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COLL 5.2.1RRP
13(1) 13This section applies to an ICVC, an ACD, an authorised fund manager17 of an AUT or ACS and17 a depositary of an ICVC, AUT or ACS17 where such ICVC, AUT or ACS17 is a UCITS scheme, in accordance with COLL 5.2.2 R (Table of application).17171717(2) [deleted]2513
COLL 5.2.2RRP

This table belongs to COLL 5.2.1 R.

Rule

ICVC

ACD

Authorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS17

17

Depositary of an ICVC, AUT or ACS17

Authorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS, or ACD of an ICVC, that is a regulated money market fund23

17

5.2.3R 23

x

x

x23

12

235.2.4R

x

x

235.2.4AG

x

235.2.5R to 5.2.9R

x

x

125.2.9AR

x

x

5.2.10R(1)

x

x

5.2.10R(2)(a)&(b)

x

x

5.2.10R(2)(c)

x

17

5.2.10R(3)

x

x

5.2.10AR to 5.2.10EG7

x

x

5.2.11R to 5.2.20R23 (excluding 5.2.17AR and 5.2.17BG)24

x

x

5.2.17AR and 5.2.17BG24

x

x

x

235.2.20AR

x

x

x

235.2.20BG

x

x

235.2.21R

x

x

x

5.2.22R

x

x

x23

13

135.2.22AG

x

x

x

x

x23

17

5.2.23R(1)

x

x

x

x23

5.2.23R(2) to (4)7

x

x

x

x

17

26COLL 5.2.23-AG

26x

26x

26x

26x

135.2.23CR

x

x

5.2.26R

x

x

5.2.27R

x

5.2.28R

x

5.2.29R 23

x23

x23

x23

13

235.2.30R

x

x

x

x

235.2.31R to 5.2.33R

x

x

x

135.2.34G

x

x

Note: x means "applies"

COLL 5.2.2AGRP
7In addition to the parts of CESR's UCITS eligible assets guidelines specifically referred to in this section, the authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme should have regard to the other parts of those guidelines when applying the rules in this section. CESR's UCITS eligible assets guidelines are available athttps://www.esma.europa.eu/sites/default/files/library/2015/11/07_044.pdf.20.
COLL 5.2.3RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager must ensure that, taking account of the investment objectives and policy of the UCITS scheme as stated in the most recently published prospectus, the scheme property of the UCITS scheme aims to provide a prudent spread of risk.(2) The rules in this section relating to spread of investments do not apply until the expiry of a period of six months after the date of which the authorisation order, in respect of the UCITS scheme, takes effect or on which
COLL 5.2.5RRP
(1) In this chapter, the value of the scheme property of a UCITS schememeans the net value determined in accordance with COLL 6.3 (Valuation and pricing), after deducting any outstanding borrowings, whether immediately due to be repaid or not.(2) When valuing the scheme property for the purposes of this chapter:(a) the time as at which the valuation is being carried out ("the relevant time") is treated as if it were a valuation point, but the valuation and the relevant time do
COLL 5.2.7ARRP
(1) 7A UCITS scheme may invest in a transferable security only to the extent that the transferable security fulfils the following criteria:(a) the potential loss which the UCITS scheme may incur with respect to holding the transferable security is limited to the amount paid for it;(b) its liquidity does not compromise the ability of the authorised fund manager to comply with its obligation to redeemunits at the request of any qualifying unitholder (see COLL 6.2.16 R (3) );(c)
COLL 5.2.7BGRP
7Where the authorised fund manager considers that the liquidity or negotiability of a transferable security might compromise the ability of the authorised fund manager to comply with its obligation to redeemunits at the request of any qualifying unitholder, it should assess the liquidity risk in accordance with CESR's UCITS eligible assets guidelines with respect to article 2(1) of the UCITS eligible assets Directive.
COLL 5.2.7DGRP
(1) 7An authorised fund manager should not invest the scheme property of a UCITS scheme in units of a closed end fund for the purpose of circumventing the investment limits set down in this section.(2) When required to assess whether the corporate governance mechanisms of a closed end fund in contractual form are equivalent to those applied to companies, the authorised fund manager should consider whether the contract on which the closed end fund is based provides its investors
COLL 5.2.7HRRP
(1) 7A money-market instrument shall be regarded as liquid if it can be sold at limited cost in an adequately short time frame, taking into account the obligation of the authorised fund manager to redeemunits at the request of any qualifying unitholder (see COLL 6.2.16 R (3) ).(2) A money-market instrument shall be regarded as having a value which can be accurately determined at any time if accurate and reliable valuations systems, which fulfil the following criteria, are available:(a)
COLL 5.2.7IGRP
(1) 7The authorised fund manager should assess the liquidity of a money-market instrument in accordance with CESR's UCITS eligible assets guidelines with respect to article 4(1) of the UCITS eligible assets Directive.(2) Where an approved money-market instrument forms part of the scheme property of a qualifying money market fund, 23 the authorised fund manager should adequately monitor that the instrument continues to be of high quality, taking into account both its credit risk
COLL 5.2.9GRP
(1) This section specifies criteria based on those in article 5013 of the UCITS Directive, as to the nature of the markets in which the property of a UCITS scheme may be invested.13(2) Where a market ceases to be eligible, investments on that market cease to be approved securities. The 10% restriction in COLL 5.2.8 R (4) applies, and exceeding this limit because a market ceases to be eligible will generally be regarded as a breach beyond the control of the authorised fund man
COLL 5.2.10RRP
(1) A market is eligible for the purposes of the rules in this sourcebook if it is:(a) a regulated market;(b) a market in the United Kingdom or25 an EEA State which is regulated, operates regularly and is open to the public; or(c) any market within (2).(2) A market not falling within (1)(a) and (b) is eligible for the purposes of the rules in this sourcebook if:(a) the authorised fund manager, after consultation with and notification to the depositary (and in the case of an ICVC,
COLL 5.2.11BRRP
(1) 13An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme must ensure that counterparty risk arising from an OTC derivative transaction is subject to the limits set out in COLL 5.2.11R (7) and COLL 5.2.11R (10).(2) When calculating the exposure of a UCITS scheme to a counterparty in accordance with the limits in COLL 5.2.11R (7), the authorised fund manager must use the positive mark-to-market value of the OTC derivative contract with that counterparty.(3) An authorised fund manager
COLL 5.2.14GRP
(1) COLL 9.3 gives further detail as to the recognition of a scheme under section 27218of the Act.18(2) A 25 scheme18 which has the power to invest in gold or immovables would not meet the criteria set out in COLL 5.2.13R (1).1813131818(3) 8In determining whether a scheme (other than a UCITS)18 meets the requirements of COLL 5.2.13AR25 for the purposes ofCOLL 5.2.13R (1),18 the authorised fund manager should consider the following factors before deciding that the scheme provides
COLL 5.2.15RRP
(1) 14A UCITS scheme must not invest in or dispose of units in another collective investment scheme (the second scheme) if the second scheme is managed or operated by (or, for an ICVC, whose ACD is) the authorised fund manager of the investing UCITS scheme or an associate of that authorised fund manager, unless:14(a) the prospectus of the investing UCITS scheme clearly states that the property of that investing scheme may include such units; and(b) COLL 5.2.16 R (Investment in
COLL 5.2.16RRP
(1) Where:(a) an investment or disposal is made under COLL 5.2.15 R; and(b) there is a charge in respect of such investment or disposal;the authorised fund manager of the UCITS scheme making the investment or disposal must pay the UCITS scheme the amounts referred to in (2) or (3) within four business days following the date of the agreement to invest or dispose. (2) When an investment is made, the amount referred to in (1) is either:14(a) any amount by which the consideration
COLL 5.2.18RRP
[deleted]7
COLL 5.2.19RRP
(1) A transaction in derivatives or a forward transaction must not be effected for a UCITS scheme unless:(a) the transaction is of a kind specified in COLL 5.2.20 R (Permitted transactions (derivatives and forwards)); and(b) the transaction is covered, as required by COLL 5.3.3A R (Cover for investment in derivatives and forward transactions).1313(2) Where a UCITS scheme invests in derivatives, the exposure to the underlying assets must not exceed the limits in COLL 5.2.11 R (Spread:
COLL 5.2.19AGRP
(1) 7Collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) or asset-backed securities using derivatives, with or without an active management, will generally not be considered as embedding a derivative except if:(a) they are leveraged, i.e. the CDOs or asset-backed securities are not limited recourse vehicles and the investors' loss can be higher than their initial investment; or(b) they are not sufficiently diversified.(2) Where a transferable security or approved money-market instrument embedding
COLL 5.2.20RRP
(1) A transaction in a derivative must:(a) be in an approved derivative; or(b) be one which complies with COLL 5.2.23 R (OTC transactions in derivatives).(2) The underlying of a transaction in a derivative must consist of any one or more of the following to which the scheme is dedicated:(a) transferable securities permitted under COLL 5.2.8 R (3)(a) to (c) and COLL 5.2.8 R (3)(e)7;(b) approved money-market instruments7 permitted underCOLL 5.2.8 R (3)(a) to COLL 5.2.8 R (3)(d)7;77(c)
COLL 5.2.20BGRP
(1) 7An index based on derivatives on commodities or an index on property may be regarded as a financial index of the type referred to in COLL 5.2.20R (2)(f) provided it satisfies the criteria for financial indices set out in COLL 5.2.20A R.(2) If the composition of an index is not sufficiently diversified in order to avoid undue concentration, its underlying assets should be combined with the other assets of the UCITS scheme when assessing compliance with the requirements on
COLL 5.2.21RRP
A derivative or forward transaction which will or could lead to the delivery of property for the account of the UCITS scheme may be entered into only if:(1) that property can be held for the account of the UCITS scheme; and(2) the authorised fund manager having taken reasonable care determines that delivery of the property under the transaction will not occur or will not lead to a breach of the rules in this sourcebook.
COLL 5.2.22AGRP
[deleted]131(1) In the FCA's view the requirement in COLL 5.2.22R (1)(a) can be met where:(a) the risks of the underlying financial instrument of a derivative can be appropriately represented by another financial instrument and the underlying financial instrument is highly liquid; or(b) the authorised fund manager or the depositary has the right to settle the derivative in cash, and cover exists within the scheme property which falls within one of the following asset classes:(i)
COLL 5.2.23RRP
A transaction in an OTC derivative under COLL 5.2.20 R (1) (b) or, for the purposes of (1) only, executed by or on behalf of a regulated money market fund,23 must be:(1) with an approved counterparty; a counterparty to a transaction in derivatives is approved only if the counterparty is:(a) an eligible institution or an approved bank; 26(b) a person whose permission (including any requirements or limitations), as published in the Financial Services Register, permits it to enter
COLL 5.2.23BRRP
10In respect of its obligations under COLL 6.6.4 R (1) (a) , the depositary must take reasonable care to ensure that the authorised fund manager has systems and controls that are adequate to ensure compliance with COLL 5.2.23 R (1) to (4).
COLL 5.2.23CRRP
(1) 13For the purposes of COLL 5.2.23 R (2), an authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme 25 must:(a) establish, implement and maintain arrangements and procedures which ensure appropriate, transparent and fair valuation of the exposures of a UCITS scheme 25 to OTC derivatives; and(b) ensure that the fair value of OTC derivatives is subject to adequate, accurate and independent assessment.(2) Where the arrangements and procedures referred to in (1) involve the performance of certain
COLL 5.2.28RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager17 must not acquire, or cause to be acquired for an AUT or ACS17 of which it is the authorised fund manager17, transferable securities issued by a body corporate and carrying rights to vote (whether or not on substantially all matters) at a general meeting of the body corporate if:1717(a) immediately before the acquisition, the aggregate of any such securities held for that AUT or ACS17, taken together with any such securities already held for other
COLL 5.2.30RRP
(1) In relation to a UCITS scheme which is an umbrella, the provisions in COLL 5.2 to COLL 5.5 apply to each sub-fund as they would for an authorised fund, except the following rules which apply at the level of the umbrella only:(a) COLL 5.2.27 R (Significant influence for ICVCs);(b) COLL 5.2.28 R (Significant influence for authorised fund managers of AUTs or ACSs17); and17(c) COLL 5.2.29 R (Concentration).(2) A sub-fund may invest in or dispose of units of14 another sub-fund
COLL 5.2.34GRP
(1) 21Authorised fund managers of UCITS schemes 25 should bear in mind that where a UCITS scheme25 employs particular investment strategies such as those in (2)21, COBS 4.13.2R (Marketing communications relating to UCITS schemes25) and COBS 4.13.3R (Marketing communications relating to a feeder UCITS) contain additional disclosure requirements in relation to marketing communications that concern those investment strategies.(2) 21Examples of investment strategies that require these
COLL 5.2.35GRP
(1) 15A syndicated loan for the purposes of this guidance means a form of loan where a group or syndicate of parties lend money to a third party and, in return, receive interest payments during the life of the debt and a return of principal either at the end of the loan period or amortised over the life of the loan. Such loans are usually arranged through agent banks which may, among other things, maintain a record of the lenders’ interest in the loan and arrange or act as a
COLL 5.2.36GRP
19Authorised fund managers of UCITS schemes are advised that ESMA has issued guidelines which, in accordance with the UCITS implementing Directive, authorised fund managers should comply with in applying the rules in this section in relation to UCITS schemes:Guidelines concerning eligible assets for investment by UCITS: The classification of hedge fund indices as financial indices (CESR/07-434)20https://www.esma.europa.eu/sites/default/files/library/2015/11/07_434.pdf20Guidelines
COLL 4.3.2GRP
(1) The diagram in COLL 4.3.3 G explains how an authorised fund manager should treat changes it is proposing to a scheme and provides an overview of the rules and guidance in this section.(2) Regulation 21 of the OEIC Regulations (The Authority's approval for certain changes in respect of a company), section 261Q of the Act (Alteration of contractual schemes and changes of operator or depositary)5 and section 251 of the Act (Alteration of schemes and changes of manager or trustee)
COLL 4.3.3GRP
This diagram belongs to COLL 4.3.2 G.
COLL 4.3.4RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager, must, by way of an extraordinary resolution, obtain prior approval from the unitholders for any proposed change to the scheme which, in accordance with (2), is a fundamental change.(2) A fundamental change is a change or event which:(a) changes the purposes or nature of the scheme; or(b) may materially prejudice a unitholder; or(c) alters the risk profile of the scheme; or(d) introduces any new type of payment out of scheme property.
COLL 4.3.5GRP
(1) Any change may be fundamental depending on its degree of materiality and effect on the scheme and its unitholders. Consequently an authorised fund manager will need to determine whether in each case a particular change is fundamental in nature or not.(2) For the purpose of COLL 4.3.4R (2)(a) to COLL 4.3.4R (2)(c) a fundamental change to a scheme is likely to include:(a) any proposal for a scheme of arrangement referred to in COLL 7.6.2 R (Schemes of arrangement: requirements);(b)
COLL 4.3.6RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager must give prior written notice to unitholders, in respect of any proposed change to the operation of a scheme that, in accordance with (2), constitutes a significant change.(2) A significant change is a change or event which is not fundamental in accordance with COLL 4.3.4 R but which:(a) affects a unitholder's ability to exercise his rights in relation to his investment; or(b) would reasonably be expected to cause the unitholder to reconsider his
COLL 4.3.6ARRP
[deleted]7
COLL 4.3.7GRP
(1) Changes may be significant depending in each case on their degree of materiality and effect on the scheme and its unitholders. Consequently the authorised fund manager will need to determine whether in each case a particular change is significant in nature or not.(2) For the purpose of COLL 4.3.6 R a significant change is likely to include:(a) a change in the method of price publication;(b) a change in any operational policy such as dilution policy or allocation of payments
COLL 4.3.8RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager must inform unitholders in an appropriate manner and timescale of any notifiable changes that are reasonably likely to affect, or have affected, the operation of the scheme.(2) A notifiable change is a change or event, other than a fundamental change under COLL 4.3.4 R or a significant change under COLL 4.3.6 R, which a unitholder must be made aware of unless the authorised fund manager concludes that the change is insignificant.
COLL 4.3.9GRP
(1) The circumstances causing a notifiable change may or may not be within the control of the authorised fund manager.(2) For the purpose of COLL 4.3.8 R (Notifiable changes) a notifiable change might include:(a) a change of named investment manager where the authorised fund has been marketed on the basis of that individual's involvement;(b) a significant political event which impacts on the authorised fund or its operation;(c) a change to the time of the valuation point;(d) the
COLL 4.3.10RRP
(1) [deleted]73(2) The new authorised fund manager must immediately notify unitholders of its appointment under (1) in an appropriate manner.
COLL 4.3.11RRP
3Where the authorised fund manager of either a feeder UCITS or a feeder NURS4 is notified of any change in respect of its master UCITS or qualifying master scheme4which has the effect of a change to the feeder UCITS or feeder NURS4, the authorised fund manager must:4(1) classify it as a fundamental change, significant change or a notifiable change to the feeder UCITS or feeder NURS4 in accordance with the rules in this section; and(2) (a) for a fundamental change, obtain approval
COLL 4.3.12RRP
3The actions required by COLL 4.3.11 R (2)(a) and (b) must be carried out as soon as reasonably practicable after the authorised fund manager of the feeder UCITS or feeder NURS4 has been informed of the relevant change to the master UCITS or qualifying master scheme4.
COLL 4.3.13GRP
(1) 3The authorised fund manager of the feeder UCITS or feeder NURS4 should assess the change to the master UCITS or qualifying master scheme4 in terms of its impact on the feeder UCITS or feeder NURS4. For example, a change to the investment objective and policy of the master UCITS or qualifying master scheme4 that alters its risk profile would constitute a fundamental change for the feeder UCITS or feeder NURS4. In order for the feeder UCITS or feeder NURS4 to continue investing
COLL 6.2.1RRP
(R This section applies to an authorised fund manager, a depositary, an ICVC and any other director of an ICVC.
COLL 6.2.2GRP
(1) This section helps in achieving the statutory objective of securing an appropriate degree of protection for consumers. In accordance with Principle 6, this section is also concerned with ensuring the authorised fund manager pays due regard to its clients' interests and treats them fairly.(2) An authorised fund manager of an AUT, ACS or ICVC7 is responsible for arranging for the issue and the cancellation of units for the authorised fund. An authorised fund manager of an AUT,
COLL 6.2.3RRP
(1) During the initial offer period, units may only be issued at the initial price.(2) The length of any initial offer should not be unreasonable when considered alongside the characteristics of the authorised fund.(3) The authorised fund manager must, as soon as practicable after receiving the initial price from the purchaser and no later than the fourth business day following the end of the initial offer, pay the depositary in respect2 of any unit it has agreed to sell during
COLL 6.2.6RRP
(1) The depositary7 must issue or cancelunits in an AUT or ACS7 when instructed by the authorised fund manager.777(2) Any instructions given by the authorised fund manager7must state, for each class of unit to be issued or cancelled, the number to be issued or cancelled, expressed either as a number of units or as an amount in value (or as a combination of the two).7(3) If the depositary7 is of the opinion that it is not in the interests of unitholders that any units should be
COLL 6.2.6ARRP
3If an authorised fund has two or more classes of unit in issue, the authorised fund manager may treat any or all of those classes as one for the purpose of determining the number of units to be issued or cancelled by reference to a particular valuation point, if:(1) the depositary gives its prior agreement; and(2) the relevant classes:(a) have the same entitlement to participate in, and the same liability for charges, expenses and other payments that may be recovered from, the
COLL 6.2.7RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager may require, on agreement with the depositary, or may permit, on the request of the investor, direct issues and cancellations of units by an ICVC or by the depositary of an AUT or ACS7.7(2) If (1) applies:(a) the instrument constituting the fund8 must provide for this; and(b) the prospectus must provide details of the procedure to be followed which must be consistent with the rules in this section.8
COLL 6.2.8RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager must ensure that at each valuation point there are at least as many units in issue of any class as there are units registered to unitholders for that class.(2) An authorised fund manager must not:(a) for an AUT or ACS7, when giving instructions to the depositary72 for the issue or cancellation of units; or27(b) for an ICVC, when arranging for the issue or cancellation of units;do, or omit to do, anything that2 would, or might, confer on itself2 or
COLL 6.2.9GRP
(1) As the authorised fund manager normally controls the issue, cancellation, sale and redemption of an authorised fund'sunits, it occupies a position that could, without appropriate systems and controls, involve a conflict of interest between itself and its clients.(2) SYSC 3.1.1 R (Systems and controls) requires that a firm take reasonable care to establish and maintain such systems and controls as are appropriate to its business and Principle 8 requires a firm to manage conflicts
COLL 6.2.11RRP
(1) Where the authorised fund manager has not complied with COLL 6.2.8 R (1) (Controls over the issue and cancellation of units), it must correct the error as soon as possible and must reimburse the authorised fund any costs it may have incurred in correcting the position.(2) The authorised fund manager need not reimburse the authorised fund when:(a) the amount under (1) is not, in the depositary's opinion, material to the authorised fund;(b) the authorised fund manager can demonstrate
COLL 6.2.12GRP

