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General guidance on the perimeter is also contained in various FCA documents (mainly fact sheets and frequently asked questions) that are available on the FCA website at documents, and the URL on which they may be accessed, include:(1) [deleted]612446(2) [deleted]212(3) [deleted](4) [deleted]313(5) [deleted]313(6) [deleted]313(7) guidance about the position under the Insurance Mediation Directive and the Regulated Activities Order of the company appointed

This table belongs to IPRU-INV 2.1.1R



(i) managing investments other than for retail clients; or

Investment management firm - IPRU-INV 5

(ii) OPS activity; or

Investment management firm (which is an exempt CAD firm) - IPRU-INV 5 and 9

(iii) [deleted]

(iv) [deleted]

(iva) acting as trustee or depositary of a UK UCITS2; or

(ivb) managing an AIF; or

(ivc) acting as trustee or depositary of an AIF; or

(v) acting as a residual CIS operator; or

(va) establishing, operating or winding up a personal pension scheme; or

(vi) safeguarding and administering investments;

(i) advising on, or arrangingdeals in, packaged products; or

(ii) managing investments for retail clients;

Personal investment firm - IPRU-INV 13

(i) a regulated activity carried on as a member of an exchange; or

Securities and futures firm (which is an exempt CAD firm) - IPRU-INV 9

(ii) acting as a market maker in securities or derivatives; or

Securities and futures firm (which is not a MiFID investment firm) - IPRU-INV 3

(iii) corporate finance business; or

(iv) dealing or arranging deals in securities or derivatives, other than interprofessional investments; or

(v) the provision of clearing services as a clearing firm; or

(vi) spread betting;

PERG 2.10.15GRP
In addition, there are restrictions on carrying on (or agreeing to carry on) certain other regulated activities. These relate to managing investments, advising on investments, advising on a home finance transaction,2advising on syndicate participation at Lloyd's, entering into a home finance transaction or administering a home finance transaction.222
LR 15.2.11RRP
The board of directors or equivalent body of the applicant must be able to act independently:11(1) of any investment manager appointed to manage investments of the applicant; and11(2) if the applicant (either directly or through other intermediaries) has an investment policy of principally investing its funds in another company or fund that invests in a portfolio of investments ("a master fund"), of the master fund and of any investment manager of the master fund.11
DTR 5.1.5RRP
(1) The following are to be disregarded for the purposes of determining whether a person has a notification obligation in accordance with the thresholds in DTR 5.1.2 R except at the thresholds of 5% and 10% and above:(a) voting rights attaching to shares forming part of property belonging to another which that person lawfully manages under an agreement in, or evidenced in, writing;(b) voting rights attaching to shares which may be exercisable by a person in his capacity as the
3A firm, other than a venture capital firm, which is managing investments for a professional client that is not a natural person must disclose clearly on its website, or if it does not have a website in another accessible form:(1) the nature of its commitment to the Financial Reporting Council’s Stewardship Code; or(2) where it does not commit to the Code, its alternative investment strategy.
As many firms will not have dedicated, fixed portfolio resource, the first point of contact for many issues for such firms will be handled by the FCA's Supervision Hub2, with the aim being that fewer issues and queries will need to be referred to the supervisors. To support all firms the FCA will also provide regional workshops and road shows to clarify its expectations on these risks and issues that are particularly important to the FCA.
(1) This section covers techniques relating to transferable securities and approved money-market instruments which are used for the purpose of efficient portfolio management. It3 permits the generation of additional income for the benefit of the authorised fund, and hence for its investors, by entry into stock lending transactions for the account of the authorised fund.(2) The specific method of stock lending permitted in this section is in fact not a transaction which is a loan
A contravention of a rule in SYSC 11 to 2SYSC 21,7SYSC 22.8.1R, SYSC 22.9.1R or SYSC 23 to9SYSC 288 does not give rise to a right of action by a private person under section 138D of the Act (and each of those rules is specified under section 138D(3) of the Act as a provision giving rise to no such right of action). 34437
(1) Firms to which COBS 16.4 applies are reminded that, under COBS 16.4, they are required to send to each of their clients at least once a year a statement in a durable medium of those designated investments and/or client money they hold for that client. A firm which manages investments may provide this statement in its periodic statement, as required under COBS 16.3.2(2) COBS 16.4 (Statements of client designated investments or client money) applies, in accordance with COBS
COBS 16.4.4RRP
A firm which holds designated investments or client money and is managing investments for a client may include the statement under this section in the periodic statement it provides to that client.4
COLL 11.6.13RRP
Where the authorised fund manager of a feeder UCITS gives notice to the FCA under section 251 or section 261Q1 of the Act or regulation 21 of the OEIC Regulations that it intends to wind up the scheme, it must inform:(1) the unitholders of the feeder UCITS; and(2) where notice is given under COLL 11.6.5R (4) (Application for approval by a feeder UCITS where a master UCITS merges or divides), the authorised fund manager of the master UCITS;of its intention without undue delay.[Note:
  1. (1)

    A firm to which MIPRU does not apply must calculate its capital resources requirement as in (2).

  2. (2)

    The firm must calculate its capital resources requirement as the higher of:

    1. (a)

      £20,000; and

    2. (b)

      the amount equivalent to the applicable percentage of its annual income specified in table 13.13.2(2)(b), depending on the type of firm.

Table 13.13.2(2)(b)

This table forms part of IPRU-INV 13.13.2R.



Type of firm


Applicable percentage of annual income


Exempt CAD firm



Category B1 firm



Category B2 firm



Category B3 firm 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



Category B3 firm not in (4)


PERG 8.36.3GRP

Table Controlled activities


Accepting deposits


Effecting and carrying out contracts of insurance


Dealing in securities, structured deposits11 and contractually based investments


Arranging deals in investments


Operating a multilateral trading facility410


Credit broking


Operating an electronic system in relation to lending


Operating an organised trading facility


Managing investments10


Debt adjusting


Debt counselling


Safeguarding and administering investments


Advising on investments


Advising on syndicate participation at Lloyd's


Providing funeral plan contracts


Providing qualifying credit



Arranging qualifying credit etc



Advising on qualifying credit etc10


Providing relevant consumer credit


Providing consumer hire


Providing a home reversion plan


Arranging a home reversion plan


Advising on a home reversion plan


Providing a home purchase plan


Arranging a home purchase plan


Advising on a home purchase plan


Providing a regulated sale and rent back agreement


Arranging a regulated sale and rent back agreement


Advising on a regulated sale and rent back agreement



Agreeing to do anything in 3 to 18C7 above

(1) Cash and near cash must not be retained in the scheme property except to the extent that this may reasonably be regarded as necessary in order to enable:(a) the pursuit of the scheme's investment objectives; or(b) redemption of units; or(c) efficient management of the authorised fund in accordance with its investment objectives; or(d) other purposes which may reasonably be regarded as ancillary to the investment objectives of the authorised fund.(2) During the period of the
SUP 10A.10.3GRP
The customer function has to do with giving advice on, dealing and arranging deals in and managing investments; it has no application to banking business such as deposit taking and lending, nor to general insurance business or credit-related regulated activity1.
COBS 14.3.1RRP
This section applies to a firm in relation to:(1) [deleted]8(2) any of8 the following regulated activities when carried on for a retail client:(a) making a personal recommendation about a designated investment6;5 or(b) managing investments that are designated investments (other than a P2P agreement);5 or(c) arranging (bringing about) or executing a deal in a warrant, non-readily realisable security4speculative illiquid security,12 or derivative; or(d) engaging in stock lending