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COLL 6.12.1RRP
1This section applies to:(1) an authorised fund manager and a depositary of a UCITS scheme; and(2) a UK UCITS management company providing collective portfolio management services for an EEA UCITS scheme from a branch in another EEA State or under the freedom to provide cross border services.
COLL 6.12.2GRP
In the FCA's view the requirements relating to risk management policy and risk measurement set out in this section are the regulatory responsibility of the management company'sHome State regulator but to the extent that they constitute fund application rules, are also the responsibility of the UCITS'Home State regulator. As such, these responsibilities may overlap between the competent authorities of the Home and Host States. EEA UCITS management companies providing collective
COLL 6.12.3RRP
(1) 3(a) An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme 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 or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme must not solely or mechanistically rely on credit ratings issued by
COLL 6.12.3ARRP
5An authorised fund manager or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme 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
COLL 6.12.3BGRP
(1) 5In addition, an authorised fund manager or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme 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
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 or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme 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 or UK UCITS management company to assess the exposure of each UCITS it manages to market risk, liquidity
COLL 6.12.6GRP
UK UCITS management companies operating EEA UCITS schemes are advised that to the extent that the matters referred to in COLL 6.12.5 R (3)(a) are viewed by the UCITSHome State regulator as falling under its responsibility, they will be expected to comply with the UCITS Home State measures implementing articles 40 and 41 of the UCITS implementing Directive.
COLL 6.12.7RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme 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 or the UK UCITS management company with the risk management policy and with those arrangements, processes and techniques referred
COLL 6.12.9RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme 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)
COLL 6.12.10GRP
UK UCITS management companies operating EEA UCITS schemes are advised that to the extent that the matters referred to in COLL 6.12.9R (1)(b) are viewed by the UCITSHome State regulator as falling under its responsibility, they will be expected to comply with the UCITS Home State measures implementing articles 41 and 43 of the UCITS implementing Directive.
COLL 6.12.11RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager or a UKUCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme 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) or the equivalent UCITS Home State measures implementing article 84(1) of the UCITS Directive.(2) Where appropriate, the authorised fund manager or UKUCITS management company must conduct stress tests to enable it to
COLL 6.12.12RRP
An authorised fund manager or a UKUCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme 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]
SYSC 4.6.1RRP
2This section applies to:(1) EEA relevant authorised persons; and(2) third-country relevant authorised persons;in relation to the activities of a branch maintained by them in the United Kingdom.
SYSC 4.6.4GRP
EEA relevant authorised persons and third-country relevant authorised persons are referred to as non-UK relevant authorised persons.
SYSC 4.6.5GRP
(1) This section sets out the rules about management responsibilities maps for branches maintained in the United Kingdom by: (a) third-country relevant authorised persons (see SYSC 4.6.6R to SYSC 4.6.14G and SYSC 4.6.29G);(b) EEA relevant authorised persons (see SYSC 4.6.15R to SYSC 4.6.28G and SYSC 4.6.29G).(2) This section is not intended to extend the application of the common platform requirements to matters which are reserved by an EU instrument to the firm’sHome State regulator
SYSC 4.6.15RRP
An EEA relevant authorised person must, at all times, have a comprehensive and up-to-date document (the management responsibilities map) that describes the management and governance arrangements for any branch it maintains in the United Kingdom, including:(1) details of the reporting lines and the lines of responsibility; and(2) reasonable details about:(a) the SMF managers who carry out activities in relation to the branch; and(b) their responsibilities.
SYSC 4.6.16RRP
The EEA relevant authorised person’smanagement responsibilities map for a branch must show clearly how any responsibilities covered by that management responsibilities map are shared or divided between different persons.
SYSC 4.6.18RRP
A management responsibilities map for a branch maintained by an EEA relevant authorised person must include: (1) (a) the names of all the branch’s:(i) approved persons;(ii) members of its governing body and (if different) management body who are not approved persons; (iii) senior management; and(iv) senior personnel; and(b) details of the responsibilities which they hold;(2) all responsibilities described in any current statement of responsibilities; (3) matters reserved to the
SYSC 4.6.20RRP
An EEA relevant authorised person may exclude from its management responsibilities map:(1) any information contained in its requisite details;(2) any information contained in any notice of changes to its requisite details under the EEA Passport Rights Regulations; and(3) any other information that has been supplied by the firm to the FCA or the PRA (including through the firm’sHome Statecompetent authority) if:(a) that information was supplied to the FCA or the PRA as a Host Statecompetent
SYSC 4.6.22GRP
The management responsibilities map of an EEA relevant authorised person may therefore consist of information:(1) that has changed since its requisite details were supplied or were last changed; or(2) that is not covered in the firm’sHome Statecompetent authority’s passport notification.
SYSC 4.6.24GRP
In practice an EEA relevant authorised person may find it easier to prepare its management responsibilities map without omitting any information under SYSC 4.6.20R so that all the information referred to in SYSC 4.6.15R to SYSC 4.6.19R can be found in a single integrated document.
SYSC 4.6.25RRP
A management responsibilities map for a branch maintained by an EEA relevant authorised person must be a single document (see SYSC 4.6.28G(7)(a) for more on this).
SYSC 4.6.26GRP
SYSC 4.6.27G and SYSC 4.6.28G do not take into account the right of a firm to omit information under SYSC 4.6.20R. They assume that the firm will prepare a single document under SYSC 4.6.24G. However SYSC 4.6.27G and SYSC 4.6.28G are not intended to take away the right to omit information under SYSC 4.6.20R.
