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[F1252AProposal to convert to a non-feeder UCITSU.K.
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(1)This section applies where the manager of an authorised unit trust scheme which is a feeder UCITS proposes to make an alteration to the scheme which—

(a)involves a change in the trust deed, and

(b)will enable the scheme to convert into a UCITS which is not a feeder UCITS.

(2)The manager must give written notice of the proposal to the [F2FCA].

(3)Any notice given in respect of such a proposal must be accompanied by—

(a)a certificate signed by a solicitor to the effect that the change will not affect the compliance of the deed with the trust scheme rules; and

(b)the specified information.

(4)The [F2FCA] must, within 15 working days after the date on which it received the notice under subsection (2), give—

(a)written notice to the manager of the scheme that the [F2FCA] approves the proposed amendments to the trust deed, or

(b)separate warning notices to the manager and trustee of the scheme that the [F2FCA] proposes to refuse approval of the proposed amendments.

(5)Effect is not to be given to any proposal of which notice has been given under subsection (2) unless the [F2FCA], by written notice, has given its approval to the proposal.

(6)If, having given a warning notice to a person, the [F2FCA] decides to refuse approval—

(a)it must give that person a decision notice; and

(b)that person may refer the matter to the Tribunal.

(7)Subsection (8) applies where—

(a)the notice given under subsection (2) relates to a proposal to amend the trust deed of a feeder UCITS to enable it to convert into a UCITS which is not a feeder UCITS following the winding-up of its master UCITS; and

(b)the proceeds of the winding-up are to be paid to the feeder UCITS before the date on which the feeder UCITS proposes to start investing in accordance with the new investment objectives and policy provided for in its amended trust deed and scheme rules.

(8)Where this subsection applies, the [F2FCA] may only approve the proposal subject to the conditions set out in section 283A(5) and (6).

(9)In this section, “specified” means—

(a)specified in rules made by the [F2FCA] to implement the UCITS directive, or

(b)specified in any directly applicable Community regulation or decision made under the UCITS directive.]

Textual Amendments

F1S. 252A inserted (1.7.2011) by The Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1613), reg. 2(19)

F2Word in ss. 242-252A substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 18 para. 9(1)(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

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