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COLL 6.9.1RRP
This section applies to an1authorised fund manager, a1depositary, an ICVC and any other directors of an ICVC1.111
COLL 6.9.1AGRP
9Articles 20 to 24 of the UCITS level 2 regulation set out detailed provisions that must be read by the authorised fund manager and the depositary of a UCITS scheme alongside COLL 6.9.2G to COLL 6.9.5G.
COLL 6.9.2GRP
(1) Regulation 15(8)(f) of the OEIC Regulations (Requirements for authorisation) requires independence between the depositary, the ICVC and the ICVC's directors, as does section 243(4) of the Act (Authorisation orders) for the trustee and manager of an AUT, and section 261D(4) of the Act (Authorisation orders) for the depositary and authorised fund manager of an ACS6. COLL 6.9.3 G to COLL 6.9.5 G give the6FCA's view of the meaning of independence of these relationships. An ICVC,
COLL 6.9.6GRP
(1) Regulation 15(9) of the OEIC Regulations, and sections 243(8) and 261D(10)6 of the Act require that an authorised fund's name must not be undesirable or misleading. This section contains guidance on some specific matters the FCA will consider in determining whether the name of an authorised fund is undesirable or misleading. It is in addition to the requirements of regulation 19 of the OEIC Regulations (Prohibition on certain names).6(2) The FCA will take into account whether
COLL 6.9.7RRP
The authorised fund manager must ensure that the name of a sub-fund or of a class of unit is not undesirable or misleading.
COLL 6.9.9RRP
A UCITS management company must not engage in any activities other than:(1) [deleted]7(1A) managing a UCITS;7(1B) managing an AIF;7(1C) acting as a residual CIS operator;7(2) activities for the purposes of or in connection with those in (1A), (1B) or (1C);77(3) collective portfolio management, including without limitation:(a) investment management;(b) administration:(i) legal and fund management accounting services;(ii) customer enquiries;(iii) valuation and pricing (including
COLL 6.9.10GRP
(1) Examples of the connected activities referred to in COLL 6.9.9 R (2) include management of group plans, as long as they are dedicated to investments in unit trust schemes, co-ownership schemes, limited partnership schemes6 and OEICs for which the firm acts as an authorised fund manager.(2) The restrictions of business imposed by COLL 6.9.9R reflect the position under Article 65 of the UCITS Directive. In accordance with recital (12) of the Directive 5the activities referred
COLL 13.2.1RRP
This section applies as follows:(1) COLL 13.2.2 R to COLL 13.2.6 R apply to the authorised fund manager of a feeder NURS;(2) COLL 13.2.6 R also applies to:(a) an ICVC that is a feeder NURS; and(b) any person acting on behalf of either the feeder NURS or the authorised fund manager of the feeder NURS; and(3) COLL 13.2.7 R applies to the authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme or a non-UCITS retail scheme which operates as a qualifying master scheme to a feeder NURS.
COLL 13.2.2RRP
Before investing in the qualifying master scheme, the authorised fund manager of the feeder NURS must:(1) be satisfied on reasonable grounds that the authorised fund manager can obtain from the qualifying master scheme all the information necessary to comply on an ongoing basis with the rules in COLL;(2) having consulted with the depositary of the feeder NURS, be satisfied on reasonable grounds that the depositary of the feeder NURS can obtain from the qualifying master scheme,
COLL 13.2.3RRP
The authorised fund manager of a feeder NURS must take reasonable care to ensure that its units are not owned, including beneficially owned, by the qualifying master scheme.
COLL 13.2.4RRP
(1) Where the operator of a qualifying master scheme or the authorised fund manager of a qualifying master scheme imposes any charge which is, or is equivalent in effect to, a preliminary charge or redemption charge on the feeder NURS for the acquisition or disposal of units in the qualifying master scheme, the authorised fund manager of the feeder NURS must pay to the feeder NURS an amount equal to such charge within four business days following the relevant acquisition or disposal.(2)
COLL 13.2.5RRP
The authorised fund manager of a feeder NURS must take appropriate measures to co-ordinate the timing of the feeder NURS' net asset value calculation and publication with those of its qualifying master scheme, including the publication of dealingprices, in order to avoid market timing of their units, and prevent arbitrage opportunities.
COLL 13.2.6RRP
Where, in connection with an investment in the units of the qualifying master scheme, a distribution fee, commission or other monetary benefit is received by:(1) a feeder NURS; or(2) an authorised fund manager of a feeder NURS; 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 NURS within four business days of receipt of that fee, commission or other monetary benefit.
