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347 The record of authorised persons etc.E+W+S+N.I.

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(1)The [F1FCA] must maintain a record of every—

(a)person who appears to the [F1FCA] to be an authorised person;

(b)authorised unit trust scheme;

[F2(ba)authorised contractual scheme;]

(c)authorised open-ended investment company;

(d)recognised scheme;

(e)recognised investment exchange;

F3(f). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(g)individual to whom a prohibition order relates;

(h)approved person; F4. . .

[F5(ha)person to whom subsection (2A) applies; and]

(i)person falling within such other class (if any) as the [F1FCA] may determine.

(2)The record must include such information as the [F1FCA] considers appropriate and at least the following information—

(a)in the case of a person appearing to the [F1FCA] to be an authorised person—

(i)information as to the services which he holds himself out as able to provide; and

(ii)any address of which the [F1FCA] is aware at which a notice or other document may be served on him;

(b)in the case of an authorised unit trust scheme, the name and address of the manager and trustee of the scheme;

[F6(ba)in the case of an authorised contractual scheme, the name and address of the operator and depositary of the scheme;]

(c)in the case of an authorised open-ended investment company, the name and address of—

(i)the company;

(ii)if it has only one director, the director; and

(iii)its depositary (if any);

(d)in the case of a recognised scheme, the name and address of—

(i)the operator of the scheme; and

(ii)any representative of the operator in the United Kingdom;

(e)in the case of a recognised investment exchange F7... the name and address of the exchange F8...;

(f)in the case of an individual to whom a prohibition order relates—

(i)his name; and

(ii)details of the effect of the order;

(g)in the case of a person who is an approved person—

(i)his name;

(ii)the name of the relevant authorised person;

(iii)if the approved person is performing a controlled function under an arrangement with a contractor of the relevant authorised person, the name of the contractor.

[F9(2A)This subsection applies to—

(a)an appointed representative to whom subsection (1A) of section 39 applies for whom the applicable register (as defined by subsection (1B) of that section) is the record maintained by virtue of subsection (1)(ha) above;

(b)a person mentioned in subsection (1)(a) of section 39A if—

(i)the contract with an authorised person to which he is party complies with the applicable requirements (as defined by subsection (7) of that section), and

(ii)the authorised person has accepted responsibility in writing for the person's activities in carrying on investment services business (as defined by subsection (8) of that section); and

(c)any person not falling within paragraph (a) or (b) in respect of whom the [F1FCA] considers that a record must be maintained for the purpose of securing compliance with Article 23.3 of the markets in financial instruments directive (registration of tied agents).]

(3)If it appears to the [F1FCA] that a person in respect of whom there is an entry in the record as a result of one of the paragraphs of subsection (1) has ceased to be a person to whom that paragraph applies, the [F1FCA] may remove the entry from the record.

(4)But if the [F1FCA] decides not to remove the entry, it must—

(a)make a note to that effect in the record; and

(b)state why it considers that the person has ceased to be a person to whom that paragraph applies.

(5)The [F1FCA] must—

(a)make the record available for inspection by members of the public in a legible form at such times and in such place or places as the [F1FCA] may determine; and

(b)provide a certified copy of the record, or any part of it, to any person who asks for it—

(i)on payment of the fee (if any) fixed by the [F1FCA]; and

(ii)in a form (either written or electronic) in which it is legible to the person asking for it.

(6)The [F1FCA] may—

(a)publish the record, or any part of it;

(b)exploit commercially the information contained in the record, or any part of that information.

(7)Authorised unit trust scheme”, [F10“authorised contractual scheme”,]authorised open-ended investment company” and “recognised scheme” have the same meaning as in Part XVII, and associated expressions are to be read accordingly.

(8)Approved person” means a person in relation to whom the [F11FCA or the PRA] has given its approval under section 59 and “controlled function” and “arrangement” have the same meaning as in that section.

(9)Relevant authorised person” has the meaning given in section 66.

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F1Word in s. 347(1)-(6) substituted (1.4.2013) by Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 12 para. 16(2) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F4Word in s. 347(1) omitted (1.4.2007 for certain purposes and 1.11.2007 otherwise) by virtue of The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/126), regs. 1(2), 3(5), Sch. 5 para. 12(a)

F7Words in s. 347(2)(e) omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 12 para. 16(4)(a) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

F8Words in s. 347(2)(e) omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Financial Services Act 2012 (c. 21), s. 122(3), Sch. 12 para. 16(4)(b) (with Sch. 20); S.I. 2013/423, art. 3, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2S. 347(1)(a) disapplied (temp. from 14.1.2005 until 14.7.2005) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Transitional Provisions) (General Insurance Intermediaries) Order 2004, (S.I. 2004/3351), arts. 1(2)(b), 5, {Sch. para. 8}

C5S. 347(1)(h) disapplied (temp. from 14.1.2005 until 14.7.2005) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Transitional Provisions) (General Insurance Intermediaries) Order 2004, (S.I. 2004/3351), arts. 1(2)(b), 5, {Sch. para. 9}

Commencement Information

I1S. 347 partly in force; s. 347 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 431(2); s. 347(3)-(9) in force at 1.12.2001 by S.I. 2001/3538, art. 2(1); s. 347(1)(2) in force for specified purposes at 1.12.2001, 1.5.2002, 1.8.2002, 1.12.2002 by S.I. 2001/3528, art. 2(1)(3)

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