities of the other EEA State where the AIF is established; and

    2. (b)

      the supervisory authorities of the country where the non-EEA AIFM is established and, if applicable, of the country where the non-EEA AIF is established,

    to ensure an efficient exchange of information that enables the FCA to carry out its duties in accordance with AIFMD; and

  5. (5)

    the third country where the non-EEA AIF is established is not listed as a Non-Cooperative Country and Territory by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

FUND 10.5.11 G

As a result of marketing an AIF in the UK, an above-threshold non-EEA AIFM is required to comply with:

  1. (1)

    the requirements that apply to a full-scope UK AIFM in FUND 3.2 (Investor information), FUND 3.3 (Annual report of an AIF) and FUND 3.4 (Reporting obligations to the FCA) in so far as such provisions are relevant to the AIFM and the AIF; and

  2. (2)

    if applicable, Part 5 (AIFs which acquire control of non-listed companies and issuers) of the AIFMD UK regulation.

FUND 10.5.11A G
  1. (1)
    1. (a)

      1A provision of FUND 3.2 (Investor Information), FUND 3.3 (Annual report of the AIF) or FUND 3.4 (Reporting obligations to the FCA) will not be relevant to an above-threshold non-EEA AIFM and the AIF it markets, if it relates to another provision to which the AIFM is not subject.

    2. (b)

      For example, the AIFM does not need to comply with FUND 3.2.2R (5) because it is not subject to the professional negligence requirements in IPRU(INV) 11.3.11G (Professional negligence).

  2. (2)
    1. (a)

      However, the AIFM should comply with the substance of the provisions of FUND 3.2 (Investor Information), FUND 3.3 (Annual report of the AIF) or FUND 3.4 (Reporting obligations to the FCA) to the extent that these are relevant to the AIFM and the AIF.

    2. (b)

      For example:

      1. (i)

        the AIFM should make the latest net asset value of the AIF or latest market price of the unit or share of the AIF available to investors before they invest, but it does not need to do so in line with FUND 3.9 (Valuation), because it is not subject to these provisions; and

      2. (ii)

        the AIFM should include information in its annual report in relation to the remuneration paid by the AIFM to its staff as set out in FUND 3.3.5R (5) and FUND 3.3.5R (6), but it does not need to do so in line with the requirements in SYSC 19B, because it is not subject to those provisions.

  3. (3)

    An AIFM should comply with the provisions in FUND 3.3 (Annual report of the AIF) in relation to the first financial year end date of the AIF following the AIFM's notification to the FCA of its intention to market the AIF in the UK.

Further guidance on marketing an AIF

FUND 10.5.12 G

Further guidance on marketing an AIF can be found in PERG 8.37 (AIFMD marketing).