COLL 13.2.7RRP
Where the qualifying master scheme is a UCITS scheme or a non-UCITS retail scheme, the authorised fund manager of the qualifying master scheme must not, if it would unfairly prejudice the interests of unitholders of the qualifying master scheme other than the feeder NURS, provide or make available information to the authorised fund manager of the feeder NURS without at the same time also providing or making available that information to the unitholders of the qualifying master
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
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]
COLL 4.2.1RRP
This section applies to an authorised fund manager, an ICVC and any other director of an ICVC
COLL 4.2.2RRP
(1) A prospectus must be drawn up in English and published as a document by the authorised fund manager and, for an ICVC, it must be approved by the directors.(2) The authorised fund manager must ensure that the prospectus:(a) contains the information required by COLL 4.2.5 R (Table: contents of the prospectus);(aa) 29for a non-UCITS retail scheme managed by a full-scope UK AIFM, contains the information required by:(i) 29FUND 3.2.2R and FUND 3.2.3R (Prior disclosure of information
COLL 4.2.3RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager of an AUT, ACS21 or an ICVC16 must:16(a) provide16 a copy of the scheme's most recent prospectus drawn up and published in accordance with COLL 4.2.2 R (Publishing the prospectus) free of charge to any person on request; and16(b) file a copy of the scheme's original prospectus, together with all revisions thereto, with the FCA and, where a UCITS scheme is managed by an EEA UCITS management company, with that company's Home State regulator on request.1616(1A)
COLL 4.2.3ARRP
(1) 16The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme that is a feeder UCITS must:(a) where requested by an investor, provide a copy of the prospectus of its master UCITS free of charge; and(b) file a copy of the prospectus of its master UCITS and any amendments thereto with the FCA.(2) Except where an investor requests a paper copy or the use of electronic communications is not appropriate, the prospectus of the master UCITS may be provided in a durable medium other than paper
COLL 4.2.3BRRP
(1) 18The authorised fund manager of a feeder NURS must, where requested by an investor or the FCA , provide such person with a copy of the prospectus of its qualifying master scheme free of charge.(2) 18Except where an investor requests a paper copy or the use of electronic communications is not appropriate, the prospectus of the qualifying master scheme may be provided in a durable medium other than paper, or by means of a website that meets the website conditions.20
COLL 4.2.4RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager:(a) must ensure that the prospectus of the authorised fund does not contain any untrue or misleading statement or omit any matter required by the rules in this sourcebook to be included in it; and(b) is liable to pay compensation to any person who has acquired any units in the authorised fund and suffered loss in respect of them as a result of such statement or omission; this is in addition to any liability incurred apart from under this rule.(2)
COLL 4.2.5RRP
This table belongs to COLL 4.2.2 R (Publishing the prospectus).Document status1A statement that the document is the prospectus of the authorised fund valid as at a particular date (which shall be the date of the document).Authorised fund2A description of the authorised fund including:(a) its name;29(aa)its FCA product reference number (PRN);(b)whether it is an ICVC, ACS21 or an AUT;173(ba)whether it is a UCITS scheme or a non-UCITS retail scheme;17(bb)a statement that unitholders
COLL 4.2.5AGRP
(1) 28The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation sets out the additional information which:(a) an authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme must include in the UCITS scheme prospectus; and(b) an authorised fund manager who is a full-scope UK AIFM of a non-UCITS retail 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
COLL 4.2.6GRP
(1) In relation to COLL 4.2.5R (3)(b) the prospectus might include:(a) a description of the extent (if any) to which that policy does not envisage the authorised fund remaining fully invested at all times;(b) for a non-UCITS retail scheme which may invest in immovable property:(i) the maximum extent to which the scheme property may be invested in immovables; and(ii) a statement of the policy of the authorised fund manager in relation to insurance of3 immovables forming part of
COLL 12.4.1RRP
(1) This section applies to:(a) an authorised fund manager of an AUT, ACS1 or ICVC;(b) any other director of an ICVC; and(c) an ICVC;which is a UCITS scheme whose units may be marketed in another EEA State (the Host State).(2) The marketing of units of a UCITS scheme in the Host State may not commence until the FCA has, in accordance with paragraph 20B(5) (Notice of intention to market) of Schedule 3 to the Act, notified the authorised fund manager, in response to the application
COLL 12.4.3GRP
The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme whose units are being marketed in a Host State should be aware that it may be required by the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Host State regulator to maintain facilities in that State, including for making payments to unitholders, repurchasing or redeeming units and making available the information which is required to be provided in relation to the scheme.[Note: article 92 of the UCITS Directive]