Explanatory table: This table belongs to COLL 6.2.2 G (4) (Purpose).

Correction of box management errors

1

Controls by authorised fund managers

An authorised fund manager needs to be able to demonstrate that it has effective controls over:

(1)

its calculations of what units are owned by it (its 'box'); and

(2)

compliance with COLL 6.2.8 R which is intended to prevent a negative box.

2

Controls by depositaries

(1)

Under COLL 6.6.4 (General duties of the depositary), a depositary should take reasonable care to ensure that a scheme2 is managed in accordance with COLL 6.2 (Dealing) and COLL 6.3 (Pricing and valuation).

(2)

A depositary should therefore make a regular assessment of the authorised fund manager's box management procedures (including supporting systems) and controls. This should include reviewing the authorised fund manager's controls and procedures when the depositary assumes office, on any significant change and on a regular basis, to ensure that a series of otherwise minor changes do not have a cumulative and a significant effect on the accuracy of the controls and procedures.

3

Recording and reporting of box management errors

(1)

An authorised fund manager should record all errors which result in a breach of COLL 6.2.8 R (Controls over the issue and cancellation of units) and as soon as an error is discovered, the authorised fund manager should report the fact to the depositary, together with details of the action taken, or to be taken, to avoid repetition of the error.

(2)

A depositary should report material box management errors to the FCA immediately. Materiality should be determined by taking into account a number of factors including:

  • the implications of the error for the sufficiency of controls put into place by the authorised fund manager;
  • the significance of any breakdown in the authorised fund manager's management controls or other checking procedures;
  • the significance of any failure of systems or back-up arrangements;
  • the duration of an error; and
  • the level of compensation due to the scheme, and an authorised fund manager's ability (or otherwise) to meet claims for compensation in full.

(3)

A depositary should also make a return to the FCA (in the manner prescribed by SUP 16.6.8 R) on a quarterly basis.

COLL 6.2.13RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager must, by the close of business on the fourth business day following the issue of any units, arrange for payment to the depositary of an AUT or ACS7 or the ICVC of:227(a) 2in the case of a single-priced authorised fund, the price of the units and any payments required under 9COLL 6.3.8 R (Dilution); 10(b) 2in the case of a dual-priced authorised fund, the issue price of the units9; or10(c) in the case of a regulated money market fund, the sum required
COLL 6.2.14RRP
(1) On cancellingunits the authorised fund manager must, before the expiry of the fourth business day following the cancellation of the units or, if later, as soon as practicable after delivery to the depositary of the AUT or ACS7 or the ICVC of such evidence of title to the units as it may reasonably require, require the depositary to pay:27(a) 2in the case of a single-priced authorised fund, the price of the units (less any deduction required under 9COLL 6.3.8 R); 10(b) 2in
COLL 6.2.16RRP
(1) In accordance with COLL 4.2.5R (17) (Table: contents of the prospectus), the authorised fund manager must describe the arrangements for the sale and redemption of units in the prospectus.(2) The authorised fund manager must, at all times during the dealing day, be willing to effect the sale of units in the authorised fund, in accordance with the conditions in the instrument constituting the fund8 and the prospectus unless:8(a) it has reasonable grounds to refuse such sale;
COLL 6.2.17GRP
(1) The prospectus of an authorised fund9 may allow the authorised fund manager to identify a point in time in advance of a valuation point (a cut-off point) after which it will not accept instructions to sell or redeemunits2 at that valuation point. In order to protect customers' interests, the cut-off point should be no earlier than the close of business on the business day before the valuation point it relates to. If there is more than one valuation point in a day the cut-off
COLL 6.2.18RRP
(1) If an authorised fund limits the issue of any class of unit, the prospectus of an authorised fund must provide for the circumstances and conditions when units will be issued.(2) Where (1) applies, the authorised fund manager may not provide for the further issue of units unless, at the time of the issue2, it2is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the proceeds of that subsequent issue can be invested without compromising the scheme's investment objective or materially prejudicing
COLL 6.2.22GRP
(1) In times of high levels of redemption, deferred redemption will enable the authorised fund manager to protect the interests of continuing unitholders by allowing it to match the sale of scheme property to the level of redemptions. This should reduce the impact of dilution on the scheme.10(2) Article 34 of the Money Market Funds Regulation provides for deferred redemption in relation to certain kinds of regulated money market funds in particular circumstances.10
COLL 6.2.23RRP
(1) 4The authorised fund manager of a property authorised investment fund must take reasonable steps to ensure that no body corporate holds more than 10% of the net asset value of that fund (the "maximum allowable").(1A) 11For the purposes of (1), a body corporate shall not be treated as holding more than the maximum allowable to the extent that:(a) the body corporate holds units in a unit trust scheme which holds shares in the property authorised investment fund; and(b) in their
COLL 6.7.2RRP

Table of Application. This table belongs to COLL 6.7.1 R.

Rule

ICVC8

8

ACD8

8

Depositary of an ICVC, AUT or ACS8

Authorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS8

8

6.7.1R to 6.7.5G

x

x

x

x

8

6.7.6G

x

x

x

6.7.7R

x

x

6.7.8G

x

x

6.7.9R

x

x

6.7.10R

x

x

x

8

6.7.11G

x

x

x

8

6.7.12R

x

x

x

6.7.13G

x

x

x

6.7.14R

x

6.7.15R

x

x

x

x

8

6.7.16G

x

x

x

8

6.7.17R

x

x

x

Note: "x" means "applies", but not every paragraph in every rule will necessarily apply.

