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IPRU-INV 13.9 FINANCIAL TESTS FOR CATEGORY B FIRMS

IPRU-INV 13.9.1R

A Category B firm must meet:

  1. (1)

    financial Resources Test 1 (the Own funds Test) calculated in accordance with section 13.10;

  2. (2)

    Financial Resources Test 1A (the Adjusted Net current assets Test) calculated in accordance with section 13.11, unless the firm is a low resource firm which is not permitted to carry on the activity of managing investments in respect of portfolios containing only life policies; and

  3. (3)

    Financial Resources Test 2 (the Expenditure-based Test) calculated in accordance with section 13.12 unless the firm is a low resource firm.

IPRU-INV 13.9.1AG

Table 13B is a summary of the financial resources test for a Category B firm.

Table 13B This table forms part of rule 13.9.1

SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR CATEGORY B FIRMS

Type of firm

Financial Resources Test 1 Own funds Test

Financial Resources Test 1A

Adjusted Net current assets Test

Financial Resources Test 2

Expenditure-based Test

Rule/section References

Category B1 (including any Network in this category)

£10,000

Adjusted net current assets of £1

Liquid capital equal to the highest of 13/52 of relevant annual expenditure or £400 per adviser or £10.000

13.10

13.11

13.12.1C

13.12.2 to

13.12.5A

0

Category B2 which is permitted to carry on the activity of investment management in respect of portfolios containing only life policies or to delegate such activity to an investment firm

£10,000

Adjusted net current assets of £1

Adjusted capital equal to the higher of 13/52 of relevant annual expenditure or £400 per adviser

13.10

13.11

13.12.1D

13.12.2 to

13.12.5A

Category B2 with 26+ advisers

£10,000

Adjusted net current assets of £1

Adjusted capital equal to the higher of 8/52 of relevant annual expenditure or £400 per adviser

13.10

13.11

13.12.1E

13.12.2 to

13.12.5A

Category B2 with 1-25 advisers

£10,000

Adjusted net current assets of £1

Adjusted capital equal to the higher of 4/52 of relevant annual expenditure or £400 per adviser

13.10

13.11

13.12.1F

13.12.2 to

13.12.5A

Category B3 which is permitted to carry on the activity of managing investments in respect of portfolios containing only life policies or to delegate such activity to an investment firm

£10,000

Adjusted net current assets of £1

Adjusted capital equal to the higher of 8/52 of relevant annual expenditure or £400 per adviser

13.10

13.11

13.12.1E

13.12.2 to

13.12.5A

Category B3 with 26+ advisers

£10,000

N/A

N/A

13.10

Network in Category B2 or B3

£10,000

Adjusted net current assets of £1

Adjusted capital equal to the higher of 13/52 of relevant annual expenditure or £400 per adviser

13.10

13.11

13.12.1D

13.12.2 to

13.12.5A

All Category B firms that do not hold client money or assets, but are permitted to establish, operate or wind up a personal pension scheme.

£10,000

Adjusted net current assets of £1

Adjusted capital equal to the highest of 6/52 of relevant annual expenditure, £400 per adviser, £10,000 and any other expenditure-based requirement set out in 13.12.1 applicable to the firm.

13.10

13.11

13.12.1

13.12.2 to

13.12.5A

All Category B firms that hold client money or assets and are permitted to establish, operate or wind up a personal pension scheme.

£10,000

Adjusted net current assets of £1

Adjusted capital equal to the highest of 13/52 of relevant annual expenditure, £400 per adviser, and £10,000

13.10

13.11

13.12.1G

13.12.2 to

13.12.5A