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The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013


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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Meaning of “AIF”

    4. 4.Meaning of “AIFM”, “managing an AIF”, “external AIFM” and “internal AIFM”


    1. 5.Applications for Part 4A permission

    2. 6.Supplementary provisions about AIFMs

    3. 7.Changes in conditions relevant to authorisation

    4. 8.Notification to ESMA

  4. PART 3 AIFMs

    1. 9.Meaning of “small AIFM”

    2. 10.Small registered UK AIFMs

    3. 11.Applications for entry on register of small registered UK AIFMs

    4. 12.Determination of applications

    5. 13.Procedure when refusing an application

    6. 14.Notification of new funds under the EuSEF Regulation or the EuVECA Regulation

    7. 15.Small registered AIFMs ceasing to meet the requirements for registration

    8. 16.Applications for revocation of registration

    9. 17.Grounds for revocation of registration

    10. 18.Procedure on revocation

    11. 19.Grounds for suspension of registration

    12. 20.Procedure on suspension

    13. 21.Disclosure obligations of small registered UK AIFMs

    14. 22.Power to direct small registered UK AIFMs and EuSEF and EuVECA Managers to take appropriate measures

    15. 23.Application of FCA rules to small authorised UK AIFMs

  5. PART 4 AIFMs

    1. 24.Valuation

    2. 25.Disqualification of external valuer

    3. 26.Approval for delegation of functions by full-scope UK AIFMs

    4. 27.Revocation of approval for delegation

    5. 28.Liability following delegation under Article 20 of the directive

    6. 29.Depositary liability: general provisions

    7. 30.Depositary liability for loss of financial instruments held in custody

    8. 31.Depositary liability for other losses

    9. 32.Depositary liability and third country custodians

    10. 33.Management of third country AIFs

  6. PART 5 AIF

    1. 34.Introductory provision

    2. 35.Ways of acquiring control or shares

    3. 36.Meaning of “control” and calculation of voting rights

    4. 37.Confidential information

    5. 38.Notification of the acquisition or disposal of major holdings and control of non-listed companies

    6. 39.Disclosure in case of acquisition of control

    7. 40.Additional disclosure when control is acquired of non-listed companies

    8. 41.Sensitive information

    9. 42.Annual report of AIFs exercising control of non-listed companies

    10. 43.Asset stripping

    11. 44.FCA powers in relation to this Part

  7. PART 6 AIF

    1. CHAPTER 1

      1. 45.References in this Part to an AIFM or an investment firm marketing an AIF

      2. 46.Application of the financial promotion and scheme promotion restrictions

      3. 47.Marketing at the initiative of the investor

      4. 48.Marketing under the designation ‘EuSEF’ or ‘EuVECA’

      5. 49.Marketing by full-scope EEA AIFMs of certain AIFs

      6. 50.Marketing by AIFMs of other AIFs

      7. 51.Marketing of AIFs by investment firms

      8. 52.Contravention by unauthorised person

      9. 53.Contravention by authorised person


      1. 54.FCA approval for marketing

      2. 55.Change to information provided with application

      3. 56.Suspension or revocation of approval granted to a full-scope EEA AIFM

    3. CHAPTER 3

      1. 57.Marketing under Article 36 of the directive

      2. 58.Marketing of AIFs managed by small third country AIFMs

      3. 59.Marketing under Article 42 of the directive

      4. 60.Manner and content of notifications

      5. 61.Material change to information

      6. 62.Revocation of entitlement to market

      7. 63.Suspension of entitlement to market

      8. 64.Procedure on suspension

  8. PART 7 FCA

    1. 65.Designation as competent authority

    2. 66.Requirement to notify ESMA of information required from AIFMs

    3. 67.Use of information by FCA and supervisory cooperation

    4. 68.Limits on leverage

    5. 69.Exchange of information relating to potential systemic consequences of AIFM activity

  9. PART 8 the Act

    1. 70.Application of procedural provisions of the Act

    2. 71.Application of provisions of the Act to unauthorised AIFMs

  10. PART 9

    1. 72.AIFMs managing AIFs immediately before 22nd July 2013

    2. 73.AIFs subject to prospectus directive

    3. 74.Closed-ended AIFs that make no additional investments

    4. 75.Closed-ended AIFs whose subscription period has closed

    5. 76.Permission to act as trustee or depositary of an AIF

    6. 77.Depositaries of EEA AIFs until 22nd July 2017

    7. 78.Permission for existing managers, depositaries and trustees of UCITS

  11. PART 10

    1. 79.Review

    2. 80.Amendments to primary legislation

    3. 81.Amendments to secondary legislation

  12. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1


      1. PART 1 Amendments to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

        1. 1.The Act is amended as follows.

        2. 2.In section 1A(6) (the Financial Conduct Authority), after paragraph (c)...

