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Securities Act
CHAPTER 11.01
SECURITIES ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
PART 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION
1. Short title
2. Interpretation
3. Agreement to have the force of law
4. Amendment to Agreement
5. Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission
6. Funding of Commission
PART 2
SECURITIES EXCHANGES
7. Restriction on establishment of securities exchanges
8. Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange Limited
9. Application for securities exchange licence
10. Grant of securities exchange licence
11. Suspension and revocation of securities exchange licence
12. Duties of holder of securities exchange licence
13. Rules of securities exchange
14. Amendment to rules of securities exchange
15. Fixing of trading and position limits
16. Power of Commission to issue directions to securities exchange
17. Power of Commission to require amendment to rules
18. Securities exchange to assist Commission
19. Disciplinary powers over members of securities exchange
20. Closure of securities exchange in emergency
21. Restriction on use of titles relating to exchanges, markets, etc.
PART 3
CLEARING AGENCIES AND SECURITIES REGISTRIES
22. Interpretation
23. Licensing of clearing agencies

24. Application for clearing agency licence
25. Grant of clearing agency licence
26. Rules of clearing agency
27. Approval of amendments to rules of clearing agency
28. Alteration of facts disclosed in application
29. General conditions
30. Revocation and suspension of licence
31. Power of Commission to issue directions
32. Duty to assist Commission
33. Proceedings of clearing agency take precedence over laws of insolvency
34. Duty to report on completion of default proceedings
35. Net sum payable on completion of default proceedings
36. Enforcement of judgements over property subject to market charge
37. Participant to be party to certain transactions as principal
38. Securities deposited with clearing agency
39. Preservation of rights
40. Securities registries
41. Application for securities registry licence
42. Grant of securities registry licence
43. Application of sections 28 to 32 to securities registries
44. Eastern Caribbean Central Securities Registry Limited
45. Eastern Caribbean Central Securities Depository Limited
PART 4
LICENSING OF MARKET PARTICIPANTS
46. Licensing requirement
47. Broker dealers
48. Grant of broker dealer licence
49. Application for broker dealer licence
50. Limited service brokers
51. Grant of limited service broker licence
52. Application for limited service broker licence
53. Investment advisers
54. Grant of investment adviser licence
55. Application for investment adviser licence
56. Custodians
57. Grant of custodian licence
58. Application for custodian licence
59. Non-application of sections 56 to 58
60. Grant of principal licence
61. Application for principal licence

62. Grant of representative licence
63. Application for representative licence
64. Accreditation of representatives
65. Power of Commission to impose conditions
66. Revocation and suspension of licences
67. Power of Commission to issue directions to licensees
68. Register of licensees
69. Notification of change in register particulars
70. Offences under this Part
PART 5
CONDUCT OF SECURITIES BUSINESS
71. Standards of conduct
72. Business conduct regulations
73. Issue of contract notes
74. Short selling
75. Accounts to be kept by broker dealers and limited service brokers
76. Financial resources regulations
77. Failure to comply with financial resources regulations
78. Monitoring compliance with financial resources regulations
79. Customers’ property
80. Insurance requirement
81. Auditor to be appointed
82. Audited accounts to be filed with Commission
83. Auditor to report to Commission in certain cases
84. Power of Commission to appoint auditor
PART 6
REGISTERS OF INTERESTS IN SECURITIES
85. Application of this Part
86. Register of Securities
87. Notice of particulars to Commission
88. Production of register
89. Particulars of financial journalists
90. Extract of register
91. Interest in securities


PART 7
OFFERS OF CORPORATE SECURITIES
92. Offers of securities
93. Publication of prospectus
94. Contents of prospectus
95. Compensation for false or misleading prospectus
96. Continuing disclosure obligations of issuers
PART 8
REGISTRATION OF CORPORATE ISSUERS
97. Registration statement
98. Annual reports
PART 9
COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES
99. Interpretation
100. Custodian and management company of collective investment scheme
101. Custodian of collective investment scheme
102. Grant of custodian of investment scheme licence
103. Application for custodian of collective investment scheme licence
104. Managing property of a collective investment scheme
105. Grant of management company of a collective investment scheme licence
106. Application for management company of a collective investment scheme licence
107. Restrictions on promotion
108. Authorisation of schemes by Commission
109. Regulation of collective investment schemes
110. Revocation of authorisation
111. Winding up
PART 10
INSIDER DEALING AND OTHER MARKET ABUSES
112. Insiders
113. Inside information
114. Information “made public”
115. Offence of insider dealing
116. False trading
117. Price rigging

118. Market manipulation
119. Use of deceptive statements as inducements
120. Fraudulent transactions
121. False or misleading statement inducing securities transactions
122. Penalties for offences under sections 116 to 121
123. Liability to pay damages
PART 11
DISCLOSURE OF SHAREHOLDINGS OF DIRECTORS
AND SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS
124. Interpretation
125. Notification of interests of directors and substantial shareholders
126. Change in director’s interest in securities
127. Obligation to notify acquisition or change in substantial shareholding
128. Extension to spouses and children
129. Register of interests of directors and substantial shareholders
130. Notification to securities exchange and Commission
131. Offences
PART 12
INFORMATION, INSPECTION AND INVESTIGATION
132. Power of Commission to call for information
133. Right to exchange information
134. Information relating to transactions
135. Power of Commission to inspect
136. Power of Commission to investigate
137. Inserting disciplinary proceedings
138. Power of Commission to require production of records and documents concerning listed companies
139. Remedy in cases of unfair prejudice by listed companies
140. Destruction of documents
141. Establishment of Disciplinary Committee
142. Jurisdiction of Disciplinary Committee
143. Disciplinary offences
PART 13
TAKEOVERS
144. Takeover offers
145. When companies deemed to be related

146. Conduct of takeovers
PART 14
SELF REGULATORY ORGANISATIONS
147. Licensing requirement
148. Grant of self regulatory organisation licence
149. Required rules
150. Application of other sections to this Part
151. Appointment of auditor
152. Keeping and inspection of records
153. Sanctions
154. Disputes between member companies
PART 15
UNCERTIFICATED SECURITIES
155. Transfer of uncertificated securities
PART 16
LISTING AND TRADING FOREIGN SECURITIES,
LICENSING AND EXCHANGE MEMBERSHIP
OF FOREIGN MARKET PARTICIPANTS
156. Listing and trading foreign securities
157. Application of other Parts
158. Interpretation
159. Approval of the Commission required
160. Public offer
161. Registration with the Commission
162. Insider dealing and other market abuses
163. Disclosure of shareholding of directors and substantial shareholders
164. Application of Part 12
165. Transfer and ownership of foreign securities
166. Custodians and share registries for foreign securities
167. Simplified listing and membership procedures in certain cases
PART 17
MISCELLANEOUS
168. Immunity
169. Offences and penalties

170. Orders of the High Court
171. Civil action
172. Right to appeal
173. Winding up orders
174. Receiving orders
175. Regulations
176. Rules
177. Forms
178. Guidance notes
179. International identification numbers
SCHEDULE: Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission
Agreement, 2000

CHAPTER 11.01
SECURITIES ACT
(Acts 4 of 2001, 11 of 2005 and 9 of 2011)
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROTECTION OF INVESTORS IN SECURITIES
THROUGH A REGIONAL EASTERN CARIBBEAN SECURITIES REGULATORY
COMMISSION, BY REGULATING THE SECURITIES MARKET, EXCHANGES AND
PERSONS ENGAGED IN SECURITIES BUSINESS, AND BY REGULATING THE
PUBLIC ISSUE OF SECURITIES AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.
Commencement
[1 January 2002]
PART 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Short title
1. This Act may be cited as the Securities Act.
Interpretation
2. (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
“accountant” means a person who is qualified as an accountant by examination conducted by one of the institutes of Chartered Accountants or Certified Accountants in England and Wales, Ireland or Scotland, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, the Certified Management Accountants of Canada or such other institute or body of accountants as may from time to time be approved by the Commission, and is a practising member in good standing of one of those institutes or is otherwise approved by any supervisory body of the accounting profession recognised under the law of Montserrat;
“accredited” is construed in accordance with section 64;
“advertisement” includes every form of advertising, whether in a publication, by the display of notices, signs, labels or showcards, by means of circulars or other documents, by an exhibition of pictures or photographic or cinematographic films, by way of sound broadcasting or television, by the distribution of recordings, by computer output, or in any other manner, and “advertising” shall be construed accordingly;

“Agreement” means the Agreement establishing the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission made on 24 day of November 2000, the text of which is set out in the Schedule and to which the government of Montserrat is a party;
“broker dealer” means a person who carries on the business of dealing in securities, or who holds himself out as conducting such business, within the meaning of section 47;
“broker dealer’s representative” means an individual in the employment of, or acting for or by arrangement with, a broker dealer, who deals in securities on behalf of that broker dealer, whether he is paid a salary, wages, commission or otherwise;
“charge” includes any mortgage, hypothec, assignment, pledge, or lien (other than a lien of a company on shares issued by it) on any security for securing money or money’s worth; (Inserted by Act 11 of 2005)
“clearing agency” means a company whose business is the provision of services for the clearing and settlement of transactions in securities;
“Commission” means the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission established by Article 3 of the Agreement;
“Company” includes a company, limited partnerships, unit trust or other business entity, which is incorporated, registered or otherwise established under the laws of a member territory; (Substituted by Act 11 of 2005)
“dealing in securities” is construed in accordance with section 47;
“Disciplinary Committee” means the Disciplinary Committee established under section 141;
“document” includes—
(a) information recorded in any form; and
(b) in relation to information recorded otherwise than in legible form, references to its production include references to producing a copy of the information in legible form;
“Governor” means the Governor acting on the advice of Cabinet; (Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
“investment adviser” means a person who carries on business giving advice on securities, or who holds himself out as conducting such business, within the meaning of section 53;
“investment adviser’s representative” means an individual in the employment of, or acting for or by arrangement with, an investment adviser, who advises on securities on behalf of that investment adviser, whether that individual is paid a salary, wages, commission or otherwise;
“issuer”, in relation to any securities, means the person by whom they have been or are to be issued;

“licensee” means a person licensed under Part 4;
“limited service broker” is construed in accordance with section 50;
“limited service broker’s representative” means an individual in the employment of, or acting for or by arrangement with, a limited service broker, who deals in securities on behalf of that broker, whether he is paid a salary, wages, commission or otherwise;
“member”, in relation to a securities exchange, means a licensee who is admitted to membership of the exchange;
“Monetary Council” means the Monetary Council established under Article 7 of the Agreement establishing the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank done at Port-of-Spain on the 5th day of July 1983 which said Agreement is set out in the Schedule to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Agreement Act, 1983;
“participating Government” has the same meaning as in the Agreement;
“person” includes a company and an individual;
“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Governor on the recommendation of the Commission; (Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
“principal” is construed in accordance with section 60;
“representative” means an accredited broker dealer’s representative, a limited service broker’s representative or an investment adviser’s representative, as the case may be, licensed under section 62;
“securities” means—
(a) shares and stock in the share capital of a company;
(b) any instrument creating or acknowledging indebtedness which is issued or proposed to be issued by a company including, in particular, debentures, debenture stock, loan stock, bonds and notes;
(c) bonds and other instruments creating or acknowledging indebtedness issued by or on behalf of any participating Government;
(d) any right (whether conferred by warrant or otherwise) to subscribe for shares or debt securities;
(e) any option to acquire or dispose of any other security;
(f) units in a collective investment scheme, including shares in or securities of an investment company; and
(g) any other instruments prescribed to be securities for the purposes of this Act,
but does not include—
(i) bills of exchange;

(ii) treasury bills with an original maturity of less than ninety days;
(iii) promissory notes for less than 270 days;
(iv) certificates of deposit issued by a licensed financial institution; or
(v) any other instrument prescribed, on the recommendation of the Commission, not to be securities for the purposes of the Act;
“securities exchange” means a market, exchange, place or facility which provides for bringing together on a regular basis purchasers and sellers of securities, and sets rules for the execution of securities transactions or for the negotiation or conclusion of sales and purchases of securities, but does not include—
(a) the office or facilities of a member of a licensed securities exchange; or
(b) the office or facilities of a clearing agency or securities depository;
“underwriting” includes the purchase of newly issued securities for the purpose of public resale on behalf of the issuer, and the guaranteeing to an issuer that the unsold residue of the issuer’s public issue or sale will be taken up.
(2) (a) A company is a subsidiary of another company (its holding company) if that other company—
(i) holds a majority of the voting rights in it;
(ii) is a member of it and has the right to appoint or remove a majority of its board of directors; or
(iii) is a member of it and controls alone, pursuant to an agreement with other shareholders, a majority of the voting rights in it;
(b) A company is deemed to be a subsidiary of another if the first mentioned company is a subsidiary of a company which is itself a subsidiary of that other company.
Agreement to have the force of law
3. The Agreement shall have the force of law in Montserrat.
Amendment to Agreement
4. Where an amendment to the Agreement becomes effective in accordance with Article 32 of the Agreement, the Governor shall by Order amend the Schedule to this Act for the purpose of including the amendment. (Amended by Act 9 of 2011)

Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission
5. The Commission is a legal body vested with all the powers and characteristics of a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal.
Funding of Commission
6. (1) The Commission shall be funded in accordance with Article 24 of the Agreement.
(2) The Commission is authorised to impose such fees, charges or levies as may be prescribed.
PART 2
SECURITIES EXCHANGES
Restriction on establishment of securities exchanges
7. (1) No person shall establish or operate a securities exchange in Montserrat except under and in accordance with a securities exchange licence granted by the Commission under this Act.
(2) No person shall assist any other person in the operation of a securities exchange unless that other person is the holder of a securities exchange licence granted by the Commission under this Act.
(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction—
(a) in the case of an individual, to a fine of $100,000 or to imprisonment for two years or to both;
(b) in the case of a company, to a fine of $200,000; and
if the offence is a continuing offence, the individual or company is liable to a further fine of $1,000 for every day that the offence continues after conviction.
(4) A person convicted of an offence under this section shall, following an assessment by the Commission, be liable to pay to the Commission, any moneys received or the monetary equivalent of any assets obtained as a result of carrying on securities business without a licence.
Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange Limited
8. (1) With effect from the commencement of this Act, the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange Limited shall, subject to subsection (3), be deemed to be licensed under this Part.
(2) The Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange Limited shall, not later than twelve months after the commencement of this Act or within such longer period as the Commission will allow—

(a) take such steps as are necessary to ensure that it satisfies the conditions specified in section 10(2);
(b) notify the Commission in writing of the steps so taken; and
(c) apply for a securities exchange licence under section 9.
(3) If the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange Limited fails to take action in accordance with subsection (2) within the time limited by or under that subsection, the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange Limited shall cease to be deemed to be licensed on the expiration of that period.
Application for securities exchange licence
9. (1) Only a company whose sole activity is the operation of a securities exchange may apply to the Commission for a securities exchange licence.
(2) An application under subsection (1) shall be made in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee.
Grant of securities exchange licence
10. (1) Upon receipt of an application duly made under section 9, the Commission may grant a securities exchange licence if it is satisfied that—
(a) it is appropriate to do so in the public interest, or for the proper regulation of markets in securities; and
(b) the applicant satisfies the conditions specified in subsection (2).
(2) The conditions to be satisfied by the applicant are that—
(a) the applicant’s activities will be limited to the operation of a securities exchange;
(b) the applicant can provide and maintain, to the satisfaction of the Commission, adequate and properly equipped facilities or systems for the conduct of the business of a securities exchange;
(c) the applicant shall have not less than three members who are engaged in the business of dealing in securities independently of and in competition with each other;
(d) the rules and practices proposed to be followed by the applicant must be such as will ensure that business conducted by means of its facilities or systems will be conducted in an orderly manner and so as to accord proper protection to investors;
(e) the applicant has made such arrangements as the Commission considers satisfactory for—
(i) the clearing and settlement of dealings in securities to ensure the performance of transactions effected on the securities exchange, and for the recording and publication of such transactions;

(ii) market surveillance;
(iii) the effective monitoring and enforcement of compliance with its rules, this Act and regulations made under this Act; and
(iv) investigating complaints in respect of business transacted by any of its members;
(f) the applicant must have default rules which, where a member of the securities exchange appears to be unable, or likely to become unable, to meet his obligations in respect of one or more market contracts, enable action to be taken to close out his position in respect of all unsettled market contracts to which he is a party.
Suspension and revocation of securities exchange licence
11. (1) The Commission may suspend a securities exchange licence granted under section 10 if the company—
(a) temporarily ceases to operate the securities exchange;
(b) goes into receivership;
(c) contravenes a provision of this Act;
(d) is operating in a manner detrimental to the public interest;
(e) fails to provide the Commission with information lawfully required;
(f) fails to comply with a lawful direction of the Commission; or
(g) fails to pay its annual licence fee as prescribed on or before the anniversary of the day of the grant of its licence.
(2) The Commission may revoke a securities exchange licence granted under section 10 if the company—
(a) ceases to operate the securities exchange;
(b) is being wound up, compounds or compromises with its creditors;
(c) contravenes a provision of this Act;
(d) is operating in a manner detrimental to the public interest;
(e) fails to continue to comply with the conditions specified in section 10(2);
(f) fails to pay its annual licence fee as prescribed on or before the anniversary of the day of the grant of its licence; or
(g) requests the Commission to do so.

(3) The Commission shall not revoke or suspend a securities exchange licence without first giving the holder of the licence an opportunity of being heard.
Duties of holder of securities exchange licence
12. (1) A holder of a securities exchange licence shall ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, an orderly and fair market in the securities that are traded through its facilities.
(2) In performing its duties under subsection (1), the holder of a securities exchange licence shall—
(a) act in the interests of the investing public; and
(b) ensure that such interests prevail where they conflict with any other interests the company is required to serve under any other law.
(3) The holder of a securities exchange licence shall ensure that members comply with its rules, this Act and regulations made under this Act.
(4) The holder of a securities exchange licence shall provide and maintain at all times to the satisfaction of the Commission—
(a) adequate and properly equipped premises for the conduct of its business;
(b) competent personnel for the conduct of its business;
(c) automated or other systems with adequate capacity, facilities to meet emergencies and security arrangements.
(5) The holder of a securities exchange licence shall notify the Commission immediately if it becomes aware—
(a) that a member is unable to comply with any financial resources regulation made under section 76; or
(b) of a financial irregularity or other matter which in the opinion of the holder of the securities exchange licence may indicate that the financial standing or integrity of a member is in question, or that a member may not be able to meet that member’s legal obligations.
Rules of securities exchange
13. (1) Subject to the approval of the Commission, the holder of a securities exchange licence shall make rules for the proper and efficient regulation, operation, management and control of the securities exchange.
(2) Without limiting the general effect of subsection (1), the holder of a securities exchange licence shall make rules—
(a) in respect of applications for listing and the requirements for listing;

(b) regarding agreements to be entered into between the securities exchange and other persons for listing securities and enforcing those agreements;
(c) regarding the cancellation and withdrawal of the listing of securities and the suspension of dealings in them;
(d) obliging a person to observe specified standards of conduct or to perform, or refrain from performing, specified acts reasonably imposed for the listing or continued listing of securities; and
(e) regarding the penalties and sanctions which the holder of the securities exchange licence may impose for a breach of the rules of the securities exchange.
Amendment to rules of securities exchange
14. (1) A securities exchange that wishes to make any amendment to its rules shall submit a draft of the proposed amendment to the Commission for approval.
(2) The Commission shall, within thirty days, of receipt of the proposed amendment by notice in writing to the holder of the securities exchange licence approve the amendment or disapprove the whole or any specified part of the amendment in question and until such notice is given the amendment shall not have force and effect.
Fixing of trading and position limits
15. (1) The Governor may, on the recommendation of the Commission, make regulations prescribing limits on the amount of trading which may be done, or positions which may be held, by a member of a securities exchange.
(2) Subsection (1) does not prohibit the Governor on the recommendation of the Commission from fixing different trading or position limits for different types of transactions, or from exempting specified transactions.
(3) Without limiting the general effect of subsection (1), the Governor may, on the recommendation of the Commission, make regulations to prohibit a person from—
(a) directly or indirectly entering, during a prescribed period, into transactions of a specified class in excess of the prescribed amount; or
(b) directly or indirectly holding or controlling positions of a specified class in excess of a prescribed position limit.
(Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
Power of Commission to issue directions to securities exchange
16. Where the Commission is satisfied that it is necessary for the protection of investors or for the proper regulation of a securities exchange, the

Commission may issue directions to the holder of a securities exchange licence with respect to—
(a) trading on or through its facilities generally or with respect to the trading of a particular security;
(b) the manner in which the securities exchange carries on any aspect of its business, including the manner of reporting off- market trades by members; or
(c) any other matter that the Commission considers necessary for the effective administration of this Act,
and the holder of the securities exchange licence shall comply with the direction.
Power of Commission to require amendment to rules
17. Where the Commission considers it necessary for the protection of investors, it may by notice in writing require the holder of a securities exchange licence to make or to amend or repeal any rule and, on the Commission specifying the amendments and the dates those amendments shall have force and effect, the securities exchange shall comply with the requirement as soon as practicable after receipt of the notice from the Commission.
Securities exchange to assist Commission
18. The holder of a securities exchange licence shall provide such assistance to the Commission as the Commission reasonably requires for the performance of its functions, including the furnishing of returns and providing information in respect of dealings in securities or any other specified information as the Commission may require for the proper administration of this Act.
Disciplinary action over members of a securities exchange
19. (1) Where a securities exchange reprimands, fines, suspends, expels or otherwise takes disciplinary action against a member in accordance with its rules, the securities exchange shall, within seven days of taking such action, give to the Commission in writing particulars of the name of the member, the reason for and nature of the action taken, the amount of any fine, and the period of any suspension.
(2) Any action taken by a securities exchange under subsection (1) shall be without prejudice to the power of the Commission to take such action as it sees fit with regard to the member or the licence held by the member.
Closure of securities exchange in emergency
20. (1) The Commission may, after consulting the holder of a securities exchange licence, direct it to close its market for a period not exceeding five trading days.

(2) The Commission may give the direction under subsection (1) if it is of the opinion that the orderly transaction of business on the securities exchange is being, or is likely to be, prevented because—
(a) of an impending emergency or natural disaster or where such emergency or disaster has occurred in Montserrat; or
(b) there exists an economic or financial crisis, whether in Montserrat or elsewhere, or any other circumstance, which is likely to prevent orderly trading on the securities exchange.
(3) The Commission may, on consultation with Monetary Council, extend the direction for further periods not exceeding ten trading days.
Restriction on use of titles relating to exchanges, markets, etc.
21. (1) No person other than the holder of a securities exchange licence may take or use the title or description “stock exchange”, “stock market”, “securities exchange” or “securities market” or anything which so closely resembles any of them as to be calculated to deceive.
(2) Subsection (1) shall not prevent a person from using any of the restricted terms in connection with an application, including application for the formation of a company, to the Commission for a licence.
(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence.
PART 3
CLEARING AGENCIES AND SECURITIES REGISTRIES
Interpretation
22. (1) In this Part—
“default proceedings” means any proceedings or other action taken by a clearing agency under its default rules;
“default rules”, for a clearing agency, means the rules of the clearing agency required by section 26;
“defaulter” means a participant who is the subject of any default proceedings;
“market charge” means a charge, whether fixed or floating, granted in favour of a clearing agency—
(a) over property, specified in subsection (2), held by or deposited with the clearing agency; and
(b) to secure liabilities arising directly with the clearing agency facilitating the settlement of a market contract;
“market collateral” means property, specified in subsection (2), held by or deposited with a clearing agency to secure liabilities arising directly with the clearing agency facilitating the settlement of a market contract;

“market contract” means a contract subject to the rules of a clearing agency entered into by the clearing agency with a participant under a novation which is both in accordance with those rules and for the purpose of the clearing and settlement of transactions in securities effected on, or subject to the rules of a securities exchange;
“participant” means a person who, under the rules of a clearing agency, may participate in one or more of the services provided by the clearing agency in its capacity as a clearing agency;
“relevant office-holder” means—
(a) the Official Receiver appointed under the Bankruptcy Act;
(b) a person acting in relation to a company as its liquidator, provisional liquidator, receiver or manager;
(c) a person acting in relation to an individual as his trustee in bankruptcy or interim receiver of his property; or
(d) a person appointed under an order for the administration in bankruptcy of an insolvent estate of a deceased person;
“settlement”, in relation to a market contract, includes partial settlement.
(2) Property which may be subject to a market charge, or provided as market collateral, is—
(a) money, letters of credit, bankers’ drafts, certified cheques, and any similar instruments;
(b) securities;
(c) futures contracts, and any similar financial contracts.
(3) Where a charge is granted partly for the purpose specified in the definition of “market charge” and partly for other purposes, the charge shall be a market charge in so far as it has effect for that specified purpose.
(4) Where collateral is granted partly for the purpose specified in the definition of “market collateral” and partly for other purposes, the collateral is market collateral in so far as it has been provided for that specified purpose.
(5) References in this Part to the law on insolvency include references to every provision made by or under—
(a) the Bankruptcy Act;
(b) the Companies Act; and
(c) any other enactment which is concerned with or in any way related to the insolvency of a person.
(6) References in this Part to settlement in relation to a market contract are references to the discharge of the rights and liabilities of the parties to the contract, whether by performance, compromise or otherwise.

Licensing of clearing agencies
23. (1) No person shall establish or operate a clearing agency except under and in accordance with a clearing agency licence granted by the Commission under this Act.
(2) No person shall assist any other person in the operation of a clearing agency unless that other person is the holder of a clearing agency licence.
(3) Subject to the provisions of this Part, the Commission may license a company to operate a clearing agency, which shall be the company’s sole activity, where it is satisfied that it is appropriate—
(a) in the interests of the investing public; and
(b) for the proper regulation of services for the clearing and settlement of transactions in securities contracts on a securities exchange.
Application for clearing agency licence
24. (1) Only a company may apply to the Commission for a licence to operate a clearing agency.
(2) An application under subsection (1) shall—
(a) be made in the form prescribed by the Commission and shall be completed in accordance with any direction specified in the form;
(b) be accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s rules; and
(c) be accompanied by particulars of the securities exchange, together with a letter of confirmation from the securities exchange, with which the applicant proposes to make clearing arrangements.
(3) At any time after receiving an application and before determining it the Commission may require the applicant to furnish additional information.
(4) Any information to be furnished to the Commission under this section shall, if it so requires, be in such form or verified in such manner as the Commission may specify.
Grant of clearing agency licence
25. On receipt of an application duly made in accordance with section 24 the Commission may grant a licence to operate a clearing agency if it is satisfied that—
(a) it is appropriate to do so in the public interest;
(b) the applicant has financial resources sufficient for the proper performance of its functions;

(c) the applicant has adequate arrangements and resources for the effective monitoring and enforcement of compliance with its rules;
(d) the applicant is able to provide clearing services which would enable a securities exchange to ensure the performance of transactions effected on the market, and
the default rules of the applicant satisfy the requirements of section 26.
Rules of clearing agency
26. (1) For the purposes of section 25, the rules of a clearing agency shall include provisions—
(a) where a participant appears to be unable, or likely to become unable, to meet the obligations in respect of one or more market contracts, to enable action to be taken to close out the participant’s position in relation to all unsettled market contracts to which the participant is a party;
(b) where the clearing agency determines that the activities of a participant presents or is likely to present unreasonable risk to the clearance and settlement systems to cease to act for the participant;
(c) to enable the settlement of all of the contracts by providing for there to be payable by or to the participant a sum of money in relation to each contract if that is required after taking into account all the rights and liabilities of the participant under or in respect of the contract concerned;
(d) to enable all sums of money payable by or to the participant as determined in accordance with paragraph (b) to be aggregated or set-off so as to produce a net sum, if any, payable by or to the participant;
(e) if any net sum referred to in paragraph (c) is payable by the participant, to provide for that net sum to be set-off against all property of the participant which is either subject to a market charge or which has been provided as market collateral (or set- off against the proceeds of the realisation of such property) so as to produce a further net sum, if any, payable by or to the participant;
(f) if any net sum referred to in paragraph (c) is payable to the participant, to provide that all property of the participant which is either subject to a market charge or which has been provided as market collateral shall cease to be subject to the market charge (but without prejudice to any other form of charge to which it may be subject) or to be market collateral (but without prejudice to its provision as any other form of collateral), as the case may be; and

(g) to provide for the certification by the clearing agency of any net sum referred to in paragraph (c) payable to the participant, or of any further net sum referred to in paragraph (d) payable by or to the participant, as the case may be, or if there is no such sum, the certification by the clearing agency of that fact.
(2) Where a clearing agency takes default proceedings, all subsequent action taken under its rules for settlement of market contracts to which the defaulter is a party are to be treated as taken under the default rules.
Approval of amendments to rules of clearing agency
27. (1) A clearing agency shall submit to the Commission—
(a) all proposed rules and amendments to rules of the clearing agency; and
(b) explanations of the purpose and likely effect, including the effect on the investing public of all proposed rules or amendments to rules,
in sufficient detail to enable the Commission to decide whether to approve such rules or refuse to approve them.
(2) The proposed rules of a clearing agency or an amendment to its rules shall not have effect unless the Commission has approved them in writing.
(3) The Commission shall, within thirty days after receiving the proposed rules or amendments for approval, give notice in writing to the clearing agency that—
(a) it approves them; or
(b) it refuses to approve them.
(4) The Commission shall not refuse a proposed rule or an amendment to a rule without first giving the clearing agency an opportunity of being heard.
Alteration of facts disclosed in application
28. An applicant for a licence under this Part shall forthwith give written notice to the Commission of—
(a) any proposed alteration to; or
(b) the occurrence of any event which it knows affects or may affect in a material respect,
information supplied to the Commission in relation to the application, being a proposal or event made or occurring while the application is pending a decision by the Commission.

General conditions
29. It shall be a condition of every clearing agency licence granted under this Part that—
(a) the licence is personal to the applicant and is not transferable;
(b) the clearing agency shall forthwith give written notice to the Commission of—
(i) any proposed alteration to; or
(ii) the occurrence of any event which it knows affects or may affect in a material respect,
any matter in respect of which it was required to supply information to the Commission;
(c) the consent of the Commission shall be obtained prior to the making of any change in the constitution or control of the clearing agency; and
(d) the clearing agency shall not carry on, or hold itself out as carrying on, any business other than that of providing clearing and settlement services.
Revocation and suspension of licence
30. (1) The Commission may at any time revoke or suspend a clearing agency licence granted under this Part if it appears to the Commission that the holder of the clearing agency licence—
(a) has ceased to operate a clearing agency;
(b) has failed to comply with any obligation to which it is subject under this Act; or
(c) is operating in a manner detrimental to the public interest.
(2) Where the Commission suspends a licence, the suspension may be for the period, or until the happening of an event, the Commission considers appropriate.
(3) The Commission shall not revoke or suspend a clearing agency licence without first giving the holder of the licence an opportunity of being heard.
Power of Commission to issue directions
31. Where the Commission is satisfied that it is necessary for the protection of investors or for the proper regulation of a clearing agency, the Commission may issue directions—
(a) with respect to the manner in which the clearing agency carries on any aspect of its business; or

(b) with respect to any other matter that the Commission considers necessary for the effective administration of this Act,
and the clearing agency shall comply with the direction.
Duty to assist Commission
32. Notwithstanding any other law, a clearing agency shall provide such assistance to the Commission as the Commission reasonably requires for the performance of its functions, including the furnishing of returns and the provision of information in respect of securities transactions or any other specified information as the Commission may require from time to time.
Proceedings of clearing agency take precedence over laws of insolvency
33. (1) The following shall not be to any extent invalid at law for inconsistency with the law for distributing the assets of a person on insolvency, bankruptcy or winding up, or on the appointment of a receiver over any of the assets of a person—
(a) a market contract;
(b) the rules of a clearing agency for the settlement of a market contract;
(c) proceedings or other action taken under the rules of a clearing agency for the settlement of a market contract;
(d) a market charge;
(e) the default rules of a clearing agency; or
(f) default proceedings.
(2) No person acting under the laws of insolvency, may exercise any power to prevent or interfere with—
(a) the settlement of a market contract under the rules of a clearing agency; or
(b) default proceedings.
Duty to report on completion of default proceedings
34. (1) A clearing agency shall, upon completion by it of default proceedings, make a report on such proceedings stating in respect of each defaulter—
(a) the net sum, if any, certified by the clearing agency to be payable by or to the defaulter; or
(b) that no sum is payable.
(2) A clearing agency which has made a report pursuant to subsection (1) shall supply the report to—
(a) the Commission;

(b) any relevant office-holder in relation to—
(i) the defaulter to whom the report relates; or
(ii) that defaulter’s estate;
(c) if there is no relevant office-holder referred to in subsection (b), the defaulter to whom the report relates.
(3) Where the Commission receives pursuant to subsection (2) a report made pursuant to subsection (1), it may publish notice of that fact in such manner as it thinks appropriate to bring it to the attention of creditors of the defaulter to whom the report relates.
(4) Where a relevant office-holder or defaulter receives pursuant to subsection (2) a report made pursuant to subsection (1), the office-holder or defaulter shall, at the request of a creditor of the defaulter to whom the report relates—
(a) make the report available for inspection by the creditor;
(b) on payment of such reasonable fee as the relevant office-holder or defaulter, as the case may be, determines, supply to the creditor all or any part of that report.
(5) In subsections (2), (3) and (4), “report” includes a copy of a report.
Net sum payable on completion of default proceedings
35. (1) Where a receiving or winding up order has been made, or a resolution for voluntary winding up has been passed, any net sum shall, notwithstanding any of the provisions of the Bankruptcy Act or the Companies Act, be provable in the bankruptcy or winding up or, as the case may be, shall be payable to the relevant office-holder under the Bankruptcy Act or in the case of a winding-up order under the Companies Act.
(2) This section applies to any net sum certified under section 34(1)(a) by a clearing agency, upon the completion by it of any default proceedings, to be payable by or to a defaulter.
Enforcement of judgements over property subject to market charge
36. (1) Where property is subject to a market charge or has been provided as market collateral, no execution or other legal process for the enforcement of a judgement or order may be commenced or continued, and no distress may be levied, against the property by a person not seeking to enforce any interest in or security over the property, except with the consent of the clearing agency concerned.
(2) Where by virtue of this section a person would not be entitled to enforce a judgement or order against any property, any injunction or other remedy granted with a view to facilitating the enforcement of any such judgement or order shall not extend to that property.

Participant to be party to certain transactions as principal
37. Where a participant—
(a) in his capacity as such enters into any transaction (including a market contract) with a clearing agency; and
(b) but for this subsection, would be a party to that transaction as agent,
then as between the clearing agency and any other person (including the participant and the person who is his principal in respect of that transaction), the participant is for all purposes (including any action, claim or demand, either civil or criminal)—
(i) deemed not to be a party to that transaction as agent; and
(ii) deemed to be a party to that transaction as principal,
notwithstanding any other enactment or rule of law.
Securities deposited with clearing agency
38. (1) An action, claim or demand, either civil or criminal, for a right, title or interest held by any person in securities deposited by a participant with a clearing agency in accordance with the rules of the clearing agency, does not lie, and may not be commenced or allowed, against the clearing agency or its nominees, notwithstanding any other enactment or rule of law.
(2) The operation of subsection (1) in respect of securities deposited with a clearing agency is subject to any modifications and exclusions provided in the rules of the clearing agency.
Preservation of rights
39. Except to the extent that it expressly provides, this Part does not operate to limit, restrict or otherwise affect—
(a) a right, title, interest, privilege, obligation or liability of a person;
(b) an investigation, legal proceeding or remedy in respect of the right, title, interest, privilege, obligation or liability.
Securities registries
40. (1) A person shall not establish or operate, or assist in the operation of, a share registry business that is not licensed for such purpose by the Commission.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this Part, the Commission may licence a company to operate a share registry business where it is satisfied that it is appropriate—
(a) in the interests of the investing public; and
(b) for the proper regulation of share registry services.