SYSC 4.6.28GRP
(1) This provision gives guidance on specific aspects of SYSC 4.6.16R and SYSC 4.6.18R.(2) A firm need only include summary details of the persons in SYSC 4.6.18R(1).(3) A branch’sSMF managers and members of its governing body or equivalent may overlap with its senior management and senior personnel. If so, the firm does not have to give the same details twice.(4) A firm should include details of individuals in addition to those in SYSC 4.6.18R(1) if they are needed to make the
SYSC 4.6.29GRP
(1) The guidance in this paragraph applies to EEA relevant authorised persons and third-country relevant authorised persons.(2) The FCA expects that the management responsibilities map of a small and non-complex branch is likely to be simple and short. It may be no more than a single sheet of paper.(3) A branch is likely to be small and non-complex if it:(a) conducts a limited number of simple business lines; and(b) does not rely on group governance arrangements or on governance
BIPRU 3.4.5RRP
Exposures to EEA States' central governments and central banks denominated and funded in the domestic currency of that central government and central bank must be assigned a risk weight of 0%.[Note: BCD Annex VI Part 1 point 4]
BIPRU 3.4.6RRP
When the competent authorities of a third country which apply supervisory and regulatory arrangements at least equivalent to those applied in the EEA assign a risk weight which is lower than that indicated in BIPRU 3.4.1 R to BIPRU 3.4.3 R to exposures to their central government and central bank denominated and funded in the domestic currency, a firm may risk weight such exposures in the same manner.[Note: BCD Annex VI Part 1 point 5]
BIPRU 3.4.17RRP
A firm must treat an exposure to a regional government or local authority of an EEA State other than the United Kingdom as an exposure to the central government in whose jurisdiction that regional government or local authority is established if that regional government or local authority is included on the list of regional governments and local authorities drawn up by the competent authority in that EEA State under a CRD implementation measure with respect to point 9 of Part 1
BIPRU 3.4.19RRP
When competent authorities of a third country jurisdiction which apply supervisory and regulatory arrangements at least equivalent to those applied in the EEA treat exposures to regional governments and local authorities as exposures to their central government, a firm may risk weightexposures to such regional governments and local authorities in the same manner.[Note: BCD Annex VI Part 1 point 11]
BIPRU 3.4.19ARRP
8Without prejudice to BIPRU 3.4.17 R to BIPRU 3.4.19 R, an exposure to a regional government or local authority of an EEA State denominated and funded in the domestic currency of that regional government or local authority must be assigned a risk weight of 20%.[Note:BCD Annex VI Part 2(b)]
BIPRU 3.4.25RRP
Where a competent authority of another EEA State implements points 14 or 15 of Part 1 of Annex VI of the Banking Consolidation Directive by exercising the discretion to treat exposures to public sector entities as exposures to institutions or as exposures to the central government of the EEA State concerned, a firm may risk weightexposures to the relevant public sector entities in the same manner.[Note: BCD Annex VI Part 1 point 16]
BIPRU 3.4.26RRP
When competent authorities of a third country jurisdiction, which apply supervisory and regulatory arrangements at least equivalent to those applied in the EEA, treat exposures to public sector entities as exposures to institutions, a firm may risk weightexposures to the relevant public sector entities in the same manner.[Note: BCD Annex VI Part 1 point 17]
BIPRU 3.4.45RRP
(1) Where a competent authority of another EEA State implements point 37 of Part 1 of Annex VI of the Banking Consolidation Directive by exercising the discretion to allow the treatment in that point, a firm may assign to the relevant national currency exposures the risk weight permitted by that CRD implementation measure.(2) When the competent authority of a third country which applies supervisory and regulatory arrangements at least equivalent to those applied in the EEA assigns
BIPRU 3.4.48RRP
Where an exposure to an institution is in the form of minimum reserves required by the European Central Bank or by the central bank of an EEA State to be held by the firm, a firm may assign the risk weight that would be assigned to exposures to the central bank of the EEA State in question provided:(1) the reserves are held in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1745/2003 of the European Central Bank of 12 September 2003 or a subsequent replacement regulation or in accordance
BIPRU 3.4.63RRP
If a CRD implementation measure of another EEA State exercises the discretion in point 49 of Part 1 of Annex VI of the Banking Consolidation Directive to dispense with the condition corresponding to BIPRU 3.4.60 R (3) (The risk of the borrower should not materially depend upon the performance of the underlying property or project) , a firm may apply a risk weight of 35% to such exposures fully and completely secured by mortgages on residential property situated in that EEA State.[Note:
BIPRU 3.4.77RRP
The property must be valued by an independent valuer at or less than the market value. In those EEA States that have laid down rigorous criteria for the assessment of the mortgage lending value in statutory or regulatory provisions the property may instead be valued by an independent valuer at or less than the mortgage lending value.[Note: BCD Annex VIII Part 3 point 62]
BIPRU 3.4.83RRP
A firm may only treat an exposure as fully and completely secured by residential property situated in another EEA State for the purposes of BIPRU 3.4.56 R or BIPRU 3.4.58 R if it would be treated as fully and completely secured by the relevant CRD implementation measures in that EEA State implementing points 45 and 47 of Part 1 of Annex VI of the Banking Consolidation Directive.
BIPRU 3.4.91RRP
If a CRD implementation measure in another EEA State implements the discretion in point 51 of Part 1 of Annex VI of the Banking Consolidation Directive, a firm may apply the same treatment as that CRD implementation measure to exposures falling within the scope of that CRD implementation measure which are fully and completely secured by mortgages on offices or other commercial premises situated in that EEA State.[Note: BCD Annex VI Part 1 points 51 and 57]
BIPRU 3.4.92RRP
If a CRD implementation measure in another EEA State implements the discretion in point 53 of Part 1 of Annex VI of the Banking Consolidation Directive, a firm may apply the same treatment as that CRD implementation measure to exposures related to property leasing transactions concerning offices or other commercial premises situated in that EEA State and governed by statutory provisions whereby the lessor retains full ownership of the rented assets until the tenant exercises his
BIPRU 3.4.94RRP
(1) If a CRD implementation measure in another EEA State implements the discretion in point 58 of Part 1 of Annex VI of the Banking Consolidation Directive to dispense with the condition in point 54(b) for exposures fully and completely secured by mortgages on commercial property situated in that EEA State, a firm may apply the same treatment as that CRD implementation measure to exposures fully and completely secured by mortgages on commercial property situated in that EEA State
BIPRU 3.4.107RRP
(1) Covered bonds means covered bonds as defined in paragraph (1) of the definition in the glossary (Definition based on Article 22(4) of the UCITS Directive) and collateralised by any of the following eligible assets:(a) exposures to or guaranteed by central governments, central bank, public sector entities, regional governments and local authorities in the EEA;(b) (i) exposures to or guaranteed by non-EEA central governments, non-EEAcentral banks, multilateral development banks,
BIPRU 3.4.121RRP
Where BIPRU 3.4.116 R does not apply, a firm may determine the risk weight for a CIU as set out in BIPRU 3.4.123 R to BIPRU 3.4.125 R, if the following eligibility criteria are met:(1) one of the following conditions is satisfied:(a) the CIU is managed by a company which is subject to supervision in an EEA State; or(b) the following conditions are satisfied:(i) the CIU is managed by a company which is subject to supervision that is equivalent to that laid down in EU5 law; and5(ii)
BIPRU 3.4.122RRP
If another EEA competent authority approves a third country CIU as eligible under a CRD implementation measure with respect to point 77(a) of Part 1 of Annex VI of the Banking Consolidation Directive then a firm may make use of this recognition.[Note: BCD Annex VI Part 1 point 78]
SUP 13.4.2GRP
A UK firm17 or an AIFM exercising an EEA right to market an AIF under AIFMD13,9 cannot start providing cross border services into another EEA State under an EEA right unless it satisfies the conditions in paragraphs 20(1) of Part III of Schedule 3 to the Act and, if it derives its EEA right from17AIFMD, MiFID or the UCITS Directive,13paragraph 20(4B) of Part III of Schedule 3 to the Act. If a UK firm derives its EEA right from the MCD, it cannot start providing cross border services
SUP 13.4.2AGRP
4An appointed representative appointed by a firm to carry on insurance mediation activity on its behalf may provide cross border services in another EEA State under the Insurance Mediation Directive. In this case, the notice of intention8 in SUP 13.4.2 G (1) should be given to the appropriate UK regulator20 by the firm on behalf of the appointed representative5.820
SUP 13.4.2BGRP
4An exempt professional firm which is included in the record of unauthorised persons carrying on insurance mediation activity maintained by the FCA20 under article 93 of the Regulated Activities Order may provide cross border services in another EEA State under the Insurance Mediation Directive (see PROF 7.2).20
SUP 13.4.2CGRP
8A tied agent appointed by a MiFID investment firm to carry on investment services and activities (and ancillary services where relevant) does not have its own passporting right to provide cross border services in another EEA State. However, a MiFID investment firm remains free to appoint a tied agent to do business in another EEA State and where it does so, the tied agent will benefit from its passport.
