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SUP 12.6.5RRP
(1) A firm must not permit an appointed representative to hold client money unless the firm is an insurance intermediary acting in accordance with CASS 5.5.18 R to CASS 5.5.23 R (which include provision for periodic segregation and reconciliation)2.(2) The firm must take reasonable steps to ensure that if client money is received by the appointed representative, it is paid into a client bank account of the firm, or forwarded to the firm, in accordance with :(a) CASS 4.3.15 R to
SUP 13A.9.5GRP
(1) The purpose of the precautionary measure rule is to ensure that an incoming EEA firm is subject to the standards of MiFID and the MiFID implementing Directive to the extent that the Home State has not transposed MiFID or the MiFID implementing Directive by 1 November 2007. It is to 'fill a gap'.(2) The rule is made in the light of the duty of the United Kingdom under Article 62 of MiFID to adopt precautionary measures to protect investors. (3) The rule will be effective for

1The table below sets out the period within which a firm's tariff base is calculated (the data period) for second year levies calculated under FEES 5.8.2R. The example is based on a firm that acquires permission on 1 November 2009and has a financial year ending 31 March. Where valuation dates fall before the firm receives permission it should use projected valuations in calculating its levies.

References in this table to dates or months are references to the latest one occurring before the start of the FSA's financial year unless otherwise stated.

Type of permission acquired on 1 November

Tariff base

Valuation date but for FEES 5.8.2R

Data period under FEES 5.8.2R

Insurers - general

Relevant annual gross premium income

31 March 2009- so projected valuations will be used

1 November to 31 December 2009.

Fund managers (including those holding client money/assets and not holding client money/assets

Relevant funds under management

Valued at 31 December

Valued at 31 December

Advisory arrangers, dealers or brokers holding and controlling client money and/or assets

Number of relevant persons approved to perform the customer function with certain exclusions

Relevant approved persons as at 31 December

Relevant approved persons as at 31 December

(1) A firm which holds client money can discharge its obligation to ensure adequate protection for its clients in respect of such money by complying with CASS 5.3 which provides for such money to be held by the firm on the terms of a trust imposed by the rules.(2) The trust imposed by CASS 5.3 is limited to a trust in respect of client money which a firm receives and holds. The consequential and supplementary requirements in CASS 5.5 are designed to secure the proper segregation
FEES 7.2.12GRP

Table of FEES 4 rules that correspond to FEES 7 rules

FEES 4 rules

Corresponding FEES 7 rules

FEES 4.2.1 R

FEES 7.2.1 R

FEES 4.3.1 R

FEES 7.2.2 R

FEES 4.3.3 R

FEES 7.2.2 R

FEES 4.3.12 R

FEES 7.2.5 R

Part 1 of FEES 4 Annex 2

Part 1 of FEES 7 Annex 11

(1) When assessing whether a firm will satisfy and continue to satisfy threshold condition 4, the FSA will have regard to all relevant matters, whether arising in the United Kingdom or elsewhere.(2) Relevant matters may include but are not limited to:(a) whether there are any indications that the firm may have difficulties if the application is granted (see COND 2.4.6 G), at the time of the grant or in the future, in complying with any of the FSA'sprudential rules (see the relevant
3To the extent that an authorised payment institution or an EEA authorised payment institution has provided the information required by FEES 4.4.7 D to the FSA as part of its compliance with another provision of the Handbook, it is deemed to have complied with the provisions of this section.
A firm may not handle client money in accordance with the rules in this section unless each of the following conditions is satisfied:(1) the firm must have and maintain systems and controls which are adequate to ensure that the firm is able to monitor and manage its client money transactions and any credit risk arising from the operation of the trust arrangement and, if in accordance with CASS 5.4.2 R a firm complies with both the rules in CASS 5.3 and CASS 5.4, such systems and
COBS 18.5.10ERP
  1. (1)

    In order to provide adequate information to describe how the operation of the scheme is governed, an operator of an unregulated collective investment scheme should include in the scheme documents a provision about each of the items of relevant information set out in the following table (Content of scheme documents).

  2. (2)

    Compliance with (1) may be relied on as tending to establish compliance with COBS 18.5.5 R.

  3. (3)

    Contravention of (1) may be relied on as tending to establish contravention of COBS 18.5.5 R.

Table: Content of scheme documents

Content of scheme documents

The scheme documents should include provision about:



The firm statutory status in accordance with GEN 4 Annex 1 R (Statutory status disclosure);



the nature of the services that the operator will provide in relation to the scheme;


Payments for services

details of any payment for services payable by the scheme or from the property of the scheme or participants in the scheme to the operator, including where appropriate:


the basis of calculation;


how it is to be paid and collected;


how frequently it is to be paid; and


whether or not any other payment is receivable by the operator (or to its knowledge by any of its associates) in connection with any transactions effected by the operator with or for the scheme, in addition to or in lieu of any fees;



when and how the operator is appointed;



the arrangements for accounting to the scheme or participants in the scheme for any transaction effected;


Termination method

how the appointment of the operator may be terminated;


Complaints procedure

how to complain to the operator and a statement that the participants in the scheme may subsequently complain direct to the Financial Ombudsman Service;



whether or not compensation may be available from the compensation scheme should the operator be unable to meet its liabilities, and information about any other applicable compensation scheme; and, for each applicable scheme, the extent and level of cover and how further information can be obtained;


Investment objectives

the investment objectives for the portfolio of the scheme;




any restrictions on:


the types of investments or property which may be included in the portfolio of the scheme;


the markets on which investments or property may be acquired for the portfolio of the scheme;


the amount or value of any one investment or asset, or on the proportion of the portfolio of the scheme which any one investment or asset or any particular kind of investment or asset may constitute; or


that there are no such restrictions;


