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PERG 2.7.7AGRP
There are ten93 arranging activities that are regulated activities under the Regulated Activities Order. These are:39(1) arranging (bringing about) deals in investments which are securities, relevant investments, structured deposits26 or the underwriting capacity of a Lloyd's syndicate or membership of a Lloyd's syndicate (article 25(1));(2) making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments which are securities, relevant investments, structured deposits26 or the underwriting
PERG 2.7.15GRP
The regulated activity of advising on investments (except P2P agreements)25 under article 53(1)25 of the Regulated Activities Order applies to advice on securities, structured deposits26 or relevant investments. It does not, for example, include giving advice about deposits (except structured deposits)26, or about things that are not specified investments for the purposes of the Regulated Activities Order. 19 Giving advice on certain other specified investments is, however, regulated
PERG 2.8.5GRP
The regulated activity of dealing in investments as agent applies to specified transactions relating to any security or to any relevant investment (apart from rights under funeral plan contracts or rights to or interests in such rights). In addition, the activity is cut back by exclusions as follows.(1) An exclusion applies to certain transactions entered into by an agent who is not an authorised person which depend on him dealing with (or through) an authorised person. It does
PERG 2.8.6AGRP
3The exclusions in the Regulated Activities Order that relate to the various arranging activities are as follows.(-1) 8Under Article 24A(2), an activity that would otherwise be both arranging and bidding in emissions auctions is specifically excluded from arranging because the activity of bidding in emissions auctions does not form part of any other regulated activity (see PERG 2.7.6D G).(1) Under article 26, arrangements that do not or would not bring about the transaction to
PERG 2.8.6DGRP
(1) 9An activity of a kind specified below is excluded from the regulated activity of operating an electronic system in relation to lending:18(a) dealing in investments as principal;(b) arranging (bringing about) deals in investments;(c) making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments;(d) managing investments; and18(e) advising on investments (except P2P agreements)18.(1A) The regulated activity of advising on P2P agreements does not apply where such advice is given
PERG 2.8.7GRP
The activities of persons appointed under a power of attorney are excluded under article 38 of the Regulated Activities Order, from the regulated activity of managing investments, if specified conditions are satisfied. The exclusion only applies where a person is not carrying on insurance distribution or reinsurance distribution20 and is subject to further limitations discussed below2. In addition, the following exclusions (outlined in PERG 2.9) apply in specified circumstances
PERG 2.9.1GRP
The various exclusions outlined below deal with a range of different circumstances.(1) Each set of circumstances described in PERG 2.9.3 G to PERG 2.9.17 G has some application to several regulated activities relating to securities, structured deposits,18relevant investments orhome finance transactions.4 They have no effect in relation to the separate regulated activities of accepting deposits, issuing electronic money,9effecting or carrying out contracts of insurance, bidding
PERG 2.9.3GRP
This group of exclusions applies, in specified circumstances, to the regulated activities of:(1) dealing in investments as principal;(2) arranging (bringing about) dealsininvestments and4making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments;44(2A) arranging a home finance transaction;4(3) managing investments;(4) assisting in the administration and performance of a contract of insurance;(5) safeguarding and administering investments;(6) sending dematerialised instructions;(7)
PERG 2.9.5GRP
This group of exclusions applies, in specified circumstances, to the regulated activities of:(1) dealing in investments as agent;(2) arranging (bringing about) deals in investments, and4making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments;44(2A) arranging a home finance transaction;4(3) assisting in the administration and performance of a contract of insurance;(4) safeguarding and administering investments; and(5) advising on investments,15advising on regulated credit
PERG 2.9.17BGRP
(1) 18The exclusion for overseas persons described in PERG 2.9.17G does not apply to an investment firm or credit institution set up in a third country that has been found equivalent under article 46 or 47 of MiFIR, as described in more detail in the rest of this paragraph.(2) Article 46 of MiFIR has a mechanism under which ESMA may register a third country investment firm or a third country credit institution without a branch in the EEA. Registration allows the third country
PERG 2.9.24GRP