SUP 13.4.2DGRP
(1) A MiFID investment firm that wishes to obtain a passport for the activity of operating a multilateral trading facility or operating an organised trading facility18 should follow the procedures described in this chapter.18(2) A UK market operator that operates a recognised investment exchange, a recognised auction platform (pursuant to the RAP regulations, the definition of regulated market in the Act is read for these purposes as including a recognised auction platform), an
SUP 13.4.2FGRP
14A UKfirm that is an AIFM may exercise an EEA right to market a UK AIF or EEA AIF managed by it under AIFMD when the following conditions are satisfied:(1) the UKfirm has given the FCA a notice of intentionSUP 13.5.2 R; and(2) the FCA has sent a copy of the notice of intention to the Host State regulator where the AIF will be marketed and has given the UKfirm written notice that it has done so.
SUP 13.4.4GRP
8(2) [deleted]17(2A) 8(a) If the UK firm'sEEA right derives from the Insurance Mediation Directive, and the EEA State in which the UK firm is seeking to provide services has notified the European Commission of its wish to be informed of the intention of persons to provide cross border services in its territory in accordance with article 6(2) of that directive, paragraph 20(3B)(a) of Part III of Schedule 3 to the Act requires the appropriate UK regulator20 to send a copy of the
SUP 13.4.4-AGRP
(1) 14If the UKfirm'sEEA right derives from AIFMD (other than the EEA right to market an AIF (referred to in (3)) and the condition in (2) is met, paragraph 20(3D) of Part III of Schedule 3 to the Act requires the FCA to:(a) send a copy of the notice of intention to the Host State regulator within one month of receipt; (b) include confirmation that the UKfirm has been authorised by the FCA under AIFMD; and(c) immediately inform the UKfirm that the notice of intention and confirmation
SUP 13.4.7GRP
10A UK firm seeking to provide collective portfolio management services in another EEA State under the freedom to provide cross border services, is advised that it will need to refer to the rules of the competent authority of the UCITS Home State implementing article 20 of the UCITS Directive which will require it to submit to that competent authority information relating to its depositary agreement and certain delegation arrangements.
SUP 13.4.8GRP
(1) 18A UK MiFID investment firm is required to submit an investment services and activities passport notification to the FCA by completing the form in Annex I of MiFID ITS 4A. The firm should complete a separate form for each EEA State it wishes to provide services into.[Note: article 4(1) of MiFID ITS 4A](2) A UK MiFID investment firm wishing to provide investment services or activities through a tied agent established in the UK is required to send an investment services and
PERG 4.11.3GRP
A contract is only a regulated mortgage contract if the land is in the EEA4 (see PERG 4.4.5 G (Land in the EEA4)).44
PERG 4.11.5GRP
For the purposes of regulated mortgage activities, sections 418(2), (4), (5), (5A) and (6) are relevant, as follows:(1) Section 418(2) refers to a case where a UK-based person carries on a regulated activity in another EEA State in the exercise of rights under a Single Market Directive. The only Single Market Directives which are relevant to mortgages are the CRD and the MCD.44(2) Section 418(4) refers to the case where a UK-based person carries on a regulated activity and the
PERG 4.11.9GRP
Simplified summary of the territorial scope of the regulated mortgage activities, to be read in conjunction with the rest of this section.This table belongs to PERG 4.11.8 G4Regulated activities other than adviceLocation of establishment of service provider:Location of land:Individual borrower resident and located:UK or non-UKperson: Establishment in the UKin the UKin another EEA Stateoutside the EEAland in the UKYesYesYesland in another EEA StateYesYesYesUKperson: Establishment
PERG 4.11.12AGRP
4If the service provider is a UK firm exercising its rights under a Single Market Directive by providing services from another EEA State, section 418 of the Act means that the services are treated as being carried on in the United Kingdom. This factor is not covered further in the remainder of this section.
PERG 4.11.13GRP
When a person is arranging (bringing about) regulated mortgage contracts or making arrangements with a view to regulated mortgage contracts from overseas, the question of whether he will be carrying on regulated activities in the United Kingdom will depend on the relevant circumstances. In the FCA's view, factors to consider include:(1) the territorial limitation in the definition of regulated mortgage contract so that regulation only applies if the land is in the EEA;44(2) the
PERG 4.11.17GRP
In the FCA's view, in circumstances other than those excluded by article 72(5D) of the Regulated Activities Order, the need for an overseas lender to be authorised or to have an exemption will depend on the location of the land.4 This is because of:4(1) the territorial limitation in the definition of regulated mortgage contract so that regulation applies only if the land is in the EEA;44(2) the general principle and practice that contracts relating to land are usually governed
PERG 4.11.19GRP
In the FCA's view, in circumstances other than those excluded by article 72(5E) of the Regulated Activities Order, the need for an overseas administrator to be authorised or to have an exemption will depend on the location of the land.4 This is because:4(1) the territorial limitation in the definition of regulated mortgage contract means that regulation applies only if the land is in the EEA;44(2) when administrators notify borrowers resident in the United Kingdom or the other
PERG 4.11.21GRP
The E-Commerce Directive removes restrictions on the cross-border provision of services by electronic means, introducing a country of origin approach to regulation. This requires EEA States to impose their requirements on the outward provision of such services and to lift them from inward providers. The E-Commerce Directive contains only a few exceptions, termed derogations, from this principle. The E-Commerce Directive defines an e-commerce service (termed an information society
PERG 4.11.22GRP
The FCA will be responsible for implementing the Distance Marketing Directive for those firms and activities it regulates. The FCA and the Treasury agree that the Distance Marketing Directive is intended to operate on a country of origin basis, except where a firm is marketing into the UK from an establishment in an EEA State which has not implemented the Directive.
