Experienced Investor Funds
The Experienced Investor Fund is a sub-category of International scheme under Schedule 2 to the Collective Investment Schemes Act 2008.
The Experienced Investor Fund has been superseded by the Qualifying and Specialist Funds. No new Experienced Investor Funds can be established however existing funds may continue.
For legislation or published guidance notes applicable to Experienced Investor Funds please return to the All Funds page and click on the appropriate tab on the left of the page or click on the following links: Legislation or Guidance.
For forms applicable to Experienced Investor Funds, here is a link to the webpage: Forms.
1What are the ongoing submission requirements for Experienced Investor Funds?When an amendment to an Experienced Investor Fund is made, the administrator must submit a notification and alteration form via the Authority's online portal (https://www.fscreturns.co.im) within 10 working days of the fund alteration. This details what changes have been made to the fund. Template forms can be found on the Forms page of the website here.
Where the amendment requires a change to the offering document, an updated Governing Body Responsibility Statement must accompany the notification to the Authority.
In addition, the following notifications and submissions are required to be submitted via the online portal (https://www.fscreturns.co.im) on an ongoing basis:-
- Annual Compliance Declarations must be submitted:-
- within 6 months of the first anniversary of the launch of a fund;
- within 6 months of a fund’s financial year-end thereafter; and
- immediately prior to the fund ceasing to be a fund.
- Quarterly statistical information must be provided within 15 business days of each quarter end (March, June, September and December);
- Pricing Errors more than 0.5% of the price of the unit must be notified immediately and all errors must be notified on a quarterly basis with the statistical information. The Authority has issued guidance on pricing errors which can be found here;
- Where the audited annual financial statements are not distributed within six months of the year-end or the stated timescale per the offering document (if earlier), notification of late issuance of audited accounts must be made to the Authority. The Authority has previously issued a circular to licenceholders with regards to late accounts and a copy of this document can be found here;
- The Authority does not require copies of annual audited financial statements for Experienced Investor Funds however notification must be made where issued financial statements are qualified or contain an emphasis of matter. The Authority should be made aware of the reasons for the qualification and be provided with details of the remedial action to be taken.
As noted above, for forms applicable to Experienced Investor Funds please click here.
2 What is the process for de-registration of an Experienced Investor Fund?
Notification of cessation is required within 10 working days of closure or within 10 working days of the date the fund entered into liquidation. The Authority considers the date of scheme cessation as the date liquidators are appointed, although we do retain an interest in the funds. An Annual Compliance Declaration must be submitted immediately.
Immediately prior to the fund ceasing to be an Experienced Investor Fund, the Governing Body must submit an Annual Compliance Declaration to the Authority via the online portal (https://www.fscreturns.co.im). A template declaration can be found on the Forms page of the website here.