(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence.
Application for securities registry licence
41. (1) Only a company registered in Montserrat may apply to the Commission for a licence to operate a share registry.
(2) An application under subsection (1) shall—
(a) be made in the form prescribed by the Commission; and
(b) be accompanied by the prescribed fee.
(3) At any time after receiving an application the Commission may require an applicant to furnish additional information.
(4) Any information to be furnished to the Commission under this section shall, if it so requires, be in such form or verified in such manner as the Commission may specify.
Grant of securities registry licence
42. On receipt of an application duly made in accordance with section 41 the Commission may grant a licence to operate a share registry if it is satisfied that the applicant has financial resources sufficient for the proper performance of its functions.
Application of sections 28 to 32 to securities registries
43. Sections 28, 29, 30, 31, and 32 shall apply mutatis mutandis to a licensed share registry.
Eastern Caribbean Central Securities Registry Limited
44. With effect from the commencement of this Act, the Eastern Caribbean Central Securities Registry Limited shall be deemed to be licensed as a share registry under this Act.
Eastern Caribbean Central Securities Depository Limited
45. With effect from the day of commencement of this Act, the Eastern Caribbean Central Securities Depository Limited shall be deemed to be licensed as a clearing agency and as a custodian under this Act.
PART 4
LICENSING OF MARKET PARTICIPANTS
Licensing requirement
46. Subject to the provisions of this Part, no person shall carry on business, or hold himself out as carrying on business, as—
(a) a broker dealer;

(b) a limited service broker;
(c) an investment adviser;
(d) a custodian;
(e) a principal of a broker dealer, limited service broker or corporate investment adviser; or
(f) a representative of a broker dealer, limited service broker or investment adviser,
unless that person is licensed to do so by the Commission under this Part.
Broker dealers
47. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Part, no person shall carry on business in Montserrat dealing in securities, or hold himself out as carrying on that business, unless that person is a licensed broker dealer.
(2) No broker dealer shall operate other than in accordance with its licence.
(3) A person is regarded as carrying on business dealing in securities if that person (whether acting as principal or agent) by way of business—
(a) makes or offers to make an agreement with another person to enter into or offer to enter into an agreement, for or with a view to acquiring, disposing of, subscribing for or underwriting securities or in anyway effects or causes to effect a securities transaction; or
(b) manages a portfolio of securities for another person on terms under which the first mentioned person may hold property of the other person.
(4) A person is not regarded as carrying on business dealing in securities, or as holding himself out as carrying on that business, if that person—
(a) is carrying out functions as a clearing agency;
(b) deals in securities as principal only through a broker dealer or its representative or a limited service broker;
(c) is an investment adviser and, in a manner consistent with a licence granted to that person, manages a portfolio of securities for another person—
(i) without holding property of the other person; and
(ii) on terms which preclude that person from doing so; or
(d) gives advice on securities as an incident to the person’s practice as a lawyer or professional accountant.
(5) For the purpose of subsections (3) and (4), and section 53(3), “hold” in relation to property includes the control of its disposal but does not

include the mere receipt and despatch or delivery of a cheque or other order made payable to another person.
Grant of broker dealer licence
48. (1) The Commission may grant a broker dealer licence to a company which applies in the prescribed manner and pays the prescribed fee.
(2) A licence granted under this section shall specify the securities business activity that the broker dealer is permitted to undertake and shall be restricted to such business as so specified.
(3) The Commission shall refuse to grant a broker dealer licence unless the applicant—
(a) is a company;
(b) employs at least one individual who is licensed as a principal under section 60;
(c) employs at least one individual who is licensed as a representative under section 62;
(d) has the prescribed minimum paid-up capital and is able to meet the prescribed minimum net liquid capital requirement in cash or readily marketable securities;
(e) complies with the insurance requirement under section 80;
(f) satisfies the Commission that it is a fit and proper person to be licensed as a broker dealer;
(g) will be able, if licensed, to comply with the financial resources regulations that may apply to it;
(h) has specified premises under section 49(1)(c) that are suitable for keeping records or other documents.
(4) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be licensed, the Commission—
(a) shall have regard to, in respect of each of its directors and officers—
(i) his financial status;
(ii) his educational or other qualifications or experience having regard to the nature of his application;
(iii) his ability to perform his proposed function efficiently, honestly and fairly; and
(iv) his reputation, character, financial integrity and reliability; and
(b) may take into account any matter relating to—

(i) any person who is or is to be employed by, or associated with, the applicant for the purposes of the business to which the application relates;
(ii) any person who will be acting as a principal or representative in relation to such business; and
(iii) any substantial shareholder, director or officer of the company, any other company in the same group of companies or to any director or officer of any such company.
(5) For the purposes of this section, the Commission may have regard to any information in its possession whether furnished by the applicant or not.
(6) In subsection (4)(b)(iii), “substantial shareholder”, in relation to a company, means a person who has an interest in shares in the company—
(a) the stated value of which is equal to or more than 5% of the issued share capital of the company; or
(b) which entitles the person to exercise or control the exercise of 5% or more of the voting power at a general meeting of the company.
(7) The Commission—
(a) shall not refuse an application for a licence without first giving the applicant an opportunity of being heard; and
(b) if it refuses an application for a licence, shall notify the applicant in writing of the refusal and the reasons for such refusal.
Application for broker dealer licence
49. (1) An application for a broker dealer licence shall be made in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee, and shall—
(a) give the Commission information it reasonably requires—
(i) about the services which the applicant will hold itself out as being able to provide if the application is allowed;
(ii) about the business which the applicant proposes to carry on and to which the application relates, and about any person whom the applicant proposes to employ or with whom the applicant intends to be associated in the course of carrying on the business; and
(iii) to enable the Commission to consider the matters referred to in section 48(3) and (4);
(b) nominate as a principal at least one individual who will actively participate in, and who will be responsible for the supervision of, its business; and

(c) specify the location of all premises at which the records or other documents of the business for which the application is made are to be kept.
(2) The Commission may require an applicant to provide it with such further information as the Commission thinks necessary.
Limited service brokers
50. (1) A limited service broker means a person dealing in securities whose licence is restricted to executing securities trades on its own account and on behalf of customers, together with any necessary and incidental activities.
(2) A limited service broker shall not provide services such as investment advice, investment banking and underwriting or hold discretionary accounts for customers.
Grant of limited service broker licence
51. (1) The Commission may grant a limited service broker licence to a company which applies in the prescribed manner and pays the prescribed fee.
(2) A limited service broker licence shall restrict the securities business activity that the licensee is permitted to undertake to execute securities trades on its own account and on behalf of customers.
(3) The Commission shall refuse to grant a limited service broker licence unless the applicant—
(a) is a company;
(b) employs at least one individual who is licensed as a principal under section 60;
(c) employs at least one individual who is licensed as a representative under section 62;
(d) has the prescribed minimum paid-up capital and is able to meet the prescribed minimum net liquid capital requirement in cash or readily marketable securities;
(e) complies with the insurance requirement under section 80;
(f) satisfies the Commission that it is a fit and proper person to be licensed as a limited service broker;
(g) will be able, if licensed, to comply with the financial resources regulations made under section 76 that may apply to it;
(h) has specified premises under section 52(1)(c) that are suitable for keeping records or other documents.
(4) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be licensed, the Commission—
(a) shall have regard to, in respect of each of its directors and officers—

(i) his financial status;
(ii) his educational or other qualifications or experience having regard to the nature of his application;
(iii) his ability to perform his proposed function efficiently, honestly and fairly; and
(iv) his reputation, character, financial integrity and reliability;
(b) may take into account any matter relating to—
(i) any person who is or is to be employed by, or associated with, the applicant for the purposes of the business to which the application relates;
(ii) any person who will be acting as a representative in relation to such business; and
(iii) any substantial shareholder, director or officer of the company, any other company in the same group of companies or to any director or officer of any such company.
(5) For the purposes of this section, the Commission may have regard to any information in its possession whether furnished by the applicant or not.
(6) In subsection (4)(b)(iii), “substantial shareholder”, in relation to a company, means a person who has an interest in shares in the company—
(a) the stated value of which is equal to or more than 5% of the issued share capital of the company; or
(b) which entitles the person to exercise or control the exercise of 5% or more of the voting power at a general meeting of the company.
(7) The Commission—
(a) shall not refuse an application for a licence without first giving the applicant an opportunity of being heard; and
(b) if it refuses an application for a licence, shall notify the applicant in writing of the refusal and the reasons for it.
Application for limited service broker licence
52. (1) An application for a limited service broker licence shall be made in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee, and shall—
(a) give the Commission information it reasonably requires—
(i) about the services which the applicant will hold itself out as being able to provide if the application is allowed;
(ii) about the business which the applicant proposes to carry on and to which the application relates, and about any person whom the applicant proposes to employ or with whom the

applicant intends to be associated in the course of carrying on the business; and
(iii) to enable the Commission to consider the matters referred to in section 51(3) and (4);
(b) nominate as a principal at least one individual who will actively participate in, and who will be responsible for the supervision of its business; and
(c) specify the location of all premises at which the records or other documents of the business for which the application is made are to be kept.
(2) The Commission may require an applicant to provide it with such further information as the Commission thinks necessary.
Investment advisers
53. (1) No person shall carry on business in Montserrat giving advice on securities, or hold himself out as carrying on that business, unless he is a licensed investment adviser.
(2) No investment adviser shall operate other than in accordance with his licence.
(3) A person is regarded as carrying on business giving advice on securities if he, by way of business—
(a) advises others concerning investment in securities;
(b) issues analyses or reports concerning specific securities; or
(c) manages a portfolio of securities for another person—
(i) without holding property of the other person; and
(ii) on terms that preclude him from doing so.
(4) A person is not regarded as carrying on business giving advice on securities if that person—
(a) is a broker dealer;
(b) is a financial institution licensed under the Banking Act;
(c) is a lawyer or a professional accountant who gives advice on securities as an incident to the practice of that person’s profession;
(d) gives advice on securities only in a newspaper, magazine, journal or other periodical publication—
(i) which is generally available to the public; and
(ii) which does not have as its principal or only object the provision of advice, or the issue of analyses or reports, concerning securities.

Grant of investment adviser licence
54. (1) The Commission may grant an investment adviser licence to an individual or a company who applies in the prescribed manner and pays the prescribed fee.
(2) A licence granted under this section shall specify the securities business activity or activities that the licensee is permitted to undertake and the licensee shall be restricted to such business as so specified.
(3) The Commission shall refuse to grant an investment adviser licence unless the applicant—
(a) in the case of a company, employs at least one individual who is licensed as a principal under section 60;
(b) in the case of a company, employs at least one individual who is licensed as a representative under section 62;
(c) has the prescribed minimum paid up capital;
(d) complies with the insurance requirement under section 80;
(e) satisfies the Commission that the applicant is a fit and proper person to be licensed as an investment adviser;
(f) will be able, if licensed, to comply with the financial resources regulations made under section 76, that will apply to him;
(g) has specified premises under section 55(1)(c) that are suitable for keeping records or other documents.
(4) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be licensed, the Commission—
(a) shall have regard to, in respect of an applicant who is an individual, and in the case of an applicant company in respect of each of its directors and officers—
(i) his financial status;
(ii) his educational or other qualifications or experience having regard to the nature of his application;
(iii) his ability to perform his proposed function efficiently, honestly and fairly;
(iv) his reputation, character, financial integrity and reliability; and
(v) his satisfactory completion of any examination requirements as may be prescribed;
(b) may take into account any matter relating to—
(i) any person who is or is to be employed by, or associated with, the applicant for the purposes of the business to which the application relates;

(ii) any person who will be acting as a principal or representative in relation to such business; and
(iii) where the applicant is a company, any substantial shareholder, director or officer of the company, any other company in the same group of companies or to any director or officer of any such company.
(5) For the purposes of this section, the Commission may have regard to any information in its possession whether furnished by the applicant or not.
(6) In subsection (4)(b)(iii), “substantial shareholder”, in relation to a company, means a person who has an interest in shares in the company—
(a) the stated value of which is equal to or more than 5% of the issued share capital of the company; or
(b) which entitles the person to exercise or control the exercise of 5% or more of the voting power at a general meeting of the company.
(7) The Commission—
(a) shall not refuse an application for a licence without first giving the applicant an opportunity of being heard; and
(b) if it refuses an application for a licence, shall notify the applicant in writing of the refusal and the reasons for it.
Application for investment adviser licence
55. (1) An application for an investment adviser licence shall be made in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee, and shall—
(a) give the Commission information it reasonably requires—
(i) about the services which the applicant will hold himself out as being able to provide if the application is allowed;
(ii) about the business which the applicant’s company proposes to carry on and to which the application relates; and
(iii) to enable the Commission to consider the matters referred to in section 54(3) and (4); and
(b) nominate as a principal at least one individual who will actively participate in, and who will be responsible for the supervision of, its business; and
(c) specify the location of all premises at which the records or other documents of the business for which the application is made are to be kept.
(2) The Commission may require an applicant to provide it with such further information as the Commission thinks necessary.

Custodians
56. (1) No person shall carry on the business, in Montserrat, of taking securities into custody for safe keeping, or hold himself out as carrying on that business, unless that person is a licensed custodian.
(2) No custodian shall operate other than in accordance with a licence.
Grant of custodian licence
57. (1) The Commission may grant a custodian licence to a company which applies in the prescribed manner and pays the prescribed fee.
(2) A licence granted under this section shall specify the securities business activity or activities that the licensee is permitted to undertake and the licensee shall be restricted to such business as so specified.
(3) The Commission shall refuse to grant a custodian licence unless the applicant—
(a) is a bank or financial institution licensed under the Banking Act;
(b) is a trust company which is a subsidiary of such bank or financial institution; or
(c) is a company other than a company referred to in paragraph (b) that, has the prescribed minimum paid up capital and the Commission is satisfied that the applicant has the experience necessary to enable it to conduct its business and to carry out its duties as a securities custodian;
(d) complies with the insurance requirement under section 80;
(e) satisfies the Commission that it is a fit and proper person to be licensed as a custodian;
(f) will be able, if licensed, to comply with the financial resources regulations made under section 76 that may apply to it;
(g) has specified premises under section 58(1)(b) that are suitable for keeping records or other documents.
(4) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be licensed, the Commission—
(a) shall have regard to, in respect of each of its directors and officers—
(i) his financial status;
(ii) his educational or other qualifications or experience having regard to the nature of his application;
(iii) his ability to perform his proposed function efficiently, honestly and fairly; and
(iv) his reputation, character, financial integrity and reliability;

(b) may take into account any matter relating to—
(i) any person who is or is to be employed by, or associated with, the applicant for the purposes of the business to which the application relates;
(ii) any person who will be acting as a representative in relation to such business; and
(iii) any substantial shareholder, director or officer of the company, any other company in the same group of companies or to any director or officer of any such company.
(5) For the purposes of this section, the Commission may have regard to any information in its possession whether furnished by the applicant or not.
(6) In subsection (4)(b)(iii), “substantial shareholder”, in relation to a company, means a person who has an interest in shares in the company—
(a) the stated value of which is equal to or more than 5% of the issued share capital of the company; or
(b) which entitles the person to exercise or control the exercise of 5% or more of the voting power at a general meeting of the company.
(7) The Commission—
(a) shall not refuse an application for a licence without first giving the applicant an opportunity of being heard; and
(b) if it refuses an application for a licence, shall notify the applicant in writing of the refusal and the reasons for it.
Application for custodian licence
58. (1) An application for a custodian licence shall be made in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee, and shall—
(a) give the Commission information it reasonably requires—
(i) about the services which the applicant will hold himself out as being able to provide if the application is approved;
(ii) about the business which the applicant proposes to carry on and to which the application relates, and about any person whom the applicant proposes to employ or with whom the applicant intends to be associated in the course of carrying on the business; and
(iii) to enable the Commission to consider the matters referred to in section 57(3) and (4); and
(b) specify the location of all premises at which the records or other documents of the business for which the application is made are to be kept.

(2) The Commission may require an applicant to provide it with such further information as the Commission thinks necessary.
Non-application of sections 56 to 58
59. Sections 56, 57 and 58 shall not apply to a licensed clearing agency that undertakes custodial services as an incident to its business.
Grant of principal licence
60. (1) The Commission may grant a principal licence to an individual who applies in the prescribed manner and pays the prescribed fee.
(2) The Commission shall refuse to grant a principal licence unless the applicant—
(a) is an individual;
(b) satisfies the Commission that the applicant—
(i) has sufficient educational or other qualifications or experience;
(ii) has sufficient authority within the company; and
(iii) is a fit and proper person,
to supervise the business for which the company that has nominated him is licensed or is applying to be licensed;
(c) satisfies the Commission that he is a fit and proper person to be licensed as a principal;
(d) supplies the Commission with the information that it requires to assess whether he is a fit and proper person to be a principal of the company.
(3) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be licensed the Commission shall have regard to the applicant’s—
(a) financial status;
(b) educational or other qualifications or experience having regard to the nature of the application;
(c) ability to perform his proposed function efficiently, honestly and fairly;
(d) reputation, character, financial integrity and reliability; and
(e) satisfactory completion of any examination requirements as may be prescribed.
(4) For the purposes of this section, the Commission may have regard to any information in its possession whether furnished by the applicant or not.
(5) The Commission—

(a) shall not refuse an application for a licence without first giving the applicant an opportunity of being heard; and
(b) if it refuses an application for a licence, shall notify the applicant in writing of the refusal and the reasons for such refusal.
Application for principal licence
61. (1) An application for a principal’s licence shall be made in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee, and shall give the Commission information it reasonably requires—
(i) about the services which the applicant will hold himself out as being able to provide if the application is allowed;
(ii) about the business which the applicant’s company proposes to carry on and to which the application relates; and
(iii) to enable the Commission to consider the matters referred to in section 60(2) and (3).
(2) The Commission may require an applicant to provide it with such further information as the Commission thinks necessary.
Grant of representative licence
62. (1) The Commission may grant a representative licence to an individual who applies in the prescribed manner and pays the prescribed fee.
(2) The Commission shall refuse to grant a representative licence unless the applicant—
(a) is an individual;
(b) has sufficient educational or other qualifications or experience;
(c) satisfies the Commission that the applicant is a fit and proper person to be licensed as a representative;
(d) supplies the Commission with the information that it requires to assess whether the applicant is a fit and proper person.
(3) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be licensed the Commission shall have regard to the applicant’s—
(a) financial status;
(b) educational or other qualifications or experience having regard to the nature of the application;
(c) ability to perform his proposed function efficiently, honestly and fairly;
(d) reputation, character, financial integrity and reliability; and
(e) satisfactory completion of any examination requirements prescribed by the Commission.

(4) For the purposes of this section, the Commission may have regard to any information in its possession whether furnished by the applicant or not.
(5) The Commission—
(a) shall not refuse an application for a licence without first giving the applicant an opportunity of being heard; and
(b) if it refuses an application for a licence, shall notify the applicant in writing of the refusal and the reasons for such refusal.
Application for representative licence
63. (1) An application for a representative licence shall be made in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee, and shall give the Commission information it reasonably requires—
(i) about the services which the applicant will hold himself out as being able to provide if the application is allowed;
(ii) about the business which the applicant’s company proposes to carry on and to which the application relates; and
(iii) to enable the Commission to consider the matters referred to in section 62(2) and (3).
(2) The Commission may require an applicant to provide it with such further information as the Commission thinks necessary.
Accreditation of representatives
64. (1) A representative is accredited to a broker dealer, limited service broker or investment adviser for the purposes of this Part only if—
(a) the licence of the representative states that he is accredited to the licensee; and
(b) the representative is recorded as being accredited in the register maintained under section 68.
(2) The Commission shall not issue a representative licence unless both the representative and the licensee have notified the Commission in writing that he is, or is to be, accredited.
(3) If a licensee or representative notifies the Commission in writing that the accreditation of the representative has been terminated—
(a) the Commission may amend the register of licensees accordingly; and
(b) the representative shall return his licence to the Commission within seven days of the Commission requiring him to do so.

Power of Commission to impose conditions
65. (1) Any licence granted by the Commission may contain such reasonable conditions it considers necessary.
(2) Conditions may be of general or special application and may make different provision for different cases or classes of cases.
(3) In the case of a condition of special application to a particular licence the condition shall be for a specified period of time.
(4) The Commission may, by written notice served on the holder of the licence, amend or cancel any of the conditions or attach new conditions provided that, in the case of proposed new conditions, the Commission shall not impose them without first giving the licensee an opportunity of being heard.
(5) A person to whom a licence is granted shall not, when conducting business for which a licence is required, use a name other than the name specified in the licence.
Revocation and suspension of licences
66. (1) The Commission may revoke a licence granted to an individual under this Part if that individual—
(a) is shown by certified medical evidence to be mentally or physically incapable of performing the activities to which the licence relates;
(b) is adjudged a bankrupt, in Montserrat or elsewhere;
(c) is convicted, whether in Montserrat or elsewhere, of fraud or any other offence involving dishonesty;
(d) is convicted of an offence under this Act or regulations made under this Act;
(e) contravenes or fails to comply with any condition applicable in respect of the licence;
(f) ceases to carry on the business for which that individual is licensed;
(g) is the holder of a representative licence and the licence of the licensee to whom that individual is accredited is revoked or suspended;
(h) fails to pay the annual licence fee as prescribed on or before the anniversary of the day of the grant of the licence; or
(i) by reason of any other circumstances, is no longer a fit and proper person to hold a licence.
(2) The Commission may revoke a licence granted to a company under this Part if—

(a) the company goes into liquidation or is ordered to be wound up;
(b) a receiver or manager of all or a substantial part of the property of the company is appointed;
(c) the company ceases to carry on the business for which it is licensed;
(d) it has reason to believe that the company, or any of its directors or employees, has not performed its or his duties honestly and fairly;
(e) the company contravenes or fails to comply with any condition applicable in respect of the licence;
(f) the company is in breach of this Act or any regulation made under this Act;
(g) where applicable, the company does not continue to employ at least one person who holds the appropriate representative licence granted under this Act;
(h) the company fails to pay its annual licence fee as prescribed on or before the anniversary of the day of the grant of its licence; or
(i) by reason of any other circumstances, the company is no longer a fit and proper person to hold a licence.
(3) The Commission may, if it thinks it necessary—
(a) as a matter of urgency for the protection of investors; or
(b) as a result of any investigation under this Act or regulations made under this Act,
suspend a licence granted under this Part for the period, or until the happening of an event, as the Commission considers appropriate.
(4) The Commission may revoke a licence at the request of the licensee.
(5) A person whose licence is revoked or suspended under this Act shall be notified accordingly by the Commission and shall, for the purpose of this Act, be deemed not to be licensed from the date of notification of revocation or suspension, as the case may be.
(6) The suspension or revocation of a license under this Part does not operate so as to—
(a) avoid or affect any agreement, transaction or arrangement relating to a dealing in securities entered into by the person whose licence has been suspended or revoked, whether the agreement, transaction or arrangement was entered into before or after the suspension or revocation of the licence, except that the licensee shall not be allowed to retain any benefits charged or payable thereto; or

(b) affect any right, obligation, or liability arising under any such agreement, transaction or arrangement.
Power of Commission to issue directions to licensees
67. (1) The Commission may by notice in writing give the licensee a direction under this section where it appears to the Commission that—
(a) it is desirable for the protection of investors; or
(b) the licensee is contravening, has contravened or is about to contravene, or has failed to comply with any provision of or requirement under this Act or regulations made under this Act, or, in purported compliance with any such provision or requirement has furnished the Commission with information that is false, inaccurate or misleading.
(2) A direction under this section may contain all or any of the following prohibitions or requirements—
(a) require a licensee to cease and desist from the contravention;
(b) prohibit a licensee from entering into transactions of a class or description specified in the notice or entering into them otherwise than in circumstances so specified or to an extent so specified;
(c) prohibit a licensee from soliciting business from a person of a class or description so specified or from persons other than persons of such a class or description; or
(d) prohibit a licensee from carrying on business in a specified manner or otherwise than in a specified manner;
(e) as regards any assets whether in Montserrat or elsewhere and whether they are the assets of the licensee or not—
(i) prohibit a licensee from disposing of such assets or prohibit the licensee from dealing with them in a manner specified in the notice; or
(ii) require a licensee to deal with such assets in, and only in, a manner specified in the notice;
(f) require a licensee to maintain in Montserrat assets of such value as appears to the Commission to be desirable with a view to ensuring that the licensee will be able to meet its liabilities in respect of its licensed securities business;
(g) require a licensee to transfer control of assets of a specified class or description to a trustee approved by the Commission.
(3) A licensee shall comply with a direction of the Commission under this section.

(4) A direction under this section shall be for such specified period as the Commission considers necessary (which may be extended as deemed necessary): Except that a direction issued by the Commission containing any prohibition or requirement under subsection (2)(e), (f) or (g) shall be for a period not exceeding sixty days.
(5) A licensee who fails to comply with a direction of the Commission commits an offence.
(6) The Commission may, by written notice either of its own motion or on the application of a licensee on whom a prohibition or requirement has been imposed under this section, rescind or vary the prohibition or requirement if it appears to the Commission that it is no longer necessary for the prohibition or requirement to take effect or continue in force or, as the case may be, that it should take effect or continue in force in a different form.
Register of licensees
68. (1) The Commission shall maintain a register of persons holding licences granted under this Part in the form it considers most appropriate.
(2) For each licensee other than a licensed principal or representative, the register shall record—
(a) the name and address of the licensee;
(b) the date on which the licence was granted;
(c) the type of securities business permitted by the licence;
(d) any conditions attached to the licence;
(e) the name and address of every accredited representative;
(f) the name and address of every manager and officer;
(g) the location of the premises at which the records or other documents of the licensed business are kept;
(h) in the case of a company licensee, the name of the principal, the name of each director and of the secretary of the company, and the names and respective shareholdings of each shareholder;
(i) any disciplinary action against the licensee;
(j) any order of suspension or revocation; and
(k) such other particulars as the Commission considers necessary in the interest of the investing or general public.
(3) For each licensed principal or representative, the register shall record—
(a) his name and address;
(b) the date on which the licence was granted;
(c) the name and address of the principal to whom he is accredited;

(d) any order of revocation or suspension; and
(e) such other particulars as the Commission considers desirable in the interest of the investing or general public.
(4) The register shall, during usual office hours, be open to inspection free of charge by members of the public.
Notification of change in register particulars
69. (1) A licensee shall as soon as is practicable and in any event within seven days give notice in writing to the Commission where—
(a) the licensee is a broker dealer, limited service broker, investment adviser or custodian and ceases to carry on the business to which its licence relates;
(b) a representative ceases to be a representative of the licensee to whom the representative is accredited; or
(c) a change occurs in any matter particulars of which are required by section 68 to be entered in the register of licensees.
(2) A licensee who fails to comply with subsection (1) commits an offence.
Offences under this Part
70. (1) Any person who carries on business requiring the grant of a licence under this Part without holding such a licence, or other than in accordance with his licence, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction—
(a) in the case of an individual, to a fine of $100,000 or to imprisonment for two years or to both;
(b) in the case of a company, to a fine of $200,000, and
if the offence is a continuing offence, the individual or company is liable to a further fine of $1,000 for every day that the offence continues after conviction.
(2) A person convicted of an offence under this section shall, following an assessment by the Commission, be liable to pay to the Commission, any moneys received or the monetary equivalent of any assets obtained as a result of carrying on securities business without a licence.
PART 5
CONDUCT OF SECURITIES BUSINESS
Standards of conduct
71. In the conduct of securities business, a licensee shall at all times act according to the principles of best practice and, in particular, shall—
(a) observe a high standard of integrity and fair dealing;

(b) act with due skill, care and diligence;
(c) observe high standards of market conduct;
(d) seek from customers information about their circumstances and investment objectives which might reasonably be expected to be relevant in enabling the licensee to fulfil the licensee’s responsibilities to the customer;
(e) take reasonable steps to give every customer the licensee advises, in a comprehensible way, any information needed to enable the customer to make a balanced and informed investment decision;
(f) avoid any conflict of interest with customers and, where such a conflict unavoidably arises, ensure fair treatment to the customer by complete disclosure or by declining to act;
(g) ensure that the interests of the licensee are not unfairly placed above those of the customer;
(h) protect by way of segregation and identification, those customer assets for which the licensee is responsible;
(i) maintain adequate financial resources to meet the securities business commitments of the licensee and withstand the risks to which the business is subject;
(j) organise and control internal affairs in a responsible manner;
(k) keep proper records;
(l) have adequate arrangements to ensure that all staff employed are suitable, adequately trained and properly supervised, and establish and maintain well-defined compliance procedures; and
(m) deal with the Commission in an open and co-operative manner.
Business conduct regulations
72. (1) The Governor may, on the recommendation of the Commission, make regulations prescribing the manner in which licensees are required to conduct their business. (Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
(2) Where any contract for the sale or purchase of securities is entered into in contravention of a regulation made under this section, the contravention is actionable at the suit of any customer who suffers loss as a result of the contravention.
Issue of contract notes
73. (1) A broker dealer and limited service broker shall, in respect of every contract for the purchase, sale or exchange of securities entered into by it (whether as principal or agent), not later than the end of the next trading day after the contract was entered into, make out a contract note which complies with subsection (2) and—

(a) where the contract was entered into by the licensee as agent, deliver the original contract note to the person on whose behalf it entered into the contract; or
(b) where the contract was entered into by the licensee as principal, retain the contract note for itself.
(2) The contract note shall state whether it is in respect of a purchase, sale or exchange of securities and shall include—
(a) the name of the licensee and the address of the principal place at which it carries on business;
(b) where the licensee is acting as principal, a statement that it is so acting;
(c) the name and address of the person (if any) to whom the licensee is required to give the contract note and (where different) the name of the person for whom the transaction was undertaken;
(d) the date of the contract, and the date on which the contract note is made out;
(e) the quantity and description of the securities that are the subject of the contract;
(f) the price per unit of the securities;
(g) the amount of consideration under the contract or, in the case of an exchange, sufficient particulars of the securities exchanged to identify them;
(h) the rate or amount of commission payable in respect of the contract;
(i) the amount of stamp duty (if any), payable in connection with the contract and, where applicable, in respect of the transfer;
(j) the date of settlement;
(k) such other information as may be prescribed to ensure that there is a complete audit trail for the execution of customer instructions and the settlement of market transactions.
Short selling
74. (1) Except in accordance with regulations made by the Governor, on the recommendation of the Commission, a person shall not sell any listed securities which that person or that person’s principal does not own either for that person’s own account or for the account of another person. (Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) a person who sells securities includes a person who—
(a) purports to sell the securities;

(b) offers to sell the securities;
(c) holds himself out as entitled to sell the securities; or
(d) instructs a broker to sell the securities.
(3) For the purposes of subsection (1), a person is treated as owning securities only if that person—
(a) or his agent is legally entitled to the securities;
(b) has purchased the securities, or has entered into an unconditional contract to purchase the securities, even if he does not yet have title to them;
(c) owns other securities convertible into or exchangeable for the securities and has tendered the other securities for conversion or exchange;
(d) has an option to acquire the securities and has exercised the option; or
(e) has rights or warrants to subscribe to the securities and has exercised the rights or warrants,
and that person or that person’s agent has received or will receive a fixed or currently ascertainable amount of the securities at a fixed or currently ascertainable price.
(4) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction—
(a) in the case of an individual, to a fine of $200,000 or to imprisonment for three years or to both;
(b) in the case of a company, to a fine of $400,000.
Accounts to be kept by broker dealers and limited service brokers
75. (1) A broker dealer and a limited service broker shall keep such accounting and other records as will explain the transactions and financial position of all business relating to their licence and enable true and fair profit and loss accounts and balance sheets to be prepared from time to time, and shall keep those records in such manner and form as to enable them to be conveniently and properly audited.
(2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), a broker dealer and a limited service broker shall maintain such accounts and other records, and file such financial statements and reports, as may be prescribed.
(3) The accounting and other records required to be maintained under this section shall at all reasonable times be open to inspection by the Commission or by an auditor appointed by the Commission.
(4) A licensee to whom the financial resources regulations made under section 76 apply shall keep its records in sufficient detail to establish readily whether or not the financial resources regulations are being complied with.

Financial resources regulations
76. (1) The Governor may, on the recommendation of the Commission, make regulations requiring licensees to have and maintain, in respect of the securities business for which they are licensed, the financial resources set by the regulations. (Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
(2) Financial resources regulations may—
(a) impose requirements which are absolute or which vary from time to time by reference to factors which either are specified in, or are to be determined in accordance with, the regulations;
(b) impose requirements which apply differently to different classes of business for which licensees are licensed, and which take account of a business carried on by the licensee with, or in addition to, the business referred to in subsection (1);
(c) provide for the assets, liabilities and other matters to be taken into account under the regulations to determine a person’s financial resources and the extent to which, and the manner in which, they are to be taken into account for that purpose;
(d) require licensees to submit to the Commission, at intervals set out in the regulations, returns of their financial resources in a form set by the Commission.
Failure to comply with financial resources regulations
77. (1) If a licensee becomes unable to comply with financial resources regulations that are made under section 76 and are applicable to it, the licensee shall—
(a) notify the Commission of such inability; and
(b) cease conducting business for which it is licensed, otherwise than for the purpose of giving effect to an agreement or arrangement permitted under its licence and entered into before the time when it became aware of such inability.
(2) The duties of a licensee under subsection (1) shall arise as soon as it becomes aware, or should, with the exercise of reasonable diligence, have become aware, of its inability to comply with the financial resources regulations and in relation to subsection (1)(a), must be exercised within 24 hours after such awareness.
(3) A licensee that is a company is deemed to be aware of an inability to comply with the financial resources regulations if a director or officer of it is so aware or would, with the exercise of reasonable diligence, have been aware of the inability.
(4) Where the Commission becomes aware of an inability by a licensee to comply with financial resources regulations the Commission may, whether or not notice has been given under subsection (1)—

(a) suspend the licence; or
(b) permit the licensee to carry on business on the conditions, if any, the Commission imposes.
(5) A licensee who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence.
Monitoring compliance with financial resources regulations
78. To ascertain whether or not a licensee complies with the financial resources regulations made under section 76, the Commission or a person authorised by the Commission may appoint in writing an auditor to examine, audit, and report, either generally or in relation to any matter, on the books, accounts and records of the licensee, and on money, securities or other property held on account of any other person by the licensee or by a nominee appointed by the licensee.
Customers’ property
79. (1) The Governor may, on the recommendation of the Commission, make regulations with respect to the segregation and safekeeping of customers’ money or securities held by licensees on behalf of customers. (Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
(2) Without limiting the general effect of subsection (1), regulations may—
(a) make provision with respect to the opening and keeping of customers’ bank accounts, including provision as to the circumstances in which money other than customers’ money may be paid into such accounts and the circumstances in which and the persons to whom money held in such accounts may be paid out;
(b) require customers’ money to be paid forthwith into a segregated bank account the title of which contains the word “customer”;
(c) require the keeping of accounts and records in respect of customers’ money or securities; and
(d) require the accounts and records to be examined by an accountant and require the accountant to report to the Commission whether in his opinion the provisions of the regulations have been complied with and on such other matters as may be specified in the regulations.
(3) A licensee who is accountable for securities that are the property of another person and that the licensee or a nominee controlled by it holds, shall—
(a) hold and account for them in the manner prescribed;
(b) not dispose of, assign or lend the securities or deposit them as security for loans or advances except as may be prescribed.

(4) Money or other property held by a licensee on account of a customer shall not be available for payment of the debts of the licensee or liable to be paid or taken in execution under the order or process of any court against the licensee.
(5) A payment made in contravention of subsection (4) is void from the outset, and a person to whom the money is paid does not obtain any title to it.
Insurance requirement
80. Every licensee, other than an accredited principal and representative, shall, to the satisfaction of or on terms prescribed by the Commission, effect and maintain appropriate policies of insurance on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Commission for the purpose of indemnifying such licensee against any liability that may be incurred as a result of any act or omission by the licensee or any of its officers or employees in the conduct of the licensee’s securities business or its business as a custodian or management company of a collective investment scheme.
Auditor to be appointed
81. (1) Within one month after becoming licensed under this Act a licensee, other than an accredited principal and representative, shall appoint an auditor who is acceptable to the Commission.
(2) No person shall be qualified for appointment as an auditor under subsection (1) unless he is an accountant.
(3) An auditor shall not be eligible for appointment under subsection (1) if he is—
(a) a director, officer, employee, shareholder or partner of the licensee; or
(b) a partner or employee of such person.
(4) A licensee shall, within seven days of the appointment of an auditor, notify the Commission in writing of the name and address of the auditor.
(5) A licensee shall within seven days of the removal or resignation of an auditor, notify the Commission in writing.
Audited accounts to be filed with Commission
82. (1) A licensee shall—
(a) for the financial year beginning on the day on which it commences to carry on securities business; and
(b) for each subsequent year,
submit to the Commission, within ninety days after the end of the financial year, audited financial statements prepared in accordance with international accounting standards, and which contain such additional information as may be prescribed.

