GUIDANCE AND POLICY STATEMENTS
FSRA issues Guidance and Policy Statements within the intention to communicate and explain:-
Being guidance and policy, it is not legally binding on the Regulator or Authorised Persons.
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Guidance on Regulation of Initial Coin/Token Offerings (ICOs) and Virtual Currencies under the Financial Services and Markets Regulations
The Guidance sets out the FSRA’s regulatory approach to issuers seeking to raise funds through ICOs, and market intermediaries or operators dealing in or offering services in virtual tokens and currencies under the Financial Services and Markets Regulations. For more details, please click here.
Supplementary Guidance on Regulatory Framework for Fund Managers of Venture Capital Funds
The Guidance sets out the FSRA’s approach to an application for an FSP to operate under the framework outlined here for VC Managers (the “VC Manager Framework”), in addition to the existing requirements in relation to the Threshold Conditions as set out in the FSMR and GEN Rules. For more details, please click here.
Supplementary Guidance on Authorisation of Investment Management Activities
The Guidance sets out the FSRA’s expectations on the minimum criteria for an applicant seeking a Financial Services Permission to carry on the regulated activities of Managing Assets or Managing a Collective Investment Fund. For more details, please click here.
FinTech Regulatory Laboratory Guidance
This Guidance sets out the Financial Services Regulatory Authority’s (“FSRA’s” or the “Regulator’s”) approach to the Regulatory Laboratory (“RegLab”) framework. In particular, this Guidance includes the eligibility and authorisation criteria applicant must satisfy to be authorised as FinTech Participants, the authorisation process, the types of restrictions that the Regulator may impose on the FinTech Participants’ conduct, as well as the information that FinTech Participants may be required to produce to the Regulator. For more details, please click here.
Guidance & Policies Manual (GPM)
This Guidance & Policies Manual (“GPM”) contains guidance on how the FSRA regulates and supervises financial services firms and markets that operate in ADGM. The GPM is meant to assist persons operating or intending to operate financial services or a market in the ADGM and should be read in conjunction with the Financial Services and Markets Regulations and the ADGM Rulebooks.For more details, please click here.