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[F120C.(1)A full-scope UKAIFM may not exercise in the territory of another EEA State an EEA right under the alternative investment fund managers directive to market [F2a UKAIF or EEAAIF] [F2an AIF] managed by it unless two conditions are satisfied.U.K.

(2)The first condition is that the full-scope UKAIFM has given the appropriate UK regulator, in the specified way, notice of its intention to market the AIF (“notice of intention”) which contains, and is accompanied by, such information as may be specified.

(3)The appropriate UK regulator must ensure that the notice of intention and any accompanying information may be transmitted to it electronically.

(4)The second condition is that the appropriate UK regulator has sent a copy of the notice of intention to the host state regulator, and has given written notice to the full-scope UKAIFM that it has done so.

(5)Sub-paragraph (6) applies where—

(a)the appropriate UK regulator is satisfied that the full-scope UKAIFM complies, and will continue to comply, with—

(i)the provisions implementing the alternative investment fund managers directive, and

(ii)any directly applicable EU regulation made under that directive, and

[F3(b)if the UKAIF or EEAAIF is a feeder AIF, its master AIF is a UKAIF or EEAAIF that is managed by—

(i)a full-scope UKAIFM, or

(ii)an AIFM authorised in another EEA State in accordance with Article 6.1 of the alternative investment fund managers directive.]

[F3(b)if the AIF is a third country AIF or a third country feeder AIF—

(i)appropriate co-operation arrangements are in place between the FCA and the supervisory authorities of the relevant third country in order to ensure an efficient exchange of information that allows the FCA to carry out its duties in accordance with the alternative investment fund managers directive,

(ii)the relevant third country is not listed as a Non-Cooperative Country and Territory by the Financial Action Task Force,

(iii)the relevant third country has signed an agreement with the United Kingdom and with each other EEA State in which the units or shares of the AIF are intended to be marketed, and

(iv)the agreement fully complies with the standards laid down in Article 26 of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital 2010(11) and ensures an effective exchange of information on tax matters, including any multilateral tax agreements.]

(6)The appropriate UK regulator must send a copy of the notice of intention to the host state regulator within 20 working days of receiving it.

(7)When sending a copy of the notice of intention to the host state regulator, the appropriate UK regulator must send with the notice confirmation that the full-scope UKAIFM concerned is authorised to manage AIFs with a particular investment strategy, and a statement of that strategy.

(8)If the notice of intention relates to an EEAAIF, the appropriate UK regulator must, when it sends a copy of the notice to the host state regulator, also inform the competent authority of the EEAAIF that the full-scope UKAIFM may start marketing the AIF in the EEA States covered by the notice.

(9)The appropriate UK regulator must notify the full-scope UKAIFM immediately that the copy of the notice of intention has been sent to the host state regulator.

(10)The full-scope UKAIFM may market the AIF in the territory of the host state regulator from the date it receives the notification referred to in sub-paragraph (9).

(11)If the appropriate UK regulator refuses to send a copy of the notice of intention to the host state regulator—

(a)the appropriate UK regulator must give the AIFM written notice of its refusal and its reasons for that refusal; and

(b)the AIFM may refer the matter to the Tribunal.

(12)In this paragraph—

  • “competent authority” has the meaning given in regulation 2 of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013;

  • EEAAIF” has the meaning given in regulation 2 of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013;

  • “feeder AIF” has the meaning given in Article 4.1(m) of the alternative investment fund managers directive;

  • “master AIF” has the meaning given in Article 4.1(y) of that directive;

  • [F4“relevant third country” means—

    (a)

    in relation to a third country AIF, the country in which the AIF is authorised or registered or, if the AIF is not authorised or registered, the country in which it has its registered office;

    (b)

    in relation to a third country feeder AIF, the country in which the master AIF is authorised or registered or, if the master AIF is not authorised or registered, the country in which it has its registered office;]

  • “specified” means specified in rules;

  • [F4“third country AIF” has the meaning given in regulation 2 of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013;

  • [F4“third country feeder AIF” has the meaning given in regulation 2 of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013;]

  • [F4“third country AIFM” has the meaning given in regulation 2 of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013.”.]

  • UKAIF” has the meaning given in regulation 2 of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013.]]

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F2Words in Sch. 3 para. 20C(1) substituted (coming into force in accordance with reg. 1(3) of the amending S.I.) by The Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/1797), reg. 1(3), Sch. 1 para. 1(5)(g)(i)

F3Sch. 3 para. 20C(5)(b) substituted (coming into force in accordance with reg. 1(3) of the amending S.I.) by The Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/1797), reg. 1(3), Sch. 1 para. 1(5)(g)(ii)

F4Words in Sch. 3 para. 20C(12) inserted (coming into force in accordance with reg. 1(3) of the amending S.I.) by The Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/1797), reg. 1(3), Sch. 1 para. 1(5)(g)(iii)

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