(1) 12Subject to (2), (3) and (4),15 the exclusions apply, in relation to any activity carried on by a local authority.15(2) The exclusion relating to the regulated activities of:(a) dealing in investments as agents;(b) arranging (bringing about) deals in investments;(c) making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments;(d) assisting in the administration and performance of a contract of insurance; and(e) advising on investments;applies to any activity carried on
PERG 8.4.31GRP
A person ('P') may be engaged, typically by investment product companies, to provide telephone services. Where such services require P to seek to persuade or incite prospective customers to receive investment literature or a personal call or visit from a representative of his principal they will frequently involve inducements to engage in investment activity. This is so whether the inducement results from P making unsolicited calls or by his raising the issue during a call made
PERG 8.4.34GRP
Employers and their contracted service providers 6may communicate with employees on matters which involve controlled investments. For example, work-related insurance, staff mortgages,6personal pension schemes (including stakeholder schemes) and other employee benefit schemes other than occupational pension schemes. Interests under the trusts of an occupational pension scheme are not a controlled investment (see paragraph 27 (2) of Schedule 1 to the Financial Promotion Order).In
PERG 5.6.18GRP
The effect of PERG 5.6.17G (4) is that some persons who, in making introductions, are making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments under article 25(2) of the Regulated Activities Order, cannot use the introducing exclusion. This is usually the case if1 the arrangements for making introductions relate to contracts of insurance (PERG 5.6.19 G has further guidance on when arrangements for introductions may be regarded as relating to contracts of insurance). However,
PERG 5.8.24GRP
An important exclusion from advising on contracts of insurance relates to advice given in periodical publications, regularly updated news and information services and broadcasts (article 54 of the Regulated Activities Order (Advice given in newspapers etc)). The exclusion applies if the principal purpose of the publication or service taken as a whole (including any advertising content) is neither to give advice of a kind mentioned in article 53 (Advising on investments) or article
PERG 7.3.1GRP
6(1) Article 53(1) of the Regulated Activities Order (Advising on investments) deals with giving advice in relation to a security, a structured deposit or a relevant investment.9(2) A summary can be found in PERG 8.24 (Advising on investments). PERG 8.25 to PERG 8.30B give more detail.9(3) As described in PERG 8.24, for certain firms, the regulated activity only covers giving personal recommendations.9
PERG 7.3.7GRP
But even if advice is given in the United Kingdom, the general prohibition will not be contravened if the giving of advice does not amount to the carrying on, in the United Kingdom, of the business of advising on investments, advising on regulated credit agreements for the acquisition of land4,9 or advising on conversion or transfer of pension benefits advising on a home finance transaction . Also, the general prohibition will not be contravened if the exclusion for overseas persons
PERG 8.31.3AGRP
1The exclusion in article 67 will not apply to a person who is advising on investments when he does so as a MiFID investment firm or a third country investment firm (see PERG 2.5.4 G to 2.5.5 G (Investment services and activities)).
PERG 8.31.5GRP
Certain of the exclusions in the Regulated Activities Order that apply to the regulated activity of advising on investments are not available where the advice either relates to a contract of insurance or amounts to insurance distribution or reinsurance distribution3. This results from the requirements of the IDD3 and is explained in more detail in PERG 5 (Guidance on insurance distribution3 activities).
PERG 2.6.19FGRP
9See PERG 2.7.6DG for more about16.(1) how the RAO deals with the overlap between emission allowances and emissions auction products; and16(2) whether these products are a security, a contractually-based investment or a relevant investment.16
PERG 8.32.1GRP
Under article 25 of the Regulated Activities Order, arranging deals in investments covers:(1) making arrangements1 for another person (whether as principal or agent) to buy, sell, subscribe for or underwrite a particular investment which is:(a) a security or a structured deposit1; or(b) a relevant investment; or(c) an investment of the kind specified by article 86, or article 89 so far as relevant to that article (Lloyd’s syndicate membership and capacity and rights to or interests
PERG 5.11.19GRP
3Article 72H (Insolvency Practitioners) excludes from the activities of dealing in investments as agent, arranging (bringing about) deals in investments, making arrangements with a view to transactions in investments, assisting in the administration and performance of a contract of insurance and advising on investments any activity carried on by a person acting as an insolvency practitioner.