COLL 6.7.3GRP
(1) This section assists in securing the statutory objective of protecting consumers through requirements which govern the payments out of scheme property and charges imposed on investors when buying or selling units.(2) The requirements clarify the nature of permitted charges and payments and ensure the disclosure for unitholders of any increases in charges and payments to the authorised fund manager.(3) The prospectus should make adequate provision for payments from an authorised
COLL 6.7.5GRP
(1) Details of permissible types of payments out of scheme property are to be set out in full in the prospectus in accordance with COLL 4.2.5R (13) and COLL 4.2.5R (14) (Table: contents of the prospectus).(2) An authorised fund manager should consider whether a payment to an affected person is unfair because of its amount or because it confers a disproportionate benefit on the affected person.3(3) COLL 6.7.4 R (2) (Payments out of scheme property) does not invalidate a payment
COLL 6.7.6GRP
(1) For the authorised fund manager's periodic charge or for payments out of scheme property to the investment adviser, the prospectus may permit a payment based on a comparison of one or more aspects of the scheme property or price in comparison with fluctuations in the value or price of property of any description or index or other factor designated for the purpose (a "performance fee").(2) Any performance fee should be specified in the appropriate manner in the prospectus and
COLL 6.7.7RRP
(1) No person other than the authorised fund manager may impose charges on unitholders or potential unitholders when they buy or sell units.(2) An authorised fund manager must not make any charge or levy in connection with:(a) the issue or sale of units except where a preliminary charge is made in accordance with the prospectus of the scheme which must be:10(i) 10a fixed amount; or(ii) 10calculated as a percentage of the price of a unit; or(iii) 10calculated as a percentage of
COLL 6.7.8GRP
(1) To introduce a new charge for the sale or redemption of units, or any new category of remuneration for its services or increase the rate stated in the prospectus, the authorised fund manager will need to comply with COLL 4.2.5 R (Table: contents of prospectus) and COLL 4.3 (Approvals and notifications).(2) A redemption charge may be expressed in terms of amount or percentage. It may also be expressed as diminishing over the time during which the unitholder has held the units
COLL 6.7.9RRP
For a scheme which is an umbrella, an authorised fund manager must not make a charge on an exchange of units in one sub-fund for units in another sub-fund unless the amount of the charge is not more than the amount stated in the current prospectus.
COLL 6.7.10RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager must determine whether a payment is to be made from the income property or capital property of an authorised fund, and in doing so the authorised fund manager must:(a) pay due regard to whether the nature of the cost is income related or capital related and the objective of the scheme; and(b) agree the treatment of any payment with the depositary.(2) Where, for any class of units5 for any annual accounting period, the amount of the income property
COLL 6.7.11GRP
(1) Any payment as a result of effecting transactions for the authorised fund should be made from the capital property of the scheme.(2) Other than the payments in (1), all other payments should be made from income property in the first instance but may be transferred to the capital account in accordance with COLL 6.7.10 R (1) (Allocation of payments to income or capital).(3) For payments transferred to the capital property of the scheme in accordance with (2), the prospectus
COLL 6.7.12RRP
2(1) No payment may be made from scheme property to any person, other than a payment to the authorised fund manager permitted by the rules in COLL, for the acquisition or promotion of the sale of units in an authorised fund.2(2) 2Paragraph (1) does3 not apply to the costs an authorised fund incurs3 preparing and printing the11key investor information document6, NURS-KII document or key information document11, provided the prospectus states, in accordance with COLL 4.2.5 R (13)
COLL 6.7.13GRP
Examples of payments which are not permitted by COLL 6.7.12 R include:(1) commission payable to intermediaries (such payments should normally be borne by the authorised fund manager);(2) payments or costs in relation to the preparation or dissemination of financial promotions (other than costs allowed under COLL 6.7.12 R (2)2).42(3) [deleted]4
COLL 6.7.17RRP
For a scheme which is an umbrella, any assets to be received into, or any payments out of, the scheme property which are not attributable to one sub-fund only, must be allocated by the authorised fund manager between the sub-funds in a manner which is fair to the unitholders of the umbrella generally.
COLL 8.4.1RRP
(1) Subject to (1A), this section applies to an ICVC which is a qualified investor scheme and an authorised fund manager and a depositary of a qualified investor scheme.12(1A) Other than COLL 8.4.2R, COLL 8.4.4CG, COLL 8.4.7R, COLL 8.4.8R and COLL 8.4.9AG this section does not apply where the qualified investor scheme in question is a regulated money market fund.12
COLL 8.4.2RRP
An authorised fund manager must take reasonable steps to ensure that the scheme property of a qualified investor scheme provides a spread of risk, taking into account the investment objectives and policy of the scheme as stated in the most recently published prospectus, and in particular, any investment objective as regards return to the unitholders (whether through capital appreciation or income or both).
COLL 8.4.5RRP
(1) 7A qualified investor scheme may invest in units in a scheme (a ‘second scheme’) only if the second scheme is:7(a) a regulated collective investment scheme; or7(b) a scheme not within (a) where the authorised fund manager has taken reasonable care to determine that:7(i) it is the subject of an independent annual audit conducted in accordance with international standards on auditing;7(ii) the calculation of the net asset value of each of the second schemes and the maintenance
COLL 8.4.5BGRP
(1) 7The guidance at COLL 5.7.11 G applies to an authorised fund manager of a qualified investor scheme carrying out due diligence for the purpose of COLL 8.4.5 R, as if that guidance related to COLL 8.4.5 R.(2) Where COLL 5.7.11G (10) refers to COLL 6.3 (Valuation and pricing), that reference should be read as if it were a reference to COLL 8.5.9 R (Valuation, pricing and dealing).(3) In addition to the guidance at COLL 5.7.11 G the authorised fund manager should, as part of
COLL 8.4.6RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager must take reasonable care to determine the following when entering into any transaction in derivatives or any commodity contract which may result in any asset becoming part of the scheme property:(a) if it is an asset in which the scheme property could be invested, that the transaction:(i) can be readily closed out; or(ii) would at the expected time of delivery relate to an asset which could be included in the scheme property under the rules in this
COLL 8.4.7ARRP
A transaction in an OTC derivative must be capable of valuation which it will only be if the authorised fund manager having taken reasonable care determines that, throughout the life of the derivative (if the transaction is entered into), it will be able to value the investment concerned with reasonable accuracy: (1) on the basis of the pricing model; or(2) on some other reliable basis reflecting an up-to-date market value;which has been agreed between the authorised fund manager
COLL 8.4.8RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager must, as frequently as necessary to ensure compliance with COLL 8.4.7 R (2) and COLL 8.4.7 R (4), re-calculate the amount of cover required in respect of derivatives and forwards positions in existence under this chapter.(2) Derivatives and forwards positions may be retained in the scheme property only so long as they remain covered globally under COLL 8.4.7 R.(3) An authorised fund manager must use a risk management process enabling it to monitor
COLL 8.4.9RRP
(1) The ICVC, or the depositary at the request of the ICVC, or the depositary of an AUT or ACS9 at the request of the authorised fund manager,9 may enter into a repo contract or a 2stock lending arrangement within section 263B of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (without extension by section 263C).99(2) The depositary must ensure that the value of any collateral, for the stock lending arrangement is at all times at least equal to the value of the securities transferred
COLL 8.4.10RRP
(1) The ICVC or depositary of an AUT or ACS9 (on the instructions of the authorised fund manager)9 may borrow money for the use of the authorised fund on terms that the borrowing is to be repayable out of the scheme property.99(2) The authorised fund manager must ensure that the authorised fund's borrowing does not, on any day, exceed 100 % of the net value of the scheme property and must take reasonable care to ensure that arrangements are in place that will enable borrowings
COLL 8.4.11RRP
(1) Any investment in land or a building held within the scheme property of a qualified investor scheme must be in an immovable within (2).(2) For an immovable :(a) it must be situated in a country or territory identified in the prospectus;(b) the authorised fund manager must have taken reasonable care to determine that the title to the interest in the immovable is a good marketable title; and(c) the authorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS9 or the ICVC must have received a report
COLL 8.4.11BGRP
(1) 4The authorised fund manager may transfer capital and income between an intermediate holding vehicle and the scheme by the use of inter-company debt if the purpose of this is for investment in immovables and repatriation of income generated by such investment. In using inter-company debt, the authorised fund manager should ensure the following:(a) a record of inter-company debt is kept in order to provide an accurate audit trail; and(b) interest paid out on the debt instruments
COLL 8.4.13RRP
(1) In relation to the appointment of a valuer the authorised fund manager must:(a) at the outset appoint the standing independent valuer with the approval of the depositary and likewise upon any vacancy; and(b) ensure that any immovables in the scheme property are valued by an appropriate valuer (standing independent valuer) appointed by the authorised fund manager.(2) The following apply in relation to the functions of the standing independent valuer:(a) the authorised fund
COLL 8.4.14GRP
6In considering whether a valuation of overseas immovables by the standing independent valuer is made on an appropriate basis for the purpose of COLL 8.4.13R (2)(f), the authorised fund manager should consider whether that valuation was made in accordance with internationally accepted valuation principles, procedures and definitions as set out in the International Valuation Standards published by the International Valuation Standards Committee.
COLL 7.7.1RRP
1This section applies to an ICVC, an authorised fund manager of an AUT, ACS3 or ICVC, any other director of an ICVC and the depositary of any such scheme where, in each case, the AUT, ACS3 or ICVC is a UCITS scheme that is a party to:(1) a domestic UCITS merger.6(2) [deleted]6
COLL 7.7.4RRP
A domestic UCITS merger between two or more UCITS schemes6 is permissible provided:(1) it is effected in accordance with the requirements of:(a) the UCITS Regulations 2011, which include the need for the FCA to have made a prior order approving the proposed merger (which may be made subject to (2)); and(b) this chapter; and (2) in the case of a UCITS scheme that is:(a) a merging UCITS6, an extraordinary resolution is approved by unitholders in accordance with COLL 7.6.2 R (3)
COLL 7.7.7RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme that is a merging UCITS or a receiving UCITS in a proposed UCITS merger, must in conjunction with any other authorised fund manager 6draw up common draft terms of the proposed UCITS merger.(2) The common draft terms in (1) must set out the following particulars:(a) 6the UCITS involved;(b) the background to and the rationale for the proposed UCITS merger;(c) the expected impact of the proposed UCITS merger on the unitholders of
COLL 7.7.10RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme that is a merging UCITS or a receiving UCITS in a proposed UCITS merger must ensure that a document containing appropriate and accurate information on the merger is provided to the unitholders of that scheme so as to enable them to:(a) make an informed judgment about the impact of the proposal on their investment;(b) exercise their rights under regulation 12 (Right of redemption) of the UCITS Regulations 2011; and(c) where applicable,
COLL 7.7.11RRP
(1) The information document that must be provided to unitholders under COLL 7.7.10 R (Information to be given to unitholders) by the authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme must be written in a concise manner and in non-technical language.(2) [deleted]6(3) The information to be provided to the unitholders of the merging UCITS must meet the needs of investors who have no prior knowledge of the features of the receiving UCITS or of the manner of its operation, drawing their attention
COLL 7.7.12GRP
(1) The information provided to unitholders under COLL 7.7.10 R and COLL 7.7.13 R on any proposed merger should reflect the different needs of the unitholders of the merging UCITS and the receiving UCITS and assist their understanding of what is being proposed.(2) The reference to "conversion" in COLL 7.7.10 R (2) means an exchange of units in the merging UCITS or receiving UCITS for units in another UCITS scheme 6that has similar investment policies and that is managed by the
COLL 7.7.13RRP
(1) The6 information document that the 6 authorised fund manager of a merging UCITS6 must provide to its unitholders under COLL 7.7.10 R (3)(b) must also include:(a) details of any differences in the rights of unitholders of the merging UCITS before and after the proposed UCITS merger takes effect;(b) if the key investor information of the merging UCITS and the receiving UCITS show synthetic risk and reward indicators in different categories, or identify different material risks
COLL 7.7.14RRP
(1) The6 information that the 6 authorised fund manager of a receiving UCITS6 must provide to its unitholders under COLL 7.7.10 R (3)(b) must also include an explanation of whether the authorised fund manager expects the merger to have any material effect on the portfolio of the receiving UCITS, and whether it intends to undertake any rebalancing of the portfolio either before or after the merger takes effect.(2) In addition to (1), the authorised fund manager of the receiving
COLL 7.7.15GRP
(1) An authorised fund manager may add other information to that which is required by COLL 7.7.10 R2 to COLL 7.7.14 R if it considers that it is relevant in the context of the proposed UCITS merger. For example, it may be appropriate for the information provided in accordance with COLL 7.7.13 R (3)(a) to contain a recommendation by the respective authorised fund manager3 of an AUT or ACS3 or the directors of an ICVC as to the course of action the unitholders should take.23(2)
COLL 7.7.16RRP
The authorised fund manager of a merging UCITS must provide an up-to-date version of the key investor information of the receiving UCITS to its existing unitholders.[Note: article 5(1) of the UCITS implementing Directive No 2]
COLL 7.7.19RRP
The authorised fund manager of the merging UCITS and the receiving UCITS must provide the information required by COLL 7.7.10 R to COLL 7.7.14 R to unitholders in a durable medium.[Note: article 7 of the UCITS implementing Directive No 2]
COLL 7.7.20RRP
The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme that is either a merging UCITS or a receiving UCITS must ensure that any legal, advisory, administrative or any other costs associated with the preparation and completion of the UCITS merger are not charged to either scheme or to any of its unitholders.[Note: article 46 of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 7.7.22RRP
The authorised fund manager of 6the receiving UCITS in a domestic UCITS merger6 must confirm in writing to the depositary of the UCITS scheme and the FCA that the merger transfer is complete.[Note: article 48(4) of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 4.7.1RRP
1This section applies to an ICVC, an authorised fund manager of an AUT, ACS2 or ICVC and any other director of an ICVC where, in each case, the AUT, ACS2 or ICVC is:6(1) a UCITS scheme; or6(2) a non-UCITS retail scheme that is offered to retail clients if the authorised fund manager or ICVC draws up a NURS-KII document instead of a key information document for the scheme.6
COLL 4.7.1AGRP
(1) 6An authorised fund manager of a non-UCITS retail scheme or an ICVC that is a non-UCITS retail scheme that is offered to retail clients may draw up either: (a) a key information document in accordance with the PRIIPs Regulation; or(b) until 31 December 20219, a NURS-KII document (in accordance with the exemption in article 32(2) of the PRIIPs Regulation).(2) An authorised fund manager of a KII-compliant NURS or an ICVC that is a KII-compliant NURS will need to comply with
COLL 4.7.2RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager must6 draw up a short document in English containing key investor information6 for investors:6(a) in each UCITS scheme which it manages (a key investor information document); and6(b) in each KII-compliant NURS which it manages (a NURS-KII document).6(2) The words "key investor information" must be clearly stated in the key investor information document and NURS-KII document6.(3) Key investor information must include appropriate information about
COLL 4.7.3GRP
The KII Regulation sets out the form and content of a key investor information document. 8Under the Regulation an authorised fund manager must ensure that each key investor information document it produces for a UCITS scheme complies with the requirements of the Regulation. For ease of reference the Regulation is reproduced in COLL Appendix 1UK8 (The KII Regulation).
COLL 4.7.3ARRP
6The following must comply with COLL Appendix 2R (Modifications to the KII Regulation for KII-compliant NURS), which contains a modified version of the KII Regulation for KII-compliant NURS, when producing a NURS-KII document:(1) an authorised fund manager of a KII-compliant NURS; and (2) an ICVC that is a KII-compliant NURS.
COLL 4.7.3CGRP
6The authorised fund manager of a feeder NURS, or an ICVC that is a feeder NURS, that draws up a key information document for a retail client, should cross refer to documents related to its qualifying master scheme which enable such clients to understand the qualifying master scheme’s key particulars including: (1) its investment strategy; (2) a description and explanation of any material differences between the risk profile of the feeder NURS and that of the qualifying master
COLL 4.7.4GRP
While the original key investor information document or NURS-KII document6 is required by COLL 4.7.2 R to be drawn up in English, an authorised fund manager may prepare an accurate translation of it into any language for the purpose of marketing the units of the UCITS scheme or KII-compliant NURS6 in the United Kingdom. Any such translation should be prepared without alterations or supplements.
COLL 4.7.6GRP
(1) Section 90ZA of the Act (Liability for key investor information) provides that a person will not incur civil liability solely on the basis of the key investor information document, including any translation of it, unless it is misleading, inaccurate or inconsistent with the relevant parts of the prospectus.(2) Article 20 of the KII Regulation prescribes the wording of a warning to investors that must be included in the "practical information" section of the key investor information
COLL 4.7.7RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager must keep up to date the essential elements of:6(a) the key investor information document for each UCITS scheme which it manages; or6(b) the NURS-KII document for each KII-compliant NURS which it manages.6(2) An authorised fund manager must file the key investor information document for each UCITS scheme or the NURS-KII document for each KII-compliant NURS6 which it manages, and any amendments thereto, with the FCA.(3) An authorised fund manager
COLL 4.7.8GRP
(1) Authorised fund managers are advised that CESR issued two separate guidelines regarding the methodology that should be used in calculating the synthetic risk and reward indicator and the ongoing charges figure, both of which must be disclosed in the key investor information document for each UCITS scheme which they manage.(2) In line with the KII Regulation and COLL Appendix 2R6, firms in producing their key investor information documents or NURS-KII documents6 should take
COLL 4.7.9GRP
Authorised fund managers of a UCITS scheme3 and KII-compliant NURS6 are further advised that ESMA has7 issued the following7 guidelines, which refer to matters that should be included in the key investor information for certain types of UCITS (ESMA 2012/832)7.Guidelines for competent authorities and UCITS management companies: Guidelines7 on ETFs and other UCITS issues7https://www.esma.europa.eu/sites/default/files/library/2015/11/2012-832en_guidelines_on_etfs_and_other_ucit
COLL 4.7.10GRP
COBS 4.13.2R(1)(b) and (c) (Marketing communications relating to UCITS schemes or EEA UCITS schemes) require an authorised fund manager to ensure that its marketing communications that contain an invitation to purchase units in a UCITS scheme or EEA UCITS scheme, indicate that a prospectus and key investor information exist, specifying where they may be obtained by the public or how the public may have access to them.
COLL 11.3.1RRP
The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme that is a master UCITS must provide the management company of its feeder UCITS with all documents and information necessary for the latter to meet its regulatory obligations under the provisions of COLL applicable in respect of a UCITS scheme under this chapter4.[Note: article 60(1) first paragraph first sentence of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 11.3.2RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme that is a feeder UCITS must enter into a master-feeder agreement which, at a minimum, complies with COLL 11 Annex 1 R.(2) Where a master UCITS and a feeder UCITS are managed by the same management company, the master-feeder agreement may be replaced by internal conduct of business rules which, at a minimum, comply with COLL 11 Annex 2 R.(3) The authorised fund manager of a feeder UCITS must not invest in units of the master UCITS
COLL 11.3.3GRP
Where an authorised fund manager of a feeder UCITS enters into a master-feeder agreement or, if applicable, internal conduct of business rules, with the management company of an EEA UCITS scheme, references in COLL 11 Annex 1 R and COLL 11 Annex 2 R to COLLrules that implemented4 provisions in the UCITS Directive which are the responsibility of the EEA UCITS scheme'sHome State regulator should be read as referring to the corresponding provisions in the laws and regulations of
COLL 11.3.6RRP
(1) The authorised fund managers of a master UCITS and its feeder UCITS must take appropriate measures to co-ordinate the timing of their net asset value calculation and publication, including the publication of dealingprices, in order to avoid market timing in their units, preventing arbitrage opportunities.(2) Where 4the master UCITS4is an EEA UCITS scheme managed by an EEA UCITS management company, the authorised fund manager must co-ordinate with that management company.[Note:
COLL 11.3.7RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager of a feeder UCITS must monitor effectively the activity of the master UCITS.(2) In performing this obligation, the authorised fund manager of the feeder UCITS may rely on information and documents received from the master UCITS, or where applicable, the master UCITS'management company, depositary or auditor, unless there is a reason for doubting their accuracy.[Note: article 65(1) of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 11.3.8RRP
Where, in connection with an investment in the units of the master UCITS, a distribution fee, commission or other monetary benefit is received by:(1) a feeder UCITS; or(2) an authorised fund manager of a feeder UCITS; or(3) any person acting on behalf of (1) or (2);that fee, commission or other monetary benefit must be paid into the scheme property of the feeder UCITS.[Note: article 65(2) of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 11.3.9RRP
The authorised fund manager of a master UCITS must immediately inform the FCA of the identity of each feeder UCITS which invests in its units.[Note: article 66(1) first sentence of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 11.3.11RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager of a master UCITS must not impose any preliminary charge or redemption charge on the feeder UCITS for the issue, sale, redemption or cancellation of units in the master UCITS.(2) Where the authorised fund manager of a master UCITS requires any addition to or deduction from the consideration paid on the acquisition or disposal of units by a feeder UCITS which is, or is like, a dilution levy made in accordance with COLL 6.3.8 R (Dilution)3, it is to
COLL 11.3.12RRP
An authorised fund manager of a master UCITS must ensure the timely availability of all information that is required in accordance with its obligations under the regulatory system, the general law and the instrument constituting the fund,2 to:2(1) the feeder UCITS (or where applicable its management company);(2) the FCA4;(3) the depositary of the feeder UCITS; and(4) the auditor of the feeder UCITS.[Note: article 66(3) of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 11.3.13RRP
The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme that operates, or intends to operate, as a master UCITS must:(1) not enter into a master-feeder agreement or, where applicable, internal conduct of business rules in accordance with COLL 11.3.2R (2) unless it is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the arrangements with the feeder UCITS will not unfairly prejudice the interests of any other unitholder or class of unitholders in the master UCITS;(2) consider, in relation to:(a) each
COLL 11.3.14GRP
(1) The appropriate manner and timescale of notification referred to in COLL 11.3.13R (2) and (3)(b) will depend on the nature and significance of the matter. Consequently, the authorised fund manager will need to assess each matter individually.(2) An appropriate manner of notification could include sending an immediate notification to the unitholders, or arranging for the information to be published on one or more websites where it is reasonable likely to be seen by investors.(3)
COLL 6.6.2RRP

This table belongs to COLL 6.6.1 R.