COLL 12.4.4RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme whose units are being marketed in the Host State must ensure that:(a) its instrument constituting the fund,2 its prospectus and, where appropriate, its latest annual report and any subsequent half-yearly report; and2(b) its key investor information document;together with their translations (wherever necessary), are kept up to date.(2) The authorised fund manager must notify any amendments to the documents referred to in (1) to
COLL 12.4.5RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme whose units are being marketed in a Host State must ensure that investors within the territory of that Host State are provided with all the information and documents which it is required by the Handbook to provide to investors in the United Kingdom.(2) The information and documents referred to in (1) must be provided to investors in the way prescribed by the laws, regulations or administrative provisions of the Host State and in
COLL 12.4.7RRP
For the purpose of pursuing its marketing activities in another Host State, an authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme may use the same reference to the scheme's legal form (such as open-ended investment company or investment company with variable capital or authorised unit trust or, for an authorised contractual scheme, either a co-ownership scheme or a limited partnership scheme1) in its designation in the Host State as is used in the United Kingdom.[Note: article 96 of the
COLL 12.4.8RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme whose units are being marketed in a Host State must ensure that an electronic copy of each document referred to in COLL 12.4.4 R (1) is made available on: (a) the website of the UCITS scheme or the authorised fund manager; or(b) another website designated by the authorised fund manager in the notification letter submitted to the FCA under paragraph 20B of Schedule 3 to the Act or any updates to it. (2) Any document that is made
COLL 6.8.1RRP
(1) This section applies to an authorised fund manager.(2) COLL 6.8.4 R (1) (Unclaimed, de minimis and joint unitholder distributions) also applies to the depositary of an authorised fund.(3) Except in the case of COLL 6.8.2 R (1) (Accounting periods) and COLL 6.8.3 R (1) (Income allocation and distribution), COLL 6.8 applies as if each sub-fund were a separate authorised fund.
COLL 6.8.2RRP
(1) An authorised fund must have:(a) an annual accounting period;33(b) a half-yearly accounting period; and(c) an accounting reference date.(2) A half-yearly accounting period begins when3 an annual accounting period begins3 and ends on:13(a) the day which is six months before the last day of that annual accounting period; or(b) some other reasonable date as set out in the prospectus of the scheme.1(3) The first annual accounting period of a scheme must begin:(a) on the first
COLL 6.8.2AGRP
1When the annual accounting period of a scheme is extended under COLL 6.8.2 R (4) or (6), resulting in a longer than usual period before the publication of reports to unitholders, the authorised fund manager should make summary information about the investment activities of the scheme available to unitholders during that period, in accordance with Principles 6 (Customers' interests) and 7 (Communications with clients).
COLL 6.8.3RRP
(1) An authorised fund must have an annual income allocation date, which must be within four months of the end of the relevant annual accounting period.33(2) An authorised fund may have interim income allocation dates and one or more interim accounting periods for each of those dates2 and, if it does, the interim income allocation date must be within four months of the end of the relevant interim accounting period(s).22(3) An authorised fund must have a distribution account to
COLL 6.8.4RRP
(1) Any distribution remaining unclaimed after a period of six years, or such longer time specified by the prospectus, must become part of the capital property.(2) The authorised fund manager and the depositary may agree a de minimis amount in respect of which a distribution of income is not required, and how any such amounts are to be treated.(3) Distributions made to the first named joint unitholder on the register will be as effective a discharge to the trustee and manager,
COLL 5.7.1RRP
(1) 1This section applies to the authorised fund manager and the depositary of a non-UCITS retail scheme operating as a FAIF and to an ICVC which is a non-UCITS retail scheme operating as a FAIF.(2) Where this section refers to:(a) a rule or guidance in COLL 5.1 to COLL 5.6, these rules and guidance, and any rules and guidance to which they refer, must be read as if a reference to a UCITS scheme or non-UCITS retail scheme were a reference to a non-UCITS retail scheme operating
COLL 5.7.2GRP
(1) This section contains rules on the types of permitted investments and any relevant limits with which non-UCITS retail schemes operating as FAIFs must comply. These rules allow for the relaxation of certain investment and borrowing powers from the requirements for non-UCITS retail schemes under COLL 5.6 .(2) One example2 of the different investment and borrowing powers under the rules in this section for non-UCITS retail schemes operating as FAIFs is the power to invest up
COLL 5.7.3RRP
The following rules and guidance in COLL 5.6 (Investment powers and borrowing limits for non-UCITS retail schemes) apply to the authorised fund manager and the depositary of a non-UCITS retail scheme operating as a FAIF and to an ICVC which is a non-UCITS retail scheme operating as a FAIF:(1) COLL 5.6.3 R;(2) COLL 5.6.5 R to 5.6.6 R;(3) COLL 5.6.8 R to 5.6.9 R; and(4) COLL 5.6.11 R to 5.6.24 R.
