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SUP App 3.9 Mapping of the Investment Services Directive 1,1 Banking Consolidation Directive, UCITS Directive and Insurance Mediation Directive1 to the Regulated Activities Order

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The following Tables 1, 2, 2A and 2B1 provide an outline of the regulated activities and specified investments that may be of relevance to firms considering undertaking passported activities under the Banking Consolidation Directive, 1the Investment Services Directive, the UCITS Directive and the Insurance Mediation Directive.1 The tables may be of assistance to UK firms that are thinking of offering financial services in another EEA State and to EEA firms that may offer those services in the United Kingdom.

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The tables provide a general indication of the investments and activities specified in the Regulated Activities Order that may correspond to categories provided for in the Banking Consolidation Directive, 1the Investment Services Directive, the UCITS Directive or the Insurance Mediation Directive1. The tables do not provide definitive guidance as to whether a firm is carrying on an activity that is capable of being passported, nor do the tables take account of exceptions that remove the effect of articles. Whether a firm is carrying on a passported activity will depend on the particular circumstances of the firm. If a firm's activities give rise to potential passporting issues, it should obtain specialist advice on the relevant issues.

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In considering the issues raised in the tables, firms should note that:

  1. (1)

    article 64 of the Regulated Activities Order (Agreeing to carry on specific kinds of activity) applies in respect of agreeing to undertake the specified activity; and

  2. (2)

    article 89 of the Regulated Activities Order (Rights to or interests in investments) applies in respect of rights to and interests in the types of investments to which the category applies.

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Activities set out in Annex I of the BCD1

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Table 1: BCD activities

Part II RAO Activities

Part III RAO Investments

1.

Acceptance of deposits and other repayable funds from the public

Article 5

Article 74

2.

Lending

Article 61, 64

Article 88

3.

Financial leasing

4.

Money transmission services

5.

Issuing and administering means of payment (eg credit cards, travellers' cheques and bankers' drafts)

6.

Guarantees and commitments

7.

Trading for own account or for account of customers in:

(a) money market instruments

(b) foreign exchange

(c) financial futures and options

(d) exchange and interest rate instruments

(e) transferable securities

Article 14, 21, 25 (see Note 1), 64

Article 14, 21, 25, 64

Article 14, 21, 25, 64

Article 14, 21, 25, 64

Article 14, 21, 25, 64

Article 77, 78, 80, 83-85, 89

Article 83-85, 89

Article 83-85, 89

Article 83-85, 89

Article 76-81, 89

8.

Participation in share issues and the provision of services relating to such issues

Article 14, 21, 25, 53, 64

Article 76-81, 89

9.

Advice to undertakings on capital structure, industrial strategy and related questions and advice and services relating to mergers and the purchase of undertakings

Article 14, 21, 25, 53, 64

Article 76-80, 83-85, 89

10.

Money broking

Article 25, 64

Article 77, 78, 89

11.

Portfolio management and advice

Article 14, 21, 25, 37, 53, 64

Article 76-81, 83-85, 89

12.

Safekeeping and administration of securities

Article 40, 45, 64

Article 76-81, 83-85, 89

13.

Credit reference services

14.

Safe custody services

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Note 1. The BCD activity of trading for account of customers does not extend to the regulated activity of making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments under article 25(2) of the Regulated Activities Order unless the arrangements bring about or would bring about particular transactions.

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Services set out in Annex to the ISD1

Table 2: ISD activities

Part II RAO Activities

Part III RAO Investments

1. Core services

1.

(a) Reception and transmission, on behalf of investors, of orders in relation to one or more of the relevant instruments

(b) Execution of such orders other than for own account

Article 25 (see Note 1), 64

Article 21, 64

Article 76-81, 83-85, 89

Article 76-81, 83-85, 89

2.

Dealing in any of the relevant instruments for own account

Article 14, 64

Article 76-81, 83-85, 89

3.