(2) A licensee who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence.
Auditor to report to Commission in certain cases
83. If, during the performance of his duties as auditor for a licensee, an auditor—
(a) becomes aware of any matter which in his opinion adversely affects the financial position of the licensee to a material extent; or
(b) discovers evidence of a contravention of section 75, 76 or 79,
he shall as soon as is practicable, and in any event within seven days, report it in writing to the Commission and to the licensee.
Power of Commission to appoint auditor
84. Where the Commission is satisfied that—
(a) the licensee has failed to file an auditor’s report under section 82;
(b) the Commission has received a report under section 83; or
(c) discovers evidence of a contravention of section 75, 76 or 79,
it may appoint in writing an auditor to examine, audit, and report, either generally or in relation to any matter, on the books, accounts and records of the licensee, and on money, securities or other property held on account of any other person by the licensee or by a nominee appointed by the licensee.
PART 6
REGISTERS OF INTERESTS IN SECURITIES
Application of this Part
85. (1) This Part applies to—
(a) a broker dealer;
(b) a broker dealer’s principal and representative;
(c) a limited service broker;
(d) a limited service broker’s principal and representative;
(e) an investment adviser;
(f) an investment adviser’s principal and representative; and
(g) a financial journalist.
(2) In this Part, “financial journalist” means a person who regularly contributes advice concerning securities or prepares analyses or reports concerning securities for publication in a newspaper or periodical.

(3) In this Part, a reference to securities is a reference to securities which are listed on a securities exchange licensed by the Commission.
Register of securities
86. (1) A person to whom this Part applies shall maintain a register, in the prescribed form, of the securities in which that person has an interest.
(2) Particulars of the securities in which a person to whom this Part applies has an interest and particulars of the person’s interest in those securities shall be entered in the register within seven days of the acquisition of the interest.
(3) Where there is a change in the interest in securities of a person to whom this Part applies that person shall, within seven days after the day of the change, enter in the register full particulars of the change including the date of the change and the circumstances by reason of which that change has occurred.
(4) For the purposes of subsection (3) where a person acquires or disposes of securities, there shall be deemed to be a change in the interest of that person.
Notice of particulars to Commission
87. (1) A person to whom this Part applies shall give notice to the Commission in the prescribed form containing such particulars as are prescribed by the Commission including the place at which he will keep the register of his interests in securities.
(2) The notice shall be given—
(a) in the case of a person who is required by this Act to hold a licence, as part of his application for the licence; or
(b) in the case of any other person, if the person becomes a person to whom this Part applies within seven days after becoming such a person.
(3) A person who ceases to be a person to whom this Part applies shall, within seven days of his so ceasing, give notice of the fact to the Commission.
(4) A person who fails or neglects to give notice as required by this section commits an offence.
Production of register
88. (1) The Commission or any person authorised by it in that behalf may require any person to whom this Part applies to produce for inspection the register required to be kept pursuant to section 86 and the Commission or any person so authorised may make extracts from the register.
(2) Any person who fails to produce a register for inspection or fails to allow any person authorised under subsection (1) to make a copy of or make extracts from the register commits an offence.

Particulars of financial journalists
89. (1) The Commission or any person authorised by it in that behalf may, where the Commission is satisfied that it is necessary for the protection of investors or in the public interest, by notice in writing require the proprietor or publisher of a newspaper or periodical to supply him with the name and address of the financial journalist who has regularly contributed any advice or prepared any analysis or report that has been published in a newspaper or periodical owned or published by that proprietor or publisher or with the names and addresses of all the financial journalists who have regularly contributed any such advice or prepared any such analysis or report within a period specified in the notice.
(2) A proprietor or publisher of a newspaper or periodical who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a notice under subsection (1) commits an offence.
Extract of register
90. The Commission may supply a copy of the extract of a register obtained pursuant to section 88 to any person who in the opinion of the Commission, should, in the public interest, be informed of the dealing in securities disclosed in the register.
Interest in securities
91. (1) A person shall be deemed to have an interest in a security where a body corporate has an interest in a security and—
(a) the body corporate is, or its directors are, accustomed or under an obligation, whether formal or informal, to act in accordance with the directions, instructions or wishes of that person in relation to that security;
(b) that person has a controlling interest in the body corporate; or
(c) that person is, or the associates of that person or that person and his associates are, entitled to exercise or control the exercise of not less than 15% of the votes attached to the voting shares in the body corporate.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(c), a person is an associate of another person if the first-mentioned person is—
(a) a company which, by virtue of section 145, is deemed to be related to that other person;
(b) a person in accordance with whose directions, instructions or wishes that other person is accustomed or is under an obligation, whether formal or informal, to act in relation to the security referred to in subsection (1);
(c) a person who is accustomed or is under an obligation, whether formal or informal, to act in accordance with the directions,

instructions or wishes of that other person in relation to that security;
(d) a body corporate which is, or the directors of which are, accustomed or under an obligation, whether formal or informal, to act in accordance with the directions, instructions or wishes of that other person in relation to that security; or
(e) a body corporate in accordance with the directions, instructions or wishes of which, or of the directors of which, that other person is accustomed or under an obligation, whether formal or informal, to act in relation to that security.
(3) A person shall be deemed to have an interest in a security in any one or more of the following circumstances where that person—
(a) has entered into a contract to purchase a security;
(b) has a right, otherwise than by reason of having an interest under a trust, to have a security transferred to himself or to his order, whether the right is exercisable presently or in the future and whether on the fulfilment of a condition or not;
(c) has the right to acquire a security or an interest in a security, under an option, whether the right is exercisable presently or in the future and whether on the fulfilment of a condition or not; or
(d) is entitled, otherwise than by reason of his having been appointed a proxy or representative to vote at a meeting of members of a body corporate or of a class of its members, to exercise or control the exercise of a right attached to a security, not being a security of which he is the registered holder.
(4) A person shall be deemed to have an interest in a security if that security is held jointly with another person.
(5) Where any property held in trust consists of or includes securities in which a person knows, or has reasonable grounds for believing, that he has an interest, he shall be deemed to have interest in those securities.
(6) The following shall not constitute an interest in a security for the purpose of this Part—
(a) an interest in a security if the interest is that of a person who holds the security as bare trustee;
(b) an interest in a security of a person whose ordinary business includes the lending of money if he holds the interest only by way of security for the purposes of a transaction entered into in the ordinary course of business in connection with the lending of money;
(c) an interest of a person in a security being an interest held by him by reason of his holding a prescribed office; and

(d) a prescribed interest in a security being an interest of such person, or of the persons included in such class of persons, as is prescribed.
PART 7
OFFERS OF CORPORATE SECURITIES
Offers of securities
92. (1) This Part shall not apply to—
(a) securities which are offered by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank;
(b) an offer of securities that are made or guaranteed by a participating Government; and
(c) an offer of securities determined by the Commission to be a private placement.
(2) For the purposes of this Part, a person offers securities if that person invites another to enter into an agreement for or with a view to subscribing for or otherwise acquiring or underwriting any securities, or that person invites another person to make such an offer.
(3) Subject to the provisions of this Part, no person shall make a public offer of securities unless the issuer or offeror of the securities has submitted for approval to the Commission a prospectus which complies with this Act, and the Commission has approved the prospectus.
(4) The Commission shall not be liable to any action in damages suffered as a result of any prospectus approved by the Commission.
(5) A prospectus approved by the Commission shall be valid only for a period of up to twelve months from the date of such approval.
(6) The Governor may, on the recommendation of the Commission, exempt issuers or offerors from the prospectus requirement in particular cases or class of cases. (Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
(7) The Governor may, on the recommendation of the Commission, make regulations allowing a draft prospectus to be published in advance of its approval by the Commission. (Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
(8) A person who contravenes subsection (3) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction—
(a) in the case of an individual, to a fine of $200,000 or to imprisonment for three years or to both;
(b) in the case of a company, to a fine of $400,000, and
if the offence is a continuing offence, the individual or company is liable to a further fine of $1,000 for every day that the offence continues after conviction.

Publication of prospectus
93. (1) Where a public offer of securities is to be made in Montserrat the offeror shall publish a prospectus by making it available to the public, free of charge, at an address in Montserrat, from the time the securities are first offered until the end of the period during which the offer remains open.
(2) The offeror shall, not less than thirty days before the proposed date of publication of the prospectus, submit a copy to the Commission for approval.
(3) No person shall publish a prospectus until it has been approved by the Commission.
(4) No person shall issue an advertisement (other than a prospectus) announcing a public offer of securities for which a prospectus is required under this Part unless a prospectus has been published and the advertisement gives an address in Montserrat from which it can be obtained.
(5) A person who contravenes subsection (3) or (4) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction—
(a) in the case of an individual, to a fine of $100,000 or to imprisonment for two years or to both;
(b) in the case of a company, to a fine of $200,000, and
if the offence is a continuing offence, the individual or company is liable to a further fine of $1,000 for every day that the offence continues after conviction.
Contents of prospectus
94. The Commission may approve a prospectus only if—
(a) it contains all such information as investors and their professional advisers would reasonably require, and reasonably expect to find there, for the purpose of making an informed assessment of—
(i) the assets and liabilities, financial position, profits and losses, and prospects of the issuer of the securities; and
(ii) the rights attaching to those securities;
(b) it contains in addition such other information and particulars, and complies with such other requirements, as may be prescribed.
Compensation for false or misleading prospectus
95. Every offeror, issuer, director of an offeror or issuer shall be liable to pay compensation to any person who acquires any of the securities, in reliance upon the prospectus, to which the prospectus relates and suffers loss in respect of them as a result of any untrue or misleading statement in the prospectus or

the omission from it of any matter required to be included by or under section 94.
Continuing disclosure obligations of issuers
96. (1) Every issuer of securities that are the subject of a public offer, or which are publicly traded, shall keep the Commission, members of the issuer, other holders of its securities and the general public informed as soon as reasonably practicable of any information relating to the issuer and its subsidiaries, if any, that—
(a) is necessary to enable them and the public to appraise the financial position of the issuer and of its subsidiaries;
(b) is necessary to avoid the establishment of a false market in its securities; or
(c) might reasonably be expected materially to affect the price of its securities.
(2) For the purposes of this section, securities are publicly traded if, irrespective of when issued—
(a) they are traded on a licensed securities exchange; or
(b) the Commission so determines, having regard to the volume or frequency of trading in such securities.
(3) Without limiting the general effect of subsection (1), the issuer shall also comply with such further obligations and requirements as may be prescribed.
PART 8
REGISTRATION OF CORPORATE ISSUERS
Registration statement
97. (1) In this Part, “public company” has the same meaning as in the Companies Act.
(2) From the commencement of this Act, all public companies will become reporting issuers and shall, within ninety days from that date, or within such other period as the Commission may specify, file with the Commission a registration statement in the form specified by the Commission.
(3) A company which proposes to issue securities to the public shall register with the Commission as a reporting issuer and file a registration statement in the form and within the period specified by the Commission.
(4) A reporting issuer shall amend its registration statement annually so that the information contained is current as at the end of its most recent financial year.

(5) Where a reporting issuer ceases to be a public company, it shall forthwith automatically cease to be a reporting issuer.
Annual reports
98. (1) A reporting issuer shall, within 120 days after the end of its financial year—
(a) file with the Commission a copy of its annual report containing such information as the Commission may specify; and
(b) forward to each holder of its securities such financial statements as the Commission may specify.
(2) A reporting issuer shall file with the Commission such other reports in such form as the Commission may specify.
(3) Unless specifically authorised by the Commission to the contrary, where a material change occurs in the affairs of a reporting issuer it shall, as soon as practicable but in any event no later than seven days after the change occurs, issue a press release (to be filed with the Commission) authorised by a director of the issuer that discloses the nature and substance of the change.


PART 9
COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES
Interpretation
99. (1) In this Part—
“collective investment scheme” means—
(a) a unit trust;
(b) an investment company;
(c) investment contracts, investment programmes or any other arrangements with respect to property of any description, including money, the purpose or effect of which is to enable persons taking part in the arrangements (whether by becoming owners of the property or any part of it or otherwise) to participate in or receive profits or income arising from the acquisition, holding, management or disposal of the property or sums paid out of such profits or income; and
(d) any scheme that the Commission may deem to be a collective investment scheme for the purpose of this Act;
“custodian” means any person to whom the property of the scheme is entrusted for safekeeping;
“investment company” means a scheme under which—

(a) the property of the scheme belongs beneficially to, and is managed by or on behalf of, the company having as its purpose the investment of its funds with the aim of spreading investment risk and giving its members the benefit of the results of the management of those funds by or on behalf of that company; and
(b) the rights of the participants are represented by shares in or securities of that company which—
(i) the participants are entitled to have redeemed or repurchased by or out of funds provided by that company; or
(ii) can be sold by the participants on a recognised securities exchange at a price related to the value of the property to which they relate;
“participants” means the persons who participate in a collective investment scheme, and includes members of an investment company;
“trustee”, in relation to a unit trust, means the person holding the property of the scheme on trust for the participants;
“unit trust” means a scheme under which the property of the scheme is held on trust for the participants and where—
(a) the property of the scheme belongs beneficially to the participants and is managed on their behalf by a management company; and
(b) the rights of the participants are represented by units in the scheme which the participants are entitled to have redeemed or repurchased from them by, or out of moneys provided by, the management company;
“units” means the rights or interests (however described) of the participants in a collective investment scheme.
(2) The arrangements referred to in the definition of collective investment scheme in subsection (1)(c) must be such that the participants do not have day to day control of the management of the property of the scheme and the arrangements must satisfy at least one of the following conditions—
(a) the contributions of the participants and the profits or income out of which payments are to be made to them are pooled;
(b) the property in question is managed as a whole by or on behalf of the operator of the scheme.
(3) The following are not collective investment schemes—
(a) arrangements operated by a person otherwise than by way of business;

(b) arrangements the purpose of which is the provision of clearing services and which are operated by a person licensed for that purpose by the Commission;
(c) contracts of insurance;
(d) pension schemes; and
(e) such other arrangements as may be determined by the Commission.
Custodian and management company of collective investment scheme
100. Subject to the provisions of this Part, no person shall carry on business, or hold himself out as carrying on business, as—
(a) a custodian; or
(b) a management company,
of a collective investment scheme unless that person is licensed to do so by the Commission under this Part.
Custodian of collective investment scheme
101. (1) No person shall carry on business in Montserrat of taking property or assets into custody for safe keeping on behalf of participants of a collective investment scheme, or hold himself out as carrying on that business unless that person is a licensed custodian of a collective investment scheme.
(2) No custodian of a collective investment scheme shall operate other than in accordance with a licence granted and regulations made under this Act.
Grant of custodian of collective investment scheme licence
102. (1) The Commission may grant a custodian of a collective investment scheme licence to a company which applies in the prescribed manner and pays the prescribed fee.
(2) A licence granted under this section may be granted subject to such terms and conditions as the Commission considers necessary for the protection of participants.
(3) The Commission shall refuse to grant a custodian of a collective investment scheme licence unless the applicant—
(a) is a bank or financial institution licensed under the Banking Act;
(b) is a trust company which is a subsidiary of such bank or financial institution; or
(c) is a company other than a company referred to in paragraph (b) that, has the prescribed minimum paid up capital and the Commission is satisfied that the applicant has the experience

necessary to enable it to conduct its business and to carry out its obligations as a custodian of a collective investment scheme;
(d) complies with the insurance requirement under section 80;
(e) satisfies the Commission that it is a fit and proper person to be licensed as a custodian of a collective investment scheme;
(f) will be able, if licensed to comply with the financial resources regulations made under section 76 that may apply to the applicant;
(g) has specified premises under section 103(1)(b) that are suitable for keeping records or other documents.
(4) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be licensed as a custodian of a collective investment scheme the Commission—
(a) shall have regard to, in respect of each of its directors and officers—
(i) his financial status;
(ii) his educational or other qualifications or experience having regard to the nature of his application;
(iii) his ability to perform his proposed function efficiently, honestly and fairly; and
(iv) his reputation, character, financial integrity and reliability;
(b) may take into account any matter relating to—
(i) any person who is or is to be employed by, or associated with, the applicant for the purposes of the business to which the application relates;
(ii) any person who will be acting as a representative in relation to such business; and
(iii) any substantial shareholder, director or officer of the company, any other company in the same group of companies or to any director or officer of any such company.
(5) For the purposes of this section, the Commission may have regard to any information in its possession whether furnished by the applicant or not.
(6) In subsection (4)(b)(iii), “substantial shareholder”, in relation to a company, means a person who has an interest in shares in the company—
(a) the stated value of which is equal to or more than 5% of the issued share capital of the company; or
(b) which entitles the person to exercise or control the exercise of 5% or more of the voting power at a general meeting of the company.

(7) The Commission—
(a) shall not refuse an application for a licence without first giving the applicant an opportunity of being heard; and
(b) if it refuses an application for a licence, shall notify the applicant in writing of the refusal and the reasons for it.
Application for custodian of collective investment scheme licence
103. (1) An application for a custodian of a collective investment scheme licence shall be made in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee, and shall—
(a) give the Commission information it reasonably requires—
(i) about the services which the applicant will hold himself out as being able to provide if the application is approved;
(ii) about the business which the applicant proposes to carry on and to which the application relates, and about any person whom the applicant proposes to employ or with whom the applicant intends to be associated in the course of carrying on the business; and
(iii) to enable the Commission to consider the matters referred to in section 102(3) and (4); and
(b) specify the location of all premises at which the records or other documents of the business for which the application is made are to be kept.
(2) The Commission may require an applicant to provide it with such further information as the Commission thinks necessary.
Managing property of a collective investment scheme
104. (1) No person shall carry on business in Montserrat of managing the property or assets of a collective investment scheme, or hold itself out as carrying on that business, unless that person is a licensed management company of a collective investment scheme.
(2) No management company shall operate other than in accordance with a licence granted and regulations made under this Act.
Grant of management company of a collective investment scheme
licence
105. (1) The Commission may grant a management company of a collective investment scheme licence to a company which applies in the prescribed manner and pays the prescribed fee.
(2) A licence granted under this section may be granted on such terms and conditions as the Commission considers necessary for the protection of participants.

(3) The Commission shall refuse to grant a management company of a collective investment scheme licence unless the applicant is a company which—
(a) has the prescribed minimum paid up capital and the Commission is satisfied that the applicant has the experience necessary to enable it to conduct its business and to carry out its duties as a management company of a collective investment scheme;
(b) complies with the insurance requirement under section 80;
(c) satisfies the Commission that it is a fit and proper person to be licensed as a management company of a collective investment scheme;
(d) will be able, if licensed to comply with the financial resources regulations made under section 76 that may apply to it;
(e) has specified premises under section 106(1)(b) that are suitable for keeping records or other documents.
(4) In considering whether an applicant is a fit and proper person to be licensed as a management company of a collective investment scheme, the Commission—
(a) shall have regard to, in respect of each of its directors and officers—
(i) his financial status;
(ii) his educational or other qualifications or experience having regard to the nature of his application;
(iii) his ability to perform his proposed function efficiently, honestly and fairly; and
(iv) his reputation, character, financial integrity and reliability;
(b) may take into account any matter relating to—
(i) any person who is or is to be employed by, or associated with, the applicant for the purposes of the business to which the application relates;
(ii) any person who will be acting as a representative in relation to such business; and
(iii) any substantial shareholder, director or officer of the company, any other company in the same group of companies or to any director or officer of any such company.
(5) For the purposes of this section, the Commission may have regard to any information in its possession whether furnished by the applicant or not.
(6) In subsection (4)(b)(iii), “substantial shareholder”, in relation to a company, means a person who has an interest in shares in the company—

(a) the stated value of which is equal to or more than 5% of the issued share capital of the company; or
(b) which entitles the person to exercise or control the exercise of 5% or more of the voting power at a general meeting of the company.
(7) The Commission—
(a) shall not refuse an application for a licence without first giving the applicant an opportunity of being heard; and
(b) if it refuses an application for a licence, shall notify the applicant in writing of the refusal and the reasons for it.
Application for management company of a collective investment
scheme licence
106. (1) An application for a management company of a collective investment scheme licence shall be made in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed fee, and shall—
(a) give the Commission information it reasonably requires—
(i) about the services which the applicant will hold itself out as being able to provide if the application is approved;
(ii) about the business which the applicant proposes to carry on and to which the application relates, and about any person whom the applicant proposes to employ or with whom the applicant intends to be associated in the course of carrying on the business; and
(iii) to enable the Commission to consider the matters referred to in section 105(3) and (4); and
(b) specify the location of all premises at which the records or other documents of the business for which the application is made are to be kept.
(2) The Commission may require an applicant to provide it with such further information as the Commission thinks necessary.
Restrictions on promotion
107. (1) No person shall—
(a) issue or cause to be issued any advertisement inviting persons to become or to offer to become participants in a collective investment scheme, or containing information calculated to lead directly or indirectly to persons becoming or offering to become, participants in a scheme; or
(b) advise or procure any person to become or to offer to become a participant in a scheme,

unless the collective investment scheme is authorised by the Commission under this Act and in accordance with regulations made under this Act.
(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction—
(a) in the case an individual, to a fine of $100,000 or to imprisonment of two years or to both;
(b) in the case of company, to a fine of $200,000, and
if the offence is a continuing offence, the individual or company is liable to a further fine of $1,000 for every day that the offence continues after the conviction.
Authorisation of schemes by Commission
108. (1) If the scheme complies with regulations made under section 109, the Commission may, on an application being made in the prescribed form and manner and after being furnished with all such information as it may require and the prescribed fee, authorise a collective investment scheme for the purposes of this Act.
(2) An authorisation under subsection (1) may be granted subject to such terms and conditions as the Commission considers to be necessary for the protection of investors.
(3) The Commission shall inform the applicant of its decision on the application not later than ninety days after the date on which the application was received or, if within that period the Commission has required the applicant to furnish further information in connection with the application, from the date on which that information is furnished.
Regulation of collective investment schemes
109. (1) The Governor may, on the recommendation of the Commission, make regulations with regard to—
(a) the criteria for and conditions of the authorisation of collective investment schemes;
(b) the constitution and management of collective investment schemes, the powers and duties of the manager and custodian of a scheme and the rights and obligations of the participants in a scheme;
(c) the promotion, marketing and distribution of units;
(d) the issue and redemption of units;
(e) the provision of management or custodial services, or any other services for or in connection with a scheme;
(f) restricting or regulating the investment and borrowing powers exercisable in relation to the scheme;

(g) requiring the keeping of records with respect to the transactions and financial position of the scheme and for the inspection of those records;
(h) requiring the preparation of periodical reports with respect to the scheme and the submission of those reports to the participants and to the Commission;
(i) any fee, remuneration or reward payable or receivable for any services referred to in paragraph (e).
(Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
(2) Regulations made under this section may make provisions as to different classes of collective investment schemes and may make different provisions in relation to schemes falling within each class so specified.
Revocation of authorisation
110. (1) The Commission may revoke its authorisation of a collective investment scheme if it determines—
(a) that any of the requirements for the granting of authorisation is no longer satisfied;
(b) that it is undesirable in the interests of the participants or potential participants that the scheme should continue to be authorised; or
(c) without prejudice to paragraph (b), that the manager or custodian of the scheme has contravened any provision of this Act or, in purported compliance with any such provision, has furnished the Commission with false, inaccurate or misleading information or has contravened any prohibition or requirement imposed under this Act.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(b), the Commission may take into account any matter relating to the scheme, the manager or custodian, a director or controller of the manager or custodian or any person employed by or associated with the manager or custodian in connection with the scheme.
Winding up
111. (1) Where the Commission revokes its authorisation of a collective scheme under section 110, the Commission may apply to the High Court to appoint a person to wind up the scheme.
(2) On the application under this section the High Court may make such order as it sees fit.
(3) The Commission shall give written notice of the making of an application under this section to the manager and custodian and shall take such steps as it considers appropriate for bringing the making of the application to the attention of the participants.


PART 10
INSIDER DEALING AND OTHER MARKET ABUSES
Insiders
112. (1) For the purposes of this Part, an individual has information as an insider if—
(a) it is inside information, and that individual knows that it is inside information; and
(b) that individual has the information, and knows that he or she has the information, from an inside source.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), an individual has information from an inside source if—
(a) the individual has it through—
(i) being a director, employee or shareholder of an issuer of securities; or
(ii) having access to the information by virtue of that individual’s employment, office or profession; or
(b) the direct or indirect source of the individual’s information is a person referred to in paragraph (a).
Inside information
113. For the purposes of this Part—
(a) “inside information” means information which—
(i) relates to particular securities or to a particular issuer of securities and not to securities generally or to issuers of securities generally;
(ii) is specific or precise;
(iii) has not been made public; and
(iv) if it were made public would be likely to have a significant effect on the price of any securities;
(b) securities are “price-affected securities” in relation to inside information, if the information would, if made public, be likely to have a significant effect on the price of the securities.
Information “made public”
114. (1) For the purposes of section 113, “made public”, in relation to information, shall be construed in accordance with the following provisions of this section, but these provisions shall not be exhaustive as to the meaning of that expression.

(2) Information is made public if—
(a) it is published in accordance with the rules of a securities exchange for the purpose of informing investors and their professional advisers;
(b) it is contained in records which by virtue of any enactment are open to inspection by the public;
(c) it can be readily acquired by those likely to deal in any securities—
(i) to which the information relates; or
(ii) of an issuer to which the information relates; or
(d) it is derived from information which has been made public.
Offence of insider dealing
115. A person who has information as an insider commits the offence of insider dealing if that person—
(a) deals in securities that are price-affected in relation to that information;
(b) encourages another person to deal in securities that are (whether or not that other person knows it) price-affected securities in relation to the information, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the dealing would take place; or
(c) discloses the information, otherwise than in the proper performance of the functions of that individual’s employment, office or profession, to another person.
(2) A person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction—
(a) to a fine of $500,000 or to imprisonment for five years or to both; and
(b) the court may make an order imposing on the convicted person a penalty, payable to the Commission, of an amount not exceeding three times the amount of any profit gained or loss avoided by any person as a result of the insider dealing.
(3) In addition to the penalty stated in subsection (2) a person who is convicted of an offence under this section shall be—
(a) liable to compensate any person for any direct loss incurred by that person as a result of the insider dealing unless that other person was a party to the insider dealing;
(b) accountable to the company for any direct benefit or advantage received or receivable as a result of the insider dealing.

(4) No contract shall be void or unenforceable by reason only of an offence under this section.
False trading
116. (1) A person commits an offence if that person, in Montserrat or elsewhere, creates, or does anything that is intended or knows that it is likely to create, a false or misleading appearance—
(a) of active trading in securities on a licensed securities exchange; or
(b) in the price of securities traded on a licensed securities exchange.
(2) Without limiting the general nature of what constitutes a false or misleading appearance of active trading under subsection (1), a false or misleading appearance of active trading in securities is created for the purpose of this section if a person—
(a) carries out, either directly or indirectly, a sale or purchase of securities that does not involve a change in the beneficial ownership of them, or offers to do so;
(b) offers to sell securities at a price that is substantially the same as the price at which that person has made or proposes to make, or knows that an associate of his has made or proposes to make, an offer to buy the same or substantially the same, number of them; or
(c) offers to buy the securities at a price that is substantially the same as the price at which that person has made or proposes to make, or knows that an associate of his has made or proposes to make, an offer to sell the same or substantially the same, number of them.
Price rigging
117. A person commits an offence if that person maintains, increases, reduces, or causes fluctuations in, the market price of securities by means of purchases or sales that do not involve a change in the beneficial ownership of those securities or by fictitious transactions or devices.
Market manipulation
118. A person commits an offence if that person enters into or carries out, whether in Montserrat or elsewhere, either directly or indirectly, a transaction in securities that by itself or in conjunction with another transaction—
(a) increases, or is likely to increase, their market price with the intention of inducing other persons to sell or to purchase, or to refrain from selling or purchasing, securities issued by the same company or a related company;

(b) reduces, or is likely to reduce, their market price with the intention of inducing other persons to sell or purchase, or to refrain from selling or purchasing, securities issued by the same company or a related company;
(c) stabilises, or is likely to stabilise, their market price with the intention of inducing other persons to sell or purchase, or refrain from selling or purchasing, securities issued by the same company or by a related company.
Use of deceptive statements as inducements
119. A person commits an offence if that person induces or attempts to induce another person to deal in securities—
(a) by making or publishing any statement, promise or forecast that that person knows to be misleading, false or deceptive;
(b) by any dishonest concealment of material facts; or
(c) by recklessly making or publishing any statement, promise or forecast that is false or misleading.
Fraudulent transactions
120. A person commits an offence if that person, directly or indirectly, in connection with any transaction with any other person involving the purchase, sale or exchange of securities—
(a) employs any device, scheme or artifice to defraud that other person; or
(b) engages in any act, practice or course of business which operates as a fraud or deception, or is likely to operate as a fraud or deception, on that other person.
False or misleading statement inducing securities transactions
121. A person commits an offence if that person, directly or indirectly, for the purpose of inducing the sale or purchase of the securities by any other person of any company, or to raise, lower or stabilise the market price of that company’s securities, makes with respect to those securities, or with respect to the operations or the past or future performance of the company—
(a) any statement which is, at the time and in light of the circumstances in which it is made, false or misleading with respect to any material fact and which that person knows or has reasonable grounds to believe to be false or misleading; or
(b) any statement which is, by reason of the omission of a material fact, rendered false or misleading and which that person knows or has reasonable grounds to believe is rendered false or misleading by reason of omission of that fact.

Penalties for offences under sections 116 to 121
122. A person who commits an offence under section 116, 117, 118, 119, 120 or 121 is liable on summary conviction—
(a) in the case of an individual, to a fine of $200,000 or to imprisonment for three years or to both;
(b) in the case of a company, to a fine of $400,000.
Liability to pay damages
123. (1) A person who is convicted of an offence under section 116, 117, 118, 119, 120 or 121 shall, in addition to criminal liability for the offence, be liable, at the suit of any person who has sustained pecuniary loss as a result of having purchased or sold securities at a price affected by the act or transaction which comprises or is the subject of the offence, to an action for damages in respect of the loss concerned.
(2) Nothing in subsection (1) limits or diminishes any civil liability which any person may incur under any other law.
PART 11
DISCLOSURE OF SHAREHOLDINGS OF DIRECTORS
AND SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS
Interpretation
124. In this Part—
“associated person” shall be construed in accordance with section 91(2);
“director” includes—
(a) a person occupying the position of a director (by whatever name called); and
(b) a person in accordance with whose directions or instructions (not being advice given in a professional capacity) the directors are accustomed to act;
“interest in securities” shall be construed in accordance with section 91;
“securities” means securities which are listed on a securities exchange licensed by the Commission;
“substantial shareholder”, in relation to an issuer, means a person who has an interest in shares of the issuer—
(a) the stated value of which is more than 5% of the issued share capital of the issuer; or
(b) which entitles the person to exercise or control the exercise of more than 5% of the voting power at a general meeting of the issuer.

Notification of interests of directors and substantial shareholders
125. Where, on the commencement of this Act, a director or substantial shareholder of an issuer is interested in securities of that issuer or another issuer that is an associated person, he shall notify the issuer within fourteen days in writing of his interest in such securities giving particulars of the number of securities of every class.
Change in director’s interest in securities
126. (1) A director shall notify the issuer of which he is a director within fourteen days of the occurrence of—
(a) any event in consequence of which he becomes or ceases to be interested in securities of the issuer or of an associated person;
(b) the entering into by him of a contract to buy or sell any such securities;
(c) the assignment by him of a right granted to him or to any member of his family by the issuer to subscribe for securities of the issuer;
(d) the grant to him by an associated company of the issuer to subscribe for securities of that associated person, the exercise or the assignment of such a right,
stating the number or amount and class of securities involved.
(2) Where a director is granted the right to subscribe for the securities of a company under subsection (1)(d), the director shall notify the issuer of—
(a) the date on which the right is granted;
(b) the period during which or the time at which the right is exercisable;
(c) the consideration for the grant; and
(d) in the case of the exercise of the right, the number of securities in respect of which it is exercised, and the name in which such securities are registered.
Obligation to notify acquisition or change in substantial shareholding
127. Any person who—
(a) not previously being a shareholder of an issuer, acquires an interest in shares so as to become a substantial shareholder of that issuer;
(b) being a shareholder of an issuer, acquires an interest in further shares so as to become a substantial shareholder;
(c) being a substantial shareholder of an issuer—
(i) acquires an interest in additional shares of the issuer;

(ii) reduces his number of shares of the issuer but remains a substantial shareholder; or
(iii) ceases to be a substantial shareholder of the issuer,
shall notify the issuer in writing of the occurrence of the event resulting in his change of interest within fourteen days of the date on which it occurred, and the number of shares in which he has become interested or ceased to be interested.
Extension to spouses and children
128. (1) For the purposes of sections 125, 126 and 127, an interest in securities of the spouse and minor child (such child not being a director) of a director or substantial shareholder of an issuer shall be treated as being the substantial shareholder’s interest, as the case may be.
(2) In this section “child” includes a step-child, an adopted child and a child born out of wedlock.
Register of interests of directors and substantial shareholders
129. (1) An issuer shall keep, in the form and manner specified by the Commission, a register of directors’ and substantial shareholders’ interests.
(2) The register shall be held at the issuer’s registered office and shall, during usual office hours, be open to inspection free of charge to members of the public.
(3) The register shall be produced at the commencement of the issuer’s annual general meeting and be kept open and available throughout the meeting to any person attending.
Notification to securities exchange and Commission
130. (1) Where an issuer is notified by a director or substantial shareholder of any matter relating to securities of which the issuer is required to give notice under this Part, or enters in its register any matter relating to securities required to be entered under this Part, the issuer shall inform the securities exchange on which the securities of the issuer are listed, and the Commission, before the end of the day following the day of the notification or entry, as the case may be.
(2) The securities exchange or the Commission may publish, in such manner as it may determine, any information it receives under this section.
Offences
131. A person who contravenes any provision of this Part, or who—
(a) makes a statement which that person knows to be false;
(b) recklessly makes a statement which is false; or

(c) fails to supply any particulars which that person is required to supply,
commits an offence.
PART 12
INFORMATION, INSPECTION AND INVESTIGATION
Power of Commission to call for information
132. (1) The Commission may, by notice in writing, require a licensee to furnish it with such information as it may reasonably require for the exercise of its functions within such reasonable time and verified in such manner as it may specify.
(2) The duty to supply information under this section applies notwithstanding any other enactment or rule of law in Montserrat.
Right to exchange information
133. (1) The Commission, a securities exchange, a clearing agency and other regulatory bodies shall have the right to supply each other with information about their securities business and—
(a) in the case of a securities exchange, information on the securities business of any of its members; and
(b) in the case of a clearing agency, information on the securities business of any of its participants.
(2) The Commission may by written notice require a securities exchange or clearing agency to supply it with the information the Commission reasonably requires for the performance of its functions under this Act, including information in the possession, or under the control, of a securities exchange or clearing agency relating to—
(a) in the case of a securities exchange, the securities business of any of its members; and
(b) in the case of a clearing agency, the securities business of any of its participants.
(3) The right to exchange, and the duty to supply, information under this section apply notwithstanding any other enactment or rule of law in Montserrat.
Information relating to transactions
134. (1) The Commission or a person authorised in writing by the Commission for the purpose of this section may require—
(a) a person registered as the holder of securities;

(b) a person whom the Commission or the person authorised has reasonable grounds to believe holds securities;
(c) a person whom the Commission or the person authorised has reasonable grounds to believe has a beneficial interest in securities;
(d) a person whom the Commission has reasonable grounds to believe has acquired or disposed of securities directly or through a nominee, trustee or agent, and whether as beneficial owner, nominee, trustee, agent or otherwise;
(e) a licensee,
to disclose to the Commission or the person authorised by the Commission the information referred to in subsection (2) in relation to an acquisition, disposal or holding of securities.
(2) The information that may be required under subsection (1) is—
(a) the name, address, telephone number and occupation of the person, or other particulars that are capable of establishing the identity of the person, from, to or through whom, or on whose behalf, the securities were acquired, disposed of or were or are held;
(b) the quantity of securities so acquired, disposed of or held; and
(c) the instructions given to or by the person referred to in (a) in relation to the securities.
(3) A person commits an offence if that person—
(a) without reasonable excuse fails to disclose to the Commission or the authorised person information required to be disclosed under this section and which is in his possession or under his control; or
(b) furnishes to the Commission or the authorised person in purported compliance with the requirement of disclosure under this section information which the person knows to be false or misleading in a material particular, where the Commission or an authorised person requires information under subsection (1).
Power of Commission to inspect
135. (1) For the purpose of ascertaining whether a person who is, or at any time has been, a licensee is complying or has complied with any provision of or requirement under this Act, regulations made under this Act or the terms and conditions of his licence, the Commission may from time to time inspect any document relating to the business to which the licence applies.
(2) The Commission may appoint any person (the “authorised person”) to exercise the powers of the Commission under this section.