Rule

ICVC

ACD

Any other directors of an ICVC

Depositary of an ICVC

Authorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS10

10

Depositary of an AUT or ACS10

10

6.6.1R

x

x

x

x

x

x

6.6.3R

x

x

x

x

x

106.6.3AR*

x

106.6.3BR*

x

186.6.3CR*

x

x

186.6.3DG*

x

x

186.6.3ER*

x

x

186.6.3FR*

x

x

6.6.4R

x

x

186.6.4BR*

x

x

186.6.4CR*

x

x

186.6.4DG*

x

x

6.6.5R

x

x

x

x

x9

96.6.5AR*10

x

x10

96.6.5BG*10

x

x10

6.6.6R

x

x

6.6.7R

x

x

6.6.8R

x

x

6.6.9R

x

x

6.6.10R

x

x

x

x

6.6.11G

x

x

6.6.12R

x

x

6.6.13R

x

x

x

x

x

6.6.14R

x

x

x

x

6.6.15R

x

x

x

x

8

x

86.6.15AR*

x

x

6.6.16G

x

x

x

x

6.6.17R

x

x

x

x

x

6.6.18G

x

x

x

x

x

146.6.19R

x

x

x

146.6.20R

x

x

x

146.6.21R

x

x

x

146.6.22G

x

x

x

146.6.23E

x

x

x

146.6.24G

x

x

x

146.6.25R

x

x

x

146.6.26G

x

x

x

156.6.27R

x

x

x

8Notes:

(1)

“x” means “applies”, but not every paragraph in every rule will necessarily apply.

8(2)

* COLL 6.6.3A Rand COLL 6.6.3B R only apply to authorised contractual scheme managers of ACSs.10

10

10(3)

* COLL 6.6.5A R and COLL 6.6.5B G only apply to ACDs of ICVCs which are umbrellas and authorised contractual scheme managers of co-ownership schemes which are umbrellas.10

10(4)

* COLL 6.6.15A R has a special application as set out in COLL 6.6.15AR (1).10

14(5)

COLL 6.6.20R to COLL 6.6.27R15 have a special application as set out in COLL 6.6.19R.

18(6)

*COLL 6.6.3CR, COLL 6.6.3DG, COLL 6.6.3ER and COLL 6.6.3FR apply only to the authorised fund manager of a FIIA.

18(7)

*COLL 6.6.4BR, COLL 6.6.4CR, and COLL 6.6.4DG apply only to the depositary of a FIIA.

COLL 6.6.3RRP
(1) The authorised fundmanager must manage the scheme in accordance with:(a) the instrument constituting the fund;1111(b) the 13applicable rules13;(c) the most recently published prospectus; 16(d) for an ICVC, the OEIC Regulations; and16(e) where applicable, the Money Market Funds Regulation.16(2) The authorised fund manager must take such steps as necessary to ensure compliance with the rules13that impose obligations upon the ICVC.(3) The authorised fund manager must:(a) make
COLL 6.6.3ARRP
(1) 10The authorised contractual scheme manager of an authorised contractual scheme which is a UCITS scheme or a non-UCITS retail scheme must take reasonable care to ensure that ownership of units in the scheme is only recorded in the register for a:(a) professional ACS investor; or(b) large ACS investor; or(c) person who already holds units in the scheme.(2) The authorised contractual scheme manager of an authorised contractual scheme must take reasonable care to ensure that
COLL 6.6.3BRRP
10The authorised contractual scheme manager of an authorised contractual scheme must redeemunits in the scheme as soon as practicable after becoming aware that those units are vested in anyone (whether as a result of subscription or transfer of units) other than a person meeting the criteria in COLL 6.6.3AR (1)(a) to (c).
COLL 6.6.4RRP
(1) The depositary of an authorised fund must take reasonable care to ensure that the scheme is managed by the authorised fund manager in accordance with:(a) COLL 5 (Investment and borrowing powers);(b) COLL 6.2 (Dealing);(c) COLL 6.3 (Valuation and pricing);(d) COLL 6.8 (Income: accounting, allocation and distribution); 16(e) any provision of the instrument constituting the fund11 or prospectus that relates to the provisions referred to in (a) to (d); and1611(e) where applicable,
COLL 6.6.5RRP
(1) The duties and powers of the authorised fund manager, the directors of an ICVC and the depositary under the rules in this sourcebook and under the instrument constituting the fund11 are in addition to the powers and duties under the general law. 11(2) Paragraph (1) applies only in so far as the relevant general law is not qualified by the rules in this sourcebook, the16instrument constituting the fund, the OEIC Regulations, or the Money Market Funds Regulation16.1111
COLL 6.6.5ARRP
9Where reasonable grounds exist for an ACD of an ICVC or an authorised contractual scheme manager of a co-ownership scheme10 which is an umbrella to consider that a foreign law contract entered into by the ICVC or authorised contractual scheme manager on behalf of the co-ownership scheme10 may have become inconsistent with the principle of limited recourse stated in the instrument constituting the fund11 of the ICVC or co-ownership scheme10 (see COLL 3.2.6 R (22A) (ICVCs: Umbrella
COLL 6.6.5BGRP
9In deciding what steps are appropriate to remedy the inconsistency, the ACD of an ICVC or the authorised contractual scheme manager of a co-ownership scheme10 should have regard to the best interests of the unitholders. Appropriate steps to remedy the inconsistency may include:(1) where possible, renegotiating the foreign law contract in a way that remedies the inconsistency; or(2) causing the ICVC or the authorised contractual scheme manager on behalf of the co-ownership scheme
COLL 6.6.6RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager must make and retain for six years such records as enable:(a) the scheme and the authorised fund manager to comply with the rules in this sourcebook and the OEIC Regulations; and(b) it to demonstrate at any time that such compliance has been achieved.(2) The authorised fund manager must make and retain for six years a daily record of the units in the scheme held, acquired or disposed of by the authorised fund manager, including the classes of such
COLL 6.6.6ARRP
(1) This section applies to:(a) an authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme, a depositary, an ICVC and any other director of an ICVC which is a UCITS scheme; and(b) subject to (2), a UKUCITS management company providing collective portfolio management services for an EEA UCITS scheme under the freedom to provide cross border services.(2) [deleted]17(3) This section does not apply to an EEA UCITS management company providing collective portfolio management services for a UCITS
COLL 6.6.8RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager10 of an AUT or ACS10 must, upon any vacancy for the position of auditor for an AUT or ACS10, with the approval of the depositary,10 appoint as auditor for the AUT or ACS10 a person qualified for appointment as auditor of an authorised person.1010(2) The audit fees of the auditor are determined by the authorised fund manager10 with the approval of the depositary10.1010(3) The authorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS10 may, with the approval of the
COLL 6.6.10RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager may give instructions to deal in the property of the scheme.(2) The authorised fundmanager must obtain the consent of the depositary for the acquisition or disposal of immovable property.(3) Where the depositary is of the opinion that a deal in property is not within the rules in this sourcebook and the instrument constituting the fund11, the depositary may require the authorised fund manager to cancel the transaction or make a corresponding disposal
COLL 6.6.13RRP
(1) The depositary must take all necessary steps to ensure that instructions given to it by the authorised fund manager for the exercise of rights attaching to the ownership of scheme property are carried out.(2) Where the scheme property of an authorised fund contains units in any other scheme managed or otherwise operated by the authorised fund manager10 of the AUT or ACS10 or, as the case may be, by any director of the ICVC or by any associate of either, the depositary must
COLL 6.6.14RRP
(1) The authorised fundmanager must avoid the scheme property being used or invested contrary to COLL 5, or any provision in the instrument constituting the fund11 or the prospectus as referred to in COLL 5.2.4 R (Investment powers:general), 16COLL 5.6.4 R (Investment powers: general) and, where the scheme is a regulated money market fund, the Money Market Funds Regulation16, except to the extent permitted by (3)(b).112(2) The authorised fund manager must, immediately upon becoming
COLL 6.6.15RRP
(1) The directors of an ICVC may delegate to any one or more of their number any of the directors' powers or duties but remain responsible for the acts or omissions of any such directors.(1A) The directors of an ICVC have the power to retain the services of anyone to assist in the performance of their functions, subject to the duty of the ACD to comply with COLL 6.6.15A R.8(2) [deleted]8(3) [deleted]88(4) The depositary of a non-UCITS retail scheme managed by a small authorised
COLL 6.6.15ARRP
(1) 8This rule applies to:(a) an authorised fund manager17of an AUT, ACS10 or an ICVC where such AUT, ACS10 or ICVC is a UCITS scheme13; and17(aa) 13a small authorised UK AIFM that is the authorised fund manager of an AUT, ACS or an ICVC that is a non-UCITS retail scheme.17(b) [deleted]17(2) The authorised fund manager has the power to retain the services of any person to assist it in the performance of its functions, provided that:(a) a mandate in relation to managing investments
COLL 6.6.16GRP
(1) Directors of an ICVC, authorised fund managers and depositaries should also have regard to SYSC 8 (Outsourcing).66SYSC 8.1.6 R4 states that a firm remains fully responsible for discharging 6all of its obligations under the regulatory system6 if it outsources crucial or important operational functions4 or any relevant services and activities.6646644(2) SUP 15.8.6 R (Delegation by UCITS management companies) requires the 8authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme to inform the
COLL 6.6.17RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager, any other director of an ICVC and the depositary must take reasonable care to ensure that a transaction within (a) to (f) is not carried out on behalf of the scheme:(a) putting cash on deposit with an affected person unless that person is an eligible institution or an approved bank and the arm's length requirement in (2) is satisfied;(b) lending money by an affected person to, or for the account of, the scheme, unless the affected person is an
COLL 4.5.1RRP
The rules and guidance in this section apply to an authorised fund manager, a depositary and any other director of an ICVC.
COLL 4.5.2GRP
In order to provide the unitholders with regular and relevant information about the progress of the authorised fund, the authorised fund manager must:(1) prepare a 15long report half-yearly and annually; and15(2) [deleted]15(3) make the long report available to unitholders on request.
COLL 4.5.2AGRP
(1) 17A full-scope UK AIFM that is the authorised fund manager of a non-UCITS retail scheme should comply with both: (a) FUND 3.3 (Annual report of an AIF); and(b) this chapter, regarding the preparation and publication of annual reports. (2) The authorised fund manager need not state the same information twice to satisfy both sets of requirements.(3) The authorised fund manager, when preparing the half-yearly long report, needs to comply only with this chapter.
COLL 4.5.3RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager must for each annual accounting period and half-yearly accounting period, prepare a 15long report for a scheme.(2) [deleted]15(3) Where the first annual accounting period of a scheme is less than 12 months, a half-yearly report need not be prepared.(4) [deleted]1
COLL 4.5.7RRP
(1) An annual long report on an authorised fund, other than a scheme which is an umbrella, must contain:(a) the 3accounts for the annual accounting period which must be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the IMA SORP;(b) the report of the authorised fund manager in accordance with COLL 4.5.9 R (Authorised fund manager's report);(c) comparative information12 in accordance with COLL 4.5.10 R (Comparative information12);1212(d) the report of the depositary in accordance
COLL 4.5.7AGRP
(1) 13The FCA recognises that the annual long report, including the remuneration related disclosures in COLL 4.5.7R(7), may be required to be made available to unitholders before the completion of the authorised fund manager’s first annual performance period in which it has to comply with the UCITS Remuneration Code.(2) Under (1), the FCA expects the authorised fund manager to make best efforts to comply with COLL 4.5.7R(7) to the extent possible.(3) The authorised fund manager,
COLL 4.5.8RRP
(1) A half-yearly long report on an authorised fund, other than for a scheme which is an umbrella, must contain:(a) the 3accounts for the half-yearly accounting period which must be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the IMA SORP; and(b) the report of the authorised fund manager in accordance with COLL 4.5.9 R (Authorised fund manager's report).(2) A half-yearly long report on a scheme which is an umbrella must be prepared for the umbrella as a whole and2 must contain:(a)
COLL 4.5.8AGRP
2The authorised fund manager may, but need not, prepare annual and half-yearly long reports for any individual sub-fund of an umbrella in accordance with COLL 4.5.7R (4) and COLL 4.5.8R (3) and make them available on request to any unitholder investing in the relevant sub-fund. However, if the authorised fund manager does so, this does not relieve it of its duty:(1) to prepare annual and half-yearly long reports on the umbrella as a whole (COLL 4.5.7R (2) and COLL 4.5.8R (2));
COLL 4.5.8AAGRP
(1) 16The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation sets out the additional information which:(a) an authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme must include in the scheme’s annual and half-yearly reports; and(b) an authorised fund manager who is a full-scope UK AIFM of a non-UCITS retail scheme must include in the scheme’s annual report.(2) COLL 4.5.8ABEU and COLL 4.5.8ACEU copy out the relevant provisions of that regulation.(3) An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme or
COLL 4.5.8BRRP
3The annual reports in COLL 4.5.7R (1) and (2), and the half-yearly reports in COLL 4.5.8R (1) and (2), must:(1) in the case of an ICVC, if there is:(a) more than one director, be approved by the board of directors and signed on their behalf by the ACD and at least one other director; or(b) no director other than the ACD, be signed by the ACD;(2) in the case of an AUT or ACS9, if the authorised fund manager has:(a) more than one director, be signed by at least two directors of
COLL 4.5.9RRP
The matters set out in (1) to (13)2 must be included in any authorised fund manager's report, except where otherwise indicated:2(1) the names and addresses of :(a) the authorised fund manager;(b) the depositary;(c) the registrar;(d) any investment adviser;(e) the auditor; and(f) for a scheme which invests in immovables, the standing independent valuer;(2) (for an ICVC), the names of any directors other than the ACD;(3) a statement of the authorised status of the scheme;(4) (for
COLL 4.5.10RRP
The comparative information12 required by COLL 4.5.7 R12 (Contents of the annual long report) and COLL 8.3.5A R (Contents of the annual report) must be shown for the last three annual accounting periods (or all of the authorised fund'sannual accounting periods, if fewer than three) and must set out:1212(1) [deleted]1212(1A) for a unit of each class in issue, a comparative table as at the end of the period to which the report relates, prepared in accordance with the requirements
COLL 4.5.10AGRP
(1) The figure for the "return before operating charges" shown in the comparative table required by COLL 4.5.10R (1A) should include all costs and charges actually borne by the class of units it describes.(2) The indication of actual costs and charges borne by a class of units should cover pro-rata allocations of the operating charges borne by the scheme (e.g. annual management fee, fees and expenses payable to the depositary, auditors and FCA, costs of buying and selling units
COLL 4.5.12RRP
The authorised fund manager must ensure that the report of the auditor to the unitholders includes the following statements:33(1) whether, in the auditor's opinion, the accounts have been properly prepared in accordance with the IMA SORP, the rules in this sourcebook, and the instrument constituting the fund;1010(2) whether, in the auditor's opinion, the accounts give a true and fair view of the net revenue3and the net capital 3gains or losses on3the scheme property of the authorised
COLL 4.5.14RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager must, within four months after the end of each annual accounting period and two months after the end of each half-yearly accounting period respectively, make available and publish the long reports2 prepared in accordance with COLL 4.5.7R (1) to (3)2 (Contents of the annual long report) and COLL 4.5.8R (1) to (2)2 (Contents of the half-yearly long report).22(2) The reports referred to in (1) must:(a) be supplied free of charge to any person on request2;2(b)
COLL 4.5.15RRP
(1) 4The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme which is a feeder UCITS must:(a) where requested by an investor, provide copies of the annual and half-yearly long reports of its master UCITS free of charge; and(b) file copies of the annual and half-yearly long reports of its master UCITS with the FCA .(2) Except where an investor requests paper copies or the use of electronic communications is not appropriate, the annual and half-yearly long reports of its master UCITS may
COLL 4.5.16RRP
(1) 7The authorised fund manager of a feeder NURS must, where requested by an investor or the FCA , provide to such person copies of the annual and half-yearly long reports (or nearest equivalent documents for a qualifying master scheme that is a recognised scheme) of its qualifying master scheme free of charge.(2) Except where an investor requests paper copies or the use of electronic communications is not appropriate, the annual and half-yearly long reports (or nearest equivalent
COLL 6.3.1RRP
8(1) 8Subject to (3) and (4), this12 section applies to an authorised fund manager, a depositary, an ICVC and any other director of an ICVC.(2) [deleted]13(3) The following rules and guidance do not apply to an authorised fund manager, a depositary, an ICVC, or any other director of an ICVC where the authorised fund is a regulated money market fund: 12(a) COLL 6.3.3R;12(b) COLL 6.3.3DR;12(c) COLL 6.3.4R(1) and (3) to (6D);12(d) COLL 6.3.5R; and12(e) COLL 6.3.5AR to COLL 6.3.5CG.12(4)
COLL 6.3.2GRP
(1) In accordance with Principle 6, this section is intended to ensure that the authorised fund manager pays due regard to its clients' interests and treats them fairly.(2) An authorised fund manager is responsible for valuing the scheme property of the authorised fund it manages and for calculating the price of units in the authorised fund. This section protects clients by:(a) setting out rules and guidance1 to ensure the prices1 of units in both a single-priced authorised fund
COLL 6.3.3RRP
1(1) To determine the price of units the authorised fund manager must carry out a fair and accurate valuation of all the scheme property in accordance with the instrument constituting the fund9 and the prospectus.19(2) 1For a dual-priced authorised fund, each valuation of the scheme property must consist of two parts, carried out on an issue basis and a cancellation basis respectively.
COLL 6.3.3ARRP
(1) 8An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme13must ensure the employment of the accounting policies and procedures referred to in SYSC 4.1.9 R (Accounting policies), so as to ensure the protection of unitholders.(2) Accounting for the scheme shall be carried out in such a way that all assets and liabilities of the scheme can be directly identified at all times.(3) If the scheme is an umbrella, separate accounts must be maintained for each sub-fund.[Note: article 8(1) of the
COLL 6.3.3BRRP
8An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme13must have accounting policies and procedures established, implemented and maintained, in accordance with the accounting rules of the United Kingdom13, so as to ensure that the calculation of the net asset value of each scheme it manages is accurately effected, on the basis of the accounting, and that subscription and redemption orders can be properly executed at that net asset value.[Note: article 8(2) of the UCITS implementing D
COLL 6.3.3CGRP
(1) 8The accounting policies and procedures referred to in COLL 6.3.3B R should enable the authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme to value the scheme property accurately at each valuation point and to calculate dealingprices by reference to that valuation.(2) Where different share or unitclasses exist, it should be possible to extract from the accounting records the net asset value of each different class.[Note: recital (9) of the UCITS implementing Directive]
COLL 6.3.3DRRP
8An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme13must establish appropriate procedures to ensure the proper and accurate valuation of the assets and liabilities of each scheme it manages.[Note: article 8(3) of the UCITS implementing Directive]
COLL 6.3.5RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager must ensure that the1price of a unit of any class is calculated:1(a) 1by reference to the net value of the scheme property; and(b) 1in accordance with the provisions of both the instrument constituting the fund9 and the prospectus.9(2) Any unit price calculated in accordance with (1) must be expressed in a form that is accurate to at least four significant figures.(3) 1For each class of units in a single-priced authorised fund, a single price must
COLL 6.3.5ARRP
1The authorised fund manager of a single-priced authorised fund must not: (1) sell a unit for more than the price of a unit of the relevant class at the relevant valuation point, to which may be added any preliminary charge permitted and any payment made under 10COLL 6.3.8 R; or(2) redeem a unit for less than the price of a unit of the relevant class at the relevant valuation point, less any redemption charge permitted and any deduction under 10COLL 6.3.8 R.
COLL 6.3.5BRRP
(1) 1The authorised fund manager of a dual-priced authorised fund must not:(a) sell a unit for more than the maximum sale price of a unit of the relevant class at the relevant valuation point10; or (b) redeem a unit for less than the cancellation price of a unit of the relevant class at the relevant valuation point, less any redemption charge permitted10.(2) The maximum sale price of units under (1)(a) is the total of:(a) the issue price; and(b) the current preliminary charge.(3)
COLL 6.3.6GRP