COLL 5.7.6GRP
(1) COLL 5.7.5R (8) to (11) 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.(2) The attention of authorised fund managers is specifically drawn to condition (d) in COLL 5.7.5R (9) under which the collateral has to be legally enforceable
COLL 5.7.9RRP
(1) A non-UCITS retail scheme operating as a FAIF must not invest in units in schemes in COLL 5.7.7R (1) to (3) (‘second schemes’) unless the authorised fund manager has carried out appropriate due diligence on each of the second schemes and:(a) is satisfied, on reasonable grounds and after making all reasonable enquiries, that each of the second schemes complies with relevant legal and regulatory requirements;(b) has taken reasonable care to determine that:(i) the property of
COLL 5.7.10RRP
The authorised fund manager of a non-UCITS retail scheme operating as a FAIF which is a feeder scheme must ensure that:(1) its master scheme; and(2) where its master scheme is itself a feeder scheme, any scheme into which that master scheme invests;operates on a basis that is consistent with the rules in this section notwithstanding any due diligence previously carried out which suggested that those schemes would so operate.
COLL 5.7.11GRP
An authorised fund manager carrying out due diligence for the purpose of the rules in this section should make enquiries or otherwise obtain information needed to enable him properly to consider:(1) whether the experience, expertise, qualifications and professional standing of the second scheme's investment manager is adequate for the type and complexity of the second scheme;(2) the adequacy of the regulatory, legal and accounting regimes applicable to the second scheme and its
COLL 5.4.1RRP
(1) Subject to (2), this section applies to an ICVC, the depositary of an authorised fund and an authorised fund manager in any case where the authorised fund is a UCITS scheme or a non-UCITS retail scheme.9(2) This section does not apply in any case where a UCITS scheme or a non-UCITS retail scheme is a regulated money market fund. The Money Market Funds Regulation sets out restrictions in relation to stock lending and repo contracts that apply in relation to regulated money
COLL 5.4.3RRP
(1) 6An authorised fund may only enter into a stock lending arrangement or repo contract in accordance with the rules in this section if the arrangement or contract is: (a) for the account of and for the benefit of the scheme; and(b) in the interests of its unitholders. (2) An arrangement or contract in (1) is not in the interests of unitholders unless it reasonably appears to the ICVC or authorised fund manager of an authorised fund to be appropriate with a view to generating
COLL 5.4.4RRP
(1) An ICVC, or the depositary of an authorised fund acting in accordance with the instructions 6of the authorised fund manager4, may enter into a repo contract, or a1stock lending arrangement of the kind described in section 263B of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (without extension by section 263C), but only if:444(a) all the terms of the agreement under which securities are to be reacquired by the depositary for the account of the ICVC, AUT or ACS4 are in a form which
COLL 5.4.6RRP
(1) Collateral is adequate for the purposes of this section only if it is:(a) transferred to the depositary or its agent;(aa) 6for a UCITS scheme, received under a title transfer arrangement;(ab) 6for a UCITS scheme, at all times equal in value to the market value of the securities transferred by the depositary plus a premium;(b) for a non-UCITS retail scheme, at all times 6at least equal in value 6to the value of the securities transferred by the depositary; and(c) for a non-UCITS
COLL 5.4.6AGRP
5As regards the collateral adequacy of a UCITS scheme and restrictions on collateral that take the form of cash for a UCITS scheme, authorised fund managers are referred to paragraph 43 of the ESMA Guidelines to competent authorities and UCITS management companies on ETFs and other UCITS issues (ESMA 2012/832)7https://www.esma.europa.eu/sites/default/files/library/2015/11/2012-832en_guidelines_on_etfs_and_other_ucits_issues.pdf7Revision of the provisions on diversification of
COLL 5.4.10GRP
5Authorised 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 to competent authorities and UCITS management companies on ETFs and other UCITS issues (ESMA 2012/832)7https://www.esma.europa.eu/sites/default/files/library/2015/11/2012-832en_guidelines_on_etfs_and_other_ucits_issues.pdf7Revision
COLL 5.5.1RRP
