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Article 422-7 into force from to

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ELI : /en/eli/fr/aai/amf/rg/article/422-7/20131221/notes

I. - Authorisation of a SICAV, as provided for under Article L. 214-24-24 of the Monetary and Financial Code and, where applicable, the authorisation of each sub-fund provided for under the same Article, is subject to prior filing of an application with the AMF containing the elements stipulated in an AMF Instruction.

The AMF notifies the SICAV whether its authorisation has been granted or refused, within one month of the filing of the application.

If the AMF does not respond for one month following the acknowledgement of receipt of the application, authorisation is deemed to be granted.

If the AMF asks for further information that requires the asset management company to submit a supplementary information sheet, the AMF serves written notice stipulating that it shall receive the items requested within sixty days. If it fails to receive the said items within this period, the authorisation application is deemed to be rejected. The AMF issues a written acknowledgement of receipt when it has received all the information requested. The acknowledgement of receipt stipulates a new deadline for authorisation, which cannot be longer than the one referred to in the previous paragraph.

II. - The period referred to in I is reduced to eight working days after the AMF issues the acknowledgement of receipt of the authorisation application, if the SICAV applying for authorisation is comparable to a UCITS or retail investment fund that has already been authorised by the AMF.

The AMF assesses the comparability of the SICAV applying for authorisation, called the "comparable SICAV", and the UCITS or retail investment fund previously authorised by the AMF, called the "reference UCITS or retail investment fund", with respect to the following:

  1. The reference UCITS or retail investment fund and the comparable SICAV are managed by the same asset management company or the same delegated investment manager, or by investment management companies or delegated investment managers belonging to the same corporate group, and subject to the AMF's assessment of the information provided by the management company of the comparable SICAV, in accordance with the requirements stipulated in an AMF Instruction;

  2. The reference UCITS or retail investment fund has been authorised by the AMF and incorporated less than eighteen months before the date of receipt by the AMF of the authorisation application for the comparable SICAV. At the reasoned request of the management company of the comparable SICAV, the AMF may accept an authorized reference UCITS or retail investment fund that has been incorporated for more than eighteen months at the date of receipt of the authorisation application for the comparable SICAV;

  3. The reference UCITS or retail investment fund has not undergone any changes other than those referred to in an AMF Instruction.

    At the reasoned request of the management company of the comparable SICAV, the AMF may allow a UCITS or retail investment fund that has undergone changes other than those referred to in the Instruction to be a reference UCITS or retail investment fund;

  4. Subscribers to the comparable SICAV shall meet the subscription and purchasing requirements of the reference UCITS or retail investment fund;

  5. The investment strategy, risk profile, operating rules and articles of association of the comparable SICAV shall be similar to those of the reference UCITS or retail investment fund.

If one of the incorporation documents of the comparable SICAV is different from that of the reference UCITS or retail investment fund, it shall be clearly identified in the authorisation application for the comparable SICAV, in accordance with the procedures stipulated in an AMF Instruction.

The authorisation application of the comparable SICAV shall be filed electronically.

If the AMF asks for further information that requires the submission of a supplementary information sheet, the AMF serves such notice stipulating that the items requested must arrive within sixty days. If it fails to receive the said items within this period, the authorisation application is deemed to be rejected. The AMF issues a written acknowledgement of receipt when it has received all the information requested. The acknowledgement of receipt stipulates a new deadline for authorisation of eight working days or less.

If the comparable SICAV or the reference UCITS or retail investment fund do not comply with the requirements referred to in this Article, the AMF notifies the applicant, stipulating that the supplementary information required to compile an authorisation application under the procedures described in I shall be received within sixty days. If it fails to receive all of the supplementary information within this period, the authorisation application is deemed to be rejected. When all of the supplementary information has been received, the AMF issues a written acknowledgement of receipt and examines the authorisation application for the SICAV under the conditions and procedures referred to in I. The acknowledgement of receipt stipulates a new deadline for authorisation of one month or less.