Table: This table belongs to COLL 6.3.2 G (2) (a) and COLL 6.3.3 R (Valuation)1.

Valuation and pricing

1

The valuation of scheme property

(1)

Where possible, investments should be valued using a reputable source. The reliability of the source of prices should be kept under regular review.

(2)

For some or all of the investments comprising the scheme property, different prices may quoted according to whether they are being bought (offer prices) or sold (bid prices). The valuation of a single-priced authorised fund should reflect the mid-market value of such investments. In the case of a dual-priced authorised fund, the issue basis of the valuation will be carried out by reference to the offer prices of investments and the cancellation basis by reference to the bid prices of those same investments. The prospectus should explain how investments will be valued for which a single price is quoted for both buying and selling.1

1

3(2A)

Schemes investing in approved money-market instruments5should value such instruments on an amortised cost basis on condition that:5

55

[Note:CESR's UCITS eligible assets guidelines with respect to article 4(2) of the UCITS eligible assets Directive]

(2B)

[deleted]12

7

12

7

(3)

Any part of the scheme property of an authorised fund that is not an investment should be valued at a fair value, but for immovables this is subject to COLL 5.6.20 R (3) (f) (Standing independent valuer and valuation).

(4)

For the purposes of (2) and (3), any fiscal charges, commissions, professional fees or other charges that were paid, or would be payable on acquiring or disposing of the investment or other part of the scheme property should, in the case of a single-priced authorised fund,2 be excluded from the value of an investment or other part of the scheme property. In the case of a dual-priced authorised fund, any such payments should be added to the issue basis of the valuation, or subtracted from the cancellation basis of the valuation, as appropriate. Alternatively, the prospectus of a dual-priced authorised fund may prescribe any other method of calculating unitprices that ensures an equivalent treatment of the effect of these payments.2

(5)

Where the authorised fund manager has reasonable grounds to believe that:

it should value an investment at a price which, in its opinion, reflects a fair and reasonable price for that investment (the fair value price);

(6)

The circumstances which may give rise to a fair value price being used include:

  • no recent trade in the security concerned; or
  • the occurrence of a significant event since the most recent closure of the market where the price of the security is taken.
In (b), a significant event is one that means the most recent price of a security or a basket of securities is materially different to the price that it is reasonably believed would exist at the valuation point had the relevant market been open.

(7)

In determining whether to use such a fair value price , the authorised fund manager should include in his consideration:

4(7A)

Where the authorised fund manager, the depositary or the standing independent valuer have reasonable grounds to believe that the most recent valuation of an immovable does not reflect the current value of that immovable, then, unless COLL 6.3.6G(1)(7B) applies,14 the authorised fund manager should consult and agree with the standing independent valuer a fair and reasonable value for the immovable.

14(7B)

Where the authorised fund manager decides that an immovable must be sold quickly to meet redemption requests as they fall due, it should consult and agree with the standing independent valuer a fair and reasonable price for the immovable to reflect a rapid sale, to extent that the prospectus states that it may do so.

(8)

The authorised fund manager should document the basis of valuation (including any fair value pricing policy) and, where appropriate, the basis of any methodology and ensure that the procedures are applied consistently and fairly.

(9)

Where a unit price is determined using properly applied fair value prices in accordance with policies in (8), subsequent information that indicates the price should have been different from that calculated will not normally give rise to an instance of incorrect pricing.

2

The pricing controls of the authorised fund manager

(1)

An authorised fund manager needs to be able to demonstrate that it has effective controls over its calculations of unit prices.

(2)

The controls referred to in (1) should ensure that:

  • asset prices are accurate and up to date;
  • investment 1transactions are accurately and promptly reflected in valuations;
  • the components of the valuation (including stock, cash, and units in issue1), are regularly reconciled to their source or prime records and any reconciling items resolved promptly and debtors reviewed for recoverability;
  • the sources of prices not obtained from the main pricing source are recorded and regularly reviewed;
  • compliance with the investment and borrowing powers is regularly reviewed;
  • dividends are accounted for as soon as securities1 are quoted ex-dividend (unless it is prudent to account for them on receipt):
  • fixed interest dividends, interest and expenses are accrued at each valuation point1;
  • tax positions are regularly reviewed and adjusted, if necessary;
  • reasonable tolerances are set for movements in the key elements of a valuation and movements outside these tolerances are investigated;5
  • the fund manager regularly reviews the portfolio valuation for accuracy5; and5
  • the valuation of OTC derivatives is accurate and up to date and in compliance with the methods agreed with the depositary.5

(3)

In exercising its pricing controls, the authorised fund manager may exercise reasonable discretion in determining the appropriate frequency of the operation of the controls and may choose a longer interval, if appropriate, given the level of activity on the authorised fund1or the materiality of any effect on the price.

(4)

Evidence of the exercise of the pricing controls should be retained.

(5)

Evidence of persistent or repetitive errors in relation to these matters, and in particular any evidence of a pattern of errors working in an authorised fund manager's favour, will make demonstrating effective controls more difficult.

(6)

Where the pricing1function is delegated to a third party, COLL 6.6.15 R (1) (Committees and delegation) will apply.

3

The depositary's review of the authorised fund manager's systems and controls

(1)

This section provides details of the types of checks a depositary should carry out to be satisfied that the authorised fund manager adopts systems and controls which are appropriate to ensure that prices of units are calculated in accordance with this section and to ensure that the likelihood of incorrect prices will be minimised. These checks also apply where an authorised fund manager has delegated all or some of its pricing1 functions to one or more third parties5.

5

(2)

A depositary should thoroughly review an authorised fund manager's systems and controls to confirm that they are satisfactory. The depositary's review should include an analysis of the controls in place to determine the extent to which reliance can be placed on them.

(3)

A review should be performed when the depositary is appointed and thereafter as it feels appropriate given its knowledge of the robustness and the stability of the systems and controls and their operation.

(4)

A review should be carried out more frequently where a depositary knows or suspects that an authorised fund manager's systems and controls are weak or are otherwise unsatisfactory.

(5)

Additionally, a depositary should from time to time review other aspects of the valuation of the scheme property of each authorised fund for which it is responsible, verifying, on a sample basis, if necessary, the assets, liabilities, accruals, units in issue1, securities prices (and in particular the prices of OTC derivatives,5unapproved securities and the basis for the valuation of unquoted securities) and any other relevant matters, for example an accumulation factor or a currency conversion factor.

(6)

A depositary should ensure that any issues, which are identified in any such review, are properly followed up and resolved.

4

The recording and reporting of instances of incorrect pricing

(1)

An authorised fund manager should record each instance where the price of a unit is incorrect as soon as the error is discovered, and report the fact to the depositary together with details of the action taken, or to be taken, to avoid repetition as soon as practicable.

(2)

In accordance with COLL 6.6.11 G (Duty to inform the FCA), the depositary should report any breach of the rules in COLL 6.3 immediately to the FCA. However, notification should relate to instances which the depositary considers material only.

(3)

A depositary should also report to the FCA immediately any instance of incorrect pricing1where the error is 0.5% or more of the price of a unit, where a depositary believes that reimbursement or payment is inappropriate and should not be paid by an authorised fund manager.

(4)

In accordance with SUP 16.6.8 R, a depositary should also make a return to the FCA on a quarterly basis which summarises the number of instances of incorrect pricing1 during a particular period.

5

The rectification of pricing breaches

(1)

COLL 6.6.3R(3)(c)10(Functions of the authorised fund manager) places a duty on the authorised fund manager to take action to reimburse affected unitholders, former unitholders, and the scheme itself, for instances of incorrect pricing1, except if it appears to the depositary that the breach is of minimal significance.

(2)

A depositary may consider that the instance of incorrect pricing1is of minimal significance if:

(3)

In determining (2), if the instance of incorrect pricing1 is due to one or more factors or exists over a period of time, each price should be considered separately.

(4)

If a depositary deems it appropriate, it may, in spite of the circumstances outlined in (2), require a payment from the authorised fund manager or from the authorised fund to the unitholders, former unitholders, the authorised fund or the authorised fund manager (where appropriate).

(5)

The depositary should satisfy itself that any payments required following an instance of incorrect pricing1 are accurately and promptly calculated and paid.

(6)

If a depositary considers that reimbursement or payment is inappropriate, it should report the matter to the FCA, together with its recommendation and justification. The depositary should take into account the need to avoid prejudice to the rights of unitholders, or the rights of unitholders in a class of units.

(7)

It may not be practicable, or in some cases legally permissible, for the authorised fund manager to obtain reimbursement from unitholders, where the unitholders have benefited from the incorrect price.

(8)

In all cases where reimbursement or payment is required, amounts due to be reimbursed to unitholders for individual sums which are reasonably considered by the authorised fund manager and depositary to be immaterial, need not normally be paid.