(1) Subject to (2), this section applies to an ICVC, an ACD, an authorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS, and a depositary of an ICVC, AUT or ACS, where such ICVC, AUT or ACS is a UCITS scheme as set out in COLL 5.5.2R (Table of application).7(2) Other than COLL 5.5.3R and COLL 5.5.9R, this section does not apply to an ICVC, an ACD, an authorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS, or a depositary of an ICVC, AUT or ACS, where such ICVC, AUT or ACS is a regulated money market fund
COLL 5.5.2RRP
This table belongs to COLL 5.5.1 R.RuleICVCACDAuthorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS44Depositary of an ICVCDepositary of an AUT or ACS5.5.3Rxx5.5.4R(1) to (3)xx5.5.4R(4)&(5)xx5.5.4R(6)xx5.5.4R(7)xxxxx5.5.4R(8)x5.5.5R(1) to (3)xx15.5.6R(1)&(2)xxx5.5.6R(3)x5.5.7R(1)-(3)xxx5.5.7R(4)xxx5.5.8Rxxx5.5.9Rxxx5.5.10GxxxxxNote: x means "applies"
COLL 5.5.4RRP
(1) The ICVC or depositary of an AUT or ACS4 (on the instructions of the authorised fund manager4) may, in accordance with this rule and COLL 5.5.5 R (Borrowing limits), borrow money for the use of the authorised fund on terms that the borrowing is to be repayable out of the scheme property.44(2) Paragraph (1) is subject to the obligation of the authorised fund to comply with any restriction in the instrument constituting the fund.55(3) The ICVC or depositary of an AUT or ACS4
COLL 5.5.5RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager must ensure that the authorised fund's borrowing does not, on any day, exceed 10% of the value of the scheme property.(2) This rule does not apply to "back to back" borrowing under COLL 5.3.5 R (2)(Borrowing).(3) In this rule, borrowing includes, as well as borrowing in a conventional manner, any other arrangement (including a combination of derivatives) designed to achieve a temporary injection of money into the scheme property in the expectation
COLL 5.5.5AGRP
6An authorised fund manager should ensure when calculating the authorised fund’s borrowing for COLL 5.5.5R(1) that:(1) the figure calculated is the total of all borrowing in all currencies by the authorised fund; and(2) long and short positions in different currencies are not netted off against each other.
COLL 5.5.7RRP
(1) The scheme property of an authorised fund other than money must not be lent by way of deposit or otherwise.(2) Transactions permitted by COLL 5.4 (Stock lending) are not to be regarded as lending for the purposes of (1).(3) The scheme property must not be mortgaged.(4) Where transactions in derivatives or forward transactions are used for the account of the authorised fund in accordance with any of the rules in this chapter, nothing in this rule prevents the ICVC or the depositary
COLL 3.3.1RRP
This section applies to an authorised fund manager, an ICVC and the depositary4 of an AUT or ACS.44
COLL 3.3.5BGRP
(1) 1Before undertaking a class hedging transaction for a class of units, the authorised fund manager should:2(a) ensure that the relevant prospectus clearly:(i) states that such a transaction may be undertaken for the relevant class of units2; and(ii) explains the nature of the risks that such a transaction may pose to investors in all classes;(b) consult the depositary about the adequacy of the systems and controls it uses to ensure compliance with COLL 3.3.5A R (Hedging of
COLL 3.3.8RRP
(1) The directors of an ICVC or the authorised fund manager4 of an AUT or ACS4 may, unless expressly forbidden to do so by the instrument constituting the fund,5 determine that:45(a) each unit of any class is to be subdivided into two or more units; or(b) units of any class are to be consolidated.(2) The ICVC or theauthorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS4 must (unless it has done so before the sub-division or consolidation became effective) immediately give notice to each unitholder
COLL 3.3.9RRP
If there is any arrangement intended to result in a particular capital or income return from a holding of units in an authorised fund, or any investment objective of giving protection to the capital value of, or income return from, such a holding:(1) that arrangement or protection must not be such as to cause the possibility of a conflict of interest as between:(a) unitholders and the authorised fund manager or depositary; or(b) unitholders intended and not intended to benefit
COLL 3.3.10GRP
(1) In accordance with section 235(4) of the Act (Collective investment schemes), the participants in a scheme which is an umbrella are entitled to exchange rights in one sub-fund for rights in another sub-fund of the umbrella.(2) To satisfy (1), where any sub-fund in a scheme which is an umbrella has provisions in its prospectus limiting the issue of units in that sub-fund, the authorised fund manager should ensure that at least two sub-funds are able to issue units at any time.