SUP 13.6.1GRP
(1) Where a UK firm is exercising an EEA right, other than under the Insurance Mediation Directive (see SUP 13.6.9AG) or the CRD, and has established a branch in another EEA State, any changes to the details of the branch are governed by the EEA Passport Rights Regulations.15(2) References to regulations in this section are to the EEA Passport Rights Regulations.15(3) (a) A UK firm which is not an authorised person should note that, under regulation 18, contravention of the prohibition
SUP 13.6.2GRP
UK firms should note that if a branch in another EEA State ceases to provide services, this may represent a change in requisite details or, if the firm is passporting under the Solvency II Directive,12 the relevant EEA details or relevant UK details7.712
SUP 13.6.4GRP
If a UK firm has exercised an EEA right, under the CRD9 or the UCITS Directive, and established a branch in another EEA State, regulation 11(1) states that the UK firm must not make a change in the requisite details of the branch (see SUP 13 Annex 1), unless it has satisfied the requirements of regulation 11(2), or, where the change arises from circumstances beyond the UK firm's control, regulation 11(3) (see SUP 13.6.10 G).479
SUP 13.6.5AGRP
7If a UK firm has exercised an EEA right to establish a branch under MiFID, it must not make a change in the requisite details of the branch (see SUP 13 Annex 1AR15), use, for the first time, a tied agent established in the EEA State in which the branch is established, or cease to use a tied agent established in the EEA State in which the branch is established, unless it has satisfied the requirements of regulation 11A(2) (see SUP 13.6.5B G).
SUP 13.6.9AGRP
5A UK firm exercising its EEA right under the Insurance Mediation Directive to establish a branch in another EEA State is not required to supply a change to the details of branches notice 7.78
SUP 13.6.9CGRP
(1) 11If a UKfirm has exercised an EEA right under AIFMD and established a branch in another EEA State, the UKfirm must not make a material change in the requisite details of the branch or the identity of the AIFs it manages in the EEA State in which it has established a branch (see SUP 13 Annex 1), unless: (a) it has complied with regulation 17A(4) for a planned change; or(b) it has complied with regulation 17A(5) for a unplanned change.(2) The requirements in regulation 17A(4)
SUP 13.6.9DGRP
(1) 13A UK firm which has exercised an EEA right deriving from the MCD to establish a branch, must not make any material changes to the requisite details of the branch unless it has complied with the requirements in regulation 17(B)(2).(2) The requirements in regulation 17(B)(2) are that(a) the UK firm has given notice to the FCA stating the details of the proposed change; and(b) the period of one month beginning with the day on which the UK firm gave notice has elapsed.(3) Paragraph
SUP 13.6.11GRP
When the appropriate UK regulator17 receives a notice from a UK firm other than a MiFID investment firm7(see SUP 13.6.5 G (1) and SUP 13.6.7 G (1))14, a UK firm exercising an EEA right under the MCD (see (SUP 13.6.9D G)13 or an AIFM (see SUP 13.6.9C G)10it is required by regulations 11(4) and 13(4) to either refuse, or consent to the change within a period of one month7 from the day on which it received the notice.171087
SUP 13.6.18GRP
(1) 11When the FCA receives a notice from an AIFM (see SUP 13.6.9C G) for a planned change and such change means the AIFM no longer complies with AIFMD, the FCA must inform the AIFM without undue delay that:(a) the FCA objects to the change, including reasons for its decision; and(b) the AIFM must not implement the change.In these circumstances the AIFM may refer the matter to the Tribunal.(2) If a planned change is implemented or an unplanned change takes place and results in
SUP 13.6.19GRP
13When the FCA receives a notice from a UK firm exercising an EEA right under the MCD it will, under regulation 17(B)(3), inform the relevant Host State regulator of the proposed change as soon as reasonably practicable. The UK firm in question may make the change once a period of one month has elapsed beginning with the day on which it gave notice.
COLL 6.13.1RRP
(1) 1This section applies to:(a) an authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme; and(b) a UK UCITS management company providing collective portfolio management services for an EEA UCITS scheme from a branch in another EEA State or under the freedom to provide cross border services.(2) This section does not apply to an EEA UCITS management company providing collective portfolio management services for a UCITS scheme under the freedom to provide cross border services.
COLL 6.13.2RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme must ensure, for each portfolio transaction relating to a scheme it manages, that a record of information which is sufficient to reconstruct the details of the order and the executed transaction is produced without delay.(2) The record referred to in (1) must include:(a) the name or other designation of the scheme and of the person acting on behalf of the scheme;(b) the details
COLL 6.13.3RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme must take all reasonable steps to ensure that every subscription and redemption order it receives relating to units in any such scheme it manages are centralised and recorded immediately after receipt of that order.(2) The record referred to in (1) must include information on the following:(a) the relevant scheme;(b) the person giving or transmitting the order;(c) the person
COLL 6.13.4RRP
(1) An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme must ensure the retention of the records referred to in COLL 6.13.2 R and COLL 6.13.3 R for a period of at least five years or, in exceptional circumstances and where directed by the FCA, for a longer period, determined by the nature of the instrument or portfolio transaction, where it is necessary to enable the FCA to exercise its supervisory functions under the UCITS Directive.(2)
COLL 6.13.5RRP
An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme must make appropriate arrangements for suitable electronic systems so as to permit a timely and proper recording of each portfolio transaction or subscription or redemption order, in order to be able to comply with COLL 6.13.2 R (Recording of portfolio transactions) and COLL 6.13.3 R (Recording of subscription and redemption orders).[Note: article 7(1) of the UCITS implementing
COLL 6.13.6RRP
An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme must ensure a high level of security during the electronic data processing referred to in COLL 6.13.5 R as well as the integrity and confidentiality of the recorded information, as appropriate.[Note: article 7(2) of the UCITS implementing Directive]
SUP App 3.6.2GRP
Under the Treaty, the freedom to provide services within the EC may be exercised in three broad ways:(1) where the provider of a service moves temporarily to another EEA State in order to provide the service;(2) where the service is provided without either the provider or the recipient moving (in this situation the provision, and receipt, of the service may take place by post, telephone or fax, through computer terminals or by other means of remote control);(3) where the recipient
SUP App 3.6.3GRP
Under the Single Market Directives, however, EEA rights for the provision of services are concerned only with services provided in one of the ways referred to in SUP App 3.6.2 G (1) and (2) (How services may be provided).2
SUP App 3.6.5GRP
In the opinion of the European Commission (and in the wording of the Single Market Directives) "only activities carried on within the territory of another Member State should be the subject of prior notification" (Commission interpretative communication: Freedom to provide services and the interests of the general good in the Second Banking Directive (97/C 209/04)). In determining, for the purposes of notification, whether a service is to be provided 'within' another EEA State,
SUP App 3.6.6GRP
An insurance undertaking that effects contracts of insurance covering risks or commitments situated in another EEA State should comply with the notification procedures for the provision of services within that EEA State. The location of risks and commitments is found by reference to the rules set out in paragraph 6 of schedule 12 to the Act, which derive from article 13(13) and (14) of the Solvency II Directive.4 It may be appropriate for insurers to take legal advice as to how
SUP App 3.6.8GRP
The FCA is5 of the opinion that UK firms that are credit institutions and MiFID investment firms2 should apply the 'characteristic performance' test (as referred to in SUP App 3.6.7 G) when considering whether prior notification is required for services business. Firms should note that other EEA States may take a different view. Some EEA States may apply a solicitation test. This is a test as to whether it is the consumer or the provider that initiates the business relations
SUP App 3.6.10GRP
Where, however, a credit institution or MiFID investment firm:22(1) intends to send a member of staff or a temporarily authorised intermediary to the territory of another EEA State on a temporary basis to provide financial services; or(2) provides advice, of the type that requires notification under either MiFID or the Banking Consolidation Directive2, to customers in another EEA State;2 the firm should make a prior notification under the freedom to provide services.