COLL 6.3.8RRP
(1) Subject to (1A), when12 arranging to sell, redeem, issue or cancel units, or when units are issued or cancelled under COLL 6.2.7 R (1) (Issues and cancellations through an authorised fund manager), an authorised fund manager is permitted to:(a) require the payment of a dilution levy; or(b) make a dilution adjustment; or(c) neither require a dilution levy nor make a dilution adjustment;in accordance with its statements in the prospectus required by COLL 4.2.5R (18) (Table:
COLL 6.3.11RRP
Where the authorised fund manager is prepared to deal1 in units, or is willing to issue or cancel1units, under COLL 6.2.7, it must make the dealing1prices public in an appropriate manner.
COLL 6.3.12GRP
(1) In determining the appropriate manner of making prices public, the authorised fund manager should ensure that:(a) a unitholder or potential unitholder can obtain the prices at a reasonable cost;(b) prices are available at reasonable times;(c) publication is consistent with the manner and frequency at which the units are dealt in1;(d) the manner of publication is disclosed in the prospectus; and(e) prices are published in a consistent manner.(2) Examples of what might be deemed
COLL 6.3.13RRP
3The authorised fund manager of a qualifying money market fund12valuing scheme property on an amortised cost basis7 must: (1) carry out a valuation of the scheme property on a mark to market basis at least once every week and at the same valuation point used to value the scheme property on an amortised cost basis; and(2) ensure that the value of the scheme property when valued on a mark to market basis does not differ by more than 0.5% from the value of the scheme property when
COLL 6.3.14GRP
3The authorised fund manager should advise the depositary when the mark to market value of a qualifying money market fund12valuing scheme property on an amortised cost basis 7varies from its amortised cost value by 0.1%, 0.2% and 0.3% respectively. The authorised fund manager of a qualifying money market fund12 should agree procedures with the depositary designed to stabilise the value of the scheme in these events.7
COLL 5.6.1RRP
(1) Subject to (3), this22 section applies to the authorised fund manager and the depositary of a non-UCITS retail scheme and to an ICVC which is a non-UCITS retail scheme.(2) Where this section contains a reference to a rule in any of COLL 5.1 to COLL 5.5 , these rules and any rules to which they refer or any relevant guidance should be read as if any reference to a UCITS scheme is to a non-UCITS retail scheme.(3) Other than COLL 5.6.3R(1), 5.6.4AG, 5.6.14R, 5.6.15R, 5.6.22R(2),
COLL 5.6.3RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager must ensure that, taking account of the investment objectives and policy of the non-UCITS retail scheme as stated in its most recently published prospectus, the scheme property of the non-UCITS retail scheme aims to provide a prudent spread of risk(1A) For a feeder NURS, (1) applies only to the extent that the feeder NURS invests in assets other than units of its qualifying master scheme.17(2) Subject to (3) and (4), the 10rules in this section relating
COLL 5.6.7AGRP
(1) 2COLL 5.6.7 R (7) to (10) replicate the provisions of Article 5 of the Commission Recommendation 2004/383/EC of 27 April 2004 on the use of financial derivative instruments for undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities, so as to enable non-UCITS retail schemes to benefit from the same flexibility.11(2) The attention of authorised fund managers is specifically drawn to condition (d) in COLL 5.6.7 R (8) under which the collateral has to be legally enforceable
COLL 5.6.10BGRP
21When determining whether an investment is no less advantageous for COLL 5.6.10AR(5)(b), an authorised fund manager should have regard in particular to: (1) the risk profile of the non-UCITS retail scheme; (2) the total costs borne by the non-UCITS retail scheme; and (3) the benefits to investors of investing in units of one or more schemes permitted under COLL 5.6.10AR (1)(a) to (d).
COLL 5.6.11RRP
(1) 15Units in a scheme do not fall within COLL 5.6.10 R if that scheme is managed or operated by (or, if it is an ICVC, has as its ACD) the authorised fund manager of the investing non-UCITS retail scheme or by an associate of that authorised fund manager, unless:15(a) the prospectus of the investing authorised fund clearly states that the property of that investing fund may include such units; and(b) the conditions in COLL 5.2.16 R (Investment in other group schemes) are complied
COLL 5.6.12RRP
(1) A transaction in derivatives or a forward transaction must not be effected for a non-UCITS retail scheme unless the transaction is:(a) of a kind specified in COLL 5.6.13 R2 (Permitted transactions (derivatives and forwards)); and2(b) covered, as required by COLL 5.3.3A R (Cover for investment in derivatives and forward transactions).1414(2) Where a scheme invests in derivatives, the exposure to the underlying assets must not exceed the limits in COLL 5.6.7 R (Spread: general)
COLL 5.6.13RRP
(1) A transaction in a derivative must be within COLL 5.2.20 R (1) (Permitted transactions (derivatives and forwards)) and:(a) the underlying must be within COLL 5.6.4 R (5) (Investment powers: general) or COLL 5.2.20R (2)(f) to (i)2; and2(b) the exposure to the underlying must not exceed the limits in COLL 5.6.7 R (Spread: general),9COLL 5.6.8 R (Spread: government and public securities) and COLL 5.6.5 R (2).99(2) A transaction in an approved derivative must be effected on or
COLL 5.6.16RRP
An authorised fund manager must use a risk management process enabling it to monitor and measure as frequently as appropriate the risk associated with a non-UCITS retail scheme's positions and their contribution to the overall risk profile of the scheme.9
COLL 5.6.17GRP
(1) The risk management process should take account of the investment objectives and policy of the non-UCITS retail scheme as stated in its most recent prospectus.(2) The depositary should take reasonable care to review the appropriateness of the risk management process in line with its duties under COLL 6.6.4 R (General duties of the depositary) and COLL 6.6.14 R (Duties of the depositary and authorised fund manager: investment and borrowing powers)2, as appropriate.2(3) An authorised
COLL 5.6.18RRP
(1) Any investment in land or a building held within the scheme property of a non-UCITS retail scheme must be an immovable within (2) to (5).(2) An immovable must:(a) be situated in a country or territory identified in the prospectus for the purpose of this rule; and(b) if situated in:(i) England and Wales or Northern Ireland, be a freehold or leasehold interest; or(ii) Scotland, be any interest or estate in or over land or heritable right including a long lease; or(c) if not
COLL 5.6.18BGRP
(1) 5The authorised fund manager may transfer capital and income between an intermediate holding vehicle and the scheme by the use of inter-company debt if the purpose of this is for investment in immovables and repatriation of income generated by such investment. In using inter-company debt, the authorised fund manager should ensure the following:(a) a record of inter-company debt is kept in order to provide an accurate audit trail; and(b) interest paid out on the debt instruments
COLL 5.6.20RRP
(1) The following requirements apply in relation to the appointment of a valuer:(a) the authorised fund manager must ensure that any immovables in the scheme property are valued by an appropriate valuer (standing independent valuer) appointed by the authorised fund manager; and(b) the appointment must be made with the approval of the depositary at the outset and upon any vacancy.18(2) The standing independent valuer in (1) must be:(a) for an AUT or ACS18, independent of the authorised
COLL 5.6.20AGRP
8In considering whether a valuation of overseas immovables by the standing independent valuer is made on an appropriate basis for the purpose of COLL 5.6.20 R (3) (f), the authorised fund manager should consider whether that valuation was made in accordance with internationally accepted valuation principles, procedures and definitions as set out in the International Valuation Standards published by the International Valuation Standards Committee.
COLL 5.6.25GRP
(1) 16COLL 5.2.35 G (Guidance on syndicated loans) is equally applicable to investment by a non-UCITS retail scheme in a syndicated loan.(2) Where a loan falls within the Glossary definition of a transferable security, investment in such a loan in the case of a non-UCITS retail scheme is subject to the spread requirements in COLL 5.6.7 R (Spread: general). AFMs also need to bear in mind that where such a transferable security does not meet the requirements of COLL 5.6.5 R (1)
COLL 5.6.26RRP
17The authorised fund manager of a feeder NURS must ensure that the feeder NURS does not invest in the qualifying master scheme, unless the qualifying master scheme meets meets the requirements in (1) to (3)21:(1) the qualifying master scheme:(a) is a UCITS scheme or23 satisfies the conditions necessary for it to enjoy the rights conferred by the UCITS Directive as implemented in the EEA23; or(b) is a recognised scheme; or (c) is a non-UCITS retail scheme; 21(2) where the qualifying
COLL 6.6A.1RRP
(1) 1This section applies to:(a) an authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme, a depositary, an ICVC and any other director of an ICVC which is a UCITS scheme.3(b) [deleted]3(2) [deleted]3(3) [deleted]3
COLL 6.6A.2RRP
An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme 23 must:(1) ensure that the unitholders of any such scheme it manages are treated fairly;(2) refrain from placing the interests of any group of unitholders above the interests of any other group of unitholders;(3) apply appropriate policies and procedures for preventing malpractices that might reasonably be expected to affect the stability and integrity of the market;(4) (a) ensure that fair, correct and transparent pricing models and
COLL 6.6A.4RRP
An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme 3 must:(1) ensure a high level of diligence in the selection and ongoing monitoring of scheme property, in the best interests of the scheme and the integrity of the market;(2) ensure it has adequate knowledge and understanding of the assets in which any scheme it manages is invested;(3) establish written policies and procedures on due diligence and implement effective arrangements for ensuring that investment decisions on behalf of
COLL 6.6A.5RRP
The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme 3 must comply with all regulatory requirements applicable to the conduct of its business activities so as to promote the best interests of its investors and the integrity of the market.[Note: article 14(1)(e) of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 6.6A.6RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme 3 must develop adequate and effective strategies for determining when and how voting rights attached to ownership of scheme property, 3are to be exercised, to the exclusive benefit of the scheme concerned.(2) The strategy referred to in (1) must determine measures and procedures for:(a) monitoring relevant corporate events;(b) ensuring that the exercise of voting rights is in accordance with the investment objectives and policy
COLL 6.6A.7RRP
2An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme3 must (for each scheme it manages) ensure that: (1) a single depositary is appointed; and (2) the assets of the UCITS scheme3 are entrusted to the depositary for safekeeping in accordance with COLL 6.6B.18R and COLL 6.6B.19R.3[Note: article 22(1) and (5) of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 6.6A.8RRP
2An authorised fund manager must ensure that the depositary it appoints under COLL 6.6A.7R is a firmestablished in the United Kingdom that has the Part 4A permission of acting as trustee or depositary of a UK UCITS4 and is one of the following:(1) a national central bank; or(2) a credit institution; or(3) a firm which: (a) has own funds of not less than the higher of: (i) the requirement calculated in accordance with articles 315 or 317 of the UK CRR4; or(ii) £4million; and(b)
COLL 6.6A.11RRP
(1) 2An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme3 must ensure that the appointment of the depositary is evidenced by a written contract.(2) The contract must regulate the flow of information deemed necessary to allow the depositary to perform its functions for the scheme.[Note: article 22(2) of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 6.6A.13GRP
2Article 2 of the UCITS level 2 regulation sets out the minimum information that must be included in the written contract between: (1) (a) the authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme; and3(b) [deleted]3(2) the depositary.
COLL 6.6B.1RRP
1This section applies to the depositary of a UCITS scheme managed by an authorised fund manager.
COLL 6.6B.3RRP
A depositary must not carry out activities with regard to the UCITS scheme, or the authorised fund manager, acting on behalf of the scheme, that may create conflicts of interest between the scheme, the unitholders in the scheme or the authorised fund manager and itself, unless:(1) the depositary has properly identified any such potential conflicts of interest;(2) the depositary has functionally and hierarchically separated the performance of its depositary tasks from its other
COLL 6.6B.5GRP
COLL 6.6A.8R sets out the categories of firms that may be appointed by an authorised fund manager as the depositary of a UCITS scheme.
COLL 6.6B.15GRP
Article 2 of the UCITS level 2 regulation sets out the minimum information that must be included in the written contract between the authorised fund manager and the depositary.
COLL 6.6B.16RRP
The depositary must, for each UCITS scheme for which it is appointed: (1) ensure that the sale, issue, repurchase, redemption and cancellation of units of the scheme are carried out in accordance with: (a) the applicable national law; (b) the instrument constituting the fund; (c) the prospectus; and(d) COLL 6.2 (Dealing);(2) ensure that the price of the units of the UCITS is calculated in accordance with:(a) the applicable national law; (b) the instrument constituting the fund;
COLL 6.6B.17RRP
The depositary must ensure that the cash flows of each UCITS scheme are properly monitored and that:(1) all payments made by, or on behalf of, investors upon the subscription of units of the scheme have been received; (2) all cash of the scheme has been booked in cash accounts which are: (a) opened in the name of:(i) the scheme; or(ii) the authorised fund manager, acting on behalf of the scheme; or(iii) the depositary acting on behalf of the scheme; and(b) at:(i) a central bank;
COLL 6.6B.18RRP
(1) The depositary of a UCITS scheme must hold in custody all UCITS custodial assets of the scheme. (2) The depositary must ensure that all UCITS custodial assets that can be registered in a financial instruments account: (a) are registered in the depositary’s books within segregated accounts opened in the name of: (i) the UCITS scheme; or(ii) the authorised fund manager, acting on behalf of the scheme; and(b) can be clearly identified as belonging to the UCITS scheme at all times
COLL 6.6B.19RRP
The depositary must, for UCITS schemeproperty other than UCITS custodial assets:(1) verify that the UCITS scheme or the authorised fund manager, acting on behalf of the scheme, is the owner of the assets based: (a) on information or documents provided by the authorised fund manager; and(b) where available, on external evidence; and(2) maintain, and keep up to date, a record of those assets for which it is satisfied that the UCITS scheme or the authorised fund manager, acting on
COLL 6.6B.20RRP
The depositary must provide a comprehensive inventory of all the assets comprising the schemeproperty of the UCITS scheme to the authorised fund manager on a regular basis. [Note: article 22(6) of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 6.6B.21RRP
(1) The depositary must not re-use UCITS custodial assets except: (a) where permitted under COLL 5.4 (stock lending); and(b) when carrying out the instructions of the authorised fund manager on behalf of the scheme.(2) Re-use of the UCITS custodial assets comprises any transaction in relevant schemeproperty including, but not limited to, transferring, pledging, selling and lending. [Note: article 22(7) first paragraph of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 6.6B.26RRP
A depositary may delegate custody tasks in relation to UCITS custodial assets to an entity in another4 country even though that entity does not satisfy the conditions in COLL 6.6B.25R(4)(b)(i) if: (1) the law of that 4 country requires those UCITS custodial assets to be held in custody by a local entity; (2) no local entity satisfies the conditions in COLL 6.6B.25R(4)(b)(i);(3) the depositary delegates its functions to such a local entity only: (a) to the extent required by the
COLL 6.12.1RRP
1This section applies to an authorised fund manager and a depositary of a UCITS scheme.6
COLL 6.12.3RRP
(1) 3(a) An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme 6 must use a risk management process enabling it to monitor and measure at any time the risk of the scheme's positions and their contribution to the overall risk profile of the scheme.3(b) In particular, an authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme 6 must not solely or mechanistically rely on credit ratings issued by credit rating agencies, as defined in article 3(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 of the European Parliament
COLL 6.12.3ARRP
5An authorised fund manager 6 subject to COLL 6.12.3R(2) must notify the FCA of the information specified in points (a) and (b) of that rule:(1) annually, within 30 business days of 31 October, with information that is accurate as of 31 October of that year;(2) using the form in COLL 6 Annex 2R; and(3) by submitting it:(a) online through the appropriate systems accessible from the FCA’s website; or(b) if the appropriate systems are unavailable, via email to fundsupervision@fca.org.uk.
COLL 6.12.3BGRP
(1) 5In addition, an authorised fund manager 6 subject to COLL 6.12.3R(2) should submit a notification to the FCA if there has been a significant change to the fund’s risk profile since its last report, by sending the form in COLL 6 Annex 2R, completed as applicable, to fundsupervision@fca.org.uk.(2) A significant change to the fund’s risk profile could include, but is not limited to:(a) the first use of derivatives for investment purposes, if derivatives have previously been
COLL 6.12.4GRP
(1) The risk management process in COLL 6.12.3 R should take account of the investment objectives and policy of the scheme as stated in the most recent prospectus.(2) The depositary of a UCITS scheme should take reasonable care to review the appropriateness of the risk management process in line with its duties under COLL 6.6.4 R (General duties of the depositary) and COLL 6.6.14 R (Duties of the depositary and authorised fund manager: investment and borrowing powers), as appropriate.
COLL 6.12.5RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme 6 must establish, implement and maintain an adequate and documented risk management policy for identifying the risks to which that scheme is or might be exposed.(2) The risk management policy must comprise such procedures as are necessary to enable the authorised fund manager 6 to assess the exposure of each UCITS it manages to market risk, liquidity risk and counterparty risk, and to all other risks, including operational risk,
COLL 6.12.7RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme 6 must assess, monitor and periodically review:(a) the adequacy and effectiveness of the risk management policy and of the arrangements, processes and techniques referred to in COLL 6.12.5 R;(b) the level of compliance by the authorised fund manager 6 with the risk management policy and with those arrangements, processes and techniques referred to in COLL 6.12.5 R; and(c) the adequacy and effectiveness of measures taken to address
COLL 6.12.9RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme 6 must adopt adequate and effective arrangements, processes and techniques in order to:(a) measure and manage at any time the risks to which that UCITS is or might be exposed; and(b) ensure compliance with limits concerning global exposure and counterparty risk, in accordance with COLL 5.2.11B R (Counterparty risk and issuer concentration) and COLL 5.3 (Derivative exposure).(2) For the purposes of (1), the authorised fund manager
COLL 6.12.11RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager 6 must employ an appropriate liquidity risk management process in order to ensure that each UCITS it manages is able to comply at any time with COLL 6.2.16 R (Sale and redemption)6.(2) Where appropriate, the authorised fund manager 6 must conduct stress tests to enable it to assess the liquidity risk of the UCITS under exceptional circumstances.[Note: article 40(3) of the UCITS implementing Directive]
COLL 6.12.12RRP
An authorised fund manager 6 must ensure that, for each UCITS it manages, the liquidity profile of the investments of the scheme is appropriate to the redemption policy laid down in the instrument constituting the fund2 or the prospectus.2[Note: article 40(4) of the UCITS implementing Directive]
COLL 6.12.13GRP
Authorised fund managers are advised that CESR issued guidelines prior to the revision of the UCITS Directive in 2009 which, to the extent they remain compatible with the rules and other guidance in COLL, should be complied with in applying the rules in this section. These guidelines are available at:Guidelines - Risk management principles for UCITS (CESR/09-178)https://www.esma.europa.eu/sites/default/files/library/2015/11/09_178.pdf4
COLL 5.3.1RRP
This section applies to an authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme and to an ICVC which is a UCITS scheme.
COLL 5.3.3ARRP
2The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme must ensure that its global exposure relating to derivatives and forward transactions held in the UCITS scheme does not exceed the net value of the scheme property.[Note: article 51(3) first paragraph of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 5.3.3BRRP
2An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme must calculate its global exposure on at least a daily basis.[Note: article 41(2) of the UCITS implementing Directive]
COLL 5.3.4GRP
2(1) An authorised fund manager should note that the scope of COLL 5.3.3C R2 is extended in relation to underwriting commitments by COLL 5.5.8 R (4) (General power to accept or underwrite placings).(2) Property the subject of a transaction under COLL 5.4 (Stock lending) should not be considered as available for cover unless the authorised fund manager has taken reasonable care to determine that it is obtainable (by return or re-acquisition) in time to meet the obligation for
COLL 5.3.5RRP
(1) Cash obtained from borrowing, and borrowing which the authorised fund manager reasonably regards an eligible institution or an approved bank to be committed to provide, is not available for cover under COLL 5.3.3A R (Cover for investment in derivatives and forward transactions),3 except if (2) applies.3(2) Where, for the purposes of this section, the ICVC or the depositary4 for the account of the AUT or ACS4 on the instructions of the authorised fund manager4:44(a) borrows
COLL 5.3.7RRP
2An authorised fund manager must calculate the global exposure of any UCITS scheme it manages either as:(1) the incremental exposure and leverage generated through the use of derivatives and forward transactions (including embedded derivatives as referred to in COLL 5.2.19R (3A) (Derivatives: general)), which may not exceed 100% of the net value of the scheme property; or(2) the market risk of the scheme property.[Note: article 41(1) of the UCITS implementing Directive]
COLL 5.3.8RRP
(1) 2An authorised fund manager must calculate the global exposure of a UCITS scheme by using:(a) the commitment approach; or(b) the value at risk approach.(2) An authorised fund manager must ensure that the method selected in (1) is appropriate, taking into account:(a) the investment strategy pursued by the UCITS scheme;(b) the types and complexities of the derivatives and forward transactions used; and(c) the proportion of the scheme property comprising derivatives and forward
COLL 5.3.9RRP
2Where an authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme uses the commitment approach for the calculation of global exposure, it must:(1) ensure that it applies this approach to all derivative and forward transactions (including embedded derivatives as referred to in COLL 5.2.19R (3A) (Derivatives: general)), whether used as part of the scheme's general investment policy, for the purposes of risk reduction or for the purposes of efficient portfolio management in accordance with the
COLL 5.3.10RRP
(1) 2An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme may apply other calculation methods which are equivalent to the standard commitment approach.(2) An authorised fund manager may take account of netting and hedging arrangements when calculating global exposure of a UCITS scheme, where those arrangements do not disregard obvious and material risks and result in a clear reduction in risk exposure.(3) Where the use of derivatives or forward transactions does not generate incremental
COLL 5.3.11GRP
2Authorised fund managers of UCITS schemes6 are advised that ESMA has76 issued guidelines which, in accordance with the UCITS implementing Directive, authorised fund managers should comply with in applying the rules in this section in relation to UCITS schemes:6Guidelines: Risk Measurement and the Calculation of Global Exposure and Counterparty Risk for UCITS (CESR/10-788)https://www.esma.europa.eu/sites/default/files/library/2015/11/10_788.pdf7Guidelines to competent authorities
COLL 8.3.1RRP
This section applies to an ICVC which is a qualified investor scheme and the authorised fund manager of a qualified investor scheme.
COLL 8.3.2RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager must ensure that a prospectus of a qualified investor scheme is drawn up which contains the information, specified in COLL 8.3.4 R (Table: contents of qualified investor scheme prospectus), and the authorised fund manager must:(a) revise the prospectus immediately upon the occurrence of any materially significant change in the information required to be stated within it;(b) include the date of any revision in a prominent manner in the revised prospectus;22(c)
COLL 8.3.2AGRP
(1) 17The PRIIPs Regulation requires the manufacturer of a PRIIP to draw up a key information document in accordance with the PRIIPs Regulation before that PRIIP is made available to retail investors (as defined in the PRIIPs Regulation).(2) The requirements of the PRIIPs Regulation are directly applicable.(3) As a result, when a qualified investor scheme is made available to retail clients the authorised fund manager will need to prepare a key information document in accordance
COLL 8.3.3RRP
The authorised fund manager must ensure that the prospectus does not contain any untrue or misleading statement or omit any matter required by the rules in this sourcebook to be included in it.
COLL 8.3.4RRP

