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Open-Ended Investment Companies (Investment Companies with Variable Capital) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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6.—(1) SIB’s powers to make regulations under section 81 (constitution and management) and section 85 (publication of scheme particulars) of the 1986 Act(1) in relation to authorised unit trust schemes shall be exercisable in relation to investment companies with variable capital—

(a)for like purposes; and

(b)subject to the same conditions.

(2) In these Regulations any document complying with regulations made by SIB under paragraph (1) for purposes of the like nature as the purposes for which power is conferred by section 85 of the 1986 Act shall be known as a prospectus.


Sections 81 and 85 conferred power to make regulations on the Secretary of State. Most of these powers have been transferred to the Securities and Investment Board by the Financial Services Act 1986 (Delegation) (No. 2) Order 1988 and the Financial Services Act 1986 (Delegation) (No. 2) Order 1991. The regulations made by the Board which are currently in force are The Financial Services (Regulated Schemes) Regulation 1991 (Release 148). The remaining functions of the Secretary of State have been transferred to the Treasury by the Transfer of Functions (Financial Services) Order 1992 (S.I. 1992/1315)

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