COLL 6.5.2RRP
Table of application This table belongs to COLL 6.5.1 R.RuleICVCACDAny other director of an ICVCDepositary of an ICVCAuthorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS33Depositary of an AUT or ACS336.5.1Rxxxxxx6.5.3Rxxxx6.5.4Rxxx6.5.5Rxx6.5.6Rxx6.5.7Rxx6.5.8Rxx6.5.9Rxx6.5.10RxxxxNote: "x" means "applies", but not every paragraph in every rule will necessarily apply.
COLL 6.5.2AGRP
4COLL 6.6A and COLL 6.6B set out additional FCArules and guidance applicable to the authorised fund manager and depositary of a UCITS scheme in relation to the appointment and duties of the depositary.
COLL 6.5.5RRP
(1) Any directors of an ICVC other than the ACD must exercise reasonable care to ensure that the ACD undertakes the responsibilities allocated under COLL 6.6.3 R (1) (Functions of the authorised fund manager) in a competent manner and the ACD must give those directors the information and explanations they consider necessary for this purpose.(2) A director of an ICVC must not appoint an alternate director.(3) When there is no person acting as ACD, the directors of an ICVC have
COLL 6.5.7RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager3 of an AUT3 or ACS3 is subject to removal by written notice by the depositary3 upon any of the following events:33(a) the calling of a meeting to consider a resolution for winding up the authorised fund manager3;3(b) an application being made to dissolve the authorised fund manager3 or to strike it off the Register of Companies;3(c) the presentation of a petition for the winding up of the authorised fund manager3;3(d) the making of, or any proposals
COLL 6.5.8RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS3 has the right to retire in favour of another person eligible under the Act and approved in writing by the depositary3 upon:33(a) the retiring authorised fund manager3 appointing that person by deed as authorised fund manager3 in its place and assigning to that person all its rights and duties as such a authorised fund manager3; and333(b) the new authorised fund manager3 entering into such deeds as the depositary3 reasonably considers
COLL 6.5.9RRP
(1) Upon the removal or retirement of the authorised fund manager3, the removed or retiring authorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS:333(a) is entitled to be recorded in the register for those units continued to be held or treated as held by it as principal3; and(b) may require the depositary3 to issue to it a certificate for those units (if not previously issued).3(2) Paragraph (1) is subject to any restriction in the prospectus relating to the permitted categories of unitho
COLL 14.4.2RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager and the depositary of a charity authorised investment fund may establish an income reserve account for the scheme if this is provided for in:(a) the instrument constituting the fund; and (b) the prospectus.(2) (a) The authorised fund manager may instruct the depositary to transfer up to 15% of the income available for allocation or distribution on an annual income allocation date to the income reserve account. (b) Any income transferred under (a)
COLL 14.4.3RRP
The authorised fund manager of a charity authorised investment fund with an income reserve account must not allow a payment that has been allocated to income property in the first instance to be made from the capital account if that payment could be met, in whole or in part, by transferring income from the income reserve account to the income account.
COLL 14.4.5RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager and depositary of a charity authorised investment fund may adopt a total return approach to the allocation or distribution of income where this is provided for in:(a) the instrument constituting the fund; and (b) the prospectus.(2) Under a total return approach the authorised fund manager may make transfers between the capital account and the income account in addition to those in COLL 6.8.3R(3A)(c).(3) The authorised fund manager and depositary
COLL 14.4.6RRP
If the charity authorised investment fund has adopted a total return approach to the allocation or distribution of income, the authorised fund manager must ensure that the prospectus contains:(1) the pre-determined target of the income available for allocation or distribution in any annual accounting period; and(2) an explanation of how the target amount is consistent with the investment objective and policy and the distribution policy of the scheme.
COLL 6.4.1RRP
(1) This section applies to an authorised fund manager and a depositary of an AUT or ACS.11(2) COLL 6.4.9 (Plan registers) also applies to the ACD, any other director and the depositary of an ICVC.