Managing portfolios of investments in accordance with mandates given by investors on a discretionary, client-by-client basis where such portfolios include one or more of the relevant instruments

Article 14, 21, 25, 37, 53, 64

Article 76-81, 83-85, 89

4.

Underwriting in respect of issues of any of the relevant instruments and/or the placing of such issues

Article 14, 21, 25, 64

Article 76-81, 83-85, 89

2. Non-core services

1.

Safekeeping and administration services

Article 40, 45, 64

Article 76-81, 89

2.

Safe custody services

3.

Granting credits or loans to an investor to allow him to carry out a transaction in one or more of the relevant instruments where the firm granting the credit or loan is involved

4.

Advice to undertakings on capital structure, industrial matters and advice and services relating to mergers and the purchase of undertakings

Article 14, 21, 25, 53, 64

Article 76-80, 83-85, 89

5.

Services related to underwriting

Article 25, 53, 64

Article 76-81, 83-85, 89

6.

Investment advice concerning one or more of the relevant instruments

Article 53, 64

Article 76-81, 83-85, 89

7.

Foreign exchange services where these are connected with the provision of investment services

Article 14, 21, 25, 53, 64

Article 83-85, 89

Note 1. The ISD activity of receiving and transmitting orders does not extend to the regulated activity of making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments under article 25(2) of the Regulated Activities Order unless the arrangements bring about or would bring about particular transactions. This is the case, whether or not the bringing about arises or would arise as a result of the person who makes the arrangements receiving and transmitting orders in relation to particular transactions or in any other way.

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1Activities set out in Article 5(2) and (3) of the UCITS Directive

Table 2A: UCITS Directive activities

Part II RAO Activities

Part III RAO Investments

1.

The management of UCITS in the form of unit trusts / common funds or of investment companies; this includes the function mentioned in Annex II of the UCITS Directive (see Note 2).

Articles 14, 21, 25, 37, 51, 53, 64

Articles 76-81, 83-85, 89

2.

Managing portfolios of investments, including those owned by pension funds, in accordance with mandates given by investors on a discretionary, client-by-client basis, where such portfolios include one or more of the instruments listed in Section Bof theAnnex to the ISD.

Articles 14, 21, 25, 37, 53, 64

Articles 76-81, 83-85, 89

3.

Investment advice concerning one or more of the instruments listed in Section Bof theAnnex to the ISD.

Articles 53, 64

Articles 76-81, 83-85, 89

4.

Safekeeping and administration services in relation to units of collective investment undertakings.

Articles 40, 45, 64

Articles 76-81, 83-85, 89

Note 1. A UCITS management company can only exercise passport rights under the UCITS Directive (article 2(2)(h) of the ISD). A UCITS management company can only be authorised to carry on the non-core services set out in rows (3) and (4) of Table 2A if it is also authorised to carry on the activity set out in row (2) of the table.

Note 2. The functions set out in Annex 2 to the UCITS Directive are:

1.

Investment management.

2.

Administration:

a.

legal and fund management accounting services;

b.

customer inquiries;

c.

valuation and pricing (including tax returns);

d.

regulatory compliance monitoring;

e.

maintenance of unit-holder register;

f.

distribution of income;

g.

unit issues and redemptions;

h.

contract settlements (including certificate dispatch);

i.

record keeping.

3.

Marketing.

1Activities set out in Article 2(3) of the IMD

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Table 2B: IMD Activities

Part II RAO Activities

Part III RAO Investments

1.

Introducing, proposing or carrying out other work preparatory to the conclusion of contracts of insurance.

Articles 25, 53 and 64

Articles 75, 89 (see Note 1)

2.

Concluding contracts of insurance

Articles 21, 25, 53 and 64

Articles 75, 89

3.

Assisting in the administration and performance of contracts of insurance, in particular in the event of a claim.

Articles 39A, 64

Articles 75, 89

Note 1. Rights to or interests in life policies are specified investments under Article 89 of the Regulated Activities Order, but rights to or interests in general insurance contracts are not.