This table belongs to COLL 8.3.2 R.

1

Document status

A statement that this document is the prospectus of the authorised fund valid as at a particular date which shall be the date of the document.

2

Description of the authorised fund

Information detailing:

(1)

the name of the authorised fund;

16(1A)

its FCA product reference number (PRN);

(2)

that the authorised fund is either an ICVC, ACS11 or an AUT;

(3)

that the scheme is a qualified investor scheme;

(4)

where relevant, that the unitholders in an ICVC are not liable for the debts of the authorised fund;

(5)

where relevant, the address of the ICVC's head office and the address in the United Kingdom for service on the ICVC of documents required or authorised to be served on it;

(6)

the effective date of the authorisation order made by the FCA and, if the duration of the authorised fund is not unlimited, when it will or may terminate;

(7)

the base currency for the authorised fund;

(8)

where relevant, the maximum and minimum sizes of the ICVC's capital;

11

(9)

the circumstances in which the authorised fund may be wound up under the rules in COLL and a summary of the procedure for, and the rights of unitholders under, such a winding up; and11

11

(10)11

for an ACS that is a limited partnership scheme, the address of the proposed principal place of business of the limited partnership scheme.

3

Investment objectives and policy

(1)

Sufficient information to enable a unitholder to ascertain:

(a)

the investment objectives of the authorised fund;

(b)

the authorised fund's investment policy for achieving those investment objectives, including:

(i)

the general nature of the portfolio and any intended specialisation;

(ii)

the policy for the spreading of risk in the scheme property; and

(iii)

the policy in relation to the exercise of borrowing powers;

(c)

a description of any restrictions in the assets in which investment may be made; and

(d)

the extent (if any) to which that investment policy does not envisage remaining fully invested at all times.

(2)

For investment in immovables :

(a)

the countries or territories of immovables in which the authorised fund may invest;

(b)

the policy of the authorised fund manager in relation to insurance of immovables forming part of the scheme property; and

(c)

the policy of the authorised fund manager in relation to the granting of options over immovables in the scheme property and the purchase of options on immovables.

(3)

If intended, whether the scheme property may consist of units in collective investment schemes ("second schemes") which are managed by or operated by the authorised fund manager or by one of its associates and a statement as:

(a)

to the basis of the maximum amount of the charges in respect of transactions in a second scheme; and

(b)

the extent to which any such charges will be reimbursed to the scheme.

(4)

If intended, whether the scheme may enter into stock lending transactions and, if so, what procedures will operate and what collateral will be required.

(5)

Where a scheme is a feeder scheme which (in respect of investment in units in a single collective investment scheme) is dedicated to units in a collective investment scheme, details of the master scheme and the minimum (and, if relevant, maximum) investment that the feeder scheme may make in it;8

19

19

9

4

Distributions and accounting dates

Relevant details of accounting and distribution dates and a description of the procedures:

(1)

for determining and applying income (including how any distributable income is paid); and

(2)

relating to unclaimed distributions.

5

The characteristics of units in the authorised fund

Information as to:

(1)

the names of the classes of units in issue or available for issue and the rights attached to them in so far as they vary from the rights attached to other classes;

(2)

how unitholders may exercise their voting rights and what these are; and

(3)

the circumstances where a mandatory redemption, cancellation or conversion of units from one class to another may be required.11

115A

Issue of units in ACSs: eligible investors

(1)

A statement that units may not be issued to a person other than to a person :

12

(a)

who 12is a:

(i)

professional ACS investor; or

(ii)

large ACS investor; or

(iii)

person who already holds units in the scheme; and

(b)

to whom units in a qualified investor scheme may be promoted under COBS 4.12.4 R.12

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(2)

A statement that the authorised contractual scheme manager of an ACS must redeemunits as soon as practicable after becoming aware that those units are vested in anyone (whether as a result of subscription or transfer of units) other than a person meeting the criteria in (1).

115B

Transfer of units in ACSs

(1)

A statement whether the transfer of units in the ACSscheme is either:

(a)

prohibited; or

(b)

allowed;

by the instrument constituting the fund13 and prospectus.

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(2)

A statement that where transfer of units is allowed by the instrument constituting the fund13 and prospectus in accordance with (1)(b), units may only be transferred in accordance with the conditions specified by FCArules, including that units may not be transferred to a person other than a person :

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(a)

who 12is a:

(i)

professional ACS investor; or

(ii)

large ACS investor; or

(iii)

person who already holds units in the scheme; and

(b)

to whom units in a qualified investor scheme may be promoted under COBS 4.12.4 R.12

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(3)

For a co-ownership scheme which is an umbrella, a statement in accordance with (1)(a) or (1)(b) and, where appropriate, a statement in accordance with (2), must also be made for the sub-funds. Where individual sub-funds have differing policies in relation to transfer of units, separate statements are required.

6

The authorised fund manager

The following particulars of the authorised fund manager:

(1)

its name and the nature of its corporate form;

(2)

the country or territory of its incorporation;

(3)

the date of its incorporation and if the duration of its corporate status is limited, when that status will or may cease;

(4)

if it is a subsidiary, the name of its ultimate holding company and the country or territory in which that holding company is incorporated;

(5)

the address of its registered office, its head office, and, if different, the address of its principal place of business in the United Kingdom;

(6)

the amount of its issued share capital and how much of it is paid up;

(7)

for an ICVC, a summary of the material provisions of the contract between the ICVC and the authorised fund manager which may be relevant to unitholders including provisions (if any) relating to termination, compensation on termination and indemnity; and

(8)

for an AUT, the names of the directors of the authorised fund manager.11

11

7

Directors of an ICVC, other than the ACD

Other than for the ACD:

(1)

the names and positions in the ICVC of the directors; and

(2)

the manner, amount and calculation of the remuneration of the directors.

8

The depositary

The following particulars of the depositary:

(1)

its name and the nature of its corporate form;

(2)

the country or territory of its incorporation;

(3)

the address of its registered office and the address of its head office if that is different from the address of its registered office; and

(4)

if neither its registered office nor its head office is in the United Kingdom, the address of its principal place of business in the United Kingdom.

9

The investment adviser

If an investment adviser is retained in connection with the business of the authorised fund, its name and whether or not it is authorised by the FCA.

10

The auditor

The name of the auditor of the authorised fund.

11

The register of Unitholders

Details of the address in the United Kingdom where the register of unitholders is kept and can be inspected by unitholders.

12

Payments out of the scheme property

The payments that may be made out of the scheme property to any person whether by way of remuneration for services, or reimbursement of expense and for each category of remuneration or expense, the following should be specified:

(1)

the current rates or amounts of such remuneration;

(2)

how the remuneration will be calculated and accrue and when it will be paid;

(3)

if notice has been given to unitholders of the authorised fund manager's intention to:

(a)

introduce a new category of remuneration for its services; or

(b)

increase the basis of any current charge; or

(c)

change the basis of the treatment of a payment from the capital property set out in COLL 8.5.13 R (2) (Payments);

particulars of that introduction or increase and when it will take place;

(4)

the types of any other charges and expenses that may be taken out of the scheme property; and

(5)

if, in accordance with COLL 8.5.13 R (2), all or part of the remuneration or expense are to be treated as a capital charge:

(a)

that fact; and

(b)

the basis of the charge which may be so treated.

13

Dealing

Details of:

(1)

the dealing days and times in the dealing day on which the authorised fund manager will receive requests for the sale and redemption of units;

(2)

the procedures for effecting:

(a)

the issue and cancellation of units;

(b)

the sale and redemption of units; and

(c)

the settlement of transactions;

(3)

the steps required to be taken by a unitholder in redeeming units before he can receive the proceeds including any relevant notice periods and the circumstances and periods where a deferral of payment as provided in COLL 8.5.11 R (3) (Sale and redemption) may be applied;

(4)

the circumstances in which the redemption of units may be suspended;

(5)

the days and times in the day on which recalculation of the price will commence;

(6)

details of the minimum number or value of each type of unit in the authorised fund which:

(a)

any one person may hold; and

(b)

may be the subject of any one transaction of sale or redemption;

(7)

the circumstances in which the authorised fund manager may arrange for, and the procedure for, a redemption of units in specie;

(8)

the circumstances in which the further issue of units in any particular class may be limited and the procedures relating to this:66

(9)

the circumstances in which direct issue or cancellation of units by the ICVC or the depositary of an AUT or ACS11 (as appropriate) may occur and the relevant procedures for such issues and cancellations; 18

116

(10)

6whether a unitholder may effect transfer of title to units on the authority of an electronic communication and if so the conditions that must be satisfied in order to effect a transfer; and18

6

18(11)

if the authorised fund manager deals as principal in units of the scheme and holds them for that purpose, a statement of its policy for doing so and, where applicable:

18(a)

a description of when the authorised fund manager may retain any profits it earns and absorb any losses it incurs for these activities; and

18(b)

a statement of non-accountability as referred to in COLL 8.5.14G.

14

Valuation of scheme property

Details as to:

(1)

how frequently and at what times of the day the scheme property will be regularly valued to determine the price at which units in the scheme may be purchased from or redeemed by the authorised fund manager and a description of any circumstance where the scheme property may be specially valued;

(2)

in relation to each purpose for which the scheme property must be valued, the basis on which it will be valued; and

(3)

how the price of units of each class will be determined, including a statement that 16a forward price16 basis is to be applied.

15

Sale and redemption charges

If the authorised fund manager makes any charges on sale or redemption of units, details of the charging structure and how notice will be provided to unitholders of any increase.

15A5

Property Authorised Investment Funds

For a property authorised investment fund, a statement that:

(1)

it is a property authorised investment fund;

(2)

no body corporate may seek to obtain or intentionally maintain a holding of more than 10% of the net asset value of the fund; and

(3)

in the event that the authorised fund manager reasonably considers that a body corporate holds more than 10% of the net asset value of the fund, the authorised fund manager is entitled to delay any redemption or cancellation of units if the authorised fund manager reasonably considers such action to be:

(a)

necessary in order to enable an orderly reduction of the holding to below 10%; and

(b)

in the interests of the unitholders as a whole.

16

General information

Details as to:

(1)

when annual and half- yearly reports will be published; and

(2)

the address at which copies of the instrument constituting the fund,13 any amending instrument and the most recent annual reports may be inspected and from which copies may be obtained.