COLL 6.4.3GRP
(1) (a) 3This section deals with matters relating to the register of unitholders of units in an AUT or ACS including its establishment and contents.(b) 3The authorised fund manager or depositary may be responsible for the register.(c) 3In any event, the person responsible for the register must be stated in the trust deed or contractual scheme deed and this section details what his duties are.(d) 3The provisions relating to documents evidencing title to units3are dependent on the
COLL 6.4.4RRP
(1) Either:11(a) the manager or the trustee (as nominated in the trust deed); or1(b) the authorised contractual scheme manager or the depositary of the ACS (as nominated in the contractual scheme deed);1must establish and maintain a register of unitholders as a document in accordance with this section.1(2) The manager or trustee or the authorised fund manager or depositary1 in accordance with their duties under (1) must exercise all due diligence and take all reasonable steps
COLL 6.4.5RRP
(1) Subject to (3), if1 no person is entered in the register as the unitholder of a unit, the authorised fund manager1 must be treated as the unitholder of each such unit which is in issue3.11(2) Where units are transferred to the authorised fund manager1, they need not be cancelled and the authorised fund manager1 need not be entered on the register as the new unitholder.11(3) In the case of a limited partnership scheme, unregistered units may be held by the authorised contractual
COLL 6.4.6RRP
(1) Every unitholder of an AUT1 is entitled to transfer units held on the register by an instrument of transfer in any form that the person responsible for the register may approve, but that person is under no duty to accept a transfer unless it is permitted by the trust deed or prospectus.3(1A) Provided:1(a) the requirements in COLL 6.4.6A R (Transfer of units in an ACS) are satisfied; and(b) transfers of units are allowed by the contractual scheme deed and prospectus in accordance
EG 14.2.1RP
1The FCA may use its powers under sections 254, 257 and 258 (in the case of AUTs) and sections 261U, 261X and 261Y (in the case of ACSs) individually, together, and as well as direct enforcement action against a depositary or authorised fund manager in their capacity as firms.
EG 14.2.3RP
1The following are examples of situations where the FCA may consider it appropriate to seek a court order under section 258 (in the case of an AUT) or section 261Y (in the case of an ACS) to remove the authorised fund manager or depositary: (1) Where there are grounds for concern over the behaviour of the authorised fund manager or depositary in respect of the management of the scheme or of its assets. (2) Where an authorised
EG 14.2.4RP
1The FCA recognises that participants in an AUT or ACS have a direct financial interest in the scheme property. It follows that in cases where it considers it appropriate to use its section 254 power (in the case of an AUT) or its section 261U power (in the case of an ACS) to revoke an authorisation order, the FCA will generally first require the authorised fund manager or depositary to wind up the AUT or ACS (or seek a court order for the
COLL 11.1.1RRP
1This chapter applies to:(1) an authorised fund manager of an AUT, ACS2 or an ICVC;(2) any other director of an ICVC;(3) an ICVC; and(4) a depositary2 of an AUT, ACS or2ICVC;2where such AUT, ACS2 or ICVC is a UCITS scheme that is a feeder UCITS or a master UCITS in accordance with COLL 11.1.2 R (Table of application).
COLL 11.1.2RRP
This table belongs to COLL 11.1.1 RReferenceICVCACDAny other directors of an ICVCAuthorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS22Depositary of an ICVC, AUT or ACS2211.1.1Rxxxxx11.1.3Gxxxxx11.2.1Gxxxx11.2.2Rxxxx11.3.1Rxxxx11.3.2Rxxxx11.3.3Gxxxx11.3.4Gxxxx11.3.5Rxxxx11.3.6Rxxxx11.3.7Rxxxx11.3.8Rxxxx11.3.9Rxxxx11.3.10Gxxxx11.3.11Rxxxx11.3.12Rxxxx11.3.13Rxxxx11.3.14Gxxxx11.4.1Rxxxxx11.4.2Rx11.4.3Rx11.4.4Gx11.4.5Gx11.5.6Rxxxx11.6.1Gxxxxx11.6.2Rxxxxx11.6.3Rxxxx11.6.4Rxxxx11.6.5Rxxxx11.6.6Rxxxx11.6.7Rxxxx11.6.8Gxxxx11.6.9Rxxxx11.6.10Rxxxx11.6.11Gxxxx11.6.12Rxxxx11.6.13Rxxxx11
COLL 11.1.3GRP
(1) This chapter sets out:(a) the notification requirements for a UCITS scheme to be approved as a feeder UCITS under section 283A (Master-feeder structures) of the Act; and(b) the requirements which apply to a feeder UCITS where its master UCITS is wound up, merges with another UCITS or is divided into one or more UCITS.(2) This chapter also ensures there is a flow of information and documents between a feeder UCITS and its master UCITS. In particular, it allows the authorised
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 12.3.5RRP
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 12.3.7GRP
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 8.6.1RRP
This section applies to:(1) an authorised fund manager, the directors, and the depositary of a qualified investor scheme; and(2) an ICVC which is a qualified investor scheme.