(3) In the exercise of his powers under this section, an authorised person may—
(a) enter the licensee’s premises notified to the Commission under sections 49(1)(c), 52(1)(c), 55(1)(c), 58(1)(b), 103(1)(b) or 106(1)(b) as the case may be;
(b) require the licensee, or any other person whom he reasonably believes is in possession of or has under his control any record or other document referred to in subsection (1), to produce it to him;
(c) inspect and make copies, or take extracts from, and where necessary in an appropriate case to take possession of, such records or other documents.
(4) For the purpose of an inspection under this section, the licensee or other person mentioned in subsection (3) shall afford an authorised person access to the records or other documents as may be reasonably required for the inspection, and shall produce to the authorised person such records or other documents as he may reasonably require.
(5) Any person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (4) commits an offence.
Power of Commission to investigate
136. (1) Where the Commission has reasonable grounds to believe that—
(a) an offence under this Act or regulations made under this Act has been committed;
(b) a person may have committed a breach of trust, fraud or misconduct—
(i) in dealing in securities;
(ii) in the management of investment in securities; or
(iii) in giving advice as regards the acquisition, disposal, purchase or sale, or otherwise investing in, any security; or
(c) the manner in which a person has engaged or is engaging in any of the activities referred to in paragraph (b) is not in the interest of the investing public or the public interest,
the Commission may in writing appoint a person (“the investigator”) to investigate any matter referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c) and to report the results of the investigation to the Commission.
(2) Any person who is reasonably believed or suspected by the investigator to have in his possession or under his control any record or other document which contains, or which is likely to contain, information relevant to an investigation under this section, or who is so believed or suspected of otherwise having such information in his possession or under his control, shall—

(a) produce to the investigator, within such time and at such place as he may reasonably require, any document specified by the investigator which is, or may be, relevant to the investigation, and which is in his possession or under his control;
(b) if so required by the investigator, give to him such explanation or further particulars in respect of a document produced in compliance with a requirement under paragraph (a) as the investigator shall specify; and
(c) attend before the investigator at such time and place as the investigator may reasonably require in writing, and answer truthfully and to the best of his ability under oath (which oath the investigator is hereby empowered to administer) such questions relating to the matters under investigation as the investigator may put to him.
(3) A person commits an offence if, without reasonable excuse, that person—
(a) fails to produce a record or other document which that person is required to produce under subsection (2)(a);
(b) fails to give an explanation or particulars required under subsection (2)(b);
(c) fails to comply with a requirement under subsection (2)(c) to attend before the investigator; or
(d) fails to answer a question put to him by the investigator under subsection (2)(c), or in answering the question says anything which that person knows to be false or misleading in a material particular or who in so answering recklessly makes a false statement.
Inserting disciplinary proceedings
137. If it appears to the Commission in the light of an inspection under section 135 or an investigation under section 136 that—
(a) there are circumstances suggesting that the licensee may not be a fit and proper person to continue to hold a licence;
(b) there has been a contravention by the licensee of the Act or any regulation made thereunder; or
(c) it is desirable for the protection of investors,
and the Commission decides that the matter should be the subject of disciplinary proceedings, the Commission shall refer the matter to the Disciplinary Committee for a determination. (Inserted by Act 11 of 2005)

Power of Commission to require production of records and documents
concerning listed companies
138. (1) Where it appears to the Commission that there are circumstances suggesting that—
(a) the business of a company, which is or was at the relevant time listed, has been or is being conducted—
(i) with intent to defraud its creditors, or the creditors of another person;
(ii) for a fraudulent or unlawful purpose; or
(iii) in a manner oppressive to any of its members;
(b) a company was formed for a fraudulent or unlawful purpose;
(c) the persons concerned with the formation of a company or the management of its affairs have in relation to the formation or management been guilty of fraud, misfeasance or other misconduct towards it or its members; or
(d) the members of a company have not been given all the information with respect to its affairs that they might reasonably expect,
the Commission may give directions to—
(i) the company;
(ii) a subsidiary of the company;
(iii) a company that is substantially under the control of the same person as is the company,
requiring it, at the time and place specified in the directions to produce the records and documents specified in the directions.
(2) The Commission may, when acting under subsection (1), authorise a person, on producing (if required to do so) evidence of his authority, to require a company referred to in subsection (1) to produce to him records and documents specified by him.
(3) Where the Commission or authorised person require production of records and documents from a company under this section, the Commission or authorised person may also require production of those records and documents from a person who appears to the Commission or authorised person to be in possession of them.
(4) A power under this section to require a company or other person to produce records and documents includes the power—
(a) if the records and documents are produced—
(i) to take copies of them or extracts from them; and

(ii) to require that person, or any other person who is a present or past officer of the company, or is or was at any time employed by the company, to provide an explanation of any of the records or documents; or
(b) if the records and documents are not produced, to require the person who was required to produce them to state, to the best of his knowledge and belief, where they are.
(5) If a requirement to produce records or documents or provide an explanation or make a statement which is imposed under this section is not complied with, the company or other person on whom the requirement was so imposed commits an offence.
Remedy in cases of unfair prejudice by listed companies
139. (1) If it appears to the Commission from any information, record or other document obtained under this Part, that the affairs of a listed company are being or have been conducted in a manner unfairly prejudicial to the interests of its members generally or of some part of the members, the Commission may make an application to the High Court for an order under this section.
(2) If on an application under this section the High Court is of the opinion that the company’s affairs are being or have been conducted in a manner unfairly prejudicial to the interests of its members generally or of some part of the members, whether or not the conduct consists of an isolated act or a series of acts, the High Court may, with a view to bringing to an end the matters complained of—
(a) make an order restraining the carrying out of the act or conduct;
(b) order that the company shall bring in its name the proceedings the High Court thinks fit against the persons, on the terms, the High Court orders;
(c) appoint a receiver or manager of the whole or a part of the company’s property or business and may specify the powers and duties of the receiver or manager and fix his remuneration;
(d) make any other order it thinks fit, whether for regulating the conduct of the company’s affairs in future, or for the purchase of the shares of any members of the company by other members of the company or by the company and, in the case of a purchase by the company, for the reduction accordingly of the company’s capital, or otherwise.
(3) Where an order under this section makes an alteration in or an addition to the constitution of a company, the company shall not have power without the leave of the High Court to make any further alteration in or addition to the constitution inconsistent with the order.

Destruction of documents
140. A person who destroys, falsifies, conceals or disposes of, or causes or permits the destruction, falsification, concealment or disposal of, any document, which he knows or ought to know is relevant to an inspection under section 135 or an investigation under section 136, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction—
(a) in the case of any individual, to a fine of $50,000 or to imprisonment for one year or to both;
(b) in the case of a company, to a fine of $100,000.
Establishment of Disciplinary Committee
141. (1) There shall be, for the purposes of this Act, a Disciplinary Committee.
(2) Subject to subsection (4), the Disciplinary Committee shall consist of five members appointed by the Monetary Council as follows—
(a) one member with at least ten years standing as an attorney-at- law who shall be the Chairman of the Committee, selected from persons nominated by the OECS Bar Association;
(b) four other members with recognised standing and experience in law, securities, accounting, banking, economics, commerce and industry or finance comprising—
(i) one member from persons nominated by Stock Exchanges; and
(ii) three members from persons nominated by the Chambers of Industry and Commerce, the Institutes of Chartered Accountants, or from such other relevant business or professional bodies of the territories of the Participating Governments.
(3) The members of the Disciplinary Committee shall hold office for a period of three years but are eligible for re-appointment.
(4) No member or staff of the Commission shall be appointed to be a member of the Disciplinary Committee.
(5) The office of a member of the Disciplinary Committee is vacated—
(a) upon the death of the member;
(b) if the member is adjudged bankrupt;
(c) if the member is absent from three consecutive meetings of the Disciplinary Committee without its permission or reasonable excuse;
(d) if the member is certified by a Medical Board or Tribunal or declared by a Court to be mentally or physically incapable of performing the duties of a member;

(e) if the member is convicted of fraud or any other offence involving dishonesty;
(f) at any time by the member resigning from office by letter sent to the Chairperson of the Monetary Council and copied to the Secretary of the Commission.
(6) The Disciplinary Committee may act notwithstanding a vacancy among its members or any disability affecting any member.
(7) The Monetary Council may, by instrument in writing, revoke the appointment of any member of the Disciplinary Committee if the Monetary Council considers it to be desirable for the effective performance by the Disciplinary Committee of its functions.
(Substituted by Act 11 of 2005)
Jurisdiction of Disciplinary Committee
142. (1) The Disciplinary Committee shall hear and determine disciplinary proceedings against a licensee referred to it by the Commission under section 137.
(2) The Disciplinary Committee may, where it is satisfied after due inquiry that a licensee is in contravention of any provision of this Act or any regulations made thereunder, exercise in relation to that licensee any one or more of the following sanctions as it deems appropriate in the circumstances—
(a) issue a private warning or reprimand;
(b) issue a notice of public censure;
(c) issue an order requiring the licensee to cease and desist from the activity or non-activity causing the licensee to be in contravention; or
(d) issue an order debarring the licensee from carrying on securities business whilst the contravention subsists;
(e) recommend to the Commission the revocation of the licence issued to the licensee.
(3) The procedure and related matters concerning the exercise of the jurisdiction of the Disciplinary Committee shall be as prescribed.
(Inserted by Act 11 of 2005)
Disciplinary offences
143. A licensee who contravenes any provision of this Act, or any regulation made under this Act, is liable to disciplinary proceedings irrespective of any other action, whether criminal or civil, that may be taken against him by any person in respect of the same conduct.


PART 13
TAKEOVERS
Takeover offers
144. (1) In this Part, a “takeover offer” means an offer to acquire by or on behalf of a company or individual (“the offeror”)—
(a) all the shares, or all the shares of any class, in a company (“the offeree company”) other than shares which at the date of the offer are already held by the offeror; or
(b) such shares in the offeree company which will result in the offeror acquiring effective control of the offeree company.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), “acquiring effective control” means the acquiring of shares in an offeree company which (together with shares, if any, already held by the offeror or by any other person that is deemed by virtue of section 145 to be related to the offeror) carry the right to exercise, or control the exercise of, more than 50% of the rights attached to the voting shares of the offeree company.
When companies deemed to be related
145. Where a company—
(a) is the holding company of another company;
(b) is the subsidiary of another company; or
(c) is a subsidiary of the holding company of another company,
that first-mentioned company and that other company shall for the purposes of this Part be deemed to be related to each other.
Conduct of takeovers
146. (1) The Governor may, on the recommendation of the Commission, make regulations with respect to the making and conduct of takeover offers.
(2) Where the Governor has made regulations under subsection (1), no person shall make or pursue a takeover offer except under and in accordance with such regulations.
(Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
PART 14
SELF REGULATORY ORGANISATIONS
Licensing requirement
147. (1) No person shall carry on business as a securities exchange or clearing agency, or carry on activities as an association of securities companies

or investment advisers, except under and in accordance with a self regulatory organisation licence granted by the Commission under this Part.
(2) An application under subsection (1) shall be made in the form prescribed by the Commission.
(3) The Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange Limited and the Eastern Caribbean Central Securities Depository Limited are deemed to be licensed under this Part as self regulatory organisations.
Grant of self regulatory organisation licence
148. Upon receipt of an application duly made under section 147, the Commission may grant a licence if it is satisfied that the applicant—
(a) proposes to engage in the securities business;
(b) is a company;
(c) is incorporated in Montserrat or incorporated in any other State and registered in Montserrat;
(d) has a body of rules for the governance of its members which rules comply with the requirements of this Part of the Act and are in all respects acceptable to the Commission.
Required rules
149. (1) The rules of an applicant for a self regulatory organisation licence shall contain provisions—
(a) for the protection of investors and the public interest;
(b) relating to the discipline of a member or employee of a member who contravenes its rules or this Act or regulations made under this Act and, without limiting the general effect of the foregoing, may provide for censure, fine, suspension, expulsion, limitation of activities, functions or operations, suspension of or exclusion from employment;
(c) specifying the procedure for disciplinary proceedings; and
(d) for such other matters as may be prescribed.
(2) The rules of an applicant for licensing as a self regulatory organisation shall contain provisions designed to prevent deceptive and manipulative acts and practices and to promote fair trading practices and to facilitate an efficient market.
(3) The rules of an applicant for licensing a clearing agency as a self regulatory organisation shall contain provisions designed—
(a) to develop and operate a prompt and accurate clearance and settlement system; and
(b) to safeguard money and securities in its custody or under its control or for which it is responsible.

(4) The rules of an applicant—
(a) shall not permit unfair discrimination among persons who use its facilities;
(b) shall not restrain competition to an extent not necessary to achieve the objectives specified in subsections (1), (2) and (3).
Application of other sections to this Part
150. Sections 14 and 17 shall apply mutatis mutandis to this Part.
Appointment of auditor
151. (1) A self regulatory organisation shall, with the approval of the Commission, appoint auditors.
(2) A self regulatory organisation shall require each of its members to appoint an auditor who shall—
(a) examine the member’s financial affairs in accordance with the rules of the organisation;
(b) report the results of the examination to the auditor of the organisation.
(3) A person shall not be qualified for appointment under subsection (1) or (2) unless he is an accountant.
(4) The auditor of a self regulatory organisation shall provide to the Commission on request a copy of a report received by him under subsection (2).
Keeping and inspection of records
152. (1) A self regulatory organisation shall—
(a) make and keep such records in such form and for such periods as the Commission may determine;
(b) file with the Commission prescribed reports in the prescribed form as prescribed is defined to mean prescribed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Commission.
(Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
(2) The Commission may at any time authorise a person in writing to—
(a) inspect the records of a self regulatory organisation and to examine the financial affairs of that organisation or any of its members;
(b) prepare such financial or other reports as the Commission requires.
(3) A self regulatory organisation shall—

(a) produce and provide a person authorised by the Commission under subsection (2) with a copy of any record referred to in subsection (1) or any other record that he reasonably requests; and
(b) answer any question he asks concerning those records.
Sanctions
153. (1) Where a self regulatory organisation—
(a) contravenes its rules, this Act or regulations made under this Act;
(b) is unable to comply with its rules, this Act or regulations made under this Act; or
(c) fails or is unable to enforce its rules, any provision of this Act or of regulations made under this Act that it is required to administer or enforce, or fails to comply with an order or direction of the Commission,
the Commission may make an order—
(i) censuring the organisation;
(ii) limiting its activities, functions or operations; or
(iii) suspending or revoking its licence.
(2) Where a director or officer of a self regulatory organisation contravenes the rules of the organisation or of this Act or a regulation made under this Act, the Commission may direct the organisation to censure him or suspend or remove him from office or employment with the organisation.
Disputes between member companies
154. (1) Where a dispute involving a transaction in securities arises between members of a self regulatory organisation, such dispute shall be referred to the board of the organisation and the board shall investigate the dispute and shall make such order for the resolution of the dispute as it thinks fit.
(2) It shall be the duty of each of the parties to the dispute forthwith to inform the Commission in writing of the existence of the dispute and to deliver or cause to be delivered to the other party to the dispute, within 24 hours of such notice to the Commission, a copy of the notice given to the Commission of the dispute.
(3) Where a member is aggrieved by the decision of the board under subsection (1) the member may, within fourteen days of the receipt of such decision, appeal to the Commission.
(4) Where the Commission adjudicates in a matter referred to it under subsection (3), the decision of the Commission shall be final.

(5) The Commission may, by any adjudication under this section, order the payment by any party to the dispute of any sum of money, including a sum to cover costs, as the justice of the case may in the opinion of the Commission require.
PART 15
UNCERTIFICATED SECURITIES
Transfer of uncertificated securities
155. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of the Companies Act, the ownership of or rights in corporate securities which are listed or proposed to be listed may, subject to the provisions of this Part, be evidenced and transferred without a written instrument.
(2) The Governor may, on the recommendation of the Commission, make regulations—
(a) providing for procedures for recording and transferring title to securities;
(b) providing for the regulation of those procedures and the persons responsible for or involved in their operation;
(c) containing such safeguards as appear to the Governor appropriate for the protection of investors and for ensuring that competition is not restricted, distorted or prevented;
(d) providing for the transmission of title to securities by operation of law;
(e) providing for recording liens held by companies pursuant to their articles of association to be recorded and procedures in respect thereof;
(f) providing for recording of charges in respect of securities (and transfer of such charges) to be recorded and procedures in respect thereof;
(g) including such supplementary, incidental and transitional provisions as appear to the Governor to be necessary or expedient.
(3) Regulations may make provision with respect to the persons responsible for the operation of the new procedures—
(a) as to the consequences of their insolvency or incapacity;
(b) as to the transfer from them to other persons of their functions in relation to the new procedures.
(4) Regulations may make different provisions for different cases. (Amended by Acts 11 of 2005 and 9 of 2011)

PART 16
LISTING AND TRADING FOREIGN SECURITIES, LICENSING AND EXCHANGE
MEMBERSHIP OF FOREIGN MARKET PARTICIPANTS
Listing and trading foreign securities
156. The securities of a foreign company or a foreign government may be listed and traded on a securities exchange licensed by the Commission as provided in this Part.
Application of other Parts
157. Except as expressly exempted or modified by the provisions of this Part, the provisions of all other Parts of this Act and all Regulations made under the Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to the listing and trading of foreign securities.
Interpretation
158. In this Part—
“foreign company” includes a company, limited partnerships, unit trust or other business entity, which is incorporated or otherwise established under the laws of a jurisdiction other than a member territory;
“foreign custodian” means a custodian incorporated in and governed by the laws of a country other than a member territory;
“foreign government” means a government or political subdivision of a government other than one of a member territory;
“foreign individual” means any individual who is a citizen of, resident of, or belonger to any country other than a member territory;
“foreign investment adviser” means an investment adviser incorporated in and governed by the laws of a country other than a member territory;
“foreign security” means a security issued by a foreign company or foreign government;
“foreign securities exchange” means a licensed securities exchange, incorporated in and governed by the laws of a country other than a member territory;
“foreign securities registry” includes a share registry incorporated in and governed by the laws of a country other than a member territory;
“member territory” has the same meaning as in the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission Agreement of 24th November, 2000.
Approval of the Commission required
159. (1) A securities exchange may list or trade foreign securities with the approval of the Commission in particular cases or classes of cases.

(2) The Commission may licence a foreign company as a broker dealer, limited service broker, or investment adviser in particular cases or classes of cases.
(3) A foreign broker dealer or limited service broker licensed by a foreign securities regulatory commission seeking to trade securities on a securities exchange licensed by the Commission may, upon registration with the Commission, become a member of a licensed securities exchange provided that it—
(a) meets the securities exchange’s requirements for membership as set out in its rules; and
(b) trades securities on its own account, or on behalf of foreign persons.
(4) The Commission may grant an exemption from the requirements of Part 4 of the Act to a foreign broker dealer or limited service broker who registers with the Commission pursuant to subsection (3).
(5) A foreign broker dealer or limited service broker wishing to carry on business in Montserrat dealing in securities, or holds himself out as carrying on that business must be licensed by the Commission.
(6) Part 4 of the Securities Act shall apply to a foreign broker dealer or limited service broker carrying on the business of dealing in securities pursuant to subsection (5).
(7) A foreign broker dealer or limited service broker dealing in securities in Montserrat shall have an agent resident in Montserrat.
(8) A foreign investment adviser licensed by a foreign securities regulatory commission must be licensed by the Commission as an investment adviser under sections 54 and 55, but only if he conducts business or holds himself out as conducting business in a member territory.
(9) A principal of, a foreign broker dealer or limited service broker licensed by the Commission, must be licensed by a foreign securities regulatory commission as a principal under sections 60 and 61, but only if he conducts business or holds himself out as conducting business in a member territory.
(10) A representative of, a foreign broker dealer or limited service broker licensed by a foreign securities regulatory commission, must be licensed by the Commission as a representative under sections 62, 63 and 64, but only if he conducts business or holds himself out as conducting business in a member territory.
(11) The term “conducting business or holds himself out as conducting business” as used in subsections (8), (9) and (10) shall include but not be limited to—
(a) use of the telephone, telegraph, mail, Internet, e-mail or any other means to communicate with investors or potential

investors located in a member territory, whether on a regular or sporadic basis;
(b) visiting investors or potential investors in a member territory, whether singly or in groups, to communicate with them about an investment in securities, whether on a regular or sporadic basis; or
(c) registration as a principal or representative with a securities exchange in connection with a foreign broker dealer or limited service broker’s membership in a securities exchange;
(d) engaging in any other activity or combination of activities described in—
(i) section 47 in the case of foreign broker dealers or limited service brokers; or
(ii) section 53 in the case of foreign investment advisers,
if any part of the activity or activities takes place in a member territory or is designed or intended to communicate with the persons present in a member territory.
(12) A person is subject to the requirements of subsections (8), (9) and (10) if he participates in any of the activities listed in subsection (11) even if he is not physically present in a member territory when he participates in the activity.
Public offer
160. In determining whether or not a public offer of foreign securities has been made in a member territory, or whether the requirements of this Act relating to public offers apply in a particular case, the listing or trading of foreign securities on a securities exchange shall not be taken into account.
Registration with the Commission
161. (1) The listing and trading of foreign securities on a securities exchange pursuant to this Part shall not, either by itself or in conjunction with other activities by a person, require the issuer of the foreign securities to register with the Commission under section 97.
(2) Subsection (1) shall not be interpreted to exempt issuers and offerors who are otherwise required to register with the Commission under section 97 from that requirement.
Insider dealing and other market abuses
162. The provisions of Part 10 shall not apply to the conduct of a foreign company occurring on a foreign securities exchange or otherwise occurring in a foreign jurisdiction, unless the Commission determines on consultation with the securities exchange where the security of the foreign company is listed, that the conduct has a significant impact on the market in Montserrat.

Disclosure of shareholding of directors and substantial shareholders
163. (1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (2), the provisions of Part 11 of the Act shall not apply to foreign securities listed or traded on a securities exchange.
(2) If the Commission determines, after an investigation, that the law of a foreign issuer’s jurisdiction of incorporation, or other laws that are applicable to the conduct of the foreign issuer, its directors, and substantial shareholders, are not adequate to protect the interests of the investing public in the member territory, the Commission may require the issuer of foreign securities listed on a securities exchange and its directors and substantial shareholders to comply with Part 11.
Application of Part 12
164. The provisions of Part 12 of the Act shall apply—
(a) in the case of foreign securities listed or traded on a licensed securities exchange, only to the acts of the issuer within the member territory or to transactions effected on or information provided to, that securities exchange; and
(b) in the case of a foreign broker dealer, limited service broker, investment adviser or the principal or representative of that person, only to acts of the licensee within the member territory or to transactions effected on, or information provided to, a securities exchange.
Transfer and ownership of foreign securities
165. Notwithstanding any other provision of any law to the contrary—
(a) the exclusive method of transferring the ownership of foreign securities listed and traded on a securities exchange shall be a transfer made in accordance with the rules and procedures of a clearing agency licensed by the Commission under section 25 where the foreign securities are transferred; and
(b) the exclusive method of determining the ownership of foreign securities listed and traded on a securities exchange shall be the records of a securities registry licensed by the Commission under section 42 where the foreign securities are registered.
Custodians and share registries for foreign securities
166. (1) Foreign securities listed and traded on a licensed securities exchange may be held by a foreign custodian and registered with a foreign securities registry pursuant to a written contract between the foreign custodian or registry and a custodian licensed under section 57 or a securities registry licensed under section 42.
(2) A securities exchange may, by rules, determine the form and content of the contracts referred to in subsection (1).

Simplified listing and membership procedures in certain cases
167. (1) A securities exchange may, with the approval of the Commission, adopt rules for expedited and simplified listing procedures for foreign securities that are already listed on a foreign securities exchange if the foreign securities exchange has suitable listing, compliance and regulatory standards and practices.
(2) A securities exchange may, with the approval of the Commission, adopt rules for expedited and simplified membership procedures for foreign broker dealers or foreign limited service brokers that are already subject to regulation in a suitable jurisdiction if that jurisdiction is recognized for the purposes of this Part by the Commission as having suitable standards, compliance practices and regulatory supervision of its broker dealers.
(Inserted by Act 11 of 2005)
PART 17
MISCELLANEOUS
Immunity
168. The Commission, members, officers and employees of the Commission shall not be liable to any action in damages for anything done or omitted to be done bona fide in the exercise or performance of any power or duty conferred or imposed by or under this Act. (Amended by Act 11 of 2005)
Offences and penalties
169. (1) A person who commits an offence under sections 21(3), 40(3), 67(5), 69(2), 77(5), 82(2), 87(4), 88(2), 89(2), 131, 134(3), 135(5), 136(3) or 138(5) is liable on summary conviction—
(a) in the case of an individual, to a fine of $50,000 or to imprisonment for one year or to both;
(b) in the case of a company, to a fine of $100,000, and
if the offence is a continuing offence, the individual or company is liable to a further fine of $1,000 for every day that the offence continues after conviction.
(2) A person who contravenes or fails to comply with any other provision of this Act, where the provision does not expressly create an offence or provide for a penalty, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction—
(a) in the case of an individual, to a fine of $100,000;
(b) in the case of a company, to a fine of $200,000.

Orders of the High Court
170. (1) Where, on the application of the Commission, it appears to the High Court that a person has contravened this Act or the conditions of any licence, or is about to do an act with respect to dealing in securities that, if done, would be such a contravention, the High Court may, without prejudice to any order it would be entitled to make otherwise than pursuant to this section, make one or more of the following orders—
(a) an order restraining a person from acquiring, disposing of, or otherwise dealing with any securities specified in the order;
(b) in relation to a broker dealer, limited service broker, investment adviser or custodian, an order appointing a person to administer its property;
(c) an order declaring the contract, if any, relating to any securities to be void or voidable;
(d) for the purpose of securing compliance with any other order under this section, an order directing a person to do or refrain from doing a specified act; or
(e) any ancillary order which it considers necessary in consequence of the making of any other order under this section.
(2) The High Court shall, before making an order under this section, satisfy itself, so far as it reasonably can, that the order would not unfairly operate to the detriment of any other person.
(3) The High Court may, before making an order under subsection (1), direct that notice of the application be given to such persons as it thinks fit or direct that notice of the application be published in such manner as it thinks fit, or both.
(4) The High Court may reverse, vary, or discharge an order made by it under this section or suspend the operation of such an order.
Civil action
171. Without prejudice to any other provision of this Act, a contravention of this Act or regulation made under this Act shall be actionable at the suit of a person who suffers pecuniary loss as a result of the contravention.
Right of appeal
172. (1) An interested person who is aggrieved by a decision or action of the Commission or of the Disciplinary Committee may appeal to the High Court within thirty days of the decision or action, on the grounds that—
(a) the decision of the Commission or the Disciplinary Committee was based on an error of law or a misinterpretation of the Act or regulations made under the Act;

(b) the Commission (where it is required by Act or by general legal principles to observe the rules of natural justice) or the Disciplinary Committee misdirected or mis-conducted itself contrary to the rules of natural justice; or
(c) the decision of the Commission or the Disciplinary Committee was against the weight of the evidence.
(2) Within seven days of the filing of the appeal in the High Court the appellant must serve written notice of the appeal on the Commission or the Disciplinary Committee which must be named as Respondent in the appeal and is entitled to appear and to be heard on the merits of the appeal.
(3) A written notice of appeal (other than in respect of costs only) shall set out each matter or charge relevant to the appeal, the ground or grounds of appeal in relation to each charge and a brief statement of the matters relied on in respect of each ground.
(4) On hearing the parties to the appeal, the High Court may confirm, reverse or vary the decision or action appealed against and may make an order which the Respondent could have made or it may remit the case to the Respondent for further proceedings subject to any conditions which the High Court thinks fit.
(5) A decision or action that is subject to appeal under this section takes effect immediately but the High Court may grant a stay pending the hearing of the appeal.
(6) For the purposes of this section an interested person refers to a person having a right, claim, legal share, duty or liability connected with the subject-matter of a decision or action referred to in subsection (1).
(7) An appeal shall lie to the Court of Appeal from any decision of the High Court made pursuant to this section.
(Inserted by Act 11 of 2005)
Winding up orders
173. If, in the case of a company licensed under this Act, it appears to the Commission that it is necessary for the protection of investors that the company should be wound up under the Companies Act, the Commission may present a petition for it to be wound up under that Act on the ground that it is just and equitable that it should be wound up.
Receiving orders
174. If it appears to the Commission that it is necessary for the protection of investors to do so, the Commission may present a petition for a receiving order in accordance with the Bankruptcy Act against an individual licensed under this Act if the individual has committed an act of insolvency within the meaning of that Act, and that Act shall, with any necessary modifications, apply in relation to any such petition as it applies in relation to a petition presented by a creditor.

Regulations
175. (1) Without limitation to specific provisions in this Act enabling the Governor to make regulations, the Governor may make regulations, on the recommendation of the Commission, for or with respect to—
(a) applications for licences, the issue of licences and incidental matters;
(b) the display of licences and the issue of duplicate licences;
(c) the qualifications, experience and training required of licensees, the examinations that applicants for licences may be required to take, and the circumstances in which they may be excused from such requirements;
(d) the making of annual or other regular returns to the Commission by licensees;
(e) the conditions subject to which securities may be listed and the circumstances in which dealings in listed securities shall be suspended;
(f) insider dealings and market manipulation;
(g) the particulars to be recorded in relation to accounts to be kept for the purposes of this Act, and the particulars to be recorded in profit and loss accounts and balance sheets;
(h) the information to be contained in auditors’ reports required to be filed under this Act;
(i) the remuneration of an auditor appointed, and the costs of an audit carried out, under this Act;
(j) the form and content of advertisements relating to securities business, and may restrict who may issue such advertisements;
(k) the licensing and supervision of clearing agencies and persons providing securities registration, transfer or custodian services;
(l) the authorisation and regulation of self regulatory organisations;
(m) fees, charges or levies to be paid in respect of matters arising under or provided for or authorised by this Act;
(n) the listing and trading of foreign securities ;
(o) the licensing of foreign broker dealers and limited service brokers;
(p) the licensing of foreign investment advisers;
(q) the licensing of principals and representatives of foreign intermediaries;
(r) any matter which this Act provides is to be, or may be, prescribed;

(s) the better carrying out of the purposes and provisions of this Act;
(t) any supplementary, incidental and transitional provisions as appear to the Governor as necessary or expedient.
(Amended by Act 9 of 2011)
(2) The regulations may provide that a contravention of any specified provision shall be an offence and may provide financial penalties of—
(a) in the case of an individual, $100,000;
(b) in the case of a company, $300,000, and
if the offence is a continuing offence, the individual or company is liable to a further fine of $500 for every day that the offence continues after conviction.
(3) The regulations may be of general or special application and may make different provision for different cases or classes of case.
(4) Regulations, whether made under this or any other section, may provide for the exercise of discretion in particular cases.
(Amended by Act 11 of 2005)
Rules
176. The Commission may make rules for procedural and implementation matters—
(a) where the Act or regulations provide that they are to be, or may be, prescribed by the Commission;
(b) for the better carrying out of the purposes and provisions of this Act and any regulations made under this Act.
Forms
177. The Commission may, by notice in the Gazette, specify forms that are required to be used for any purpose under this Act.
Guidance notes
178. The Commission may from time to time issue such guidance notes, bulletins, advice or other regulatory statements as it may consider necessary or desirable for the administration of this Act.
International identification numbers
179. The Eastern Caribbean Central Securities Depository Limited is authorised to issue international identification numbers for any securities listed on any securities exchange licensed under this Act.
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SCHEDULE
EASTERN CARIBBEAN SECURITIES
REGULATORY COMMISSION AGREEMENT
ARRANGEMENT OF ARTICLES
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
ARTICLE
1. Title
2. Interpretation
PART 2
ESTABLISHMENT, PURPOSES, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION
3. Establishment of Commission
4. Purposes of the Commission
5. Powers of the Commission
6. Duties of the Commission
7. Place of office and establishment of agencies
8. Address and service of documents
9. Protection of persons dealing with the Commission and its agents
10. Custody and use of Common Seal
11. Official Seal
PART 3
MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION
12. Composition of Commission
13. Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and Secretary
14. Appointment of Commissioners to be notified in Official Gazette
15. Term of office of Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and other
Commissioners
16. Vacation and removal from office of Commissioners
17. Meetings of Commission
18. Administration
19. Committees
20. Delegation
21. Disclosure of interest
22. Staff
23. Confidentiality

PART 4
FINANCIAL MATTERS
24. Funding
25. Reserve Fund
26. Financial year and estimates
27. Accounts
28. Auditors and audit
29. Annual Report
PART 5
MISCELLANEOUS
30. Consultation and co-operation
31. Rules
32. Amendments
33. Disputes
34. Immunities and privileges
35. Accession
36. Signatories
37. Ratification
38. Entry into force

AGREEMENT
ESTABLISHING
THE
EASTERN CARIBBEAN SECURITIES REGULATORY COMMISSION
PREAMBLE
An Agreement made on the 24th day of November, 2000 between the Governments of
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada,
Montserrat, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines (hereinafter referred to as “the Participating Governments”).
WHEREAS it is desired to promote the development of and to provide for the
regulation of a regional securities market in the territories of the Participating
Governments and to establish the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory
Commission (ECSRC) as an independent and autonomous regional regulatory body.
IT IS HEREBY AGREED as follows:
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
Article 1
TITLE
This Agreement may be cited as the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory
Commission Agreement, 2000.
Article 2
INTERPRETATION
In this Agreement—
“the Act” means any Act governing securities;
“Central Bank” means the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank established under the
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Agreement, 1983;
“Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Agreement, 1983” means the Agreement
establishing the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank done at Port-of-Spain on the 5th day of July 1983;
“Commission” means the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission
(ECSRC) established under Article 3;

“Commissioner” means a member of the Commission;
“licensee” means a person licensed under the Act;
“Monetary Council” means the Monetary Council established under Article 7 of the
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Agreement, 1983;
“Member territory” means a territory of a Participating Government;
“Participating Government” means a Government which is a party to this
Agreement.
PART 2
ESTABLISHMENT, PURPOSES, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION
Article 3
ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION
(1) There is hereby established a body to be known as the Eastern Caribbean
Securities Regulatory Commission (ECSRC) which shall be a body corporate having
perpetual succession.
(2) The establishment of the Commission shall take effect in accordance with
the provisions of Article 38.
Article 4
PURPOSES OF THE COMMISSION
The purposes of the Commission are—
(a) to licence any person engaged in securities business and to monitor and supervise the conduct of such business by a licensee;
(b) to promote investor protection through promotion of the highest standards of professional and other activities within the securities
market;
(c) to maintain effective compliance and enforcement programmes supported by adequate statutory powers;
(d) to promote the growth and development of the capital markets.
Article 5
POWERS OF THE COMMISSION
For the attainment of its purposes the Commission may—
(a) acquire and dispose of property of any description;
(b) make contracts or enter into other agreements;

(c) receive and expend money;
(d) grant licences in accordance with the Act;
(e) require the payment of fees;
(f) do all such other things as are required or incidental to the attainment of its purposes.