SUP App 3.9.4GRP
Table 1: CRD activities66Part II RAO ActivitiesPart III RAO Investments1.Taking6 deposits and other repayable funds from the public6Article 5Article 742.LendingArticle 61, 64Article 883.Financial leasing4.Money transmission services 5.Issuing and administering means of payment (eg credit cards, travellers' cheques and bankers' drafts) 6.Guarantees and commitments 7.Trading for own account or for account of customers in:(a) money market instruments(b) foreign exchange (c) financial
SUP App 3.9.5GRP
3Table 2: MiFIDinvestment services and activitiesPart II RAO Activities13Part III RAO InvestmentsA MiFIDinvestment services and activities1.Reception and transmission of orders in relation to one or more financial instrumentsArticle 252Article 76-81, 82B,12 83-85, 892.Execution of orders on behalf of clientsArticle 14, 21A Article 76-81,82B,12 83-85, 893.Dealing on own accountArticle 14Article 76-81, 82B,12 83-85, 894.Portfolio managementArticle 37 (14, 21, 25 - see Note 1) 2Article
SUP App 3.9.5AGRP
Table 2ZA: AIFMD activitiesPart II RAO ActivitiesPart III RAO Investments1.AIFM management functions.Article 51ZCN/A (activity relates to property of any kind)2.Management of portfolios of investments, including those owned by pension funds and institutions for occupational retirement in accordance with article 19(1) of Directive 2003/41/EC, in accordance with mandates given by investors on a discretionary client-by-client basis (Note 2).Articles 14, 21, 25, 37, 40 (arranging
PERG 8.12.21GRP
Financial promotions made only to or directed only at certain types of person who are sophisticated enough to understand the risks involved are exempt. These are:(1) authorised persons;(2) exempt persons (where the financial promotion relates to a controlled activity which is a regulated activity for which the person is exempt);(3) governments and local authorities; and(4) persons whose ordinary business involves carrying on a controlled activity of the kind to which the financial
PERG 8.12.25GRP
With this objective in mind, the exemption in article 20 applies to any non-real time financial promotion the contents of which are devised by a person acting as a journalist where the financial promotion is in:1(1) a newspaper, journal, magazine or other periodical publication;(2) a regularly updated news or information service (such as a website or teletext service); or(3) a television or radio broadcast or transmission.In addition, the publication, service or broadcast must
PERG 8.23.3GRP
The regulated activities which are likely to be conducted in the circumstances referred to in PERG 8.23.2 G are:(1) giving advice on certain investments (articles 53 (Advising on investments), 53A (Advising on regulated mortgage contracts), 53B (Advising on regulated home reversion plans), 53C (Advising on regulated home purchase plans), 53D (Advising on regulated sale and rent back agreements)2 and 56 (Advice on syndicate participation at Lloyd’s) of the Regulated Activities
PERG 8.23.5GRP
3As explained inPERG 1.2.3AG, where the guidance that follows uses the defined term advising on investments, this term should be read as referring only to the regulated activity (in article 53(1) of the Regulated Activities Order) of advising on investments (except P2P agreements). Related text should be construed accordingly.
PERG 7.4.2GRP
But the exclusion applies only if the principal purpose of the publication or service is not:(1) to advise on securities or structured deposits9 or relevant investments or P2P agreements or7home finance transactions1 or amounts to carrying9 on advising on conversion or transfer of pension benefits; 5 or15(2) to lead or enable persons:(a) to buy, sell, subscribe for or underwrite securities, structured deposits9 or relevant investments; or1(aa) to enter into a relevant article
PERG 7.4.5GRP
The exclusion applies only if the principal purpose of the publication or service is not:(1) to give advice on securities, structured deposits,9relevant investments, P2P agreements7 or home finance transactions1or amounts to carrying on advising on conversion or transfer of pension benefits9; or1(2) to lead or enable persons6:(a) to6buy, sell, subscribe for or underwrite securities, structured deposits9 or relevant investments; or(aa) to enter into a relevant article 36H agreement
SUP 12.2.7GRP
(1) The Appointed Representatives Regulations are made by the Treasury under sections 39(1)18, (1C) and (1E)15 of the Act. These regulations describe, among other things, the business for which an appointed representative may be exempt or to which sections 20(1) and (1A) and 23(1A) of the Act may not apply15, which is business which comprises any of:(a) dealing in investments as agent (article 21 of the Regulated Activities Order) where the transaction relates to a pure protection