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REC 3.15 Suspension of services and inability to operate facilities

Purpose

REC 3.15.1GRP
  1. (1)

    The purpose of REC 3.15.2 R to REC 3.15.5 G is to enable the FSA to obtain information where a UK recognised body decides to suspend the provision of its services in relation to particular investments. Planned changes to the provision of services should be notified to the FSA under REC 3.14.

  2. (2)

    REC 3.15.6 R to REC 3.15.7 R provide for notification to the FSA where a UK recognised body is unable to operate or provide its facilities for reasons outside its control or where it decides to extend its hours of operation in an emergency.

Suspension of services

REC 3.15.2RRP

Where, for any reason, an RIE:

  1. (1)

    suspends trading in any derivative (other than an option in relation to a security), in any type of security or in any type of option in relation to a security; or

  2. (2)

    temporarily calls a trading halt in respect of any type of security or in any type of option in relation to a security;

it must immediately give the FSA notice of that event, particulars of that derivative, type of security or type of option in relation to a security, as the case may be, and the reasons for the action taken.

REC 3.15.2ARRP

1When a UK RIE suspends trading on a regulated market in any financial instrument, it must immediately give the FSA notice of that event and relevant information including particulars of that financial instrument and the reasons for the action taken.

[Note: Article 41(1), paragraph 2 of MiFID]

REC 3.15.3RRP

Where a UK recognised body suspends providing clearing services generally in respect of any derivative (other than an option in relation to a security), type of security or type of option in relation to a security, it must immediately give the FSA notice of that event, particulars of that derivative, type of security or type of option in relation to a security, as the case may be, and the reasons for the action taken.

REC 3.15.4RRP

Where a UK recognised body suspends any arrangements it makes for the safeguarding and administration of any type of asset belonging to any other person (other than an undertaking in the same group), that UK recognised body must immediately give the FSA notice of that event, particulars of that type of asset and the reasons for the action taken.

REC 3.15.5GRP

Specified investments (other than securities or options in relation to securities) falling within the same article in Part III of the Regulated Activities Order will normally be regarded as being assets of the same type. Securities falling within the same article in Part III of the Regulated Activities Order which may be given the same generic description (for example, shares admitted to the UK official list) will normally be regarded as being of the same type. Options in relation to the same type of security will normally be regarded as being options of the same type.

Inability to operate facilities

REC 3.15.6RRP

Where, because of the occurrence of any event or circumstances, a UK recognised body is unable to operate any of its facilities within its normal hours of operation, it must immediately give the FSA notice of that inability and inform the FSA:

  1. (1)

    which facility it is unable to operate;

  2. (2)

    what event or circumstance has caused it to become unable to operate that facility within those hours; and

  3. (3)

    what action, if any, it is taking or proposes to take to enable it to recommence operating that facility.

Extension of hours of operation

REC 3.15.7RRP

Where, because of the occurrence of any event or circumstances, a UK recognised body extends its hours of operation, it must immediately give the FSA notice of that event, and inform the FSA:

  1. (1)

    what event or circumstance has caused it to do so;

  2. (2)

    the new hours of operation; and

  3. (3)

    the date on which it expects to revert to its normal hours of operation.