SUP App 3.6.11GRP
The key distinction in relation to temporary activities is whether a firm should make its notification under the freedom of establishment in a Host State, or whether it should notify under the freedom to provide services into a Host State. It would be inappropriate to discuss such a complex issue in guidance of this nature. It is recommended that, where a firm is unclear on the distinction, it should seek appropriate advice. In either case, where a firm is carrying on activities
SUP App 3.6.15GRP
The FCA considers5 that, in order to comply with Principle 3:Management and control (see PRIN 2.1.1 R), a firm should have appropriate procedures to monitor the nature of the services provided to its customers. Where a UK firm has non-resident customers but has not notified the EEA State in which the customers are resident that it wishes to exercise its freedom to provide services, the FCA5 would expect the firm's systems to include appropriate controls. Such controls would
SUP App 3.6.25GRP
(1) 2The FCA is5 of the opinion that where a UK firm becomes a member of:66(a) a regulated market that has its registered office or, if it has no registered office, its head office, in another EEA State; or(b) an MTF or OTF5 operated by a MiFID investment firm or a market operator in another EEA State,2the same principles as in the 'characteristic performance' test should apply. Under this test, the fact that a UK firm has a screen displaying the regulated market's or the MTF's
SUP App 3.6.27GRP
Firms should note that, in circumstances where the FCA5 take the view that a notification would not be required, other EEA States may take a different view.66
SUP 13.3.1GRP
(1) Guidance on what constitutes a branch is given in SUP App 3.18(2) (a) Where a UK MiFID investment firm is seeking to use a tied agent established in another EEA State in which a branch is already established, the tied agent will be assimilated into the branch.18(b) If a UK MiFID investment firm is seeking to use a tied agent established in another EEA State in which no branch is already established, the rules in SUP 13 will apply as if that firm were seeking to establish a
SUP 13.3.2GRP
A UK firm17 cannot establish a branch in another EEA State for the first time under an EEA right unless the relevant13 conditions in paragraphs 19(2), (4) and (5)12 of Part III of Schedule 3 to the Act are satisfied. It is an offence for a UK firm which is not an authorised person to contravene this prohibition (paragraph 21 of Part III of Schedule 3 to the Act). These conditions are that:913121213(1) the UKfirm has given the appropriate UK regulator,20 in accordance with the
SUP 13.3.2AGRP
4If the UK firm is passporting under the Insurance Mediation Directive and the EEA State in which the UK firm is seeking to establish a branch has not notified the European Commission of its wish to be informed of the intention of persons to establish a branch in its territory in accordance with article 6(2) of that directive, SUP 13.3.2 G (2) and SUP 13.3.2 G (3) do not apply. Accordingly, the UK firm may establish the branch to which its notice of intention8 relates as soon
SUP 13.3.2BGRP
4An appointed representative appointed by a firm to carry on insurance mediation activity on its behalf may establish a branch in another EEA State under the Insurance Mediation Directive. In this case, the notice of intention8 in SUP 13.3.2 G (1) should be given to the appropriate UK regulator20 by the firm on behalf of the appointed representative.5820
SUP 13.3.2CGRP
4An exempt professional firm which is included in the record of unauthorised persons carrying on insurance mediation activity maintained by the FCA20 under article 93 of the Regulated Activities Order may establish a branch in another EEA State under the Insurance Mediation Directive (see PROF 7.2).20
SUP 13.3.2DGRP
8A tied agent appointed by a MiFID investment firm to carry on investment services and activities (and ancillary services where relevant) does not have its own passporting right to establish a branch in another EEA State. However, a MiFID investment firm remains free to appoint a tied agent to do business in another EEA State and where it does so, the tied agent will benefit from its passport.9
SUP 13.3.4-AGRP
14If a UKfirm is passporting under AIFMD, it may establish a branch in another EEA State as soon as the conditions in SUP 13.3.2 G (1) and SUP 13.3.2 G (2) are met.
SUP 13.3.5GRP
(1) 8If the UK firm'sEEA right derives from the CRD12 or10MiFID8,10 the appropriate UK regulator20 will give the Host State regulator a consent notice within three months unless it has reason to doubt the adequacy of a UK firm's resources or its administrative structure.8 The Host State regulator then has a further two months to notify the applicable provisions (if any) and prepare for the supervision, as appropriate, of the UK firm, or in the case of a MiFID investment firm,
SUP 13.3.8GRP
10A UK firm seeking to provide collective portfolio management services from a branch in another EEA State, is advised that it will need to refer to the rules of the competent authority of the UCITS Home State implementing article 20 of the UCITS Directive which will require it to submit to that competent authority information relating to its depositary agreement and certain delegation arrangements.