        3. 3.In section 1L(2) (supervision, monitoring and enforcement), after paragraph (a)...

        4. 4.In section 55H (refusal by FCA to vary permission at...

        5. 5.In section 55J (variation or cancellation on initiative of regulator)—...

        6. 6.In section 55V (determination of applications) after subsection (7) insert—...

        7. 7.In section 59 (approval for particular arrangements) after subsection (7B)...

        8. 8.In section 66(2)(b) (disciplinary powers) after sub-paragraph (i) omit “or”...

        9. 9.In section 165 (regulators’ power to require information: authorised persons...

        10. 10.In section 168(4) (appointment of persons to carry out investigations...

        11. 11.In section 193(1) (interpretation of Part 13), in the definition...

        12. 12.In section 194 (general grounds on which power of intervention...

        13. 13.In section 195A (contravention by relevant EEA firm or EEA...

        14. 14.In section 199 (additional procedure for EEA firms in certain...

        15. 15.In section 204A(2) (meaning of “relevant requirement”)—

        16. 16.In section 237(3) (other definitions) in the definition of “a...

        17. 17.In section 261D(8) (authorisation orders for contractual schemes) for “permission...

        18. 18.Omit sections 270 and 271 and the preceding cross-heading (schemes...

        19. 19.In section 272 (individually recognised overseas schemes), in subsection (1)—...

        20. 20.In section 277 (alteration of schemes and changes of operator,...

        21. 21.After section 277 insert— Regular provision of information relating to...

        22. 22.Omit the cross-heading “Schemes recognised under sections 270 and 272”...

        23. 23.In section 278 (rules as to scheme particulars) omit “270...

        24. 24.In section 279 (revocation of recognition)— (a) in the opening...

        25. 25.In section 280 (procedure)— (a) in subsection (1) for “give...

        26. 26.In section 281 (directions)— (a) in subsection (1) omit “270...

        27. 27.In section 380(6)(a) (injunctions)— (a) omit “or” after sub-paragraph (i);...

        28. 28.In section 382(9)(a) (restitution orders)— (a) omit “or” after sub-paragraph...

        29. 29.In section 384(7) (power of FCA or PRA to require...

        30. 30.In section 398 (misleading the FCA or PRA: residual cases)—...

        31. 31.In section 417(1) (definitions) in the appropriate places insert— “AIF”...

        32. 32.In section 425 (expressions relating to authorisation elsewhere in the...

        33. 33.In Schedule 1ZA (the Financial Conduct Authority), in paragraph 23(2)(a)...

        34. 34.(1) Schedule 3 (EEA passport rights) is amended as follows....

        35. 35.In paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 5 (permission for open-ended investment...

        36. 36.In paragraph 2B of Schedule 6 (threshold conditions)—

      2. PART 2 Amendments to other primary legislation

        1. 37.Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 1964

        2. 38.Fair Trading Act 1973

        3. 39.Companies Act 1989

        4. 40.Value Added Tax Act 1994

        5. 41.Terrorism Act 2000

        6. 42.Companies Act 2006

        7. 43.Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

        8. 44.Charities Act 2011

      3. PART 3 Transitional provisions in respect of recognised overseas schemes

        1. 45.(1) A collective investment scheme which immediately before 22nd July...

    2. SCHEDULE 2


      1. PART 1 Amendments to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001

        1. 1.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001

      2. PART 2 Amendments to other secondary legislation

        1. 2.Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975

        2. 3.Companies (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

        3. 4.Individual Savings Account Regulations 1998

        4. 5.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Promotion of Collective Investment Schemes) (Exemptions) Order 2001

        5. 6.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Collective Investment Schemes) Order 2001

        6. 7.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) Order 2001

        7. 8.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) Order 2001

        8. 9.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Professions) (Non-Exempt Activities) Order 2001

        9. 10.Open-Ended Investment Companies Regulations 2001

        10. 11.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Compensation Scheme: Electing Participants) Regulations 2001

        11. 12.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) Regulations 2001

        12. 13.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Consultation with Competent Authorities) Regulations 2001

        13. 14.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (EEA Passport Rights) Regulations 2001

        14. 15.Uncertificated Securities Regulations 2001

        15. 16.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Collective Investment Schemes) (Designated Countries and Territories) Order 2003

        16. 17.Financial Conglomerates and Other Financial Groups Regulations 2004

        17. 18.Child Trust Funds Regulations 2004

        18. 19.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005

        19. 20.Offshore Funds (Tax) Regulations 2009

        20. 21.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Short Selling) Regulations 2012

        21. 22.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Qualifying EU Provisions) Order 2013

        22. 23.Financial Services Act 2012 (Misleading Statements and Impressions) Order 2013

        23. 24.CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2013

  13. Explanatory Note

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