13

17

Information on the umbrella

In the case of a scheme which is an umbrella, the following information:

(1)

that a unitholder may exchange units in one sub-fund for units in another sub-fund and that such an exchange is treated as a redemption and sale;

(2)

what charges may be made on exchanging units in one sub-fund for units in other sub-funds;

(3)

the policy for allocating between sub-funds any assets of, or costs, charges and expenses payable out of, the scheme property which are not attributable to any particular sub-fund;

(4)

in respect of each sub-fund, the currency in which the scheme property allocated to it will be valued and the price of units calculated and payments made, if this currency is not the base currency of the umbrella; 16

(5)

for an ICVC or a co-ownership scheme,11 that:10

10

10(a)

for an ICVC,11 its sub-funds are segregated portfolios of assets and, accordingly, the assets of a sub-fund belong exclusively to that sub-fund and shall not be used to discharge directly or indirectly the liabilities of, or claims against, any other person or body, including the umbrella, or any other sub-fund, and shall not be available for any such purpose;

11

11(aa)

for a co-ownership scheme, the property subject to a sub-fund is beneficially owned by the participants in that sub-fund as tenants in common (or, in Scotland, is the common property of the participants in that sub-fund) and must not be used to discharge any liabilities of, or meet any claims against, any person other than the participants in that sub-fund; and

10(b)

for an ICVC or a co-ownership scheme,11 while the provisions of the OEIC Regulations, and section 261P (Segregated liability in relation to umbrella co-ownership schemes) of the Act in the case of co-ownership schemes,11 provide for segregated liability between sub-funds, the concept of segregated liability is relatively new. Accordingly, where claims are brought by local creditors in foreign courts or under foreign law contracts, it is not yet known how those foreign courts will react to regulations 11A and 11B of the OEIC Regulations or, as the case may be, section 261P of the Act; and16

1111

16(6)

the FCA product reference number (PRN) of each sub-fund.

18

Application of the prospectus contents to an umbrella

For a scheme which is an umbrella, information required must be stated:

(1)

in relation to each sub-fund where the information for any sub-fund differs from that for any other; and

(2)

for the umbrella as a whole, but only where the information is relevant to the umbrella as a whole.

318A

Investment in overseas4 property through an intermediate holding vehicle3

If investment in an overseas4 immovable is to be made through an intermediate holding vehicle or a series of intermediate holding vehicles a statement disclosing the existence of that intermediate holding vehicle or series of intermediate holding vehicles and confirming that the purpose of that intermediate holding vehicle or series of intermediate holding vehicles is to enable the holding of overseas4 immovables by the scheme.3

1118B

Information on authorised contractual schemes

A statement that:

(1)

a unitholder in a co-ownership scheme is not liable to make any further payment after he has paid the price of his units and that no further liability can be imposed on him in respect of the units he holds;

(2)

a unitholder in a limited partnership scheme is not liable for the debts or obligations of the limited partnership scheme beyond the amount of the scheme property which is available to the authorised contractual scheme manager to meet such debts or obligations, provided that the unitholder does not take part in the management of the partnership business;

(3)

the exercise of rights conferred on limited partners by FCArules does not constitute taking part in the management of the partnership business; and

(4)

the scheme property of a co-ownership scheme is beneficially owned by the participants as tenants in common (or, in Scotland, is the common property of the participants).

19

Additional information

Any other material information which is within the knowledge of the directors11 of an ICVC or the authorised fund manager11 of an AUT or ACS11, or which the directors or authorised fund manager11 would have obtained by the making of reasonable enquiries which investors and their professional advisers would reasonably require, and reasonably expect to find in the prospectus, for the purpose of making an informed judgement about the merits of investing in the authorised fund and the extent and characteristics of the risks accepted by so participating.

111111
COLL 8.3.4AGRP
(1) 15The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation sets out the additional information which an authorised fund manager who is a full-scope UK AIFM of a qualified investor scheme must make available to investors before they invest.(2) COLL 4.2.5BEU and COLL 4.2.5CEU copy out the relevant provisions of that regulation.(3) An authorised fund manager who is a full-scope UK AIFM of a qualified investor scheme should publish the information in the schemeprospectus.(4) An authorised
COLL 8.3.5RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager must prepare a report in respect of each annual accounting period and half-yearly accounting period.(2) [deleted]1(2A) Where the first annual accounting period of a scheme is less than 12 months, a half-yearly report need not be prepared.2(3) The authorised fund manager must within a reasonable time after the end of each relevant accounting period, publish the annual report and half-yearly report and provide a copy free of charge on request to any
COLL 8.3.5ARRP
(1) An annual report, other than for a scheme which is an umbrella, must contain:(a) the accounts for the annual accounting period prepared in accordance with the requirements of the IMA SORP;7(b) the report of the authorised fund manager in accordance with COLL 8.3.5C R (Authorised fund manager's report);(bA) comparative information in accordance with COLL 4.5.10R (1A) and (2A) (Comparative information);14(c) the report of the depositary in accordance with COLL 8.3.5D R (Report
COLL 8.3.5AAGRP
(1) 15The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation sets out the additional information which an authorised fund manager who is a full-scope UK AIFM of a qualified investor scheme must include in the scheme’s annual report.(2) COLL 4.5.8ABEU and COLL 4.5.8ACEU copy out the relevant provisions of that regulation.(3) An authorised fund manager of a qualified investor scheme that has not used securities financing transactions or total return swaps during the relevant annual accounting
COLL 8.3.5BRRP
(1) A half-yearly report on an authorised fund or sub-fund must contain:(a) the accounts for the half-yearly accounting period which must be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the IMA SORP; and7(b) the report of the authorised fund manager in accordance with COLL 8.3.5C R.(2) For a scheme which is an umbrella, the authorised fund manager may choose whether the half-yearly report is prepared for the umbrella as a whole, or for each individual sub-fund, or both.
COLL 8.3.5CRRP
The report of the authorised fund manager must include:(1) a review of the investment activities during the period to which the report relates;(1A) a portfolio statement prepared in accordance with the requirements of the IMA SORP;14(1B) in the case of an umbrella which has more than one sub-fund, particulars in the form of a table showing, as at the end of the period to which the report relates:14(a) for each sub-fund, the number of units in that sub-fund that were held by a
COLL 8.3.5ERRP
The annual reports in COLL 8.3.5AR (1) and (2) and the half-yearly reports in COLL 8.3.5BR (1) must:(1) in the case of an ICVC, if there is:(a) more than one director, be approved by the board of directors and signed on their behalf by the ACD and at least one other director; or(b) no director other than the ACD, be signed by the ACD;(2) in the case of an AUT or ACS11, if the authorised fund manager has:(a) more than one director, be signed by at least two directors of the authorised
COLL 8.3.8RRP
(1) Details of the procedures for the convening and conducting of meetings and resolutions must be set out in the instrument constituting the fund13 and be reasonable and fair as between all relevant parties.13(2) The authorised fund manager must record and keep minutes for six years of all proceedings to which COLL 8.3.6 R (Alterations to the scheme and notices to Unitholders) and this rule are relevant.(3) The provisions in COLL 4.4.12 R (Notices to Unitholders), COLL 4.4.13
COLL 8.5.1RRP
(1) Subject to (2) and (3), this section applies to an ICVC which is a qualified investor scheme and the authorised fund manager, any other directors of an ICVC and the depositary of a qualified investor scheme.16(2) COLL 8.5.9R(1) to (8) and (10) do not apply where the qualified investor scheme is a regulated money market fund.16(3) Where a qualified investor scheme is a regulated money market fund, COLL 8.5.2R and COLL 8.5.3R apply to the authorised fund manager and depositary
COLL 8.5.2RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager must manage the scheme in accordance with:(a) the instrument constituting the fund;1212(b) the16 applicable rules13; (c) the most recently published prospectus; 16(d) for an ICVC, the OEIC Regulations; and16(e) where applicable, the Money Market Funds Regulation.16(2) The authorised fund manager must carry out such functions as are necessary to ensure compliance with the rules13that impose obligations on the authorised fund manager or ICVC, as appropriate.(3)
COLL 8.5.3RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager may give instructions to deal in the scheme property.(2) An authorised fund manager must avoid the scheme property being used or invested contrary to any provision in COLL 8.4 (Investment and borrowing powers).(3) An authorised fund manager must immediately on becoming aware of any breach of COLL 8.4 take action, at its own expense, to rectify that breach.(4) An authorised fund manager must take the action in (3) immediately, except in circumstances
COLL 8.5.4RRP
(1) The depositary is responsible for the safekeeping of all the scheme property.(2) The depositary must:(a) take all steps to ensure that transactions properly entered into for the account of the scheme are completed;(b) take all steps to ensure that instructions properly given by the authorised fund manager in respect of the exercise of rights related to scheme property are carried out;(c) ensure that any scheme property in registered form is as soon as reasonably practicable
COLL 8.5.5RRP
(1) A small authorised UK AIFM13(or in addition any other director in the case of an ICVC managed by a small authorised UK AIFM)13 may delegate any function to any person.(2) (a) 13The depositary of a scheme managed by a small authorised UK AIFM has the power to delegate any function to anyone, including in the case of an ICVC a director, to assist the depositary to perform its functions. (b) 13However, it must not retain the services of the authorised fund manager or, in the
COLL 8.5.6GRP
Directors of an ICVC, authorised fund managers and depositaries should also have regard to 6SYSC 85 (Outsourcing).6SYSC 8.1.6 R5states that a firm remains fully responsible for discharging all of its obligations under the regulatory system if it outsources crucial or important operational functions or any relevant services and activities. 5555
COLL 8.5.7RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager and the depositary must ensure that any transaction in respect of the scheme property undertaken with an affected person is on terms at least as favourable to the scheme as any comparable arrangement on normal commercial terms negotiated at arm's length with an independent third party.(2) Paragraph (1) is subject to any provision in the instrument constituting the fund12 and the prospectus imposing a prohibition in relation to any type of trans
COLL 8.5.8RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager10 or the depositary of an AUT or ACS10 (in accordance with their responsibilities as set out in the instrument constituting the fund12) must maintain a register of unitholders as a document in accordance with this rule.101012(2) The register must contain:(a) the name and address of each Unitholder (for joint Unitholders no more than four need to be registered);(b) the number of units (including fractions of a unit) of each class held by each unitholder;
COLL 8.5.9RRP
(1) The value of the scheme property is the net value of the scheme property after deducting any outstanding borrowings (including any capital outstanding on a mortgage of an immovable).(2) Any part of the scheme property which is not an investment (save an immovable) must be valued at fair value.(3) For the purposes of (2), any charges that were paid, or would be payable, on acquiring or disposing of the asset must be excluded from the value of that asset.(4) The value of the
COLL 8.5.10RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager must:(a) ensure that at each valuation point there are at least as many units in issue of any class as there are units registered to unitholders of that class; and(b) not do, or omit anything that would, or might confer on itself a benefit or advantage at the expense of a unitholder or potential unitholder.(2) For the purposes of (1) the authorised fund manager may take into account sales and redemptions after the valuation point, provided it has
COLL 8.5.10ARRP
3If a qualified investor scheme has two or more classes of unit in issue, the authorised fund manager may treat any or all of those classes as one for the purpose of determining the number of units to be issued or cancelled by reference to a particular valuation point, if:(1) the depositary gives its prior agreement; and(2) the relevant classes:(a) have the same entitlement to participate in, and the same liability for charges, expenses and other payments that may be recovered
COLL 8.5.11RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager must, at all times during the dealing day, be willing to effect the sale of units to any eligible investor (within any conditions in the instrument constituting the fund12 and the prospectus which must be fair and reasonable as between all unitholders and potential unitholders) for whom the authorised fund manager does not have reasonable grounds to refuse such sale.12(2) The authorised fund manager must, at all times during the dealing day, effect
COLL 8.5.12ARRP
(1) 4The authorised fund manager of a property authorised investment fund must take reasonable steps to ensure that no body corporate holds more than 10% of the net asset value of that fund (the "maximum allowable").(1A) 17For the purposes of (1), a body corporate shall not be treated as holding more than the maximum allowable to the extent that:(a) the body corporate holds units in a unit trust scheme which holds shares in the property authorised investment fund; and(b) in their
COLL 14.3.1GRP
1A charity authorised investment fund may have an advisory committee which is independent from the authorised fund manager and the depositary if the advisory committee has a consultative function only.
COLL 14.3.2RRP
If the charity authorised investment fund has an advisory committee the authorised fund manager must ensure that: (1) the instrument constituting the fund sets out the role and responsibilities of the advisory committee; and(2) the prospectus contains at least the following information about the advisory committee:(a) a description of its role and responsibilities; (b) its membership;(c) how its members are nominated and how their membership is terminated; and(d) how meetings
COLL 14.3.3RRP
If the charity authorised investment fund has an advisory committee, the authorised fund manager must ensure that on the request of the committee, the scheme’s annual long report includes a statement prepared and approved by the committee.
COLL 14.3.4GRP
The statement may address matters such as:(1) how the advisory committee is discharging its role and responsibilities as set out in the instrument constituting the fund;(2) any observations the committee may have on how the authorised fund manager has carried out its functions during the annual accounting period; and(3) any other matters the committee considers of interest to the unitholders of the charity authorised investment fund.
COLL 14.3.5RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager or depositary must convene a general meeting of unitholders if it receives a notice from the advisory committee of a charity authorised investment fund which:(a) states the objects of the meeting;(b) is dated; and(c) is signed by or on behalf of the advisory committee. (2) The authorised fund manager or the depositary must ensure the general meeting of the authorised fund takes place no later than eight weeks after receipt of the notice in (1)
COLL 14.3.6RRP
The authorised fund manager and depositary of a charity authorised investment fund must keep records of any dealings with an advisory committee for at least five calendar years.
COLL 4.4.1RRP
This section applies to an authorised fund manager, a depositary and any other director of an ICVC.
COLL 4.4.2RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager, the depositary or the other directors of an ICVC may convene a general meeting of unitholders at any time.(2) The unitholders may request the convening of a general meeting by a requisition which must:(a) state the objects of the meeting;(b) be dated;(c) be signed by unitholders who, at that date, are registered as the unitholders of units representing not less than one-tenth in value (or such lower proportion stated in the instrument constituting
COLL 4.4.4RRP
(1) Unless a unit in the authorised fund is a participating security, in this section "unitholders" means unitholders as at a cut-off date selected by the authorised fund manager which is a reasonable time before notices of the relevant meeting are sent out.(2) If any unit in the authorised fund is a participating security, a registered unitholder of such a unit is entitled to receive a notice of a meeting or a notice of an adjourned meeting under COLL 4.4.5 R (Notice of general
COLL 4.4.5RRP
(1) Where the authorised fund manager, the depositary or the other directors of an ICVC decide to convene a general meeting of unitholders:(a) each unitholder must be given at least 14 days written notice, inclusive of the date on which the notice is first served and the day of the meeting; and(b) the notice must specify the place, day and hour of the meeting and the terms of the resolutions to be proposed and a copy of the notice must be sent to the depositary. (2) The accidental
COLL 4.4.8RRP
(1) On a show of hands every unitholder who is present in person has one vote.(2) On a poll:(a) votes may be given either personally or by proxy or in another manner permitted by the instrument constituting the fund;44(b) the voting rights for each unit must be the proportion of the voting rights attached to all of the units in issue that the price of the unit bears to the aggregate price or prices of all of the units in issue:(i) if any unit is a participating security, at the
COLL 4.4.11RRP
(1) A meeting of unitholders must have a chairman, nominated:11(a) in the case of an AUT or ACS3, by the depositary;313(b) in the case of an ICVC, by a director other than the ACD or an associate of the ACD or, if no such nomination is made, by the depositary.1(2) If the chairman is not present after a reasonable time from the time for the meeting, the unitholders present must choose one of them to be chairman.(3) The chairman:(a) may, with the consent of any meeting of unitholders
COLL 4.4.13RRP
(1) Any document or notice to be served on or information to be given to, any person, including the FCA , must be in legible form.(2) For the purposes of this rule, any form is legible form which:(a) is consistent with the ICVC's, the directors', the authorised fund manager's or the depositary's knowledge of how the recipient of the document wishes or expects to receive the document;(b) is capable of being provided in hard copy by the authorised fund manager, the depositary or