SUP 13.3.9GRP
(1) (a) 18A UK MiFID investment firm wishing to use a tied agent established in another EEA State is required to complete the form in Annex VII of MiFID ITS 4A and send it to the FCA.[Note: article 14(1) of MiFID ITS 4A](b) A UK MiFID investment firm which intends to establish a branch in another EEA State is required to complete the form in Annex VI of MiFID ITS 4A and send it to the FCA. [Note: article 13(1) of MiFID ITS 4A](c) A UK MiFID investment firm that intends to establish
COLL 12.3.1RRP
This section applies to an EEA UCITS management company that provides collective portfolio management services in the United Kingdom by acting as the authorised fund manager1 of an AUT, ACS1 or ICVC which is a UCITS scheme, either by establishing a branch or under the freedom to provide cross border services.11
COLL 12.3.2GRP
(1) An EEA UCITS management company may be the authorised fund manager1 of an AUT or ACS,1 or the ACD of an ICVC, that is a UCITS scheme (see SUP 13A (Qualifying for authorisation under the Act)).1(2) An EEA UCITS management company that acts as the authorised fund manager1 of an AUT or ACS,1 or the ACD of an ICVC, that is a UCITS scheme may conduct its business from a branch in the United Kingdom or under the freedom to provide cross border services (without establishing a branch
COLL 12.3.4RRP
(1) An EEA UCITS management company which applies to manage a UCITS scheme under paragraph 15A(1) of Schedule 3 to the Act must provide the FCA with the following documents:(a) the written contract3 that has been entered into with the depositary3 of the scheme, as referred to in article 22(2) of the UCITS Directive3; (b) information on any delegation arrangements it has made regarding the functions of investment management and administration, as referred to in Annex II of the
COLL 12.3.5RRP
An EEA UCITS management company that manages a UCITS scheme must comply with the rules of the FCAHandbook which relate to the constitution and functioning of the UCITS scheme (the fund application rules), as follows:(1) the setting up and authorisation of the UCITS scheme (COLL 1 (Introduction), COLL 2 (Authorised fund applications), COLL 3 (Constitution), COLL 6.5 (Appointment and replacement of the authorised fund manager and the depositary), COLL 6.6 (Powers and duties of
COLL 12.3.6RRP
(1) An EEA UCITS management company that manages a UCITS scheme must establish appropriate procedures and arrangements to make information available at the request of the public or the FCA.(2) The EEA UCITS management company must ensure that the procedures and arrangements it establishes in accordance with (1), enable the FCA to obtain any information it requests directly from the management company.[Note: article 15 second paragraph and article 21(2) third paragraph, of the
COLL 12.3.7GRP
An EEA UCITS management company that operates a UCITS scheme is advised that in particular it needs to comply with:(1) COLL 6.6.3 R (Functions of the authorised fund manager) requiring it to fulfil the obligations placed on it by the instrument constituting the fund2 and the prospectus of that scheme;2(2) Dispute resolution: Complaints sourcebook (DISP - see DISP 1 Annex 2 G for a summary of the relevant requirements that apply, which include the complaints handling rules (under
COLL 12.3.8GRP
(1) In addition to the requirements of this section, an EEA UCITS management company that provides collective portfolio management services from a branch in the United Kingdom must comply with the following rules that implement the requirements of article 14(1) of the UCITS Directive:(a) COLL 6.6A.2 R (Duties of AFMs of UCITS schemes and EEA UCITS schemes to act in the best interests of the scheme and its Unitholders);(b) COLL 6.6A.4 R (Due diligence requirements of AFMs of UCITS
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; 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) COLL 6.6A.6 R (Strategies for the exercise of voting rights) also applies to a UKUCITS management company providing collective portfolio management
COLL 6.6A.2RRP
An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme2 or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme 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
COLL 6.6A.4RRP
An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme 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
COLL 6.6A.5RRP
The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme or the UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme 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 or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme must develop adequate and effective strategies for determining when and how voting rights attached to ownership of scheme property, or the instruments held by an EEA UCITS scheme, are 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
COLL 6.6A.7RRP
2An authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme, or a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme, must (for each scheme it manages) ensure that: (1) a single depositary is appointed; and (2) the assets of the UCITS are entrusted to the depositary for safekeeping in accordance with:(a) for a UCITS scheme, COLL 6.6B.18R and COLL 6.6B.19R; and(b) for an EEA UCITS scheme, the national laws and regulations in the Home State of the EEA UCITS scheme that implement article 22(5)
COLL 6.6A.10RRP
2A UK UCITS management company must ensure the depositary it appoints for each EEA UCITS scheme it manages is established in the Home State of the EEA UCITS scheme and is eligible to be a depositary in that Home State. [Note: article 23(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; or(b) a UK UCITS management company of an EEA UCITS scheme; and(2) the depositary.
SUP 13.5.1RRP
A UK firm, other than13 a CRDcredit institution8,14 wishing to establish a branch in a particular EEA State for the first time under an EEA right other than under the auction regulation7 must submit a5notice of intention3in the form set out in:1645355(1) SUP 13 Annex 1R; or165(2) if the firm is a UK MiFID investment firm, SUP 13 Annex 1AR.165
SUP 13.5.1AARRP
7A UK firm establishing a branch in a particular EEA state for the first time under the auction regulation must submit a notice of intention in the form set out in SUP 13 Annex 7R prior to its establishment of that branch or whenever possible thereafter.
SUP 13.5.2RRP
A UK firm wishing to provide cross border services into a particular EEA State for the first time under an EEA right other than under the auction regulation7 must submit a notice in the form set out in:535(1) SUP 13 Annex 2 R5if the UK firm is passporting under 3MiFID;5 or5133(2) SUP 13 Annex 4 R5if the UK firm is passporting under the 8CRD; or585(3) SUP 13 Annex 5 R5if the UK firm is passporting under the Insurance Mediation Directive5(4) SUP 13 Annex 6 R, if the UK firm is a
SUP 13.5.2-ARRP
(1) 7A UK firm wishing to provide a service into a particular EEA State for the first time under the auction regulation must inform the appropriate UK regulator18 of the information in (2) by email to emissionstrading@fca.org.uk18 prior to its provision of that service or whenever possible thereafter.1818(2) The information required by (1) is:(a) name of the firm and the firm reference number;18(b) EEA state in which the service is or will be provided; and(c) the proposed commencement
SUP 13.5.2AGRP
4SUP 13.5.2 R does not apply to13UK firms exercising an EEA right under the auction regulation7 as they have automatic passport rights on the basis of their Home State authorisation under 13the auction regulation. However, the information required by SUP 13.5.2-A R assists the FCA’s13 supervision of a UK firm's provision of a service in another EEA state under the auction regulation.71111
SUP 13.5.5GRP
A notice of intention3 (other than one to establish a branch or provide services in another EEA state under the auction regulation)7 may include activities within the scope of the relevant Single Market Directive which are not regulated activities (paragraphs 19(3) and 20(2) of Part III of Schedule 3 to the Act), although in the case of a MiFID investment firm a notice of intention may only include ancillary services which are to be carried on with one or more investment services
SUP 13.5.7GRP
If a UK firm wishes to establish branches in, or provide cross border services into, more than one EEA State, a single notification may be provided but the relevant information3 for each EEA State should be clearly identifiable.3