Article 6
DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION
The duties of the Commission are to—
(a) take all reasonable steps to ensure that any Act to govern securities and any rules or regulations made under such an Act are complied
with;
(b) licence, supervise and regulate the activities of securities exchanges, clearing agencies, securities depositories, securities registries and self
regulatory organisations;
(c) licence, supervise and regulate collective investment schemes;
(d) licence and regulate self regulatory organisations;
(e) set standards of competence for licensees whether by way of examination or otherwise;
(f) approve the rules of securities exchanges, clearing agencies, securities depositories, securities registries and self regulatory organisations;
(g) monitor and enforce rules for the conduct of business of licensees including suspension and revocation of licences in accordance with
the Act;
(h) promote and encourage high standards of investor protection and integrity among licensees, and to encourage the promulgation by
licensees of balanced and informed advice to their customers and to
the public generally;
(i) support the operation of an orderly, fair and properly informed securities market;
(j) regulate the manner of trading and the range of securities traded on securities exchanges;
(k) take all reasonable steps to safeguard and protect the interests of investors in securities and to suppress illegal, dishonourable and
improper practices in dealings in securities and in providing advice or
other services relating to securities;
(l) co-operate with and assist other regulatory authorities that are
concerned with securities or with operations of companies;

(m) exercise and perform such other duties as may be conferred or imposed upon it.

Article 7
PLACE OF OFFICE AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AGENCIES
(1) The Commission shall have its principal office in one of the Member
territories as the Council may by majority vote determine.
(2) The Commission may establish agencies and may appoint agents in any
Member territory and elsewhere.
Article 8
ADDRESS AND SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS
(1) The Commission shall at all times have a fixed address in one of the
Member territories for the service of documents on the Commission.
(2) All documents to be served on the Commission may be served by leaving
the same at or by sending the same by registered post to the Commission at its fixed
address.
(3) The address for service of documents on the Commission shall be
published in the Official Gazette of the Member territories.
Article 9
PROTECTION OF PERSONS DEALING WITH THE COMMISSION AND ITS AGENTS
(1) A person who deals with the Commission shall not be affected by any
irregularity of procedure in connection with the authorisation of the transaction by a
meeting of the Commission or by the non-fulfilment of any condition imposed by this
Agreement in connection with the transaction.
(2) A person who deals with another person who is held out by the
Commission as having authority to act on the Commission’s behalf in connection with
any transaction may treat the Commission as bound by the acts of that other person
done within the apparent authority of that person even though that person has not been
authorised by the Commission to do those acts on its behalf so long as that person has
no knowledge whether actual or constructive, that that other person has not been so
authorised by the Commission.
Article 10
CUSTODY AND USE OF COMMON SEAL
(1) The Commission shall have a Common Seal.

(2) The Commission shall provide for the safe custody of the Common Seal of
the Commission.
(3) The Common Seal of the Commission shall be affixed to instruments
pursuant to a resolution of the Commission and by and in the presence of—
(a) the Chairperson or, in the absence of the Chairperson, the Deputy Chairperson; and
(b) one other Commissioner or the Secretary.
(4) All documents made by the Commission other than those required by law
to be under Seal and all decisions of the Commission may be signified under the hand
of the Chairperson, the Deputy Chairperson or the Secretary.
Article 11
OFFICIAL SEAL
(1) The Commission shall have an Official Seal, which shall be a facsimile of
its Common Seal, for use in any Member territory other than where the principal
office of the Commission is situated, with the addition on its face of the name of every
Member territory where it is to be used.
(2) The Official Seal when duly affixed to a document has the same effect as
the Common Seal of the Commission.
(3) The Commission may by writing under its Common Seal, authorise any
person appointed for the purpose in a Member territory to affix the Official Seal to any
deed or other document to which the Commission is a party in the Member territory.
(4) The person affixing the Official Seal shall certify in writing the date on
which and the place at which it is affixed.
PART 3
MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION
Article 12
COMPOSITION OF COMMISSION
(1) The Commission shall consist of five (5) Commissioners who shall be
appointed by the Monetary Council by majority vote.
(2) The appointments made under this article shall comprise the following—
(a) two (2) Commissioners from persons nominated by the Member territories;
(b) two (2) Commissioners from persons nominated by the Chambers of
Industry and Commerce, the Institutes of Chartered Accountants and

the Bar Associations or from such other relevant professional bodies
of the Member territories; and
(c) one (1) Commissioner nominated by the Central Bank.
(3) Persons nominated as Commissioners shall be persons of recognised
standing and experience in securities and related matters or in any one of the following
areas—
(a) law;
(b) accountancy;
(c) banking;
(d) economics;
(e) commerce and industry; or
(f) finance.
(4) The Commissioners shall be paid such remuneration as may be determined
by the Monetary Council.
Article 13
CHAIRPERSON, DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON AND SECRETARY
(1) Two of the members of the Commission shall, in and by the terms of their
respective appointments by the Monetary Council, be appointed as the Chairperson
and Deputy Chairperson of the Commission.
(2) The Commission shall appoint a suitable person to serve as Secretary to
the Commission.
Article 14
APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSIONERS TO BE NOTIFIED IN THE GAZETTE
The appointment of all Commissioners including the Chairperson, Deputy
Chairperson and the termination of any such appointment shall be published in the
Official Gazette of the Member territories.
Article 15
TERMS OF OFFICE OF CHAIRPERSON,
DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON AND OTHER COMMISSIONERS
(1) The Chairperson of the Commission shall hold office for a period of 5 years from the date of appointment as a Commissioner.
(2) The Deputy Chairperson of the Commission shall hold office for the
period as specified in the instrument of appointment.

(3) A Commissioner (other than the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson)
shall, subject to this Article, hold office for a period of 3 years from the date of
appointment as Commissioner: Except that such a Commissioner may be appointed
for a period of less than 3 years so as to assist in providing continuity of experience as
a Commissioner.
(4) Upon the expiry of the period of appointment a Commissioner shall be
eligible for reappointment.
(5) A Commissioner appointed to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the
unexpired term of the predecessor.
Article 16
VACATION OF AND REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OF COMMISSIONERS
(1) The office of a Commissioner is vacated—
(a) upon the death of the Commissioner;
(b) if the Commissioner is adjudged bankrupt;
(c) if the Commissioner is absent from three consecutive meetings of the Commission without its permission or reasonable excuse;
(d) if the Commissioner is certified by a Medical Board or Tribunal or
declared by a Court to be mentally or physically incapable of
performing the duties of a Commissioner;
(e) if the Commissioner is convicted of fraud or any other offence involving dishonesty;
(f) at any time by the Commissioner resigning from office by letter sent to the Chairperson of the Monetary Council and copied to the
Secretary of the Commission.
(2) The Monetary Council may by notice in writing remove from office any
member of the Commission whose removal appears to it to be desirable for the
effective performance of the Commission of its duties or for the preservation of the
integrity of the Commission.
(3) Notice of any removal under paragraph (2) shall be given to the
Government of the Member territory or such other body by which the Commissioner
was nominated and the Government or such other body shall within 30 days of such
notice submit nominations to the Monetary Council for a replacement.
(4) The Commission may act notwithstanding a vacancy among its members
or any disability affecting any Commissioner.

Article 17
MEETINGS OF COMMISSION
(1) Meetings of the Commission shall be held as often as may be necessary
for the performance of its duties and in any event at least once every quarter, and such
meetings shall be held at such places, times and days as the Commission may
determine.
(2) Notice of all meetings shall be given to each Commissioner.
(3) The Chairperson of the Commission may at any time call a meeting of the
Commission and shall call a special meeting to be held within 7 days of the receipt of
a written request for that purpose addressed to the Chairperson by not less than two
Commissioners.
(4) At a meeting of the Commission—
(a) the Chairperson of the Commission shall preside;
(b) if the Chairperson of the Commission is not present, the Deputy Chairperson shall preside; or
(c) if neither the Chairperson of the Commission nor the Deputy Chairperson is present, the members present shall choose one of their
number to preside.
(5) The quorum for a meeting of the Commission is three (3) Commissioners.
(6) Every question for decision at a meeting of the Commission shall be
determined by a majority of votes of the members present and, in the event that voting
is equally divided, the Chairperson of the meeting shall have a casting vote.
(7) A Commissioner shall be deemed to be present at a meeting of the
Commission or of a committee if the Commissioner participates by telephone or other
electronic means and all Commissioners participating in the meeting are able to hear
each other.
(8) A resolution in writing signed by all the Commissioners entitled to receive
notice of a meeting of the Commission or of a committee of the Commission shall be
valid and effectual as if it had been passed in a meeting of the Commission or (as the
case may be) a committee of the Commission duly convened and held and may consist
of several documents in the like form each signed by one or more Commissioners.
(9) Minutes of each meeting of the Commission shall be kept and shall be
confirmed by the Commissioners as soon as practicable at a subsequent meeting.
Article 18
ADMINISTRATION
(1) The Commission shall organise and regulate its administration, procedure
and business in such manner as it considers will best ensure the performance of its
functions and the proper exercise of its powers.

(2) The Commission may make rules governing its own procedure and such
rules shall be binding on the Commission.
Article 19
COMMITTEES
(1) The Commission may, in the exercise of its duties establish standing or
special committees and may refer or assign to a committee any matter for
consideration, inquiry or management by the Commission.
(2) The Commission may appoint a person to be a member of a committee
whether that person is a member of the Commission or not, and may appoint a
member of the committee to be the Chairperson:
Provided that where a member of the Commission has been appointed to serve
on a committee that member shall be the Chairperson of the committee.
(3) Any reference or assignment under paragraph (1) and every appointment
under paragraph (2) may be withdrawn or revoked by the Commission at any time,
and no such reference or assignment shall prevent the exercise by the Commission of
any of its duties.
(4) Subject to paragraph (2), a committee established under this Article may
elect one of its members to be the Chairperson and, subject to any specific or general
direction of the Commission, may regulate its own procedure and business.
(5) Meetings of a committee shall be held at such times and places as the
Chairperson of that committee may determine or as the Commission may direct.
(6) Each committee shall keep minutes of its meetings and shall keep the
Commission informed of its activities.
Article 20
DELEGATION
(1) The Commission may delegate any of its duties, other than its power to
delegate under this Article to—
(a) a committee established under Article 19; or
(b) any body or authority approved by the Monetary Council.
(2) The Commission may revoke a delegation.
(3) A delegation under this Article does not preclude the exercise by the
Commission of any of the duties so delegated.

Article 21
DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST
(1) A Commissioner who is in any way interested, whether directly or
indirectly, in any transaction or arrangement with the Commission or in which the
Commission is interested or whose material, pecuniary or proprietary interest in a
company, partnership, undertaking or other business is likely to be affected by a
decision of the Commission shall disclose the nature of his interest at the first meeting
of the Commission at which he is present after the relevant facts come to his
knowledge.
(2) A disclosure under paragraph (1) shall be recorded in the minutes of the
meeting and after the disclosure the Commissioner making it shall not vote on the
matter and, unless the Commission otherwise directs, shall not be present or take part
in the proceedings of any meeting at which the matter is being discussed or decided by
the Commission.
(3) A Commissioner shall be treated as having an indirect interest in any
transaction or arrangement with the Commission or in which the Commission is
interested if he is a director, shareholder, trustee, agent or employee of the company or
undertaking that is a party to the contract or proposed contract with the Commission
or where his spouse, parent, child, step-child, brother or sister or the parent, child,
step-child, brother or sister of his spouse holds an interest in that company or
undertaking.
(4) For the purpose of this Article, a general notice given to the Commission
by a Commissioner to the effect that he is a member of or otherwise associated with a
specified company or undertaking and is to be regarded as interested in any contract
which may after the date of the notice be made with that company or undertaking shall
be deemed to be a sufficient declaration of interest in relation to any contract so made.
Article 22
STAFF
(1) The Commission may employ, on such terms and conditions as it thinks
fit, such professional, technical and other officers, and such other staff, as may be
necessary for the exercise and discharge of its duties.
(2) The Secretary shall assist the Commission in all respects and in such
manner as the Commission may from time to time require in the discharge of its
duties.
Article 23
CONFIDENTIALITY
(1) Every member, officer and employee of the Commission shall—

(a) at all times preserve and aid in preserving confidentiality with regard to all matters coming to his knowledge in the performance of his
duties; and
(b) except for the purpose of the performance of his duties or under legal obligation, not at any time, communicate any confidential matter to
any person nor permit, unless under legal obligation, any person to
have access to any records in the possession, custody or control of the
Commission.
(2) Every member, officer and employee of the Commission shall be required
to take an oath of secrecy.
PART 4
FINANCIAL MATTERS
Article 24
FUNDING
The Commission shall be funded by—
(a) the payment to the Commission of any fees or other charges in
relation to—
(i) an application to the Commission for any licence, authorisation,
approval, exemption, waiver or modification;
(ii) any duties exercised by the Commission or by a committee
established by the Commission;
(iii) the approval of prospectuses;
(iv) the monitoring of the continuing disclosure obligations of issuers;
(v) anything done in the performance of a function relating to take-
overs;
(vi) any other matter for which provision is made under the Act;
(b) the payment to the Commission of a levy, as may be prescribed, in respect of every purchase and sale of securities recorded by a
securities exchange or notified under its rules;
(c) such sums of money or such other assets as may accrue to or vest in the Commission from time to time, whether in the course of the
exercise of its duties or otherwise; and
(d) such sums as may be paid to the Commission from time to time by a Participating Government by way of appropriation or subvention.


Article 25
RESERVE FUND
(1) The Commission may establish a Reserve Fund into which may be paid—
(a) fees, levies or any penalties imposed or charged under the Act;
(b) any sums appropriated by a Participating Government for this purpose; and
(c) any other sums which the Commission with the approval of the Monetary Council may determine.
(2) The Commission may withdraw any funds from the Reserve Fund for the
purpose of exercising its duties under the Act.
(3) The funds in the Reserve Fund may be invested by the Commission on
such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Commission. Except that the
Commission shall not invest its funds in securities offered by any person under its
supervision or regulation.
(4) No disbursement from the Reserve Fund may be made by the Commission
within the first 5 years of the establishment of the Reserve Fund.
Article 26
FINANCIAL YEAR AND ESTIMATES
(1) The financial year of the Commission shall begin on 1 April and end on 31
March in each year, or such other period as the Monetary Council may determine
except that the first financial year of the Commission shall begin on the establishment
of the Commission under Article 3 and end on the following 31 March or such other
date as the Monetary Council may decide.
(2) The Commission shall not later than 31 December in each financial year
or at least 3 months before the end of its financial year submit to the Monetary
Council for its approval estimates of its income and expenditure for the next financial
year.
(3) The Commission shall discharge its functions to ensure that its revenue is
not less than sufficient to meet all sums properly chargeable to its revenue account.
(4) Any excess of the revenue of the Commission for any financial year over
the sum properly chargeable to its revenue account for that year shall be applied by the
Commission for the purposes of the Commission.
(5) Where any deficit arises on the operations of the Commission or is
budgeted for in the Estimates of expenditure of the Commission the Participating
Governments shall provide a subvention to the Commission to meet the deficit in such proportion as may be determined by the Monetary Council.

Article 27
ACCOUNTS
(1) The Commission shall keep proper accounts and records of its
transactions.
(2) The Commission shall, as soon as practicable after the end of each
financial year, prepare a statement of the accounts of the Commission for the financial
year including an income and expenditure account and balance sheet.
Article 28
AUDITORS AND AUDIT
(1) The Commission shall with the approval of the Monetary Council, appoint
auditors.
(2) The Commission shall, as soon as practicable after the end of each
financial year, submit the statement of accounts prepared for the year under Article 28
to the auditors for audit.
(3) The auditors shall prepare a report on the accounts and send the report to
the Commission who shall, as soon as practicable after its receipt, send a copy of the
report and a copy of the statement of accounts to the Monetary Council.
(4) The auditors shall include in the report—
(a) a statement whether, in their opinion, the income and expenditure account for the financial year to which the report relates give a true
and fair view of the Commission’s income and expenditure;
(b) a statement whether, in their opinion, the balance sheet for the financial year gives a true and fair view of the Commission’s
financial affairs at the end of that financial year.
(5) An auditor appointed by the Commission has a right of access at all
reasonable times to the books, accounts, vouchers and other records of the
Commission and is entitled to require from officers of the Commission such
information and explanations as he considers necessary for the performance of his
duties as auditor.
Article 29
ANNUAL REPORT
(1) The Commission shall, not later than 3 months after the end of each
financial year of the Commission, prepare and submit a report on its activities during the financial year to the Monetary Council.
(2) The Monetary Council may at any time request the Commission to provide
it with information concerning any matter relating to the duties of the Commission and

the Commission shall provide the information requested within 14 days of such
request.
PART 5
MISCELLANEOUS
Article 30
CONSULTATION AND CO-OPERATION
(1) The Commission shall consult and co-operate with the Central Bank or
any other agency that exercises regulatory authority under any enactment over a
financial institution, insurance company or other body in order to minimise
duplication of effort, to maximise the protection of investors and the interest of the
public.
(2) The Commission may co-operate with any agency of a foreign
government in connection with the investigation of a contravention of the Act or any
similar written law whether the activities in question occurred within or outside a
Member territory.
(3) The Commission may co-operate in the work of national, regional or
international organisations dealing with the regulation of securities markets.
Article 31
RULES
(1) The Commission may make rules—
(a) respecting the calling of and conduct of business at meetings of the Commission;
(b) respecting procedures for the initiation and holding of hearings by the Commission in accordance with the Act;
(c) respecting the procedure for appeals and review of orders of its delegates and self regulatory organisations;
(d) with the approval of the Monetary Council, establishing a code of conduct governing the activities of Commissioners and the officers
and employees of the Commission in order to avoid conflicts of
interest and other practices that the Commission considers
undesirable;
(e) respecting any other matter relating to the organisation, procedure, administration or practice of the Commission.
(2) As soon as practicable after the making of any rules, the Commission shall
submit a copy of same to the Monetary Council.

Article 32
AMENDMENTS
(1) An amendment to the Agreement may be proposed to the Monetary
Council by the Commission and shall be effective when it is agreed to by all the
Participating Governments.
(2) All amendments to the Agreement shall be published in the official
Gazette of Member Territories.
Article 33
DISPUTES
(1) Any dispute between the Participating Governments concerning this
Agreement or between the Commission and a Participating Government, shall be
submitted to arbitration by a tribunal of arbitrators appointed pursuant to paragraph
(2).
(2) (a) If the dispute is between only two parties, each party shall be entitled to appoint one arbitrator, and the two parties shall together appoint a
third arbitrator, who shall be the Chairperson of the tribunal.
(b) If the dispute is between three or more parties, each party shall be
entitled to appoint one arbitrator and all the parties shall together
appoint an additional arbitrator, who shall be the Chairperson of the
tribunal.
(3) If, within 30 days of receipt of the request for arbitration, any party has not
appointed an arbitrator or if within 30 days of the appointment of the arbitrators the
parties have not appointed the third arbitrator or, as the case may be, the additional
arbitrator, any party to the dispute may request the Chief Justice of the Eastern
Caribbean States Supreme Court, or such other person of authority as may be
prescribed by the Monetary Council to make the required appointment.
(4) The procedure of the tribunal shall be fixed by the arbitrators, but the
Chairperson of the tribunal shall have full power to settle all questions of procedure in
any case of disagreement with respect thereto.
(5) A majority vote of the arbitrators shall be sufficient to reach a decision
which shall be final and binding upon the parties.
(6) The Chairperson of the tribunal shall be entitled to vote, and in the event
of a tie, the Chairperson shall have a casting vote.

Article 34
IMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES
(1) To enable the Commission to fulfil the functions with which it is
entrusted, the status, immunities and privileges set forth in this Article shall be
accorded to the Commission in the territory of each Participating Government.
(2) The Commission, its property and its assets, wherever located and by
whomsoever held, shall enjoy immunity from every form of judicial process except to
the extent that it expressly waives its immunity for the purpose of any proceedings by
the terms of any contract.
(3) Property and assets of the Commission shall be immune from search,
requisition, confiscation, expropriation or any other form of seizure.
(4) The archives of the Commission shall be inviolable.
(5) To the extent necessary to carry out the provisions of this Agreement, all
property and assets of the Commission shall be free from restrictions, regulations,
control and moratoria of any nature.
(6) The official communications of the Commission shall be accorded by
Participating Governments the same treatment as the official communications of other
Participating Governments.
(7) The Commissioners, officers and employees of the Commission—
(a) shall be immune from legal process with respect to acts performed by them in their official capacity except when the Commission waives
this immunity;
(b) not being local nationals, shall be granted the same immunities from immigration restrictions, alien registration requirements and national
service obligations and the same facilities as regards exchanges
restrictions as are accorded by Participating Governments to the
representatives, officials and employees of comparable rank of other
Participating Governments;
(c) shall be granted the same treatment in respect of travelling facilities as
is accorded by Participating Governments to representatives, officials
and employees of comparable rank of other Participating
Governments.
(8) (a) The Commission, its assets, property, income and its business, shall be immune from all taxation and from all customs duties in respect of
goods acquired by, or service rendered to it for its own use. The
Commission shall also be immune from liability for the collection or
payment of any tax duty in respect thereof except when it resells a
good acquired by it to a member of the public.
(b) No tax shall be levied on or in respect of salaries or emoluments, including pensions and gratuities, paid by the Commission to the
Commissioners, officers and employees of the Commission.

Article 35
ACCESSION
(1) After the entry into force of this Agreement, a territory which is not a
signatory to this Agreement may in the discretion of the Monetary Council be
permitted to accede to this Agreement on such terms and conditions as the Monetary
Council may determine.
(2) Any such territory shall deposit on or before a date appointed by the
Monetary Council an Instrument of Accession with the Commission which shall
signify such deposit and the date thereof to the parties to this Agreement.
Article 36
SIGNATORIES
This Agreement shall be open for signature by any Participating Government.
Article 37
RATIFICATION
This Agreement shall be subject to ratification by the signatory Participating
Governments in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures.
Instruments of Ratification shall be deposited with the Director General of the
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States who shall transmit certified copies to each
Participating Government.
Article 38
ENTRY INTO FORCE
This Agreement shall enter into force upon the deposit of five Instruments of
Ratification and Participating Governments undertake to take all steps necessary for
the implementation of this Agreement.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the representatives of the Participating
Governments being duly authorised in their behalf, have signed this Agreement.
DONE AT Old Town, Montserrat this 24th day of November 2000.
Signed by ..............................
For the Government of Anguilla


Signed by LESTER BIRD
For the Government of Antigua and Barbuda



Signed by PIERRE CHARLES
For the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica


Signed by KEITH C MITCHELL
For the Government of Grenada


Signed by DAVID S BRANDT
For the Government of Montserrat


Signed by DENZIL DOUGLAS
For the Government of Saint Christopher and Nevis


Signed by KENNY ANTHONY
For the Government of Saint Lucia


Signed by ARNHIM EUSTACE
For the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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SECURITIES (ADVERTISEMENTS) REGULATIONS
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

REGULATION
1. Short title
2. Interpretation
3. Restrictions on advertising
4. Exceptions from restrictions on advertising
5. Advertisements to comply with Schedule
6. Advertisement directions
7. Advertisements to be copied to the Commission
8. Contravention
SCHEDULE
Paragraph
1. Prominence of required statements
2. Advertisements to be clear and not misleading
3. Advertisements to be distinguished from other matter
4. Promotions to be genuine
5. Advertisements not to imply Government or Commission approval
6. Advertisements giving an overview of investment securities to be fair
7. Comparison with other investments or services
8. Taxation
9. Past performance
10. Indications of the scale of business activities
11. Risk warnings
12. Guaranteed returns
13. Dating
14. Identification of advertiser

SECURITIES (ADVERTISEMENTS) REGULATIONS - SECTION 175
(S.R.O. 21/2002)

Commencement
[28 February2002]
Short title
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Securities (Advertisements)
Regulations.

Interpretation
2. (1) In these Regulations—
“advertisement” includes every form of advertising, whether in a publication, or by
the display of notices, signs, labels or showcards by means of circulars or other
documents, by an exhibition of pictures or photographic or cinematographic
films, by way of sound broadcasting or television, by the distribution of
recordings, by computer output, or in any other manner, and “advertising”
shall be construed accordingly;
“authorised person” means a person specifically authorised in writing by the
Commission in respect of securities business;
“securities advertisement” means any advertisement for or in connection with
securities investment or securities business.
(2) For the purposes of these Regulations an advertisement issued outside Montserrat shall be treated as issued in Montserrat if—
(a) it is directed to persons in Montserrat; or
(b) it is made available to persons in Montserrat otherwise than in a newspaper, journal, magazine or other periodical publication
published and circulating principally outside Montserrat or in a sound
or television broadcast transmitted principally for reception outside
Montserrat.
Restrictions on advertising
3. Subject to regulation 4, only persons who are licensed by the Commission in
respect of securities business, or an authorised person, shall issue or cause to be issued
a securities advertisement in Montserrat.
Exceptions from restrictions on advertising
4. Regulation 3 does not apply to—


(a) a securities advertisement issued or caused to be issued by, and relating only to securities issued by—
(i) the Government of Montserrat or the government of any country
or territory outside Montserrat; or
(ii) the central bank of any country or territory; or
(b) an advertisement which is a prospectus approved by the Commission.
Advertisements to comply with Schedule
5. No licensee or authorised person, shall issue or cause to be issued, whether in
Montserrat or elsewhere, a securities advertisement unless the requirements of the
Schedule are complied with in relation to that advertisement.
Advertisement directions
6. (1) If the Commission considers that a securities advertisement issued, caused
to be issued or proposed to be issued by a licensee or authorised person is misleading,
the Commission may by notice in writing give the licensee or authorised person a
direction under this regulation.
(2) A direction under this regulation may contain all or any of the following
prohibitions or requirements—
(a) a prohibition on the issue of advertisements of a specified kind;
(b) a requirement that advertisements of a particular description must be modified in a specified manner;
(c) a prohibition on the issue of any advertisements which are, wholly or substantially, repetitions of an advertisement which has been issued or
is proposed to be issued and which is identified in the direction;
(d) a requirement to take all practical steps to withdraw from display in any place or from circulation any advertisement or any
advertisements of a particular description specified in the direction;
(e) a requirement, in respect of a particular advertisement, that a
correction be published in the manner and form specified by the
Commission.
Advertisements to be copied to the Commission
7. (1) A licensee or an authorised person shall, fourteen days prior to the date of
first use, forward to the Commission a copy of every securities advertisement issued
or caused to be issued by a licensee or an authorised person together with the
advertisement filing fee set out in the Third Schedule to the Securities (Licences and
Fees) Regulations.
(2) If on receipt the Commission is not satisfied that the advertisement is in
accordance with these Regulations the Commission shall before the date of first use
require the licensee or the authorised person to make amendments as proposed by the
Commission.

Contravention
8. A person who issues or causes to be issued in Montserrat a securities
advertisement that is a prohibited issue under regulation 3, or does not comply with
regulation 5, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of $50,000.
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SCHEDULE
(Regulation 5)
Prominence of required statements
1. The significance of any statement or other matter required by the provisions of
this Schedule to be included in a securities advertisement must not be disguised—
(a) through lack of prominence in relation to the remainder of the advertisement; or
(b) by the inclusion of matter calculated to minimise the significance of the statement or the other matter required to be included.
Advertisements to be clear and not misleading
2. (1) The content of a securities advertisement and the manner of its
presentation shall appear in a context that is not likely to be misunderstood.
(2) A securities advertisement shall not contain any statement, promise or
forecast unless the person issuing it has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that each
statement, promise or forecast is not misleading in the form or context in which it
appears.
(3) A securities advertisement shall not contain any statement purporting to be
a statement of fact that the person issuing it does not reasonably believe at the time, on
the basis of evidence of which it has a record in its possession, to be true.
(4) If the matter to which a securities advertisement relates is available—
(a) in limited quantities;
(b) for a limited period; or
(c) on special terms for a limited period,
the advertisement may say so but, if that is not the case, the advertisement must not
contain any statement or matter that implies it is so.
Advertisements to be distinguished from other matter
3. (1) The terms of a securities advertisement and the manner of its presentation
must be issued with the object of promoting the securities investment, securities business or person to which it relates.

(2) Where the medium in which an advertisement is carried contains or
presents other matter the advertisement must be distinguished from that other matter
so that the advertisement clearly appears as an advertisement.
Promotions to be genuine
4. No securities advertisement shall be issued with the intention of persuading
persons who respond to the advertisement to enter into an agreement, or use business
services, of a description not mentioned in the advertisement.
Advertisements not to imply Government or Commission approval
5. A securities advertisement must not contain any matter that states or implies
that the securities investment or securities business that is the subject of the
advertisement or any matter in the advertisement has the approval of a Government
department or of the Commission.
Advertisements giving an overview of investment securities to be fair
6. A securities advertisement that states only some of the rights and obligations
of an investment in securities or only some of the terms and conditions of an
agreement relating to securities investment must—
(a) state a sufficient amount to give a fair view of the nature of the investment in securities, of the financial commitment undertaken by
an investor in acquiring the investment in securities and of the risks
involved; and
(b) state how a written statement of all of them can be obtained.
Comparison with other investments or services
7. A securities advertisement must not compare or contrast one investment in
securities with an alternative investment, or one securities service with an alternative
securities service, unless the comparisons and contrasts are fair in relation to what is
promoted and to the alternative having regard to what is not stated as well as to what
is stated.
Taxation
8. (1) A securities advertisement that refers to taxation must contain a warning
that the levels and bases of taxation can change.
(2) A securities advertisement that contains any matter based on an assumed
rate of taxation must state what that rate is.
(3) A securities advertisement that refers to a relief from taxation must—
(a) state that the relief is that which currently apply; and
(b) contain a statement that the value of a relief from taxation depends upon the circumstances of the tax payer.
Past performance
9. A securities advertisement must not contain information about the past
performance of securities investments of any description unless—

(a) it is relevant to the performance of the securities investment being advertised;
(b) the source of the information is stated;
(c) if the whole of the information is not set out—
(i) what is included is not unrepresentative, unfair or otherwise
misleading; and
(ii) the exclusion of what is excluded does not have the effect of
exaggerating the success or performance over the period to which
the information that is included relates;
(d) if the information is presented in the form of a graph or chart, no part of the information is omitted so as to give a misleading impression of
the rate at which variable quantities or amounts have changed;
(e) the period which is selected as illustrating past performance is a period of not less than three years which period must end no more
than three months before the date of the issue of the advertisement;
and
(f) the advertisement contains a warning that the past is not necessarily a guide to the future.
Indication of the scale of business activities
10. (1) A securities advertisement must not contain any statement indicating—
(a) the scale of the activities; or
(b) the extent of the resources of the advertiser, or of any group of which the advertiser is a member,
so as to imply that the resources available to support the performance of the
advertiser's obligations are greater than they are.
(2) Statements that relate to resources of members of a group other than the
advertiser shall clearly state that fact.
Risk warnings
11. (1) A securities advertisement must contain a statement in accordance with this clause warning of the risks involved in acquiring or holding the securities being
advertised.
(2) The statement of an advertisement, relating to a security that can fluctuate
in value in money terms, must draw attention to that fact and to the fact that the
investor may not get back the amount invested.
(3) The statement of an advertisement, offering a security likely to yield a
high income or as being suitable for an investor particularly seeking income from the
investment, must draw attention to that fact and that income from the investment may fluctuate in value in money terms.
(4) The statement of an advertisement, which relates to a security
denominated in a currency other than that of the country where the advertisement is

issued, must draw attention to the fact that changes in rates of exchange between
currencies may cause the value of the security to diminish or to increase.
(5) The statement of an advertisement, that contemplates the investor entering
into a transaction the nature of which is such that the investor may not only lose what
is paid at the outset but may incur a liability to pay unspecified additional amounts
later, must draw attention to the fact that the investor may or, as the case may be, will
have to pay more money later and that accordingly a transaction in that security can
lose the investor more than the first payment.
(6) If a security—
(a) is not traded on an established securities market, the statement must
draw attention to the fact that there is no established market for the
security so that it may be difficult for the investor to sell the security
or for him to obtain reliable information about its value or the extent
of the risks to which it is exposed; and
(b) is traded on an established securities market, but is dealt in so irregularly or infrequently, that there can be no certainty that a price
of that security will be quoted at all times; or that it may be difficult
to effect transactions at any price that may be quoted, the statement
must draw attention to that fact.
Guaranteed returns
12. A securities advertisement shall not describe a prospective investment return
as being in any way guaranteed, secured, assured or promised, either expressly or
impliedly, unless the advertisement has been approved in writing by the Commission
prior to its issue.
Dating
13. (1) A securities advertisement in a newspaper publication must state in the bottom right hand corner of the advertisement the date on which it was first issued.
(2) A securities advertisement by way of a prospectus, brochure, handout or
similar marketing literature must state the date on which it was first issued on the front
outside cover page.
(3) A securities advertisement by way of cinematographic film, television
broadcast, or computer output must bear the date on which it was first issued
prominently at the beginning or end of the advertising material.
Identification of advertiser
14. (1) A securities advertisement shall identify the licensee or authorised person
who issues or causes the advertisement to be issued, and shall identify the person on
whose behalf the advertisement is issued if different from the licensee or authorised
person.
(2) Registered principals shall approve, initial and date each advertisement or item of sales literature before the date of first use of the material.
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SECURITIES (PROSPECTUS) REGULATIONS
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

REGULATION
1. Short title
2. Interpretation
3. Exemptions
4. Form and content of prospectus
5. Exceptions
6. Advertisements in connection with public offer
SCHEDULE: Form and Content of Prospectus
Part 1 General requirements
Part 2 The persons responsible for the prospectus and advisers
Part 3 The securities to which the prospectus relates and the offer
Part 4 General information about the issuer and its capital
Part 5 The issuer’s principal activities
Part 6 The issuer’s financial position
Part 7 The issuer’s administration and management
Part 8 Recent developments in the issuer’s business and prospects

SECURITIES (PROSPECTUS) REGULATIONS - SECTION 175
(S.R.O. 22/2002)
Commencement
[28 February 2002]
Short title
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Securities (Prospectus) Regulations.
Interpretation
2. In these Regulations—
“director” includes any person who occupies the position of a director, by whatever name called;
“prospectus” means a prospectus or draft prospectus approved by the Commission
under the Act; and
“securities exchange” means a securities exchange licensed by the Commission.
Exemptions
3. (1) A public offer of securities shall not be required to be the subject of a
prospectus if any one of the conditions specified in subregulation (2) is satisfied in
relation to the offer.
(2) The following are the conditions specified—
(a) the securities offered are not generally advertised to the public;
(b) the securities are offered in connection with a bona fide invitation to enter into an underwriting agreement with respect to them;
(c) the securities are offered by the issuer to—
(i) members or employees of the issuer;
(ii) members of the families of any such members or employees; or
(iii) holders of debentures of the issuer;
(d) the total consideration payable for the securities cannot exceed $25,000 even in the case where the offering is made pursuant to
paragraph (c);
(e) the securities are shares and are offered free of charge to any or all of the holders of shares in the issuer.
(3) If a class of shares has been admitted to dealings on a securities exchange,
the Commission may authorise the making of an offer without a prospectus, provided that—
(a) the number or estimated market value of the shares amounts to less
than 10% of the number or of the corresponding market value of
shares of the same class already admitted to dealings; and

(b) up-to-date information equivalent to that required by this regulation is available as a result of the requirements of that exchange.
Form and content of prospectus
4. (1) A prospectus must contain all information that investors and their
professional advisers would reasonably require and expect to find there, for the
purpose of making an informed assessment of—
(a) the assets and liabilities, financial position, profits and losses, purpose or use of proceeds, risk of offering and prospects of the issuer of the
securities; and
(b) the rights attaching to those securities.
(2) In particular a prospectus must contain, subject to regulation 5 and to sub-
regulations (4) and (5), the information specified in the Schedule.
(3) The information in a prospectus shall be presented in as easily analysable
and comprehensible a form as possible.
(4) If, on the occasion of their admission to dealings on a securities exchange,
shares are offered on a pre-emptive basis to some or all of the existing shareholders,
the Commission may authorise the omission from a prospectus of specified
information provided that up-to-date information equivalent to that which would
otherwise be required by this regulation is available as a result of the requirements of
that exchange.
(5) Where a person—
(a) makes an offer to the public in Montserrat of securities which the person proposes to issue; and
(b) has, within the twelve months preceding the date on which the offer is first made, published a full prospectus relating to a different class of
securities which the person has issued, or to an earlier issue of the
same class of securities,
the person may publish, instead of a full prospectus, a prospectus which contains only
the differences which have arisen since the publication of that full prospectus and
which are likely to influence the value of the securities, provided that the prospectus is
accompanied by that previously published full prospectus.
(6) For the purposes of subregulation (5), a “full prospectus” is one that
contains the information specified in the Schedule (other than information whose
omission is authorised by the Commission by or under subregulation (4) or regulation
(5).
Exceptions
5. The Commission may authorise the omission from a prospectus of information whose inclusion would otherwise be required by these Regulations if the Commission
is satisfied that—
(a) disclosure of that information would be contrary to the public interest;

(b) the information is of minor importance only, and is not likely to influence assessment of the issuer’s assets and liabilities, financial
position, profits and losses and prospects; or
(c) disclosure of that information would be seriously detrimental to the issuer and its omission would not be likely to mislead investors with
regard to facts and circumstances necessary for an informed
assessment of the securities.
Advertisements in connection with public offer
6. No advertisement shall be issued to the public in Montserrat announcing a
public offer of securities for which a prospectus is required under these Regulations by
the person proposing to make the offer unless the advertisement states that—
(a) the Commission has approved the prospectus relating to the public offer; and
(b) a prospectus is or will be published, as the case may be, and gives an address in Montserrat from which it can be obtained or will be
obtainable.
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SCHEDULE
(Regulation 4)
FORM AND CONTENT OF PROSPECTUS
PART 1
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
1. The name of the issuer, the address of its registered office and the date and
location of incorporation.
2. The names and functions of the directors of the issuer.
3. The date of publication of the prospectus.
4. A statement that a copy of the prospectus has been delivered to the
Commission for approval in accordance with these Regulations.
5. A statement that the prospectus has been drawn up in accordance with these
Regulations.
6. The following words, “If you are in any doubt about the contents of this
document you should consult a person licensed under the Act who specialises in
advising on the acquisition of shares and other securities”, or words to the like effect.

