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83.[F1(1)] Options to acquire or dispose of—

(a)a security or contractually based investment (other than one of a kind specified by this article);

(b)currency of the United Kingdom or any other country or territory;

(c)palladium, platinum, gold or silver; F2...

(d)an option to acquire or dispose of an investment of the kind specified by this article by virtue of paragraph (a), (b) or (c)[F3;

(e)subject to paragraph (4), an option to acquire or dispose of an option to which paragraph 5, 6, 7 or 10 of Section C of Annex I to the markets in financial instruments directive [F4read with Articles 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the Commission Regulation] ([F5the texts of which are set out in Parts 1 and 2] of Schedule 2) applies].

[F6(2) Subject to paragraph (4), options—

(a)to which paragraph (1) does not apply;

(b)which relate to commodities;

(c)which may be settled physically; and

(d)either—

(i)to which paragraph 5 or 6 of Section C of Annex I to the markets in financial instruments directive, the text of which is set out in Part 1 of Schedule 2 [F7(read with Articles 5 and 6 of the Commission Regulation)], applies, or

(ii)which in accordance with Article [F87] of the Commission Regulation (the text of which is set out in Part 2 of Schedule 2) are to be considered as having the characteristics of other derivative financial instruments and not being for commercial purposes, and to which paragraph 7 of Section C of Annex I to the markets in financial instruments directive applies.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), options—

(a)to which paragraph (1) does not apply;

(b)which may be settled physically; and

(c)to which paragraph 10 of Section C of Annex I to the markets in financial instruments directive (read with [F9Articles 7 and 8 of] the Commission Regulation) applies.

(4) Paragraphs (1)(e), (2) and (3) only apply to options in relation to which—

(a)an investment firm or credit institution is providing or performing investment services and activities on a professional basis,

(b)a management company is providing, in accordance with [F10Article 6(3)] of the UCITS directive, the investment service specified in paragraph 4 or 5 of Section A, or the ancillary service specified in paragraph 1 of Section B, of Annex I to the markets in financial instruments directive, F11...

(c)a market operator is providing the investment service specified in [F12paragraph 8 or 9] of Section A of Annex I to the markets in financial instruments directive[F13, or

(d)an AIFM is providing, in accordance with Article 6.4 of the alternative investment fund managers directive the investment service specified in paragraph 1, 4 or 5 of Section A, or the ancillary service specified in paragraph 1 of Section B, of Annex I to the markets in financial instruments directive.]

(5) Expressions used in paragraphs (1)(e), (2) and (3) and in the markets in financial instruments directive have the same meaning as in that directive.]

F1Art. 83(1): art. 83 renumbered as art. 83(1) (1.4.2007 for specified purposes, 1.11.2007 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/3384), arts. 1(2), 26(a)

F2Word in art. 83(1)(c) omitted (1.4.2007 for specified purposes, 1.11.2007 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/3384), arts. 1(2), 26(b)(i)

F3Art. 83(1)(e) inserted (1.4.2007 for specified purposes, 1.11.2007 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/3384), arts. 1(2), 26(b)(ii)

F4Words in art. 83(1)(e) inserted (1.4.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/488), arts. 1(2), 7(2)(a)

F5Words in art. 83(1)(e) substituted (1.4.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/488), arts. 1(2), 7(2)(b)

F6Art. 83(2)-(5) inserted (1.4.2007 for specified purposes, 1.11.2007 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/3384), arts. 1(2), 26(c)

F7Words in art. 83(2)(d)(i) inserted (1.4.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/488), arts. 1(2), 7(3)(a)

F8Word in art. 83(2)(d)(ii) substituted (1.4.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/488), arts. 1(2), 7(3)(b)

F9Words in art. 83(3)(c) inserted (1.4.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/488), arts. 1(2), 7(4)

F11Word in art. 83(4)(b) omitted (1.4.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/488), arts. 1(2), 7(5)(a)

F12Words in art. 83(4)(c) substituted (1.4.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/488), arts. 1(2), 7(5)(b)

F13Art. 83(4)(d) and preceding word inserted (1.4.2017 for specified purposes, 3.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/488), arts. 1(2), 7(5)(c)

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