SUP 13.7.1GRP
(1) Where a UK firm is exercising an EEA right under the UCITS Directive, MiFID, the Insurance Directives or AIFMD and is providing cross border services into another EEA State, any changes to the details of the services are governed by the EEA Passport Rights Regulations.13(2) References to regulations in this section are to the EEA Passport Rights Regulations.13(3) (a) A UK firm which is not an authorised person should note that contravention of the prohibition imposed by regulation
SUP 13.7.3GRP
If a UK firm is passporting under the UCITS Directive, regulation 12(1) states that the UK firm must not make a change in its programme of operations, or the activities to be carried on under its EEA right, unless the relevant requirements in regulation 12(2) have been complied with. These requirements are:5(1) the UK firm has given a notice to the FCA15 and to the Host State regulator stating the details of the proposed change; or15(2) if the change arises as a result of circumstances
SUP 13.7.3AGRP
5If a UK firm is providing cross border services in a particular EEA State in exercise of an EEA right deriving from MiFID, the UK firm must comply with the requirements of regulation 12A(2) before it makes a change to its programme of operations, including:(1) changing the activities to be carried on in exercise of13 that EEA right;(2) using, for the first time, any tied agent to provide services in the territory of that EEA State; or(3) ceasing to use any tied agent to provide
SUP 13.7.3GGRP
13A UK MiFID investment firm should use the relevant form in SUP 13 Annex 2AR to notify the FCA that it intends to:(1) change its programme of operations by ceasing to provide cross border services; or(2) change its programme of operations by ceasing to provide cross border services through a tied agent established in the UK; or(3) terminate in the territory of an EEA State, the provision of arrangements to facilitate access to, and trading on, an MTF or OTF by remote users, members
SUP 13.7.13BGRP
If a UKfirm has exercised an EEA right under AIFMD to provide cross-border services to manage an AIF, regulation 17A(2) states that the UKfirm must not make a material change to:(1) the programme of operations, or the EEA activities, to be carried out in exercise of that right; or(2) the EEA States in which it manages AIFs; or(3) the identity of the AIFs it manages in those EEA States;unless the UKfirmcomplies with the relevant requirements in regulation 17A(4) for a planned change
SUP 13.7.14GRP
9If a UKfirm has exercised an EEA right deriving from AIFMD to provide cross-border services to market an AIF, regulation 17A(3) states that it must not make a material change to any of the following:(1) the programme of operations identifying the AIF the AIFM intends to market and information on where the AIF is established;(2) the AIF rules or instruments of incorporation; (3) the depositary of the AIF;(4) the description of, or information on, the AIF available to investors;(5)
SUP 13.7.15GRP
(1) 11A UK firm which has exercised an EEA right deriving from the MCD to provide a cross border service, must not make any material changes to the service unless it has complied with the requirements in regulation 17(B)(2).(2) The requirements in regulation 17(B)(2) are that;(a) the UK firm has given notice to the FCA stating the details of the proposed change; and(b) the period of one month has elapsed, beginning with the day on which the UK firm gave notice.(3) Paragraph (1)
SUP App 3.3.3GRP
The agreement on the European Economic Area, signed at Oporto on 2 May 1992, extends certain EU4 legislation to those4EEA States that are4 not Member States4 of the EU.4444444
SUP App 3.3.7GRP
In giving its views, communications made by the European Commission have the status of guidance and are not binding on the national courts of EEA States. This is because it is the European Court of Justice that has ultimate responsibility for interpreting the Treaty and secondary legislation. Accordingly, the communications "do not prejudge the interpretation that the Court of Justice ...,4 which is responsible in the final instance for interpreting the Treaty and secondary legislation,
SUP App 3.3.8GRP
Firms should also note that European Commission communications do not necessarily represent the views taken by all EEA States.
SUP App 3.3.9GRP
The E-Commerce Directive covers services provided at a distance by means of electronic equipment for the processing (including digital compression) and storage of data. The services would normally be provided in return for remuneration and must be provided at the individual request of a recipient (see recital 17 of the E-Commerce Directive). The Directive implements the country of origin approach to regulation. This approach makes firms subject to the conduct of business requirements
SUP App 3.3.10GRP
The E-Commerce Directive does not affect the responsibilities of Home State under the Single Market Directives. This includes the obligation of a Home State regulator to notify the Host State regulator of a firm's intention to establish a branch in, or provide cross border services into, the other EEA State.
SUP App 3.3.11GRP
There are, however, general derogations from the internal market provisions under article 3(3) of the E-Commerce Directive. The derogations include consumer contracts, the permissibility of unsolicited e-mail and certain insurance services (both life and non-life). Where these derogations apply, the EEA States in which the recipients of the service are based may continue to be able to impose their own requirements.
SUP App 3.3.13GRP
1The Single Market Directives require credit institutions, insurance undertakings (other than reinsurance undertakings)5, MiFID investment firms3, AIFMs, 7UCITS management companies,8insurance intermediaries and MCD credit intermediaries8 to make a notification to the Home State before establishing a branch or providing cross border services.SUP 13.5 (Notices of intention) sets out the notification requirements for a firm seeking to establish a branch or provide cross border services.
SUP App 3.3.14GRP
1Blanket notification is the practice of the Home State regulator notifying all Host State regulators in respect of all activities regardless of any genuine intention to carry on the activity. This practice is discouraged by the FCA and PRA11. However, a firm may be carrying on activities in the United Kingdom or elsewhere in a way that necessarily gives rise to a real possibility of the provision of services in other EEA States. In such cases, the firm should consider with its
BIPRU 11.2.2RRP
A firm which is an EEA parent institution must comply with the obligations laid down in BIPRU 11.3 on the basis of its consolidated financial situation.[Note: BCD Article 72(1)]
BIPRU 11.2.3RRP
A firm which is a significant subsidiary of an EEA parent institution must disclose the information specified in BIPRU 11.4.5 R on an individual or sub-consolidated basis.
BIPRU 11.2.4RRP
A firmcontrolled by an EEA parent financial holding company or an EEA parent mixed financial holding company1 must comply with the obligations laid down in BIPRU 11.3 on the basis of the consolidated financial situation of that EEA parent financial holding company or EEA parent mixed financial holding company1.[Note: BCD Article 72(2)]
BIPRU 11.2.5RRP
A firm which is a significant subsidiary of an EEA parent financial holding company or an EEA parent mixed financial holding company1 must disclose the information specified in BIPRU 11.4.5 R on an individual or sub-consolidated basis.
BIPRU 11.2.6GRP
A firm which is included within comparable disclosures provided on a consolidated basis by a parent undertaking whose head office is not in an EEA State may apply for a waiver from the relevant disclosure requirements in BIPRU 11.2.2 R - BIPRU 11.2.5 R. The appropriate regulator's approach to granting waivers is set out in the Supervision manual (see SUP 8).[Note: BCD Article 72(3)]
BIPRU 11.2.7GRP
A firm applying for a waiver from one or more of the disclosure requirements in BIPRU 11.2.2 R - BIPRU 11.2.5 R will need to:(1) satisfy the appropriate regulator that it is included within comparable disclosures provided on a consolidated basis by a parent undertaking whose head office is not in an EEA State; and(2) notify the appropriate regulator of the location where the comparable disclosures are provided.