PART 2
THE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROSPECTUS AND ADVISERS
7. The names, addresses (home or business) and functions of those persons
responsible for the prospectus or any part of the prospectus, specifying the part.
8. A declaration by the directors of the issuer (or, if the offeror is not the issuer,
by the directors of the offeror) that to the best of their knowledge the information
contained in the prospectus is in accordance with the facts and that the prospectus
makes no omission likely to affect the import of the information.
PART 3
THE SECURITIES TO WHICH THE PROSPECTUS RELATES AND THE OFFER
9. A description of the securities being offered, including the class to which they
belong and a description of the rights attaching to them including (where
applicable)—
(a) if the securities are shares, rights as regards—
(i) voting;
(ii) dividends;
(iii) return of capital on the winding up of the issuer;
(iv) redemption,
and a summary of the consents necessary for the variation of any of
those rights;
(b) if the securities are debentures, rights as regards—
(i) interest payable;
(ii) repayment of principal.
10. The dividend policy of the issuer, and in particular whether it has paid
dividends within the last five years (and, if so, how much and when), and whether the
issuer expects to pay dividends over the next two years.
11. The date(s) (if any) on which entitlement to dividends or interest arises.
12. The procedure for the exercise of any right of pre-emption attaching to the
securities.
13. Any restriction on the free transferability of the securities being offered.
14. (1) A statement as to whether—
(a) the securities being offered have been admitted to dealings on a licensed securities exchange; or
(b) an application for such admission has been made.
(2) If no application for dealings has been made, or an application has been
made and refused, a statement as to whether or not there are, or are intended to be, any

other arrangements for there to be dealings in the securities and, if there are, a brief
description of the arrangements.
15. The purpose for which the securities are being issued.
16. The number of securities being issued.
17. The number of securities being offered.
18. The total proceeds expected to be raised by the offer and the expected net
proceeds, after deduction of the expenses, of the offer.
19. Details as to the use of the proceeds of the issue and in particular their use for
capital expenditure, debt reduction, acquisitions, working capital or other.
20. Where the prospectus relates to shares which are offered for subscription,
particulars as to—
(a) the minimum amount which, in the opinion of the directors of the issuer, must be raised by the issue of those shares in order to provide
the sums (or, if any part of them is to be defrayed in any other
manner, the balance of the sums) required to be provided in respect of
each of the following—
(i) the purchase price of any property purchased, or to be purchased,
which is to be defrayed in whole or in part out of the proceeds of
the issue;
(ii) any preliminary expenses payable by the issuer and any
commission so payable to any person in consideration of his
agreeing to subscribe for, or of his procuring or agreeing to
procure subscriptions for, any shares in the issuer;
(iii) the repayment of any money borrowed by the issuer in respect of
any of the foregoing matters;
(iv) working capital; and
(b) the amounts to be provided in respect of the matters mentioned otherwise than out of the proceeds of the issue and the sources out of
which those amounts are to be provided.
21. The names of any persons underwriting or guaranteeing the offer.
22. The amount or the estimated amount of the expenses of the offer and by whom
they are payable, including a statement as to any commission payable by the issuer to
any person in consideration of his agreeing to subscribe for securities to which the
prospectus relates or of his procuring or agreeing to procure subscriptions for the
securities.
23. The names and addresses of the paying agents (if any).
24. The period during which the offer of the securities is open.
25. The price at which the securities are offered or, if appropriate, the procedure,
method and timetable for fixing the price.

26. The arrangements for payment for the securities being offered and the
arrangements and timetable for their delivery.
27. The arrangements during the period prior to the delivery of the securities being
offered relating to the moneys received from applicants including the arrangements for
the return of moneys to applicants where their applications are not accepted in whole
or in part and the timetable for the return of the monies.
PART 4
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE ISSUER AND ITS CAPITAL
28. The date and place of incorporation of the issuer. In the case of an issuer not
incorporated in Montserrat, the address of its principal place of business in
Montserrat.
29. The legal form of the issuer, the legislation under which it was formed and (if
different) the legislation now applicable to it.
30. A summary of the provisions in the issuer’s constitution determining its
objects.
31. The amount of the issuer’s authorised share capital and any limit on the
duration of the authorisation to issue share capital.
32. The amount of the issuer’s issued share capital.
33. The number and particulars of any listed and unlisted securities issued by the
issuer not representing share capital.
34. The number of shares of each class making up each of the authorised and
issued share capital, the nominal value of the shares and, in the case of the issued
share capital, the amount paid up on the shares.
35. If the issuer is a member of a group, a brief description of the group and of the
issuer’s position in it, stating, where the issuer is controlled by another company, the
name of its controlling company.
36. In so far as the offeror has the information, an indication of the persons, who,
directly or indirectly, jointly or severally, exercise or could exercise control over the
issuer and particulars of the proportion of the issuer’s voting capital held by such
persons.
PART 5
THE ISSUER’S PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES
37. A description of the issuer’s principal activities and any exceptional factors
that have influenced its activities.
38. A statement of any dependence of the issuer on patents or other intellectual property rights, licences or particular contracts, where any of these are of fundamental
importance to the issuer’s business.
39. With regard to risk factors —

(a) list in order of importance the factors which the issuer considers to be the most substantial risks to an investor in this offering amongst them
the following—
(i) untested products;
(ii) cash-flow or liquidity problems;
(iii) dependence upon a key supplier or customer;
(iv) management inexperience;
(v) nature of business;
(vi) absence of a trading market; and
(b) state which constitute the greatest threat that an investment may be lost in whole or part, or not provide an adequate return.
40. Information regarding investments in progress where they are significant.
41. Information on any legal or arbitration proceedings, active, pending or
threatened against, or being brought by, the issuer or any member of its group which
are having or may have a significant effect on the issuer’s financial position.
PART 6
THE ISSUER’S FINANCIAL POSITION
42. Subject to regulation 44, the issuer’s annual accounts (balance sheet and profit
and loss account) for the last three years together with—
(a) a statement by the directors of the issuer that the accounts have been prepared in accordance with the Act, and that they accept
responsibility for them, or a statement why they are unable to make
that statement;
(b) the names and addresses of the auditors of the accounts;
(c) a copy of the auditor’s reports on the account; and
(d) a statement by the auditors that they consent to the inclusion of their
reports in the prospectus and accept responsibility for them, and have
not become aware, since the date of any report, of any matter
affecting the validity of that report at that date; or a statement why
they are unable to make such a statement.
43. (1) If more than nine months have elapsed at the date on which the offer is
first made since the end of the last financial year in respect of which accounts are
required to be included in the prospectus by regulation 42, there shall also be included
in the prospectus—
(a) a report by a person qualified to act as an auditor, covering the period referred to in subregulation (2), with respect to the state of affairs and
profit or loss of the issuer together with the name and address of the
person responsible for preparing the report; and

(b) a statement by the person preparing the report that the person consents to the inclusion of the report in the prospectus and accepts
responsibility for it; or
(c) a statement why the person preparing the report is unable to make such a statement.
(2) The period to be covered by the report is the period beginning at the end of
the last financial year in respect of which accounts are required to be included in the
prospectus by regulation 42 and ending on the latest practicable date before (but not in
any event more than three months before) the date on which the offer is first made.
44. If an issuer has not been in existence for the whole of the last three years, the
prospectus shall contain a report by a person qualified to act as an auditor which
includes—
(a) details of the profit or loss of the issuer in respect of the period beginning with the date of its formation and ending on the latest
practicable date before (but not in any event more than three months
before) the date on which the offer is first made, and of its state of
affairs at that latest practicable date; and
(b) a statement by the person responsible for the report that in that person’s opinion it gives a true and fair view of the state of affairs and
profit or loss of the issuer and that the person consents to the
inclusion of the report in the prospectus and accepts responsibility for
it; or a statement why the person is unable to make such a statement.
45. If the issuer is a parent company, the requirements of regulations 42 and 44
shall apply to each of its subsidiaries.
PART 7
THE ISSUER’S ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
46. A concise description of the directors’ existing or proposed service contracts
with the issuer or any subsidiary of the issuer, excluding contracts expiring, or
determinable by the employing company without payment of compensation within
one year, or an appropriate negative statement.
47. The aggregate remuneration paid and benefits in kind granted to the directors
of the issuer during the last completed financial year of the issuer, together with an
estimate of the aggregate amount payable and benefits in kind to be granted to the
directors, and proposed directors, for the current financial year under the arrangements
in force at the date on which the offer is first made.
48. The interests of each director of the issuer in the share capital of the issuer,
distinguishing between beneficial and non-beneficial interests, or an appropriate
negative statement.
49. Full particulars of any contract or arrangement existing at the date of the
prospectus in which a director of the issuer is materially interested, or an appropriate
negative statement.

50. (1) A description (being the qualifications or area of expertise or
responsibility) of every director or proposed director (or any other person who
performs an important administrative, management or supervisory function) and
particulars of the principal functions performed by each.
(2) A brief account of the business experience of each of these persons during
the last five years.
(3) The nature of any family relationship between the persons mentioned in
subregulation (1).
(4) Indicate each director or proposed director that holds any other
directorship.
PART 8
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ISSUER’S BUSINESS AND PROSPECTS
51. The significant recent trends concerning the development of the issuer’s
business since the end of the last completed financial year of the issuer.
52. Information on the issuer’s financial and trading prospects for at least the
current financial year of the issuer.
53. The dates of and parties to all material contracts (not being contracts entered
into in the ordinary course of business) entered into by the issuer and its subsidiaries
within the two years immediately preceding the issue of the prospectus together with a
summary of the principal contents of the contracts.
54. Where a profit forecast appears in the prospectus the principal assumptions,
including commercial assumptions that the forecast is based on must be stated.
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SECURITIES (LICENCES AND FEES) REGULATIONS
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
REGULATION
1. Short title
2. Interpretation
PART 2
LICENCES
3. Applications and notices
4. Directions in forms
5. Manner of application for licence
6. Alteration of facts disclosed in applications
7. Grant of licence
8. General conditions
9. Renewal of licence
10. Replacement of licence
11. Display of licence
12. Change of employer by representative
PART 3
OTHER FEES
13. Securities exchange licence fee
14. Proposed rule change fee
15. Examination fee
16. Clearing agency licence fee
17. Advertisement filing fee
18. Self regulatory organisation fee
19. Registration of corporate issuers fee
20. Authorisation of collective investment scheme fee
21. Waiver of fees
FIRST SCHEDULE: List of Forms
SECOND SCHEDULE: Forms
THIRD SCHEDULE: Fees


SECURITIES (LICENCES AND FEES) REGULATIONS - SECTION 175
(S.R.O.s. 23/2002 and 37/2003)
Commencement
[28 February 2002]
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Securities (Licences and Fees)
Regulations.
Interpretation
2. In these Regulations —
“financial year” means—
(a) the period of twelve months beginning with the day on which a licensee commences to carry out business in respect of which a
licence has been granted; and
(b) each subsequent period of twelve months beginning with the day following the day an annual balance sheet of a licensee is prepared for
the purpose of these Regulations; and
“licence” in relation to Parts 1and 2, means a licence under Part 4 of the Act and
“licensee” shall be construed accordingly.
PART 2
LICENCES
Applications and notices
3. An application or a notice for any of the purposes described in the first column
of the First Schedule must be on the form as numbered in the second column of the
First Schedule and as set out in the Second Schedule.
Directions in forms
4. A form set out in the Second Schedule must be completed in accordance with
any directions specified in the form.
Manner of application for licence
5. (1) An application for a licence in the form set out in the Second Schedule
together with any relevant annexures must be enclosed in a sealed envelope and filed
with the Commission.

(2) Each application for a licence shall be accompanied by a detailed
statement of the applicant’s assets and liabilities signed by the applicant, or, in the
case of an applicant which is a company—
(a) copies certified by a director of the company to be true copies of the last balance sheet and of the last profit and loss account (if any),
incorporating the results of the last financial year, and which have
respectively been audited by the company’s auditors (including every
document required by law to be annexed or attached); and
(b) a copy of the report of the auditors certified as required in (a); and
(c) a copy of its Memorandum and Articles of Association.
(3) The Commission may refuse to accept an application made under these
Regulations if it is not accompanied by the application fee set out in the Third
Schedule.
Alteration of facts disclosed in applications
6. An applicant for a licence shall forthwith give written notice to the
Commission of—
(a) any proposed alteration to; or
(b) the occurrence of any event which the applicant knows affects or may affect in a material respect,
information supplied by the applicant to the Commission in relation to the application,
being a proposal or event made or occurring while the application is pending a
decision by the Commission.
Grant of licence
7. The Commission on approval of an application for a licence, shall grant a
licence to the applicant on payment by the applicant of the licence fees set out in the
Third Schedule.
General conditions
8. It shall be a condition of every licence that—
(a) the licence shall be personal to the applicant and shall not be transferable;
(b) the applicant shall forthwith give written notice to the Commission of—
(i) any proposed alteration to; or
(ii) the occurrence of any event which the applicant knows affects or
may affect in any material respect,
any matter in respect of which the applicant was required to supply information to the
Commission in the course of the application for that licence;
(c) the consent of the Commission shall be obtained prior to—

(i) the implementation of any alteration of the kind referred to in
paragraph (b)(i); or
(ii) the taking of action resulting from any event of the kind referred
to in paragraph (b)(ii); and
(d) a licensee only carries on the securities business permitted by the licence and from the premises specified in the licence.
Renewal of licence
9. On application for renewal of a licence, the Commission, if satisfied that the
applicant has complied with the provisions of the Act and these Regulations, may
grant the renewal on payment by the applicant of the annual renewal licence fee set
out in the Third Schedule.
Replacement of licence
10. If the Commission is satisfied that a licence has been lost, destroyed or
defaced, the Commission may replace the licence on payment by the licensee of the
fee set out in the Third Schedule.
Display of licence
11. (1) Every holder of a licence granted under the Act must display the licence at
all premises in which it transacts with the public the securities business authorised by
the licence.
(2) The requirement in subregulation (1) shall not be satisfied unless the
licence is displayed in a manner that is readily visible to the public.
Change of employer by representative
12. A representative must not change the employer in relation to which the licence
was issued unless a notice in accordance with Form 9 set out in the Second Schedule
is lodged with the Commission.
PART 3
OTHER FEES
Securities exchange licence fee
13. (1) A company applying to the Commission for a securities exchange licence
under the Act shall pay the application fee set out in the Third Schedule.
(2) If the Commission is satisfied that the applicant has complied with the
provisions of the Act it may grant a securities exchange licence on payment by the
applicant of the licence fee set out in the Third Schedule.
(3) On application for renewal of a securities exchange licence the
Commission may, if satisfied that the applicant has complied with the provisions of
the Act, grant the renewal on payment by the applicant of the annual renewal licence
fee set out in the Third Schedule.

Proposed rule change fee
14. A securities exchange shall, on submission to the Commission of a draft
proposed amendment to its rules in accordance with the provisions of the Act, pay the
fee set out in the Third Schedule.
Examination fee
15. An applicant, for a representative, principal or investment adviser licence that
is required to take an examination shall pay the examination fee set out in the Third
Schedule.
Clearing agency licence fee
16. (1) A person applying to the Commission for a clearing agency licence under
the Act shall pay the application fee set out in the Third Schedule.
(2) If the Commission is satisfied that the applicant has complied with the
provisions of the Act, it may grant a clearing agency licence on payment by the
applicant of the licence fee set out in the Third Schedule.
(3) On application for renewal of a clearing agency licence the Commission
may, if satisfied that the applicant has complied with the provisions of the Act, grant
the renewal on payment by the applicant of the annual renewal licence fee set out in
the Third Schedule.
Advertisement filing fee
17. A licensee or authorised person shall when sending a copy of an advertisement
to the Commission pursuant to the Act and its regulations, pay the advertisement filing
fee set out in the Third Schedule.
Self regulatory organisation fee
18. (1) A person applying to the Commission for a self regulatory organisation
licence under the Act shall pay the application fee set out in the Third Schedule.
(2) If the Commission is satisfied that the applicant has complied with the
provisions of the Act, it may grant a self regulatory organisation licence on payment
by the applicant of the licence fee set out in the Third Schedule.
(3) On application for renewal of a self regulatory organisation licence the
Commission may, if satisfied that the applicant has complied with the provisions of
the Act, grant the renewal on payment by the applicant of the annual renewal licence
fee set out in the Third Schedule.
Registration of corporate issuers fee
19. (1) An existing public company required to file a registration statement with
the Commission under the provisions of the Act, shall pay the registration fee set out in the Third Schedule.
(2) A company which proposes to issue securities to the public and is required
to file a registration statement with the Commission under the provisions of the Act,
shall pay the registration fee set out in the Third Schedule.

Authorisation of collective investment scheme fee
20. (1) The Commission may, if it is satisfied that an application for the
authorisation of a collective investment scheme is in accordance with the Act and the
Securities (Collective Investment Scheme) Regulations, grant the authorisation of the
scheme on payment by the applicant of the authorisation fee set out in the Third
Schedule.
(2) On application for renewal of the authorisation of a collective investment
scheme, the Commission may, if satisfied that the applicant has complied with the Act
and the Securities (Collective Investment Scheme) Regulations, grant the renewal on
payment by the applicant of the annual renewal authorisation fee set out in the Third
Schedule.
(3) When making an application to the Commission for the authorisation of a
collective investment scheme, the applicant shall pay the application for authorisation
fee set out in the Third Schedule.
Waiver of fees
21. (1) If the Commission considers it appropriate in the exceptional
circumstances of a particular case, the Commission may in its discretion waive
payment of all or part of the fee which would otherwise be payable under these
Regulations.
(2) If it appears to the Commission that, owing to the exceptional
circumstances of a particular case, the retention by the Commission of a fee which has
been paid would be inequitable, the Commission may in its discretion refund all or
part of the fee.
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FIRST SCHEDULE
(Regulation 3)
LIST OF FORMS
Description of Form Number of Form in
Second Schedule
Application for broker dealer, limited service broker or
custodian licence
1
Application by an individual for investment adviser
licence
2
Application by a company for investment adviser
licence
3
Application for principal or representative licence 4
Register of securities 5
Notice of place at which register is to be kept 6
Notice of change of place of business and change of
place at which register is kept
7
Notification of cessation of business 8
Notice of change of representatives
employer and notice of change of place at which
register is kept
9
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SECOND SCHEDULE
(Regulation 3)
FORMS
FORM 1
APPLICATION FOR BROKER DEALER, LIMITED
SERVICE BROKER OR CUSTODIAN LICENCE

Application for a broker dealer*, limited service broker* or custodian* licence under
the Act is made as follows— (* delete as inapplicable)

Notes—
1. If space is insufficient to provide details, please attach annexure, and the
annexure should be identified as such and signed by the signatory to this application.
2. This application must be accompanied by the last audited balance sheet and
profit and loss account certified as required by regulation 5.
PART 1
INFORMATION ON THE APPLICANT
1. (a) Name of applicant:
(b) Registered office:

(c) Place of incorporation:
(d) Full address and telephone number of the principal place at which the business of
the applicant is to be carried on:




(e) The authorised and paid-up capital of the applicant, including the types of shares
issued:





(f) Details of shareholders of the applicant, including the name, address, amount of shares being held and date of acquisition:


Name Address Amount of
Shares
Date of
Acquisition
1.
2.
3.
4.
(g) Address of place at which applicant’s register under section 86 of the Act will be kept—

(h) Set out as an annexure to this application details of each director and senior officer showing the full name, residential address, date of birth,
academic qualifications and experience, office held and date of
appointment:
(i) Set out as an annexure to this application details of each (prospective) principal and representative showing full name, date of birth, residential
address, academic qualifications and experience:
2. State the nature of the principal business of the applicant:
3. (a) State in detail the activity and the manner in which the applicant proposes to conduct the business for which the applicant requires a
licence:
(b) The type of clients with whom the applicant proposes to do business:
(c) Describe in detail the organisational structure and internal control procedures which the applicant has adopted or proposes to adopt for its
proposed business.
4. Name and address of auditors or proposed auditors:
5. Name and address of attorneys-at-law or proposed attorneys-at-law:
6. Name and address of bankers or proposed bankers:
7. If the company is a subsidiary of another company, give the name, address,
nature of business of parent company:
8. Give the name and address of subsidiaries, if any, of the company or any
enterprise in which it has a shareholding or similar interest, give details and nature of
business pursued:

9. Set out the name and address of each person who, directly or indirectly,
exercises or has power to exercise a controlling influence over the management and
policies of the applicant other than those shown as directors:

Name Address
1.
2.
3.
4.

10. Is any director or principal of the applicant a director of any other company?
Using an annexure, answer “Yes” or “No” for each person; if “Yes”, give
details of:
(a) names of companies;
(b) places of incorporation; and
(c) dates of appointment.

(For questions 6 to 8, answer “Yes” or “No” in the space provided. If “Yes”, attach annexure giving all relevant particulars.)
11. Has the applicant or any director, principal or representative of the applicant
within the past ten years
Answer
(a) been licensed or registered in any
place under any law which
requires licensing or registration
in relation to securities business




(b) been licensed, registered or otherwise authorised by law to
carry on any trade, business or
profession in any place?



______________________

(c) been refused the right or restricted in its or his right to
carry on any trade, business or
profession for which a specific
licence, registration or other
authority is required by law in
any place?






12. Has any director, principal or representative of the applicant within the past ten
years Answer
(a) been a member or partner in a member firm of any
securities exchange?





(b) been suspended from membership of any
securities exchange or
otherwise disciplined by a
securities exchange?






(c) been refused membership of any securities exchange?



(d) been known by any name other than the name or
names shown in this
application?





(e) been convicted of any offence other than a traffic
offence in Montserrat or
elsewhere or are there any
proceedings now pending
which may lead to such a
conviction?








(f) had judgement including findings in relation to fraud,
misrepresentation or
dishonesty been given
against the applicant in any
civil proceedings, in
Montserrat or elsewhere?
(If “Yes”, using an
annexure, give full details,
including whether
judgement is unsatisfied.)












(g) been declared bankrupt or compounded with or made
an arrangement for the
benefit of the applicant’s
creditors, in Montserrat or
elsewhere?






(h) been engaged in the management of any
company other than those
referred to in answer to
question 5?





(i) been refused a fidelity or surety bond in Montserrat
or elsewhere?




(j) been disqualified as a director, or been director of
a company that has gone
into receivership or
liquidation, in Montserrat
or elsewhere?







13. Has any director, principal or
representative of the applicant had any
experience in performing the functions in
relation to the proposed activity of the
applicant referred to in question 3?



14. In relation to each director, principal or representative of the applicant, set out
below details of the officer’s employment and business activities, during the previous
ten years:

Name of
Director, principal or
representative
Name and
address of
employer (if self-
employed, so state)
Nature of business
Description of duties in
relation to the
employment or activity
Period of
employment or activity (give
exact dates)





15. Set out any additional information (including any formal qualifications or
training of the directors, principal and representative of the applicant and the name of
the institution that conducted the course) considered relevant to this application.
16. Set out below details of two persons with whom each director of the applicant
has had regular contact over the past five years and of whom the Commission may
enquire regarding their character and reputation.

Name of
Character Referee
Address of
Character Referee
Occupation of
Character
Referee
Name of
Director,
principal or
representati
ve in
respect of
whom
enquiries
may be
made











PART 2

MISCELLANEOUS


We declare that all information given in this application and in the attached annexure
(if any) is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge and belief.
Dated this ________ day of _________________



*Signature

Signature
(Name of Director) (Name of
Director/Principal)**

Dated this _______ day of __________________



________________________________
Signature



________________________________
Justice of the Peace/Attorney-at-Law
* This application is to be signed by two directors, or a
director and a principal of the applicant.
** Delete whichever is inapplicable
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FORM 2
APPLICATION BY AN INDIVIDUAL FOR
INVESTMENT ADVISER LICENCE

Application for an investment adviser licence under the Act is made as follows:
Note:
(1) If space is insufficient to provide details, please attach annexure, and the
annexure should be identified as such and signed by the signatory to this application.
(2) This application must be accompanied by a detailed statement of the
applicant’s assets and liabilities and shall be signed by the applicant.
1. Personal particulars of the applicant

(a) Name of applicant:
(b) Full address and telephone number of the principal place at which the business of
the applicant is or is to be carried on:


(c) Residential address:

(d) Address of place at which applicant’s
register under section 86 of the Act will
be kept:



2. (a) Indicate area of proposed business for which the applicant requires an investment adviser licence:
advising others concerning securities,
issues or promulgates analyses or reports concerning securities,
pursuant to a contract or arrangement with a customer, undertakes on
behalf of the customer (whether on a discretionary authority granted
by the customer or otherwise) the management of a portfolio of
securities for the purpose of investment.
(b) For each indicated area of proposed business, state in detail the manner in which the business will be conducted and the experience of the
applicant and the management staff in that business.


(c) Describe in detail the organisational structure and internal control procedures which the applicant has adopted or proposes to adopt in
the conduct of the business.


3. The type of customers with whom the applicant proposes to do business.



4. Is the business of investment adviser the principal business carried on by the
applicant? (Answer “Yes” or “No”. If “No”, give details of the applicant’s principal
business.)


5. Does the applicant have an interest in one or more shares in any company the
shares of which are quoted on a securities exchange, the aggregate of the nominal
amount of which constitutes not less than 5% of the aggregate of the nominal amount
of all the issued shares of the company? (Answer “Yes” or “No”. If “Yes”, give full
details of the interest including names of companies and percentage of interest.)


6. Is the applicant a director of any company in Montserrat or elsewhere?
(Answer “Yes” or “No”.) If “Yes”, using an annexure, give details of
(a) names of the companies;
(b) places of incorporation; and
(c) the relevant interests.
(Answer the following questions “Yes” or “No” in space provided. If “Yes”, attach
annexure giving all relevant particulars.)

7. Has the applicant within the past ten years— Answer
(a) been licensed or registered in any place under any law which requires licensing or registration in
relation to dealing in securities or acting as an
investment adviser?

(b) been licensed, registered or otherwise authorised by law to carry on any trade, business or
profession in any place?



(c) been refused the right or restricted in the applicant’s right to carry on any trade, business or
profession for which a specific licence,
registration or other authority is required by law in
any place?

(d) been a member or partner in a member firm of a securities exchange?

(e) been suspended from membership of any securities exchange or otherwise disciplined by a
securities exchange?

(f) been refused membership of any securities exchange?


(g) carried on business under any name other than the name or names shown in this application?

(h) been convicted of any offence other than a traffic offence in Montserrat or elsewhere or are there
any proceedings now pending which may lead to
such a conviction? (If “Yes” attach annexure
giving full details of the conviction(s) or
proceeding(s).)

(i) had judgement including findings in relation to fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty been given
against the applicant in any civil proceedings, in
Montserrat or elsewhere? (If “Yes” attach
annexure giving full details, including whether
judgement is unsatisfied.)

(j) been censured or disciplined by any professional body, society or association of which the applicant
was or is a member? (If “Yes”, attach annexure
giving full details, including name of the
professional body, society or association.)

(k) been declared bankrupt or compounded with or made an assignment for the benefit of the
applicant’s creditors in Montserrat or elsewhere?

(l) being engaged in the management of any company other than a company referred to in answer to
question 6?

(m) been refused a fidelity or surety bond in Montserrat or elsewhere?
______________
(n) been disqualified as a director, or been a director
of a company that has gone into receivership or
liquidation, in Montserrat or elsewhere?



8. Set out below details of the applicant’s employment and business activities
during the previous ten years.

Name and address of employer (if self-
employed, so state)
Nature of
Business
Description of duties
in relation to the
employment or activity
Period of
employment
(give exact dates)
1.



2.



3.



4.




9. Set out below details of two persons (who must not be related to the applicant,
and neither of whom has any interest in the success or otherwise of this application)
with whom the applicant has had regular contact over the past five years and of whom
the Commission may enquire regarding the applicant’s character and reputation.
Name Address Occupation
1.


2.


__________


FORM 3
APPLICATION BY A COMPANY FOR
INVESTMENT ADVISER LICENCE
Application for an investment adviser licence under the Act is made as follows:
Notes:
(1) If space is insufficient to provide details, where necessary, please attach
annexure, and the annexure must be identified as such and signed by the signatory to
this application.
(2) This application must be accompanied by the last audited balance sheet and
profit and loss account certified as required by regulation 5.
PART 1
INFORMATION ON THE APPLICANT
1. (a) Name of applicant:
(b) Registered office:
(c) Place of incorporation:
(d) Full address and telephone number of the principal place at which the business of
the applicant is or is to be carried on:


(e) The authorised and paid-up capital of the applicant, including the types of shares
issued or to be issued:


(f) The details of shareholders of the applicant, including the name, address,
amount of shares being held and date of acquisition

Name Address Amount of
Shares
Date of
acquisition







(g) Address of place at which applicant’s register under section 86 of the Act will be kept:



(h) Set out as an annexure to this application details of each director and
senior officer showing the full name, residential address, date of birth,
academic qualifications and experience, office held and date of
appointment.
(i) Set out as an annexure to this application details of each (prospective)
principal and representative showing full name, date of birth, residential
address, academic qualifications and experience.

2. State the nature of the principal business of the applicant:




3. (a) Indicate areas of proposed business for which the applicant requires an investment adviser licence:
advises others concerning securities.

issues or promulgates analyses or reports concerning securities.

pursuant to a contract or arrangement with a customer, undertakes on
behalf of the customer (whether on a discretionary authority granted
by the customer or otherwise) the management on behalf of
customers of a portfolio of securities for the purpose of investment.
(b) For each indicated area of proposed business, state in detail the manner in which the business will be conducted and the experience
of the applicant and its management staff in that business.
(c) The type of customers with whom the applicant proposes to do
business.
(d) Describe in detail the organisational structure and internal control procedures which the applicant has adopted or proposes to adopt in
the conduct of the business.
4. Name and address of auditors or proposed auditors:


5. Name and address of attorneys-at-law or proposed attorneys-at-law:
6. Name and address of bankers or proposed bankers:



7. If the company is a subsidiary of another company give the name, address, and
nature of business of the parent company:


8. Give the name and address of subsidiaries, if any, of the company, or any
enterprise in which it has a shareholding or similar interest, give details and nature of
business pursued:

9. Set out the name and address of each person who directly or indirectly exercise
or has power to exercise a controlling influence over the management and policies of
the applicant other than those shown as directors:


Name Address




10. Is a director of the applicant a director of any other company? Using an
annexure, answer “Yes” or “No” for each person; if “Yes”, give details of:
(a) names of company;
(b) places of incorporation; and
(c) dates of appointment.
(For questions 6 and 7 answer “Yes” or “No” in the space provided. If “Yes” attach
annexure giving all relevant particulars.)

11. Has any director of the applicant within the past ten years—
(a) been licensed or registered in any place under any law which requires licensing or
registration in relation to dealing in
securities or acting as an investment
adviser?





(b) been licensed, registered or otherwise authorised by law to carry on any trade, business or profession in any place?


____________________

(c) been refused the right or restricted in its or his right to carry on any trade, business or
profession for which a specific licence,
registration or other authority is required by
law in any place?






12. Has any director of the applicant within the past ten
years Answer
(a) been a member or partner in a member firm of any securities exchange?


(b) been suspended from membership of any securities exchange or otherwise disciplined
by a securities exchange?



(c) been refused membership of any securities exchange?

(d) been known by any name other than the name or names shown in this application?


(e) been convicted of any offence other than a traffic offence in Montserrat or elsewhere
or are there any proceedings now pending
which may lead to such a conviction?




(f) had judgement including findings in relation to fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty
been given against the applicant in any civil
proceedings, in Montserrat or elsewhere?
(If “Yes”, using an annexure, give full
details, including whether judgement is
unsatisfied.)






(g) been declared bankrupt or compounded with or made an assignment for the benefit
of the applicant’s creditors, in Montserrat or
elsewhere?




(h) been engaged in the management of any company other than a company referred to
in answer to question 5?



(i) been refused a fidelity or surety bond in Montserrat or elsewhere?


(j) been disqualified as a director, or been a director of a company that has gone into
receivership or liquidation, in Montserrat or elsewhere?





13. In relation to each director and staff management member of the applicant, set
out below details of the officer’s employment and business activities, during the
previous ten years:

Name of Director of staff member
Name and address
of employer (if self-employed, so
state)
Nature of business
Description
of duties in
relation to the employ-
ment or activity
Period of employment
or activity
(give exact dates)




14. Set out any additional information (including any formal qualifications or
training of the directors, or management staff of the applicant and the name of the
institution that conducted the relevant course) considered relevant to this application:


15. Set out below details of two persons (who must not be related to the applicant,
and neither of whom has any interest in the success or otherwise of this application)
with whom each director and management staff member of the applicant has had
regular contact over the past five years and of whom the Commission may enquire
regarding their character and reputation.