COLL 8.6.3RRP
(1) The authorised fund manager may, with the prior agreement of the depositary, and must without delay, if the depositary so requires,1 within any parameters which are fair and reasonable in respect of all the unitholders in the scheme and which are set out in the prospectus, temporarily1 suspend dealings in units of the scheme, a sub-fund or a class.(2) Any suspension within (1) must only be where the authorised fund manager has determined on reasonable grounds that there is
COLL 8.6.5RRP
In relation to an ICVC, ACS2 or an AUT which is a qualified investor scheme, the provisions in COLL 7.6 (Schemes of arrangement) will apply as appropriate to the authorised fund manager, any other directors of the ICVC and the depositary as if COLL 7.6 applied to a qualified investor scheme and did not exclude unitholders becoming unitholders in another qualified investor scheme.
COLL 7.1.1RRP
(1) 2This chapter applies to an ICVC, an ACD, any other director of an ICVC, a depositary of an ICVC, an authorised fund manager3 of an AUT or ACS3 and a depositary3 of an AUT or ACS3, where such AUT, ACS3 or ICVC is a UCITS scheme or a non-UCITS retail scheme in accordance with COLL 7.1.2 R (Table of application).33(2) COLL 7.7 (UCITS mergers) applies only to a domestic UCITS merger or a cross-border UCITS merger.2
COLL 7.1.2RRP
This table belongs to COLL 7.1.1 R.RuleICVCACDAny other directors of an ICVCDepositary of an ICVC3Authorised fund manager of an AUT or ACS33Depositary of an AUT or ACS37.1.1xxxxxx7.1.3xxxxxx7.2.1xxxxx7.3.1xxxx7.3.2xxxx7.3.3xxx7.3.4xxx7.3.5xx7.3.6xxx7.3.7xxxx7.3.8xx7.3.9x7.3.10xxxx7.3.11x7.3.12xx7.3.13 (1)xx7.3.13 (2)xx7.4*3xx37.4A*xx7.5xxxxx7.6xxxxx227.7xxxxxx3Notes:(1)"x" means "applies", but not every paragraph in every rule will necessarily apply.(2)*COLL 7.4 does not apply
COLL 7.1.3GRP
(1) This chapter helps to achieve the statutory objective of protecting investors by ensuring they do not buy or redeemunits at a price that cannot be calculated accurately. For instance, due to unforeseen circumstances, it may be impossible to value, or to dispose of and obtain payment for, all or some of the scheme property of an authorised fund or sub-fund. COLL 7.2.1 R (Requirement) sets out the circumstances in which an authorised fund manager must or may suspend dealings
COLL 5.8.1RRP
(1) 2This section applies to:(a) the authorised fund manager of a feeder UCITS;(b) the depositary of a feeder UCITS; and(c) an ICVC which is a feeder UCITS;where the scheme is a UCITS scheme.(2) Where this section refers to a rule or guidance in COLL 5.1 to COLL 5.5 , those rules and guidance, and any rules and guidance to which they refer, must be read as if a reference to a UCITS scheme were a reference to a feeder UCITS.(3) Where the sub-fund of a UCITS scheme is a feeder UCITS,
COLL 5.8.2ARRP
4The authorised fund manager of a pension feeder fund that is a feeder UCITS must ensure that the single master UCITS is:(1) a UCITS scheme; or (2) an EEA UCITS scheme that is a recognised scheme under section 264 of the Act.
COLL 5.8.5RRP
An authorised fund manager must ensure that, to the extent that the feeder UCITS invests in assets other than units of a master UCITS, the feeder UCITS complies with COLL 5.2.3 R (1) (Prudent spread of risk).
COLL 5.8.7RRP
The following rules and guidance in COLL 5.1 (Introduction), COLL 5.2 (General investment powers and limits for UCITS schemes) and COLL 5.5 (Cash, borrowing, lending and other provisions) apply to the authorised fund manager of a UCITS scheme which is a feeder UCITS and to an ICVC which is a feeder UCITS:(1) COLL 5.1.1 R (Application), COLL 5.1.2G (1) (Purpose) and COLL 5.1.3 R (Treatment of obligations);(2) COLL 5.2.1 R (Application), COLL 5.2.2 R (Table of application) and