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

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Particulars of directors

8.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), an application for an authorisation order shall contain the following particulars with respect to each person named as director of an investment company with variable capital, that is to say—

(a)in the case of an individual, his present name, any former name, his usual residential address, his nationality, his business occupation (if any), particulars of any other directorships held by him or which have been held by him and his date of birth;

(b)in the case of a corporation or Scottish firm, its corporate or firm name and the address of its registered or principal office.

(2) It is not necessary for the application to contain particulars of a directorship—

(a)which has not been held by a director at any time during the 5 years preceding the date on which the application is delivered to SIB;

(b)which is held by a director in a body corporate which is dormant and, if he also held that directorship for any period during those 5 years, which was dormant for the whole of that period; or

(c)which was held by a director for any period during those 5 years in a body corporate which was dormant for the whole of that period.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2), a body corporate is dormant during a period in which no significant transaction occurs; and it ceases to be dormant on the occurrence of such a transaction.

(4) In paragraph (1)(a)—

(a)“name” means a person’s Christian name (or other forename) and surname, except that in the case of a peer, or an individual usually known by a British title, the title may be stated instead of his Christian name (or other forename) and surname or in addition to either or both of them;

(b)the reference to a former names does not include—

(i)in the case of a peer, or an individual normally known by a British title, the name by which he was known previous to the adoption of or succession to the title; or

(ii)in the case of any person, a former name which was changed or disused before he attained the age of 18 years or which has been changed or disused for 20 years or more; or

(iii)in the case of a married woman, the name by which she was known previous to the marriage; and

(c)the reference to directorships is a reference to directorships of any body corporate whether or not incorporated in Northern Ireland.

(5) In paragraph (3) the reference to significant transaction is, in relation to a company within the meaning of Article 2(1) of the 1986 Order, a reference to a significant accounting transaction within the meaning of Article 258(3) of that Order(1).


Article 258 was inserted by Article 16 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 (S.I. 1990/593 (N.I. 5))

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