COLL 12.2.1RRP
This section applies to a UK UCITS management company that operates an EEA UCITS scheme by establishing a branch in another EEA State or under the freedom to provide cross-border services.
COLL 12.2.2RRP
Where this section refers to rules in any other part of this sourcebook, references in those rules and any relevant guidance to an authorised fund manager, AFM or operator of a UCITS scheme are to be interpreted as if they are referring to a UK UCITS management company of the EEA UCITS scheme.
COLL 12.2.3RRP
A UK UCITS management company that operates an EEA UCITS scheme must in relation to that activity comply with the ruleswhich relate to:(1) the organisation of the management company, including delegation arrangements;(2) risk-management procedures;(3) prudential rules and supervision;(4) operating conditions; and(5) reporting requirements.[Note: article 19(1) of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 12.2.4RRP
A UK UCITS management company that operates an EEA UCITS scheme must decide and be responsible for adopting and implementing all the arrangements and organisational decisions that are necessary to ensure compliance with rules drawn up by the EEA State in which that scheme is established, in implementation of its obligations under articles 19(3) and 19(4) of the UCITS Directive.[Note: article 19(6) of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 12.2.6GRP
(1) Each EEA State, including the United Kingdom, is required to implement article 14 of the UCITS Directive by drawing up rules of conduct which management companies authorised in that State must observe at all times, except as explained in (3).(2) UK UCITS management companies operating an EEA UCITS scheme under the freedom to provide cross border services (otherwise than by establishing a branch in that State) are advised that, as provided for elsewhere in the Handbook, they
COLL 12.2.7GRP
(1) A UK UCITS management company which applies to operate an EEA UCITS scheme in another EEA State is advised that it must comply with the requirements of the Host State regulator regarding provision to them of the following documents:(a) the written contract1 it has entered into with the depositary1 of the EEA UCITS scheme, as referred to in article 22(2)1 of the UCITS Directive; and (b) information on delegation arrangements (if any), regarding functions of investment management
COLL 12.2.8GRP
A UK UCITS management company that operates an EEA UCITS scheme is advised that in accordance with the requirements of the Host State regulator it must establish appropriate procedures and arrangements to make information available at the request of the public or that regulator.
SUP 16.23.2RRP
Unless a firm is listed in the table below, this section does not apply to it where both of the following conditions are satisfied:(1) the firm has reported total revenue of less than £5 million as at its last accounting reference date; and(2) the firm only has permission to carry on one or more of the following activities:(a) advising on investments;(b) dealing in investments as agent;(c) dealing in investments as principal;(d) arranging (bringing about deals) in investments;(e)
SUP 16.23.7RRP
A firm must submit the Annual Financial Crime Report within 60 business days of the firm’saccounting reference date.
COLL 7.7.2GRP
(1) The effect of COLL 7.7.1 R, and in particular the narrow Glossary definition of domestic UCITS merger which is drafted in accordance with article 2.1(r) of the UCITS Directive, is that this section will not apply to a merger in the United Kingdom between two or more UCITS schemes unless one of them has been the subject of a UCITS marketing notification.(2) For arrangements to constitute a cross-border UCITS merger, at least two of the relevant UCITS must be:(a) established
COLL 7.7.3RRP
In this section references to:(1) a UCITS scheme, a merging UCITS, a receiving UCITS or to an EEA UCITS scheme include the sub-fund of any such scheme;(2) the management company of an EEA UCITS scheme are to the operator of the scheme.[Note: article 37 of the UCITS Directive]
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 or, as the case may be, management company of an EEA UCITS scheme that is a party to the proposed merger, draw up common draft terms of the proposed UCITS merger.(2) The common draft terms in (1) must set out the following particulars:(a) an identification of the type of UCITS merger and of the UCITS
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) In the case of a proposed cross-border UCITS merger, the authorised fund manager of the UCITS scheme, being either the merging UCITS or the receiving UCITS respectively, must explain in plain language any terms or procedures relating to
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 or EEA UCITS scheme that has similar investment policies and that
SUP 13.12.2GRP
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SUP 13A.1.1GRP
(1) 1This chapter applies to an EEA firm that wishes to exercise an entitlement to establish a branch in, or provide cross border services into, the United Kingdom under a Single Market Directive or the auction regulation7. (The Act refers to such an entitlement as an EEA right and its exercise is referred to in the Handbook as "passporting".) (See SUP App 3 (Guidance on passporting issues) for further guidance on passporting.)The chapter does not, apart from in SUP 13A.6G (rules
SUP 13A.1.2GRP
This chapter does not apply to:(1) an EEA firm that wishes to carry on in the United Kingdom activities which are outside the scope of its EEA right and the scope of a permission granted under Schedule 4 to the Act; in this case the EEA firm requires a "top-up permission" under Part 4A16 of the Act (see the appropriate UK regulator's website www.fca.org.uk/firms/authorisation/apply-authorisation for the FCA and www.bankofengland.co.uk/pra/Pages/authorisations/newfirm/default.aspx
SUP 13A.1.3GRP
(1) Under the Gibraltar Order2 made under section 409 of the Act, a Gibraltar firm is treated as an EEA firm under Schedule 3 to the Act if it is:22(a) [deleted]141212(aA) [deleted]1212(b) authorised in Gibraltar under the CRD8; or282(c) authorised in Gibraltar under the Insurance Mediation Directive; or2(d) authorised in Gibraltar under the MiFID4;9 or114(e) authorised in Gibraltar under the UCITS Directive9; or11(f) authorised in Gibraltar under AIFMD.11(g) authorised in Gibraltar
SUP 13A.1.4GRP
(1) This chapter explains how an EEA firm and a Treaty firm can qualify for authorisation under Schedules 3 and 4 to the Act and how a UCITS qualifier is authorised under Schedule 5 to the Act. (2) This chapter also provides guidance on Schedule 3 to the Act for an incoming EEA firm that wishes to establish a branch in the United Kingdom instead of, or in addition to, providing cross border services into the United Kingdom or vice versa.
SUP 13A.1.5GRP
(1) EEA firms should note that this chapter only addresses the procedures which the appropriate UK regulator16 will follow under the Act.So, an EEA firm should consider this guidance in conjunction with the requirements with which it will have to comply in its Home State. 166(2) The guidance in this chapter represents the appropriate UK regulator's16 interpretation of the Single Market Directives, the auction regulation,7 the Act and the secondary legislation made under the Act.