Name of
Character
Referee
Address of Character Referee
Occupation of Character Referee
Name of Director or Management
Staff Member in Respect of Whom
Enquiries May be
Made









PART 2

MISCELLANEOUS
We declare that all information given in this application and in the attached annexure
(if any) is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge and belief.
Dated this ________ day of __________________


*Signature Signature

(Name of Director) (Name of Director)

Dated this _______ day of ______________

___________________________ ________
Signature
___________________________________
Justice of Peace/Attorney-at-Law

* This application is to be signed by two directors of the applicant.
___________


FORM 4

APPLICATION FOR
PRINCIPAL OR REPRESENTATIVE LICENCE
Application for a principal or representative* licence under the Act is made as
follows:

1. (a) Applicant’s surname

Other names
(b) Residential address

Telephone No.
(c) Date of birth

Place of birth

(d) No. of years applicant has resided in Montserrat

Nationality
(e) Occupation for which licence is sought:


(f) Full name of employer:


(g) The full address at which the business of the employer is to be carried on:

Telephone No.
(h) Nature of business of the principal/representative

(i) Address of place at which Register under section 86 of the Act will be kept


(j) Present remuneration arrangement with employer: salary, commission or both


(k) Directorship in companies in Montserrat or elsewhere


*Delete whichever is inapplicable.

2. (Answer “Yes” or “No” in the space provided. If “Yes” attach annexure
giving all relevant particulars.) Has the applicant within the past ten years

(a) been licensed or registered in any place
under any law which requires licensing
or registration to deal or trade in
securities or act as principal or
representative?

(b) been licenced, registered, or otherwise authorised by law to carry on any trade,
business or profession in any place?

(c) been refused the right or restricted in the applicant’s right to carry on any trade,
business or profession for which a
specific licence, registration or other
authority is required by law in any
place?

(d) been a shareholder in a member firm of any securities exchange?

(e) been suspended from membership of any securities exchange or otherwise
disciplined by a securities exchange?

(f) been refused membership of any securities exchange?

(g) carried on business under any name
other than the name or names shown in
this application in paragraph 1(a)?

(h) been convicted of any offence, other than a traffic offence, in Montserrat or
elsewhere or are there any proceedings
now pending which may lead to such a
conviction?


(i) had judgement including findings in relation to fraud, misrepresentation, or
dishonesty been given against the
applicant in any civil proceedings, in
Montserrat or elsewhere? (If “Yes”,
attach annexure giving full details,
including whether judgement is
unsatisfied)

(j) been refused a fidelity or surety bond, in Montserrat or elsewhere?

(k) been declared a bankrupt or compounded with or made an
assignment for the benefit of the
applicant’s creditors in Montserrat or
elsewhere?

(l) been disqualified as a director of a company, or been a director of a
company that has gone into receivership
or liquidation, in Montserrat or
elsewhere?

3. Has the applicant had any experience in
performing the functions of a principal or
representative? (Answer “Yes” or “No”) If
“Yes” attach annexure giving all relevant
particulars.


4. Set out below details of the applicant’s employment and business activities
during the previous ten years:

Name and
Address of
Employer (if self-employed,
so state)
Nature of
Business
Description of Duties in Relation
to the Employment
or Activity
Period of Employment
or Activity (give exact dates)







5. Set out below details of two persons (who must not be related to the applicant,
and neither of whom has any interest in the success or otherwise of this application)
with whom the applicant has had regular contact over the past five years and of whom
the Commission may enquire regarding the applicant’s character and reputation:

Name Address Occupation






6. Does the applicant have an interest in one or more
shares in any company, the shares of which are quoted on a
securities exchange, the aggregate of the nominal amount of
which constitutes not less than 5% of the aggregate of the
nominal amount of all issued shares of the company? (Answer
“Yes” or “No”. If “Yes”, give full details of the interest
including the names of companies and percentage of interest).

7. Set out any additional information (including any formal qualifications or
training of the applicant and the name of the institution that conducted the course)
considered relevant to this application.
8. I declare that all information given in this application and in the attached
annexure (if any) is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Dated this ________ day of ______________________

Signature ___________________________________
(Signed by Applicant)

Dated this ________ day of ______________________

Signature ____________________________________
Justice of the Peace/Attorney-at-Law

NOTE:
(a) This application should be accompanied by a certificate in or to the effect of the following form:
To the Commission:
On the basis of due and diligent enquiry made of the background of the applicant
named in this form who is in my direct employment or acting for or on behalf of
me, and other information available, I believe the applicant to be of good character and reputation and to have the competence and experience to perform
the function of a representative.


Dated this ________ day of _________________

Signature
Name
Capacity

(b) The certificate should be signed by each licensee by whom the applicant is to be
employed or for or by arrangement with whom the applicant is to act. ___________


FORM 5

REGISTER OF SECURITIES

Name of person having an interest:

Particulars* Acquired Disposed of Balance


Date Name of
Security
Unit
Price
No. of
Units
Cost No. of
Units
Proceeds In
Units


* State how securities were acquired or disposed of and if acquired or disposed of on a
securities exchange, give agent’s name.
___________

FORM 6

NOTICE OF PLACE AT WHICH REGISTER IS TO BE KEPT



1. Name:


2. Capacity in which section 86 of the Act applies:


3. Residential address and telephone number of
applicant:


4. Business address and telephone number:






5. Name of employer (if any):


6. Place at which record is to be kept:



7. Date of commencement of keeping register:




Dated this ________ day of ______________________

Signature
Name
Capacity
__________

FORM 7

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF PLACE OF BUSINESS
AND CHANGE OF PLACE AT WHICH REGISTER IS KEPT


1. Name of licensee:


2. Type of licence held and licence number:


3. (a) Former address of place of business:

(b) New address of place of business:
(c) Date of change of place of business:


4. (a) Former address of place at which register was kept:
(b) New address of place at which register is kept:
(c) Date of change of address of place at which register is kept:

Dated this ________ day of ______________________

Signature
Name
Capacity
__________

FORM 8

NOTIFICATION OF CESSATION OF BUSINESS



1. Name of licensee: ________________________________________

2. Type of licence held and licence number: _____________________

3. Notice is given that on the ______day of ___________________, business
ceased to be carried on in Montserrat by the above-mentioned licensee in
respect of which he was licensed to carry on business.



Dated this ________ day of ______________________

Signature
Name
Capacity

___________



FORM 9

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF REPRESENTATIVE’S EMPLOYER
AND NOTICE OF CHANGE OF PLACE AT WHICH REGISTER IS KEPT



1. Name of licensee: _________________________________________

2. Type of licence held and licence number: ______________________

3. Residential Address: ___________________________________
____________________________
____________________________
____________________________

4. Notice is given that on the _______ day of __________________
the licensee will cease to be a representative of _________________
and that from the ________ day of ___________________
the licensee will be a representative of ________________________
whose principal place of business is at _______________________.

5. (a) Former address of place at which register was kept:

(b) New address of place at which register is kept:

(c) Date of change of address of place at which register is kept:
Dated this ________ day of ______________________

Signature
Name
__________

THIRD SCHEDULE
FEES
TYPES OF FEES AMOUNT
(in EC$)
EXPLANATION
1. Application Fee
A one-time fee
paid upon
submission of
application forms
and accompanying
documentation.
The fee is non-
refundable and
allows for the costs
of due diligence
procedures
undertaken by the
Commission to
thoroughly review
the application.


(a) Broker-dealer 1,000
(b) Custodian 1,000
(c) Investment advisor (company) 1,000
(d) Investment advisor (individual) 1,000
(e) Limited service broker 750
(f) Management Company 1,000
(g) Principal 200
(h) Representative 200

2. Licence Fee


(a) Broker-dealer 3,000
(b) Custodian 4,000
(c) Investment advisor (company) 3,000
(d) Investment advisor (individual) 4,000
(e) Limited service broker 2,000
(f) Management Company 4,000
(g) Principal 500
(h) Representative 500

3. Annual Renewal Licence Fees



(a) Broker-dealer 2,000
(b) Custodian 3,000
(c) Investment advisor (company) 2,000
(d) Investment advisor (individual) 2,500
(e) Limited service broker 1,500
(f) Management Company 3,000
(g) Principal 500
(h) Representative 500
4. Replacement of Licence Fee 1,500 Applicable to all
licences


TYPES OF FEES AMOUNT
(in EC$)
EXPLANATION
5. Examination Fee Fee per person
(a) Investment adviser examination fee 1,500
(b) Principal – compliance workshop/
examination fee
2,000
(c) Representative examination fee 1,500
6. Advertisement Filing Fee
Fee for filing of advertisements


50


Fee per person
7. Authorisation of Collective
Investment Scheme Fee
(a) Authorisation of Collective
Investment Scheme Application Fee





1,000
A one-time fee
paid upon
submission of
application forms
and accompanying
documentation.
The fee is non-
refundable and
allows for the costs
of due diligence
procedures
undertaken by the
Commission to
thoroughly review
the application.
(b) Authorisation of Collective Investment Scheme Fee
4,000
(c) Annual Renewal Authorisation of
Collective Investment Scheme Fee
3,000
8. Securities Exchange Licence Fee
A one-time fee
paid upon
submission of
application forms
and accompanying
documentation.
The fee is non-
refundable and
allows for the costs
of due diligence
procedures
undertaken by the
Commission to
thoroughly review
the application.
(a) Securities Exchange Licence
Application Fee
1,000
(b) Securities Exchange Licence Fee 5,000
(c) Annual Renewal Securities
Exchange Licence Fee
4,000


TYPES OF FEES AMOUNT
(in EC$) EXPLANATION
9. Clearing Agency Licence Fee
(a) Clearing Agency Licence Application Fee
1,000 A one-time fee
paid upon
submission of
application forms
and accompanying
documentation.
The fee is non-
refundable and
allows for the
costs of due
diligence
procedures
undertaken by the
Commission to
thoroughly review
the application.
(b) Clearing Agency Licence Fee 5,000
(c) Annual Renewal Clearing Agency Licence Fee
4,000
10. Registration of Corporate Issuers Fee
(a) Registration of existing public
company.
1,000 Minimum of
$5,000. If 1/36 th
is
greater than
$5,000, the greater
amount will apply. (b) Registration of company
proposing to issue securities to the
public.
1/36 of 1%
of offering
amount to
be raised
11. Self-Regulatory Organisation Fee
(a) Licence Application Fees A one-time fee
paid upon
submission of
application forms
and accompanying
documentation.
The fee is non-
refundable and
allows for the
costs of due
diligence
procedures
undertaken by the
Commission to
thoroughly review
the application.
(i) Broker-dealer association 1,000
(ii) Depositories 1,000
(iii) Exchanges 1,000
(iv) Independent Share Registrars
1,000
(v) Investment funds association
1,000

(b) Licence Fee

(i) Broker-dealer association 2,500
(ii) Depositories 5,000
(iii) Exchanges 5,000
(iv) Independent Share
Registrars
5,000
(v) Investment funds
association
2,500
(c) Annual Renewal Licence Fee
(i) Broker-dealer association 2,000
(ii) Depositories 4,000
(iii) Exchanges 4,000
(iv) Independent Share
Registrars
4,000
(v) Investment funds
association
2,000
12. Proposed Rule Change Fee 1,000 Fee per
submission
___________


SECURITIES (CONDUCT OF BUSINESS) REGULATIONS
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
REGULATION
1. Short title
2. Interpretation
3. Contravention
PART 2
CODE OF BUSINESS CONDUCT
4. Independence
5. Material interest
6. Inducement
7. Fair and clear communication
8. Customers’ understanding of risk
9. Information about the licensee
10. Representatives of licensees
11. Where customer agreement required
12. Customer’s rights
13. Suitability
14. Charges
15. Confirmation and periodic information
16. Customer order priority
16. Timely execution
18. Best execution
19. Timely allocation
20. Fair allocation
21. Front running
22. Excessive transactions
23. Insider dealing
24. Safeguarding of customer investments
25. Complaints
26. Compliance
27. Supervision
28. Customer confidentiality
29. Cold calling
30. Cessation of business

PART 3
CUSTOMER MONEY
31. Application
32. Customer money
33. Customer bank accounts
34. Accounting for and use of customer money
35. Payment out of customer bank account
PART 4
AUDITORS
36. Engagement letters
37. Powers and duties of auditors
38. Notification to Commission
39. Resignation or removal of auditors

SECURITIES (CONDUCT OF BUSINESS) REGULATIONS - SECTION 72
(S.R.O.s 24/2002 and 44/2003)
Commencement
[28 February 2002]
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
Citation
1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Securities (Conduct of Business)
Regulations.
(2) These Regulations are of general application to all licensed securities
business provided that, where a regulation applies only in particular circumstances,
that regulation will apply to a licensee only if those circumstances are relevant to the
type of the securities business undertaken by that licensee.
Interpretation
2. In these Regulations—
“approved bank” means a bank licensed under the Banking Act and which is
approved by the Commission for the purposes of these Regulations;
“customer bank account” means a bank account established for the purposes of
regulation 33; and
“money” includes any form of money, whether represented by a cheque or other
payable order, or otherwise.
Contravention
3. If a licensee contravenes any provision of these Regulations the licensee
commits a disciplinary offence.
PART 2
CONDUCT OF BUSINESS
Independence
4. If a licensee is advising or acting for a customer the licensee shall—
(a) not claim it is independent or impartial if it is not; and
(b) ensure that any claim it makes as to its independence or impartiality adequately includes any limitation that there may be on either.

Material interest
5. If a licensee has a material interest in a transaction to be entered into with or
for a customer, or a relationship which gives rise to a conflict of interest in relation to
the transaction, the licensee shall not knowingly either advise, or deal in the exercise
of discretion, in relation to that transaction unless the licensee has—
(a) fairly disclosed that material interest or relationship, as the case may be, to the customer; or
(b) taken reasonable steps to ensure that neither the material interest nor relationship adversely affect the interests of the customer.
Inducement
6. A licensee must take reasonable steps to ensure that neither it nor any of its
employees or agents either offers or gives, or solicits or accepts, any inducement that
is likely to conflict with any duties owed to its customers.
Fair and clear communication
7. (1) A licensee may make a communication with another person that is
designed to promote the provision of securities investment business services only if it
can show that it believes on reasonable grounds that the communication is fair,
comprehensive and not misleading.
(2) A licensee shall take reasonable steps to ensure that any agreement,
written communication, notification or information that it gives or sends to customers
to whom it provides securities investment business services is presented fairly and
clearly.
Customers’ understanding of risk
8. A licensee shall not—
(a) recommend a transaction to a customer, or effect a discretionary transaction with or for the customer, unless it has taken all reasonable
steps to enable the customer to understand the risks involved;
(b) mislead a customer as to any advantages or disadvantages of a
contemplated transaction; or
(c) promise a return unless the return is contractually guaranteed.
Information about the licensee
9. A licensee must take reasonable steps to ensure that a customer to whom it
provides securities investment business services is given adequate information about
its identity and business address and the identity and status within the licensee’s firm
of employees and other relevant representatives with whom the customer has contact.

Representatives of licensee
10. (1) A licensee shall satisfy itself on reasonable grounds and on a continuing
basis that it has appointed a representative who is a fit and proper person to act for it
in that capacity.
(2) A licensee shall satisfy itself on reasonable grounds and on a continuing
basis that it has adequate resources to monitor and enforce compliance by its
representatives with high standards of business conduct.
Where customer agreement required
11. (1) A licensee shall not provide to a customer any securities investment
business services relating to—
(a) the discretionary management of a portfolio; or
(b) any other type of business that may be specified by the Commission,
except under a written agreement signed by the customer and returned to the
licensee.
(2) The agreement shall set out in adequate detail the basis on which those
services are provided.
(3) The Commission may from time to time prescribe special procedures
relating to the operation of discretionary accounts and every licensee shall follow the
special procedures or ensure that they are followed.
(4) A court of competent jurisdiction may, if it considers it just and equitable
to do so, by order set aside or vary an agreement entered into in contravention of this
regulation, but the order shall not affect any dealing or transaction entered into or
carried out by the licensee on behalf of the customer.
Customers’ rights
12. (1) A licensee shall not, in any written communication or agreement, seek to
exclude or restrict—
(a) any duty or liability to a customer which it has under any law or under any rules made by the Commission;
(b) any other duty to act with skill, care and diligence that is owed to a customer in connection with the provision to the customer of
securities investment business services;
(c) any liability owed to a customer for failure to exercise the degree of skill, care and diligence that may reasonably be expected of it in the
provision of securities investment business services.
(2) A purported exclusion or restriction prohibited by this regulation shall be
void and of no effect.
Suitability
13. (1) A licensee must take all reasonable steps to ensure that it does not give
securities investment business advice to, nor effect a discretionary transaction with or

for, a customer unless that advice or transaction is suitable for the customer having
regard to the facts disclosed by that customer and other relevant facts about the
customer of which the licensee is or ought reasonably to be aware.
(2) A licensee must not recommend a security to a customer unless the
licensee has adequate current information in its possession to enable it to form a basis
for the recommendation.
Charges
14. (1) A licensee’s charges must not be unfair in their incidence or unreasonable
in their amount having regard to all relevant circumstances.
(2) A licensee must before it provides securities investment business services
to a customer disclose to the customer—
(a) the basis or amount of its charges for the provisions of those services, and
(b) the nature and amount of any other remuneration receivable by it and attributable to the customer.
(3) A licensee must not have a commission, mark-up or markdown in excess
of 5% and any commission, mark-up or markdown in excess of 5%, shall be treated as
excessive except as otherwise determined by the Commission.
Confirmation and periodic information
15. (1) When a licensee causes a sale or purchase of securities with or for a
customer, it must ensure that within 24 hours the customer is sent a contract note
containing the essential details of the transaction.
(2) If a licensee acts as an investment manager for a customer, it must ensure
that the customer is sent at suitable intervals—
(a) a report stating the value of the portfolio or account at the beginning and the end of the period;
(b) its composition at the end of the period; and
(c) in the case of a discretionary portfolio or account, changes in its
composition between the beginning and the end of the period.
(3) A customer transaction report must be submitted to the Commission in
respect of any transaction involving a sum in excess of $10,000.
Customer order priority
16. A licensee shall deal with its customer and own account orders fairly and in
due turn.
Timely execution
17. A licensee shall effect or arrange the execution of an order as soon as is
reasonably practicable after it has agreed or decided in its discretion to effect or
arrange a customer order.

Best execution
18. A licensee must take all reasonable steps to find and deal on the terms which
are the best available to the customer when dealing with or for a customer.
Timely allocation
19. A licensee must ensure that a transaction it executes is promptly allocated.
Fair allocation
20. If a licensee aggregates an order for a customer transaction with an order for
an own account transaction, or with an order for another customer transaction, then in
the subsequent allocation—
(a) it shall not give unfair preference to itself or to any of those for whom it dealt; and
(b) where all orders cannot be satisfied, it shall give priority to satisfying orders for customer transactions.
Front running
21. If a licensee intends to publish to customers a price-sensitive recommendation
or research or analysis, it must not knowingly effect an own account transaction in the
investment concerned or in any related investment until the customers for whom the
publication was principally intended have had, or are likely to have had, a reasonable
opportunity to react to it.
Excessive transactions
22. A licensee shall not—
(a) deal or arrange a deal in the exercise of discretion for any customer; or
(b) advise a customer to deal,
if the dealing could in the circumstances reasonably be regarded as too frequent or
excessive.
Insider dealing
23. A licensee shall not knowingly profit or seek to profit, either for its own
account, the account of a customer or any third party, from inside information in the
hands of any of its officers, employees or agents, or assist anyone with such
information to make a profit for itself.
Safeguarding of customer investments
24. A licensee who has custody of a customer’s securities in connection with or with a view to securities investment business shall—
(a) keep safe, or arrange for the safekeeping of, any documents
evidencing title, relating to them; and

(b) ensure that any securities that it buys or holds for a customer are properly registered in the customer’s name or, with the consent of the
customer, in the name of an appropriate nominee.
Complaints
25. (1) A licensee must have internal procedures to ensure the proper handling of
complaints from customers and to ensure that any appropriate remedial action on
those complaints is promptly taken.
(2) A licensee shall maintain a customer complaints file that contains copies
of all customer complaints.
Compliance
26. (1) A licensee must disclose, in every transaction, whether it is dealing with a
customer in its capacity as an agent or on its own account.
(2) licensee and its customers shall have a fiduciary relationship and the
licensee must treat and conduct its business in full observance of this obligation.
(3) A licensee must take reasonable steps, including the establishment and
maintenance of procedures, to ensure that—
(a) its officers, employees and other representatives are aware of their obligations under the Act and its regulations, and that they act in
conformity with them; and
(b) sufficient information is recorded and retained about its securities business in compliance with the Act and its regulations.
(4) A licensee must keep and maintain all necessary books and records of its
business including—
(a) customer account statements;
(b) records of transactions;
(c) order tickets;
(d) confirmations; and
(e) stock ledgers,
for a period of not less than seven years, for inspection by any person duly authorised
by the Commission.
Supervision
27. A licensee must establish and maintain procedures—
(a) for the supervision of each of its officers, employees and other representatives; and
(b) for ensuring that the persons referred to in (a) do not give advice or provide services of a nature that is beyond their competence to give or
to provide.

Customer confidentiality
28. (1) Subject to subregulation (2), all information in the possession of a licensee
relating to a customer must be kept confidential by it.
(2) A licensee may disclose information relating to a customer when properly
required to do so by the Commission, a clearing house or the market supervision
department of a securities market of which it is a member, or if it is ordered to do so
by a court of competent jurisdiction.
Cold calling
29. (1) No licensee shall—
(a) attend at any residence without being invited by an occupant of the residence; or
(b) make an unsolicited telephone call to any residence,
within Montserrat for the purpose of trading in a security.
(2) Subregulation (1) does not apply where the licensee attends at or
telephones the residence—
(a) of a close personal friend, a business associate or a client with whom or on whose behalf the licensee has been in the habit of trading
securities; or
(b) of a person who has received a copy of a prospectus or draft prospectus and is requesting that information regarding a security
offered in that prospectus be given to the person by the licensee.
Cessation of business
30. If a licensee withdraws from securities business it shall—
(a) immediately notify the Commission and each of its customers of its decision; and
(b) ensure to the satisfaction of the Commission that any outstanding business is properly completed or transferred to another licensee.
PART 3
CUSTOMER MONEY
Application
31. This Part applies to any customer money held or received by a licensee in the
course of carrying on its securities business.
Customer money
32. (1) For the purposes of these Regulations “customer money” is money of any
currency which, in the course of carrying on its securities business, a licensee holds or
receives on behalf of a customer or which it owes to a customer.

(2) Customer money shall be held by the licensee on trust for and on behalf of
the respective customers for whom that customer money is received or held according
to their respective shares in it.
(3) Customer money shall not form part of the assets of the licensee for any
purpose and shall not be available in any circumstances for payment of any debt of the
licensee.
Customer bank accounts
33. (1) A licensee that receives or holds customer money shall open one or more
customer bank accounts with an approved bank.
(2) A customer bank account must be kept segregated from any account
holding money belonging to the licensee.
(3) A licensee must immediately pay into a customer bank account all
customer money coming into its hands for or from a customer.
(4) A licensee must keep records of—
(a) all amounts paid into a customer bank account kept by the licensee, specifying the persons on whose behalf the amounts are held and the
dates on which they were paid into the account;
(b) all withdrawals from a customer bank account, the dates of those withdrawals, and the names of the persons on whose behalf the
withdrawals are made; and
(c) any other particulars that may be determined by the Commission.
Accounting for and use of customer money
34. A licensee must account properly and promptly for customer money and, in
particular, must ensure that—
(a) customer money and other money do not become mixed;
(b) the licensee can at all times be sure how much customer money stands to the credit of each customer; and
(c) money belonging to one customer is not used for another customer.
Payment out of a customer bank account
35. (1) Subject to subregulation (2), money may be withdrawn from a customer
bank account only if—
(a) it is not customer money;
(b) it is properly required for payment to or on behalf of a customer; or
(c) it is properly transferred to another customer bank account or into a bank account in the customer's own name.
(2) A licensee may withdraw money from a customer bank account for or
towards payment of its own fees or commission only if the fees or commission accord
with the arrangements agreed with the customer.

PART 4
AUDITORS
Engagement letters
36. A licensee shall ensure that the auditor appointed under section 81 of the Act
has the powers and duties specified in regulation 37 and that—
(a) those powers and duties are set out in an engagement letter;
(b) the engagement letter is signed by the licensee and the auditor; and
(c) the licensee retains a copy of the engagement letter.
Powers and duties of auditors
37. (1) An auditor shall have—
(a) a right of access at all times to the accounting and other records of the licensee and all other documents relating to its business; and
(b) a right to require from the licensee any information and explanation deemed necessary for the performance of the duties of an auditor.
(2) An auditor shall submit a report to the Commission on the annual financial
statements in accordance with these Regulations and the report shall state the matters
specified in regulation 18 of the Securities (Accounting and Financial Statements)
Regulations.
(3) In preparing an auditor’s report for the purposes of these Regulations, the
auditor shall carry out the necessary investigations to enable the auditor to form an
opinion as to the matters required by regulation 18 of the Securities (Accounting and
Financial Statements) Regulations to be stated in the report.
Notification to Commission
38. A licensee must, within seven days, give written notice to the Commission of
the appointment, removal or resignation of an auditor.
Resignation or removal of auditors
39. (1) If an auditor resigns or is removed by a licensee, the notice required by the
Commission under regulation 38 shall contain either—
(a) a statement signed by the auditor to the effect that there are no circumstances connected with the resignation or removal which the
auditor considers should be brought to the attention of the
Commission; or
(b) a statement signed by the auditor stating the circumstances mentioned in paragraph (a).
(2) For the purposes of these Regulations, a failure to appoint an auditor at the
end of the auditors term of office shall be deemed to be removal of that auditor.
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SECURITIES (CONTINUING DISCLOSURE OBLIGATIONS
OF ISSUERS) REGULATIONS
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
REGULATION
1. Short title
2. Interpretation
PART 2
DISCLOSURE OBLIGATIONS
3. General obligation
4. Delivery of accounts
5. Information to accompany directors’ report
6. Interim reports
7. Acquisition or disposal of assets
8. Transactions with related companies where the issuer is a subsidiary
9. Prescribed information to shareholders
10. Board meetings
11. Board decisions
12. Securities exchange and Commission to be notified of certain decisions
13. Basis of allotment
14. Winding-up and liquidation
15. Commission may require information
PART 3
SANCTIONS
16. Action against an issuer
17. Action against a director
18. Notification of sanction

SECURITIES (CONTINUING DISCLOSURE OBLIGATIONS
OF ISSUERS) REGULATIONS - SECTION 175
(S.R.O. 25/2002)
Commencement
[28 February 2002]
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Securities (Continuing Disclosure
Obligations of Issuers) Regulations.
(2) These Regulations apply to issuers of securities which are shares, warrants
or corporate debt securities and which are publicly offered or publicly traded.
(3) For the purpose of these Regulations, securities are “publicly offered” if
the issuer has issued the securities pursuant to a prospectus approved by the
Commission under the Act.
(4) For the purpose of these Regulations, securities are “publicly traded”,
irrespective of when issued, if—
(a) the securities are listed or otherwise admitted to dealing on a securities exchange; or
(b) the Commission so determines, and notifies the issuer in writing to this effect, having regard to the frequency or volume of trading in the
issuer’s securities wherever and however the trading takes place.
Interpretation
2. In these Regulations—
“associate”, in relation to any director or chief executive, means—
(a) the spouse;
(b) any son, daughter, step son or step daughter under the age of eighteen years of the director or chief executive, or of the spouse of such
director or chief executive;
(c) any company of which the director or chief executive is a substantial shareholder, and the holding company or subsidiary of the company
of which the director or chief executive is a substantial shareholder;
“chief executive” means a person employed by an issuer who either alone or together with one or more other persons is or will be responsible under the immediate
authority of the board of directors for the conduct of the business of the issuer;
“director” includes any person who occupies the position of a director, by whatever
name called;

“financial year” means the period in respect of which any profit and loss account of
an issuer laid before its members in a general meeting is made up, whether that
period is a year or not;
“principal activity”, in relation to an issuer and its subsidiaries, means an activity
which in the financial year contributes more than 10% of—
(a) the aggregate turnover; or
(b) the aggregate results of all activities that—
(i) showed profits; or
(ii) showed losses;
“prospectus” means a prospectus or draft prospectus approved by the Commission
under the Act;
“securities exchange” means a securities exchange licensed by the Commission
under the Act;
“substantial shareholder”, in relation to an issuer, means a person entitled to
exercise, or control the exercise of, 5% or more of the voting power at any
general meeting of the issuer; and
“transaction” includes two or more related transactions.
PART 2
DISCLOSURE OBLIGATIONS
General obligation
3. (1) Generally and apart from compliance with all the specific requirements of
these Regulations, an issuer shall notify—
(a) the securities exchange on which its securities are listed or otherwise admitted to dealing;
(b) the Commission;
(c) its members; and
(d) other holders of its securities,
without delay of any material information that has not been previously disclosed by
the issuer and which information—
(i) is necessary to enable them and the public to appraise the
financial position of the issuer and its subsidiaries;
(ii) is necessary to avoid the establishment of a false market in its
securities; or
(iii) would be likely to bring about a material change in the price of
its securities.
(2) Subregulation (1) shall not apply—

(a) with regard to information about impending developments or matters in the course of negotiation, provided that if the issuer has reason to
believe that a leak has occurred or is likely to occur and, in either
case, the development or matter in question is such that knowledge of
it would be likely to lead to a substantial movement in the price of its
securities, the issuer must without delay notify the securities exchange
and at least give a warning announcement to the effect that the issuer
expects shortly to release information which may lead to such a
movement;
(b) if the securities exchange is satisfied by the issuer that disclosure to the public of information under subregulation (1) might prejudice the
issuer’s legitimate interests and the securities exchange grants a
dispensation from the requirement of subregulation (1).
Delivery of accounts
4. The issuer shall send to—
(a) the securities exchange;
(b) the Commission;
(c) every member of the issuer; and
(d) every holder of securities (not being bearer securities) issued by the
issuer,
a copy of the issuer’s annual accounts, auditor’s report and director’s report for the
previous financial year of the issuer, not less than twenty one days before the date of
the issuer’s annual general meeting nor more than three months after the end of that
financial year.
Information to accompany directors’ report
5. The issuer shall include in or with the annual directors’ report—
(a) a description of the principal activities of the issuer and its subsidiaries and, where two or more activities are so described, a
statement giving in respect of each activity the turnover and
contribution to operating profit;
(b) a geographical analysis of consolidated turnover and contribution to trading results of trading operations carried on by the issuer and its
subsidiaries outside Montserrat;
(c) an audited consolidated financial statement;
(d) a statement showing—
(i) the name of every subsidiary, its principal country of operation,
its country of incorporation and its main business; and
(ii) particulars of the issued share capital and debt securities of every
subsidiary,

provided that, if in the opinion of the directors of the issuer, the
number of subsidiaries is such that compliance with this
paragraph would result in particulars of excessive length being
given, compliance shall not be required except in the case of
subsidiaries carrying on a business the results of which, in the
opinion of the directors, materially affected the amount of the
profit or loss of the issuer or the amount of the assets of the
issuer;
(e) a statement as at the end of the relevant financial year showing—
(i) the interests of each director and chief executive of the issuer in
the equity or debt securities of the issuer or any subsidiary, and of
the associates of the director and chief executive in so far as is
known or may be ascertained by reasonable enquiry; and
(ii) the details of any right to subscribe for equity or debt securities of
the issuer granted to any director or chief executive of the issuer,
and of the associates of such director and chief executive in so far
as is known or may be ascertained by reasonable enquiry, and of
the exercise of any such right;
(f) the statement required by paragraph (d) must—
(i) distinguish between beneficial and non-beneficial interests; and
(ii) specify the company in which securities are held, the class to
which those securities belong and the number of such securities
held;
(g) in the event of operating results shown by the accounts for the period under review differing materially from any published forecast made
by the issuer, an explanation for the difference;
(h) a statement by the directors as to the reasons for any significant departure from applicable standard accounting practices in
Montserrat;
(i) a statement as at the end of the financial year showing as regards, first bank loans and overdrafts and, secondly, other borrowings of the
issuer and its subsidiaries, the aggregate amounts repayable—
(i) on demand or within a period not exceeding one year;
(ii) within a period of more than one year but not exceeding two
years;
(iii) within a period of more than two years but not exceeding three
years;
(iv) within a period of more than three years;
(j) in respect of the financial year, a statement of the amount of interest capitalised by the issuer and its subsidiaries during the year;
(k) a statement as to the period unexpired of any service contract, which is not determinable by the employer within one year without payment

of compensation (other than any statutory compensation), of any
director proposed for election at the forthcoming annual general
meeting or, if there are no service contracts, a statement of that fact;
(l) summary particulars of any contract of significance subsisting during or at the end of the financial year in which a director of the issuer is or
was materially interested, either directly or indirectly, or if there has
been no such contract, a statement of that fact;
(m) summary particulars of any contract of significance between the issuer, or one of its subsidiary companies, and a controlling
shareholder or any of its subsidiaries;
(n) summary particulars of any contract of significance for the provision of services to the issuer and its subsidiaries by a controlling
shareholder or any of its subsidiaries;
(o) a summary, in the form of a comparative table, of the results and of the assets and liabilities of the issuer and its subsidiaries, for the last
five financial years, with any necessary explanations or adjustments
for changes in capital to make the figures fully comparable one year
with another; and
(p) any other material information.
Interim reports
6. (1) The issuer shall prepare in respect of the first three months of each
financial year of the issuer, unless that financial year is of six months or less, an
interim report containing the information required by subregulation (2) and, not later
than thirty days after the end of that period of three months, the issuer shall—
(a) publish in a newspaper, having a national circulation an announcement containing the information required by subregulation
(2) to be contained in the interim report, the day after approval by or
on behalf of the board;
(b) supply the Commission immediately on publication with the names of the relevant newspaper and the date of the publication; and
(c) as soon as reasonably practicable after such publication, send to the securities exchange and to every member and holder of its securities a
copy of the interim report.
(2) Each interim report referred to in subregulation (1) shall contain at least
the following information stated in respect of the issuer and its subsidiaries—
(a) turnover;
(b) profit (or loss) before taxation and extraordinary items with separate disclosure of any items included which are exceptional because of size or incidence;
(c) taxation on profits and the basis of computation;
(d) profit attributable to minority interests;

(e) profit attributable to shareholders before extraordinary items;
(f) extraordinary items (net of taxation);
(g) profit attributable to shareholders;
(h) amount of dividend paid or proposed on each class of shares (with particulars of each such class) and the amounts absorbed thereby (or
an appropriate negative statement);
(i) transfers to and from reserves;
(j) earnings per share calculated on the basis of profits before extraordinary items;
(k) comparative figures of the matters specified in paragraph (a) to (j) inclusive for the corresponding previous period; and
(l) a statement as at the end of the six monthly period showing the interests of each director and chief executive of the issuer, and of their
associates in so far as is known or may be ascertained after reasonable
enquiry, in the share capital of the issuer and its subsidiaries; the
statement shall distinguish between beneficial and non-beneficial
interests, and specify the company in which shares are held and the
number of such shares.
(3) If the accounting information given in an interim report has not been
audited that fact must be stated and if the issuer’s auditor has audited the accounting
information contained in an interim report, that report including any qualifications
shall be set out in the interim report.
(4) Any preliminary announcement of results for the full year shall also
contain the information required by subregulation (2).
Acquisition or disposal of assets
7. (1) In the case of—
(a) an acquisition or disposal of assets by the issuer or any of its subsidiaries where—
(i) the assets being acquired or disposed of represent an amount in
excess of 15% of the value of the issuer’s assets or consolidated
assets, as the case may be, as disclosed in the last audited
accounts;
(ii) the assets are acquired from or disposed of to any of the issuer’s
or its subsidiaries’ directors or chief executive, or any associate
of such director or chief executive; or
(iii) the assets being acquired or disposed of are an interest in any
company of which a substantial shareholder is a director or chief executive of the issuer or any subsidiary, or any associate of the
director or chief executive;
(b) any disposal of assets by the issuer or any of its subsidiaries where the net profit before taxation earned by the assets which are the subject of

the disposal is in excess of 15% of the issuer’s consolidated pre-tax
profit disclosed in the last audited accounts,
the issuer shall comply with the disclosure requirements of subregulation
(2).
(2) Where subregulation (1) applies, the issuer shall notify the securities
exchange, the Commission and every member and holder of its securities without
delay of the transaction including the following details—
(a) the date of the transaction and the parties;
(b) a general description of the nature of the assets and, if these are shares
in whole or part, the name and general description of the activities of
the company in which the shares are or were held;
(c) the total consideration and other material terms;
(d) in the case of a transaction referred to in subregulation (1)(a)(i) or 1(b)—
(i) the basis of the valuation placed on the assets at the time of
acquisition or disposal; and
(ii) in the case of a disposal, the excess or deficit of the proceeds over
or under the book value;
(e) in the case of a transaction referred to in subregulation (1)(a)(ii) or
(iii), the name of the director, or chief executive or associate
concerned and—
(i) in the case of a director or chief executive, the office held;
(ii) in the case of an associate of a director or the chief executive, the
nature of the relationship and the name of that director or chief
executive and the office held.
Transactions with related companies where the issuer is a subsidiary
8. Where a transaction specified in subregulation (2) takes place between—
(a) the issuer and its holding company;
(b) the issuer and any subsidiary of its holding company other than a subsidiary of the issuer;
(c) a subsidiary of the issuer, and the holding company of the issuer; or
(d) a subsidiary of the issuer and any subsidiary of its holding company other than the issuer or any of its subsidiaries,
the issuer shall comply with the disclosure requirements of subregulation (3).
(2) For the purpose of this regulation, “transaction” means—
(a) an arrangement or agreement where the issuer directly or indirectly grants a loan or gives other financial assistance;

