The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2010

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2010/86

2010 No. 86

Financial Services And Markets

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2010

Made 19th January 2010

Laid before Parliament 19th January 2010

Coming into force 24th February 2010

In the opinion of the Treasury, one of the effects of the following Order is that an activity which is not a regulated activity (within the meaning of the Financial Services and Markets Act 20001) will become a regulated activity;

The Treasury make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 22(1) and (5), 426 and 428(3) of, and paragraph 25 of Schedule 2 to, the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000:

S-1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2010.

(2) This Order comes into force on 24th February 2010.

(3) In this Order, “the Act” means the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and “the Principal Order” means the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 20012.

S-2 Amendment of the Principal Order

Amendment of the Principal Order

2.—(1) The Principal Order is amended as follows.

(2) In article 77 (instruments creating or acknowledging indebtedness)—

(a)

(a) in paragraph (1), for “article 78” substitute “article 77A or 78”;

(b)

(b) in paragraph (2), after sub-paragraph (d) insert—

“(e)

“(e) an instrument which does not fall within article 77A by reason only of failing to meet the requirements of either sub-paragraph (e) or (f) (or both) of paragraph (2) of that article.”.

(3) After article 77 insert—

S-77A

Alternative finance investment bonds

77A.—(1) Rights under an alternative finance investment bond, to the extent that they do not fall within article 78.

(2) For the purposes of this article, arrangements constitute an alternative finance investment bond if—

(a)

(a) the arrangements provide for a person (“the bond-holder”) to pay a sum of money (“the capital”) to another (“the bond-issuer”);

(b)

(b) the arrangements identify assets, or a class of assets, which the bond-issuer will acquire for the purpose of generating income or gains directly or indirectly (“the bond assets”);

(c)

(c) the arrangements specify a period at the end of which they cease to have effect (“the bond term”);

(d)

(d) the bond-issuer undertakes under the arrangements—

(i) to make a repayment in respect of the capital (“the redemption payment”) to the bond-holder during or at the end of the bond term (whether or not in instalments); and

(ii) to pay to the bond-holder other payments on one or more occasions during or at the end of the bond term (“the additional payments”);

(e)

(e) the amount of the additional payments does not exceed an amount which would, at the time at which the bond is issued, be a reasonable commercial return on a loan of the capital; and

(f)

(f) the arrangements are a security admitted to—

(i) an official list (in accordance with the provisions of Directive 2001/34/ECof the European Parliament and of the Council on the admission of securities to official stock exchange listing and on information to be published on those securities)3; or

(ii) trading on a regulated market (within the meaning of Article 4.1(14) of Directive 2004/39/ECof the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments)4or on a recognised investment exchange (within the meaning of section 285 of the Act).

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2)—

(a)

(a) the bond-issuer may acquire the bond assets before or after the arrangements take effect;

(b)

(b) the bond assets may be property of any kind, including rights in relation to property owned by someone other than the bond-issuer;

(c)

(c) the identification of the bond assets mentioned in paragraph (2)(b) and the undertakings mentioned in paragraph (2)(d) may (but need not) be described as, or accompanied by a document described as, a declaration of trust;

(d)

(d) the reference to a period in paragraph (2)(c) includes any period specified to end upon the redemption of the bond by the bond-issuer;

(e)

(e) the bond-holder may (but need not) be entitled under the arrangements to terminate them, or participate in terminating them, before the end of the bond term;

(f)

(f) the amount of the additional payments may be—

(i) fixed at the beginning of the bond term;

(ii) determined wholly or partly by reference to the value of or income generated by the bond assets; or

(iii) determined in some other way;

(g)

(g) if the amount of the additional payments is not fixed at the beginning of the bond term, the reference in paragraph (2)(e) to the amount of the additional payments is a reference to the maximum amount of the additional payments;

(h)

(h) the amount of the redemption payment may (but need not) be subject to reduction in the event of a fall in the value of the bond assets or in the rate of income generated by them; and

(i)

(i) entitlement to the redemption payment may (but need not) be capable of being satisfied (whether or not at the option of the bond-issuer or the bond-holder) by the issue or transfer of shares or other securities.

(4) An instrument excluded from paragraph (1) of article 78 by paragraph (2)(b) of that article is not thereby taken to fall within paragraph (1) of this article.”.

(4) In article 78(2), before the words “There are excluded” insert “Subject to paragraph (3),”.

(5) After article 78(2) insert—

S-3

“3 Paragraph (2)(a) does not exclude an instrument which meets the requirements set out in sub-paragraphs (a) to (e) of article 77A(2).”.

S-3 Amendment of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Collective Investment Schemes) Order 2001

Amendment of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Collective Investment Schemes) Order 2001

3.—(1) The Schedule to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Collective Investment Schemes) Order 20015is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 5(1)(a) after “77” insert “or 77A” and for “(instruments creating or acknowledging indebtedness)” substitute “(debt instruments)”.

S-4 Consequential amendments

Consequential amendments

4. The Schedule (which contains consequential amendments) has effect.

Dave Watts

Tony Cunningham

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

19th January 2010

SCHEDULE

Article 4

Consequential Amendments

The Insolvency Act 1986

The Insolvency Act 1986

SCH-1.1

1. Part 1 of Schedule A1 to the Insolvency Act 19866(moratorium where directors propose voluntary arrangement) is amended as follows—

(a) in paragraph 4E(1)(a) after “article 77” insert “or 77A”;

(b) in the definition of “bond” in paragraph 4F(3) after “article 77 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001” insert “, and includes any instrument falling within article 77A of that Order”.

SCH-1.2

2. Schedule 2A to the Insolvency Act 19867(exceptions to prohibition on appointment of administrative receiver: supplementary provisions) is amended as follows—

(a) in paragraph 2(1)(a) after “article 77” insert “or 77A”;

(b) in the definition of “bond” in paragraph 3(2) after “article 77 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001” insert “, and includes any instrument falling within article 77A of that Order”.

The Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

The Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

SCH-1.3

3. Part 1 of Schedule A1 to the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 19898(moratorium where directors propose voluntary arrangement) is amended as follows—

(a) in paragraph 9(1)(a) after “article 77” insert “or 77A”;

(b) in the definition of “bond” in paragraph 10(3) after “article 77 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001” insert “, and includes any instrument falling within article 77A of that Order”.

SCH-1.4

4. Schedule 1A to the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 19899(exceptions to prohibition on appointment of administrative receiver: supplementary provisions) is amended as follows—

(a) in paragraph 2(1)(a) after “article 77” insert “or 77A”;

(b) in the definition of “bond” in paragraph 3(2) after “article 77 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001” insert “, and includes any instrument falling within article 77A of that Order”.

SCH-1.5

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

The Principal Order is amended as follows—

(a) in article 18(2)(b) for “or 77” substitute “, 77 or 77A”;

(b) in article 25D(2)(a)10after “77,” insert “77A,”;

(c) in article 71(6)(a)(i) for “or 77” substitute “, 77 or 77A”;

(d) in article 71(6)(a)(ii) for “and 77” substitute “, 77 and 77A”;

(e) in article 72F(1)11after sub-paragraph (a)(ii) in the definition of “Business Angel-led Enterprise Capital Fund” insert—

“(iia)

“(iia) article 77A, being rights under an alternative finance investment bond issued by an unlisted company;”;

(f) in article 79(1) after “77” insert “, 77A”.

SCH-1.6

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

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