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243 Authorisation orders.E+W+S+N.I.
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(1)If, on an application under section 242 in respect of a unit trust scheme, the Authority—

(a)is satisfied that the scheme complies with the requirements set out in this section,

(b)is satisfied that the scheme complies with the requirements of the trust scheme rules, and

(c)has been provided with a copy of the trust deed and a certificate signed by a solicitor to the effect that it complies with such of the requirements of this section or those rules as relate to its contents,

the Authority may make an order declaring the scheme to be an authorised unit trust scheme.

(2)If the Authority makes an order under subsection (1), it must give written notice of the order to the applicant.

(3)In this Chapter “authorisation order” means an order under subsection (1).

(4)The manager and the trustee must be persons who are independent of each other.

[F1(5)The manager and the trustee must each be a body corporate incorporated in the United Kingdom or another EEA State, and the affairs of each must be administered in the country in which it is incorporated.

(5A)The trustee must have a place of business in the United Kingdom, and the manager must have a place of business in the United Kingdom or in another EEA State.]

(6)If the manager is incorporated in another EEA State, the scheme must not be one which satisfies the requirements prescribed for the purposes of section 264.

(7)The manager and the trustee must each be an authorised person and the manager must have permission to act as manager and the trustee must have permission to act as trustee.

[F2(7A)The manager must be a fit and proper person to manage the unit trust scheme to which the application relates.]

(8)The name of the scheme must not be undesirable or misleading.

(9)The purposes of the scheme must be reasonably capable of being successfully carried into effect.

(10)The participants must be entitled to have their units redeemed in accordance with the scheme at a price—

(a)related to the net value of the property to which the units relate; and

(b)determined in accordance with the scheme.

(11)But a scheme is to be treated as complying with subsection (10) if it requires the manager to ensure that a participant is able to sell his units on an investment exchange at a price not significantly different from that mentioned in that subsection.

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F1S. 243(5)(5A) substituted for s. 243(5) (1.7.2011) by The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1613), reg. 2(15)(a)

F2S. 243(7A) inserted (1.7.2011) by The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1613), reg. 2(15)(b)

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I1S. 243 wholly in force at 1.12.2001; s. 243 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 243 in force for specified purposes at 3.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2632, art. 2(2), Sch. Pt. 2; s. 243 in force in so far as not already in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1)

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