Holding scheme assets


if it is the case, that the operator will:


hold money on behalf of the scheme or be the custodian of investments or other property of the scheme; or


arrange for some other person to act in either capacity and, if so, whether that person is an associate of the operator identifying that person and describing the nature of any association; and


in either case:


how any money is to be deposited;


the arrangements for recording and separately identifying registrable investments of the scheme and, where the registered holder is the operator's own nominee, that the operator will be responsible for the acts and omissions of that person;


the extent to which the operator accepts liability for any loss of the investment of the scheme;


the extent to which the operator or any other person mentioned in (11)(a)(ii), may hold a lien or security interest over investments of the scheme;


where investments of the scheme will be registered collectively in the same name, a statement that the entitlements of the scheme may not be identifiable by separate certificates or other physical documents of title, and that, should the operator default, any shortfall in investments of the scheme registered in that name may be shared proportionately among all schemes and any other customers of the operator whose investments are so registered;


whether or not investments or other property of the scheme can be lent to, or deposited by way of collateral with, a third party and whether or not money can be borrowed on behalf of the scheme against the security of those investments or property and, if so, the terms upon which they may be lent or deposited;


the arrangements for accounting to the scheme for investments of the scheme, for income received (including any interest on money and any income earned by lending investments or other property) of the scheme, and for rights conferred in respect of investments or other property of the scheme;


the arrangements for determining the exercise of any voting rights conferred by investments of the scheme; and


where investments of the scheme may be held by an eligible custodian outside the United Kingdom, a general statement that different settlement, legal and regulatory requirements, and different practices relating to the segregation of those investments, may apply;


Clients' money outside the United Kingdom

if it is the case, that the operator may hold the money of the scheme in a client bank account outside the United Kingdom;


Exchange rates

if a liability of the scheme in one currency is to be matched by an asset in a different currency, or if the services to be provided to the operator for the scheme may relate to an investment denominated in a currency other than the currency in which the investments of the scheme are valued, a warning that a movement of exchange rates may have a separate effect, unfavourable or favourable, on the gain or loss otherwise made on the investments of the scheme;


Stabilised investments

if it is the case, that the operator is to have the right under the schemedocuments to effect transactions in investments the prices of which may be the subject of stabilisation;


Conflict of interest and material interest

if it is the case, that the operator is to have the right under the agreement or instrument constituting the scheme to effect transactions on behalf of the scheme in which the operator has directly or indirectly a material interest (except for an interest arising solely from the participation of the operator as agent for the scheme), or a relationship of any description with another party which may involve a conflict with the operator's duty to the scheme, together with a disclosure of the nature of the interest or relationship;


Use of dealing commission

if the operator receives goods or services in addition to the execution of its customer orders in accordance with the section on the use of dealing commission, the prior disclosure required by the rule on prior disclosure (see COBS 11.6.2 R);


Acting as principal

if it is the case, that the operator may act as principal in a transaction with the scheme;


Stock lending

if it is the case, that the operator may undertake stock lending activity with or for the scheme specifying the type of assets of the scheme to be lent, the type and value of relevant collateral from the borrower and the method and amount of payment due to the scheme in respect of the lending;


Transactions involving contingent liability investments


if it is the case, that the agreement or instrument constituting the scheme allows the operator to effect transactions involving contingent liability investments for the account of the portfolio of the scheme;


if applicable, whether there are any limits on the amount to be committed by way of margin and, if so, what those limits are; and


if applicable, that the operator has the authority to effect transactions involving contingent liability investments otherwise than under the rules of a recognised investment exchange or designated investment exchange and in a contract traded thereon;


Periodic statements


the frequency of any periodic statement (this should not be less than once every 12 months) except where a periodic statement is not required (see COBS 18.5.13R); and


whether those statements will include some measure of performance, and, if so, what the basis of that measurement will be;



the bases on which assets comprised in the portfolio of the scheme are to be valued;



if it is the case, that the operator may supplement the funds in the portfolio of the scheme and, if it may do so:


the circumstances in which the operator may do so;


whether there are any limits on the extent to which the operator may do so and, if so, what those limits are; and


any circumstances in which such limits may be exceeded;


Underwriting commitments

if it is the case, that the operator may for the account of the portfolio of the scheme underwrite or sub-underwrite any issue or offer for sale of securities, and:


whether there are any restrictions on the categories of securities which may be underwritten and, if so, what these restrictions are; and


whether there are any financial limits on the extent of the underwriting and, if so, what these limits are;


Investments in other collective investment schemes

whether or not the portfolio may contain units in a collective investment scheme either operated or advised by the operator or by an associate of the operator or in a collective investment scheme which is not a regulated collective investment scheme;


Investments in securities underwritten by the operator

whether or not the portfolio may contain securities of which any issue or offer for sale was underwritten, managed or arranged by the operator or by an associate of the operator during the preceding 12 months.

Capital has an important role to play in protecting consumers and complements the roles played by professional indemnity insurance and client money protection (see the client money rules). Capital provides a form of protection for situations not covered by a firm's professional indemnity insurance and it provides the funds for the firm's PII excess, which it has to pay out of its own finances (see MIPRU 3.2.11 R and MIPRU 3.2.12 R for the relationship between the firm's capital
SUP 6.3.20GRP
In certain cases, FSA may consider that granting an application for variation of Part IV permission which includes adding further regulated activities or changing a requirement or limitation would cause a significant change in the firm's business or risk profile. In these circumstances, the FSA may require the firm to complete appropriate parts of the full application pack (see the FSA website "How do I get authorised":, as