(b) an arrangement or agreement where the issuer provides security, whether by guarantee or otherwise, for the discharge of an obligation;
or
(c) a transaction other than in the ordinary course of business.
(3) Where subregulation (1) applies, the issuer shall notify the securities
exchange, the Commission and every member and holder of its securities without
delay of the transaction including the following details—
(a) the date of the transaction and the parties; and
(b) the general nature of the transaction and, where the transaction
involves the making of a loan, the giving of financial assistance or the
giving of any security, its amount or value.
Prescribed information to shareholders
9. An issuer shall ensure that all the necessary facilities and information are
available to enable holders of its listed securities to exercise their rights and, in
particular shall—
(a) publish, in a newspaper having a national circulation, notice of every general meeting;
(b) inform holders of securities of the holding of meetings which they are entitled to attend;
(c) enable them to exercise their right to vote, where applicable;
(d) publish notices or distribute circulars giving information on—
(i) the allocation and payment of dividends and interest;
(ii) the issue of new securities, including arrangements for the
allotment, subscription, renunciation, conversion or exchange of
the securities; and
(iii) redemption or repayment of the securities.
Board meetings
10. The date fixed for a board meeting at which decisions on dividends, the annual
results or the half-yearly report are expected to be made or at which any
announcement of such matters is to be approved shall be notified to the securities
exchange at least ten days in advance.
Board decisions
11. The issuer shall inform the securities exchange and the Commission
immediately after approval by or on behalf of the board of—
(a) a decision to declare, recommend or pay any dividend or to make any other distribution on its securities, and the rate and amount of the
dividend or other distribution;

(b) a decision not to declare, recommend or pay any dividend which would otherwise have been expected to have been declared,
recommended or paid in due course;
(c) a preliminary announcement of profits or losses for any year, half- year or other period;
(d) a proposed change in the capital structure, including any redemption of its convertible securities; and
(e) a decision to change the general character or nature of the business of the issuer or its subsidiaries.
Securities exchange and Commission to be notified of certain decisions
12. The issuer shall inform the securities exchange and the Commission
immediately of any decisions made in regard to—
(a) an alteration to the issuer’s constitution;
(b) a proposed change in its capital structure including the structure of its listed debt securities;
(c) a change in the rights attaching to any class of securities and a change in the rights attaching to any shares into which debt securities are
convertible or exchangeable;
(d) any tender offers;
(e) a change in its directorate, auditor or chief executive; and
(f) bankruptcy or receivership.
Basis of allotment
13. The issuer shall inform the securities exchange and the Commission of the
basis of allotment of securities offered to the public for subscription or sale and of the
results of any rights issue and, if applicable, of the basis of acceptance of excess
applications, not later than the morning of the next business day after the allotment
letters or other relevant documents of title are posted.
Winding-up and liquidation
14. (1) The issuer shall inform the securities exchange and the Commission on the
happening of any of the following events as soon as it comes to the attention of the
issuer—
(a) the presentation of any winding-up petition, or equivalent application in the country of incorporation or other establishment, or the making
of any winding-up order or the appointment of a provisional
liquidator in respect of the issuer, its holding company or any major
subsidiary;
(b) the passing of any resolution by the issuer, its holding company or any
major subsidiary that it be wound-up by way of members’ or
creditors’ voluntary winding-up;

(c) the entry into possession of or the sale by any mortgagee of a portion of the issuer’s assets which in aggregate value represents an amount
in excess of 15% of the consolidated net tangible assets of the group;
or
(d) the making of any judgement, declaration or order by a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction whether on appeal or at first
instance, which may adversely affect the issuer’s enjoyment of a
portion of its assets which in aggregate value represents an amount in
excess of 15% of the consolidated net tangible assets of the group.
(2) For the purposes of subregulation (1) a “major subsidiary” means a
subsidiary representing 15% or more of the consolidated net tangible assets or pre-tax
trading profits of the group.
Commission may require information
15. (1) The Commission may, at any time, require an issuer—
(a) to provide to it information in the form and within the time limit required by the Commission; and
(b) to publish that information in the form and within the time the Commission considers appropriate for the purpose of protecting
investors and maintaining the smooth operation of the market.
(2) If an issuer fails to comply with a requirement to publish information, the
Commission may itself publish the information and may treat the non-compliance in
any manner it deems fit.
PART 3
SANCTIONS
Action against an issuer
16. (1) If the Commission considers that an issuer has contravened any of these
Regulations, the Commission may do one or more of the following—
(a) fine the issuer a sum not exceeding $100,000;
(b) censure the issuer;
(c) publish the fact that the issuer has been fined or censured for contravening these Regulations;
(d) suspend trading in or discontinue the admission to dealing of the issuer’s securities.
(2) In the event of an issuer being fined under subregulation (1)(a), the issuer must disclose details of the fine in its audited accounts relating to the period in which the fine is imposed.
(3) The Commission may, at any time, require an issuer—

(a) to provide to it information in the form and within the time limit required by the Commission; and
(b) to publish that information in the form and within the time the Commission considers appropriate for the purpose of protecting
investors or maintaining a fair and orderly market in its securities.
(4) If an issuer fails to comply with a requirement to publish information, the
Commission may itself publish the information.
Action against a director
17. If the Commission considers that a contravention of these Regulations by an
issuer is due to a failure by all or any of its directors to discharge their responsibilities,
the Commission may, in addition to any action it may take against an issuer under
regulation 16, do one or more of the following—
(a) fine the relevant directors a sum not exceeding $50,000;
(b) censure the relevant directors;
(c) publish the fact that these directors have been fined or censured;
(d) in the case of wilful or persistent failure by a director to discharge his responsibilities, state publicly that in its opinion the retention of office
by the director is prejudicial to the interests of investors;
(e) if the director remains in office following a public censure by the Commission under paragraph (d), suspend trading in or discontinue the admission to dealing of the issuer’s securities.
Notification of sanction
18. If the Commission proposes to take any of the steps described in regulation 16
or 17, unless the Commission considers that maintenance of an orderly market or the
protection of investors otherwise requires, the Commission shall, in relation to the
party concerned—
(a) give advance notice of the Commission’s proposed action;
(b) invite the making of representations to the Commission either in
writing or in person;
(c) advise of the decision as soon as practicable after it is made; and
(d) advise in writing of the reasons for any decision that is unfavourable. ___________

SECURITIES (COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES) REGULATIONS
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
REGULATION
1. Short title
2. Interpretation
PART 2
ESTABLISHMENT OF COLLECTIVE
INVESTMENT SCHEMES
3. Unit trusts
4. Investment companies
PART 3
AUTHORISATION OF COLLECTIVE
INVESTMENT SCHEMES
5. Application for authorisation
6. Conditions for authorisation
7. Authorisation by Commission
8. Representations against refusal or revocation
9. Property of collective investment scheme to be held by custodian
10. Changes of management company or custodian
11. Avoidance of exclusion clauses
12. Directions by Commission
13. Investigations
PART 4
CUSTODIAN
14. Appointment of custodian
15. Eligibility to be custodian
16. Custody of property
17. General duties of custodian
18. Instructions from management company
19. Change of address
20. Liability of custodian
21. Register of participants
22. Notification of contraventions

PART 5
MANAGEMENT COMPANIES
23. Appointment of management company
24. Eligibility to be a management company
25. Qualifications of directors
26. General duties of management company
27. Restrictions on activities of management company
28. Change of address
29. Liability of management company
30. Requests to management company and investment adviser
31. Units held by management company
PART 6
AUDIT OF COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES
32. Appointment and qualifications of auditor
33. Audit of accounts
34. Communication with Commission
PART 7
COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEME
PARTICULARS AND FINANCIAL REPORTS
35. Documents to be prepared and published by management companies
36. Contents of collective investment scheme particulars
37. Contents of annual and half-yearly reports
38. Publication of collective investment scheme particulars and reports
PART 8
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
39. Publication of prices
40. Units and accumulation units
41. Payments out of and into the property of a collective investment scheme
42. Creation, etc. of units, repurchases and redemptions
43. Valuation and pricing
44. Advertising
45. Fees of custodian
46. Inclusion of performance data
47. Changes to collective investment scheme documentation
48. Transactions with connected persons
49. Meetings

PART 9
RESTRICTIONS ON INVESTMENT POWERS
OF COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES
50. Application of this Part
51. General investment powers
52. Core requirement
53. Spread of investments
54. Government and other public securities
55. Financial futures
56. Warrants and options
57. Investment in other collective investment schemes
58. Prohibition of real estate investments
59. Restriction on lending of money
60. Restriction on lending of property other than money
61. Unlimited liability
62. Limitations on securities in which directors or officers have interests
63. Limitations on nil-paid or partly paid securities
64. Limitations on borrowing
65. Prohibition of short selling
66. Applicability of restrictions to umbrella collective investment schemes
67. Breach of investment limits
68. Name of collective investment scheme
FIRST SCHEDULE: Contents of Unit Trust Rules
SECOND SCHEDULE: Contents of Articles of Association of
Investment Company
THIRD SCHEDULE: Information to be contained in Application for
Authorisation
FOURTH SCHEDULE: Information to be disclosed in Collective
Investment Scheme Particulars
FIFTH SCHEDULE: Contents of Financial Accounts
SIXTH SCHEDULE: Annual and Half-Yearly Reports

SECURITIES (COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES) REGULATIONS - SECTION 109
(S.R.O.s 26/2002 and 36/2003)
Commencement
[28 February 2002]
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Securities (Collective Investment
Schemes) Regulations.
Interpretation
2. In these Regulations—
“appointed person” means a person duly appointed by the Commission to act under
its authority for the purposes of an investigation;
“collective investment scheme particulars” means that document issued to the
public containing information on a collective investment scheme calculated to
invite offers by the public to subscribe for or purchase units in the collective
investment scheme;
“custodian” means any person to whom the property of the scheme is entrusted for
safekeeping;
“custodian agreement” means any agreement relating to the appointment and
functions of the custodian to which the collective investment scheme and the
custodian are parties;
“formation documents” means in the case of a unit trust, the trust deed, and in the
case of an investment company, its articles of incorporation, together with the
management contract and the custodian agreement;
“investment adviser”, in relation to a collective investment scheme, means a person
who is engaged by the management or investment company under a
commercial arrangement not being a mere contract of employment to supply
the company with advice as to the merit of investment opportunities or
information relevant to the making of judgments about the merits of
investment opportunities;
“management company”, in relation to a collective investment scheme, means the
management company appointed by the management contract;
“management contract” means any agreement relating to the appointment and functions of a management company to which the collective investment
scheme and the management company are parties;
“participants” means the persons who participate in a collective investment scheme,
and includes members of an investment company;

“collective investment scheme” or “scheme” means collective investment scheme as
defined in the Act.
PART 2
ESTABLISHMENT OF COLLECTIVE
INVESTMENT SCHEMES
Unit trusts
3. A collective investment scheme that is a unit trust shall be established by its
scheme rules and shall provide for the matters specified in the First Schedule.
Investment companies
4. A collective investment scheme that is an investment company shall be
established by its memorandum and articles of incorporation and shall provide for the
matters specified in the Second Schedule.
PART 3
AUTHORISATION OF COLLECTIVE
INVESTMENT SCHEMES
Application for authorisation
5. (1) An application to the Commission for the authorisation of a collective
investment scheme shall be made jointly by the management or proposed management
company and the custodian or proposed custodian of the scheme.
(2) An application must contain the information specified in the Third
Schedule.
(3) An application must be accompanied by the following—
(a) the collective investment scheme’s formation documents;
(b) the collective investment scheme particulars;
(c) the management company’s latest audited report;
(d) the custodian’s latest audited report; and
(e) the application fee specified in the Third Schedule to the Securities (Licences and Fees) Regulations.
(4) The Commission may require the applicant to furnish additional
information.
Conditions for authorisation
6. (1) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, the Commission may only
authorise a unit trust under regulation 7 if it satisfies each of the following
conditions—
(a) it is established under the laws of Montserrat;

(b) it has both a management company and a custodian;
(c) the management company is incorporated or registered in Montserrat;
(d) the custodian is incorporated or registered in Montserrat;
(e) the management company and the custodian are different persons who are independent of each other;
(f) the management company and the custodian are each licensed by the Commission to act respectively as such in relation to collective
investment schemes;
(g) the formation documents and collective investment scheme particulars
comply with the relevant provisions of these Regulations and are in a
form acceptable to the Commission;
(h) the name is approved by the Commission;
(i) the participants are entitled to have their units redeemed in accordance with the formation documents at a price related to the net value of the
property to which the units relate and determined in accordance with
the formation documents; and
(j) the management company has appointed an auditor who has the approval of the custodian and who complies with the requirements of
regulation 32.
(2) A unit trust shall be treated as complying with subregulation (1)(i) if it requires the management company to ensure that a participant is able to sell his units
on a licensed securities market at a price not significantly different from that
mentioned in subregulation (1)(i).
(3) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, the Commission may only
authorise an investment company under regulation 7 if it satisfies each of the
following conditions—
(a) it is incorporated under the laws of Montserrat;
(b) it has a minimum paid-up capital of EC$1,500,000;
(c) the directors of the company are of good repute and satisfy the
Commission that they possess the necessary experience and expertise
for the performance of their duties;
(d) it has both a management company and a custodian;
(e) the management company is incorporated or registered in Montserrat;
(f) the custodian of the collective investment scheme is incorporated or registered in Montserrat;
(g) the management company and the custodian are different persons who are independent of each other;
(h) the management company and the custodian are licensed by the
Commission to act as such in relation to collective investment
schemes;

(i) its formation documents and collective investment scheme particulars comply with the relevant provisions of these Regulations and are in a
form acceptable to the Commission;
(j) the name of the company is acceptable to the Commission; and
(k) it has appointed an auditor who has the approval of the custodian and who complies with the requirements of regulation 32.
Authorisation by Commission
7. (1) The Commission may, on an application made in accordance with
regulation 5, authorise a collective investment scheme for the purposes of these
Regulations if—
(a) the conditions of regulation 6 are satisfied; and
(b) the Commission has received the fee specified in the Securities (Licences and Fees) Regulations.
(2) An authorisation under subregulation (1) may be granted subject to the
terms and conditions the Commission considers necessary or desirable for the
protection of participants.
(3) The Commission shall inform the applicant of its decision on the
application not later than three months after the date on which the application was
received or, if within that period the Commission has required the applicant to furnish
further information in connection with the application, from the date on which that
information is furnished.
(4) If the Commission does not notify the applicant of its decision within the
time required by subregulation (3), it shall be taken to have refused the application.
Representations against refusal or revocation
8. (1) Before the Commission—
(a) refuses an application for authorisation; or
(b) revokes an authorisation,
it shall give the applicant written notice of its intention to do so, stating its reasons and
the rights of the applicant under subregulation (2).
(2) A person on whom a notice is served under subregulation (1) may, within
twenty one days of its receipt, make written representation to the Commission.
(3) The Commission shall have regard to any representation made in
accordance with subregulation (2) in determining whether to refuse the application or
revoke the authorisation.
Property of collective investment scheme to be held by custodian
9. The custodian shall hold the property of a collective investment scheme on
behalf of the participants.

Changes of management company or custodian
10. (1) The management company shall give written notice to the Commission of
any proposal to replace the custodian of the collective investment scheme.
(2) The custodian of a collective investment scheme shall give written notice
to the Commission of any proposal to replace the management company of the
collective investment scheme.
(3) Effect shall not be given to any such proposal unless—
(a) the Commission has given its approval to the proposal; or
(b) one month has elapsed since the date on which notice was given under
subregulation (1) or (2) without the Commission having notified the
management company or the custodian that the proposal is not
approved.
(4) Neither the management company nor the custodian shall be replaced
except by persons who satisfy the requirements of these Regulations.
Avoidance of exclusion clauses
11. If a provision in the formation documents of a collective investment scheme
has the effect of exempting the management company or custodian from liability for
any failure to exercise due care and diligence in the discharge of their functions in
respect of the collective investment scheme it shall be null and void.
Directions by Commission
12. (1) If it appears to the Commission that—
(a) any requirement for the authorisation of a collective investment scheme is no longer satisfied;
(b) the exercise of the power conferred by this regulation is desirable in the interests of participants or potential participants in the collective
investment scheme; or
(c) the management company or custodian of the collective investment scheme has contravened any provision of these Regulations or, in
purported compliance with any such provision, has furnished the
Commission with false, inaccurate or misleading information or has
contravened any prohibition or requirement imposed under these
Regulations,
the Commission may give a direction under subregulation (2).
(2) A direction under this regulation may—
(a) require the management company of the collective investment scheme to cease the issue or redemption, or both the issue and redemption, of units under the collective investment scheme on a date specified in
the direction until a further date as specified in that or another
direction;

(b) require the management company and custodian of the collective investment scheme to wind it up by a date specified in the direction
or, if no date is specified, as soon as is practicable.
(3) A management company or custodian which fails to comply with a
direction under subregulation (2) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a
fine of $100,000.
Investigations
13. (1) The Commission may investigate the affairs of any collective investment
scheme, the management company or custodian if it appears to the Commission that it
is in the interests of the participants to do so or that the matter is of public concern.
(2) For the purposes of an investigation under subregulation (1) the
Commission, or an appointed person, may require the collective investment scheme,
management company or custodian—
(a) to afford the Commission or appointed person access to its books, accounts and documents;
(b) to produce its books, accounts and documents and give any information and afford the use of any facilities that may be required
for the investigation; and
(c) to attend before the Commission at a specified time and place, and to
answer questions or otherwise furnish information appearing to the
Commission to be relevant to the investigation.
(3) A person who fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with the
requirements of the Commission or an appointed person under subregulation (2)
commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of $50,000.
PART 4
CUSTODIAN
Appointment of custodian
14. Every collective investment scheme for which authorisation is requested shall
appoint a custodian that has been licensed by the Commission to act as a custodian of
collective investment schemes.
Eligibility to be a custodian
15. (1) A custodian shall be a body corporate which is—
(a) a bank licensed under the Banking Act;
(b) a trust company which is a subsidiary of such a bank; or
(c) a company other than a company referred to under paragraph (b) that has a minimum issued and paid up capital of $250,000 and the
Commission is satisfied that the company has sufficient financial

resources and experience necessary to enable it effectively to conduct
its business and to carry out its obligations as a custodian.
(2) A custodian shall be independently audited.
Custody of property
16. (1) The custodian of a collective investment scheme shall take into its custody
for safe keeping the property of the collective investment scheme by means of an
agreement between the custodian and the management company in which the
custodian accepts custodianship of the collective investment scheme property and
agrees to observe the provisions of the formation documents and the custodian
agreement.
(2) The custodian shall hold and deal with the property in accordance with the
provisions of these Regulations and the formation documents of the collective
investment scheme.
General duties of custodian
17. (1) The custodian shall act solely in the interests of the participants in the
performance of its duties.
(2) The custodian shall take reasonable care to ensure that the collective
investment scheme is managed by the management company in accordance with these
Regulations and the formation documents of the collective investment scheme, and
shall ensure that—
(a) the property of the collective investment scheme is invested and its income is applied, in accordance with these Regulations and the
formation documents;
(b) the value of the units is calculated by the management company or investment company, as the case may be;
(c) the sale, issue, repurchase, redemption and cancellation of units are carried out.
(3) The custodian shall ensure that the methods adopted by the management
company in calculating the value of units are adequate to ensure that the sale, issue,
repurchase, redemption and cancellation prices are calculated in accordance with these
Regulations and of the formation documents.
(4) The custodian shall—
(a) carry out the instructions of the management company in respect of investments unless they are in conflict with the provisions of the
collective investment scheme particulars or formation documents;
(b) take reasonable care to ensure that any investment and borrowing limitations set out in these Regulations and the formation documents, and the conditions under which the collective investment scheme was
authorised, are complied with;
(c) issue a report to the participants to be included in the annual report on whether in the custodian’s opinion the management company has in

all material respects managed the collective investment scheme in
accordance with these Regulations and of the formation documents; if
the management company has not done so, the respects in which it
has not done so and the steps which the custodian has taken in respect
thereof;
(d) take reasonable care to ensure that unit certificates are not issued until subscription monies have been paid;
(e) ensure that any registrable investments which are held for participants in the collective investment scheme are properly registered in the
names of the participants or, with the consent of the participants, in
the name of an eligible nominee; and
(f) where title to investments is recorded electronically, ensure that entitlements are separately identified from those of the management
company of the collective investment scheme in the records of the
person maintaining records of entitlement.
Instructions from management company
18. The custodian shall carry out the instructions of the management company
unless it has reasonable cause to believe that to do so would contravene regulation 17.
Change of address
19. A custodian shall notify the Commission in writing of any intended change of
address of its registered office or permanent place of business in Montserrat.
Liability of custodian
20. The custodian shall be liable to the management company and to the
participants for any loss suffered by them as a result of—
(a) any unjustifiable failure by it to perform its obligations; or
(b) the improper performance by it of its obligations.
Register of participants
21. (1) The custodian shall establish and maintain a register of the participants of
the collective investment scheme in a form determined by the Commission.
(2) The custodian may, with the prior approval of the Commission,
appoint some other person to establish and maintain the register on its behalf.
(3) The register may be formed, in whole or in part, of records maintained by
a securities depository approved by the Commission.
(4) The register shall be conclusive evidence as to the persons entitled to the
units respectively standing in their name.
Notification of contraventions
22. The custodian shall notify the Commission in writing forthwith after becoming
aware of the matter, of any failure, act or omission of the management company

constituting a breach or contravention of any of the provisions of these Regulations or
of the formation documents of the collective investment scheme and of the steps taken
by it to ensure that the breach or contravention is rectified as soon as is reasonably
practicable.
PART 5
MANAGEMENT COMPANIES
Appointment of management company
23. (1) Subject to subregulation (2) every collective investment scheme for which
authorisation is requested shall appoint a management company that has been licensed
by the Commission to act as a management company of collective investment
schemes.
(2) In the case of an investment company the Commission may in its
discretion permit it to be managed by its own board of directors, in these Regulations
referred to as a self-managed scheme, who are to perform the functions of a
management company.
(3) Where the Commission permits an investment company to be a self-
managed scheme under subregulation (2), references in these Regulations to a
management company or the directors of a management company shall be deemed to
be references to the directors of the self-managed scheme.
(4) The directors of a self-managed scheme are prohibited from dealing with
the scheme as principals.
(5) In addition to compliance with regulation 51, the articles of association of
a self-managed scheme shall contain the following provisions—
(a) that participants may convene a meeting and, by way of an ordinary resolution, remove any director considered no longer fit and proper to
manage the property of the scheme; and
(b) that the directors’ fees and remuneration shall be fixed by the participants at a general meeting.
Eligibility to be a management company
24. (1) A management company shall be a body corporate which—
(a) is engaged solely in the business of collective investment scheme management;
(b) has sufficient financial resources at its disposal to enable it to conduct its business effectively and meet its liabilities; and
(c) shall maintain at all times a net asset position.
(2) A management company shall have a minimum paid-up capital of
$250,000.

Qualifications of directors
25. (1) The directors of the management company must be of good repute and in
the opinion of the Commission possess the necessary experience for the performance
of their duties.
(2) In determining the acceptability of the management company, the
Commission may also consider the qualifications and experience of persons employed
by the management company.
General duties of management company
26. The management company shall in the performance of its duties act solely in
the interests of participants and take reasonable care to protect those interests, and in
particular shall—
(a) manage the property of the collective investment scheme in accordance with—
(i) the provisions of these Regulations;
(ii) the formation documents;
(iii) the most recently published collective investment scheme
particulars;
(iv) in the case of an investment company where the formation
documents provide that the directors of the company may give
directions, any directions from time to time so given by the
directors of the company which are consistent with the provisions
of subparagraphs (i), (ii) and (iii);
(b) take all reasonable steps and exercise all due diligence to avoid the property of the collective investment scheme being invested in
contravention of these Regulations;
(c) have prepared in the prescribed form the accounts required by regulation 37 and shall arrange for such accounts to be audited in
accordance with regulation 33;
(d) ensure that the formation documents are made available for inspection
by the public in Montserrat free of charge at all times during normal
office hours, and make copies of such documents available upon the
payment of a reasonable fee.
Restrictions on activities of management company
27. The management company of a collective investment scheme shall not engage
in any activity other than the management of collective investment schemes.
Change of address
28. A management company shall notify the Commission in writing of any
intended change of address of its registered office or permanent place of business in
Montserrat.

Liability of management company
29. The management company shall be liable to the participants for any loss
suffered by them as a result of—
(a) any unjustifiable failure by it to perform its obligations; or
(b) the improper performance by it of its obligations.
Requests to management company and investment adviser
30. The management company and any investment adviser appointed by the
management company shall—
(a) at the request of the custodian forthwith supply the custodian with such information concerning the administration of the collective
investment scheme as it may reasonably require; and
(b) comply with any directions given by the custodian for the purpose of satisfying regulation 17.
Units held by management company
31. (1) The management company shall keep a daily record of units held by it,
distinguishing between different types of unit and showing all acquisitions and
disposals by the management company and the balance thereof.
(2) The management company shall make the daily record available for
inspection by the custodian during normal office hours and likewise supply to the
custodian a copy of the record or any part of it on request.
PART 6
AUDIT OF COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES
Appointment and qualifications of auditor
32. (1) The auditor of a collective investment scheme shall—
(a) have a place of business in Montserrat;
(b) be an accountant;
(c) not be a director or controller of the custodian, or the management company of the collective investment scheme or, in the case of an
investment company, a director or controller of the company, or a
partner, employee or shareholder of such a person; and
(d) be approved by the Commission.
(2) An auditor shall cease to hold appointment as auditor of a collective
investment scheme if the auditor ceases to fulfill any of the requirements of sub- regulation (1), or if the Commission withdraws its approval or if the management
company with the approval of the custodian, revokes the appointment.

(3) In the event that the management company revokes the appointment of the
auditor the company shall forthwith notify the Commission of the revocation and of
the reasons for it.
(4) In the event of a vacancy the management company shall as soon as
practicable make a new appointment of an auditor who has the approval of the
custodian.
Audit of accounts
33. The auditor shall audit the accounts required to be included in the annual
report by regulation 37 and shall—
(a) carry out the duties of an auditor generally in accordance with international auditing standards; and
(b) in his report state whether or not in his opinion the accounts give a true and fair view of the financial position of the collective
investment scheme as at the end of the accounting period to which
they relate.
Communication with Commission
34. No duty to which an auditor of a collective investment scheme is subject shall
be regarded as contravened by reason of his communicating in good faith to the
Commission, whether or not in response to a request from the Commission, any
information or opinion on a matter of which the auditor has become aware in his
capacity as auditor of the collective investment scheme and which is relevant to any
function of the Commission under these Regulations.
PART 7
COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEME
PARTICULARS AND FINANCIAL REPORTS
Documents to be prepared and published by management companies
35. (1) The management company of a collective investment scheme shall prepare
and publish in accordance with the provisions of this Part the following documents
relating to that collective investment scheme—
(a) the collective investment scheme particulars;
(b) an annual report for each financial year; and
(c) a half-yearly report covering the first six months of each financial year.
(2) The annual and half-yearly reports shall be published not later than four
months and two months respectively from the end of the accounting period to which they relate.

Contents of collective investment scheme particulars
36. (1) For the purposes of this Part, the formation documents of a collective
investment scheme shall form an integral part of the collective investment scheme
particulars and shall, except as provided for by subregulation (3) be annexed thereto.
(2) The collective investment scheme particulars shall include—
(a) particulars of the matters specified in the Fourth Schedule, in so far as that information does not appear in the formation documents; and
(b) any further information that may be necessary to enable participants to make an informed judgement as to the investment proposed.
(3) Notwithstanding subregulation (1), the formation documents need not be
annexed to the collective investment scheme particulars if participants and potential
participants are informed by the collective investment scheme particulars—
(a) that the formation documents will be sent to them free of charge on request; or
(b) of the place in Montserrat where the documents are available for inspection free of charge.
(4) The collective investment scheme particulars shall be revised at least once
in every twelve months but, if any significant change occurs in the matters stated
therein or any significant new matter arises which ought to be stated therein before the
collective investment scheme particulars are due for such an annual revision, they
shall be revised immediately that change occurs or new matter arises so far as is
necessary to take account of that change or matter.
Contents of annual and half-yearly reports
37. (1) The annual report of a collective investment scheme shall include—
(a) a statement of assets and liabilities;
(b) an income and distribution account;
(c) a capital account;
(d) a copy of the report of the auditor of the collective investment scheme
on the above-mentioned accounts including any qualifications made
by the auditor;
(e) a report by the management company to the participants on the activities of the collective investment scheme during the financial
year; and
(f) a copy of the report by the custodian to the participants as to the manner in which the collective investment scheme has been managed
during the financial year.
(2) The financial accounts referred to in subregulations (1)(a), (b) and (c) shall comply with the requirements of the Fifth Schedule.
(3) The reports referred to in subregulations (1)(d), (e) and (f) shall comply with the requirements of the Sixth Schedule.

(4) The auditor and the custodian shall deliver their reports to the management
company or investment company in good time to enable them to include them in the
annual report.
(5) A half-yearly report shall include the matters specified in Parts A and B of
the Sixth Schedule.
Publication of collective investment scheme particulars and reports
38. (1) The management company of a collective investment scheme shall send to
the Commission a copy of the collective investment scheme particulars (including any
revision) and of every annual and half-yearly report of the collective investment
scheme.
(2) The management company shall supply to the Commission, on request, all
information relevant to the collective investment scheme’s reports and accounts.
(3) Any advertisement or other information promoting a collective investment
scheme in Montserrat shall indicate that collective investment scheme particulars exist
and the places where those particulars may be obtained by members of the public.
(4) The management company shall not effect a sale of units in the collective
investment scheme to any person unless it has offered to that person free of charge a
copy of—
(a) the collective investment scheme particulars;
(b) the most recent annual report (if any); and
(c) any subsequent half-yearly report.
(5) The management company shall make copies of—
(a) the collective investment scheme particulars;
(b) the formation documents (if not annexed to the collective investment scheme particulars); and
(c) the annual and half-yearly reports,
available for inspection by any member of the public free of charge during ordinary
office hours at its principal place of business in Montserrat and at any other place
specified in the collective investment scheme particulars.
(6) The management company shall, at the request of any participant in the
collective investment scheme, supply to that person free of charge a copy of the most
recent collective investment scheme particulars, annual report and any subsequent
half-yearly report.
PART 8
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Publication of prices
39. The management company shall—

(a) in a manner approved by the Commission, publish the issue, sale, repurchase and redemption prices of units in the collective investment
scheme on each day that it holds itself out as willing to issue, sell,
repurchase or redeem the units; and
(b) in any event, publish the prices at least twice a month unless the Commission authorises a reduction of the frequency to once a month
if such a reduction will not prejudice the interests of participants.
Units and accumulation units
40. (1) The interests of participants in a collective investment scheme shall
consist of units and each unit shall be treated as representing one undivided share in
the capital property of the collective investment scheme.
(2) Where accumulation units are in existence, any accumulation units issued
otherwise than in pursuance of the initial offer shall, when issued, each represent the
same number (including fractions) of undivided shares in the capital property of the
collective investment scheme as each other accumulation unit then in existence.
Payments out of and into the property of a collective investment scheme
41. (1) The following expenses only may be paid out of the property of a
collective investment scheme—
(a) the costs of dealing in the property of the collective investment
scheme;
(b) interest on borrowings permitted under the collective investment scheme and charges incurred in effecting or varying the terms of such
borrowings;
(c) the costs and expenses incurred in obtaining a listing of the units of the collective investment scheme on any licensed securities exchange;
(d) taxation and duties payable in respect of the property of the collective investment scheme, the formation documents of the collective
investment scheme and the creation and sale of units;
(e) any costs incurred in modifying the formation documents of the
collective investment scheme;
(f) any costs incurred in the preparation and publication of the collective investment scheme particulars and of any amended or supplementary
particulars;
(g) any costs incurred in respect of meetings of the participants;
(h) any periodic charge payable to the management company;
(i) the fees of the custodian;
(j) any expenses or disbursements of the custodian which are authorised by the formation documents of the collective investment scheme to be
paid out of the property of the collective investment scheme;
(k) the fees and expenses of the auditor;

(l) the costs incurred in respect of the distribution of income to participants;
(m) the costs incurred in respect of the printing and posting of certificates;
(n) the costs incurred in keeping the register;
(o) costs reasonably incurred in respect of the publication of prices of units and in respect of the publication and distribution of the
collective investment scheme particulars, annual and interim reports
and accounts;
(p) the costs incurred in the establishment of the collective investment
scheme as stated in the collective investment scheme particulars,
amortised over the period, not exceeding five years, specified in those
particulars;
(q) the costs incurred by the management company and permitted by the formation documents; and
(r) any fees payable to the Commission.
(2) All payments or repayments of an income nature properly payable out of
or into the property of a collective investment scheme shall be paid out of or into the
income property of the collective investment scheme.
(3) All payments or repayments of a capital nature properly payable out of or
into the property of a collective investment scheme shall be payable out of or into the
capital property of the collective investment scheme.
(4) All payments of an income nature properly payable out of the property of
a collective investment scheme shall, to the extent that the income property of the
collective investment scheme is insufficient to meet them when they fall due for
payment, be paid out of the capital property of the collective investment scheme.
Creation, etc. of units, repurchases and redemptions
42. (1) The formation documents of a collective investment scheme shall provide
for the creation, cancellation, sale, repurchase and redemption of units, the valuation
of the property of the collective investment scheme and the calculation of the sale,
issue, repurchase and redemption prices of units.
(2) Subject to this regulation, a participant in a collective investment scheme
shall be entitled to have his units repurchased or redeemed in accordance with the
terms of the formation documents of the collective investment scheme at a price
related to the net value of the property to which the units relate and determined in
accordance with those terms.
(3) A collective investment scheme shall be treated as complying with sub-
regulation (2) if the formation documents require the management or investment
company to ensure that a participant is able to sell his units on a licensed securities market at a price not significantly different from that mentioned in subregulation (2).
(4) The management company—

(a) may, with the prior agreement of the custodian of the collective investment scheme; or
(b) shall, if the custodian of the collective investment scheme so requires,
suspend the repurchase or redemption of units at any time for a period not exceeding
thirty days, if it or the custodian is of the opinion that there is good and sufficient
reason to so suspend the repurchase or redemption of units having regard to the
interests of the participants.
(5) The management company shall forthwith give notice in writing of any
suspension under subregulation (4), stating the reasons for the suspension, to the
Commission.
(6) The Commission may by notice in writing to the management company
require it to suspend the repurchase or redemption of units for a period specified in the
notice, if the Commission is satisfied that the suspension is necessary in the interests
of the participants or in the public interest.
Valuation and pricing
43. (1) Offer and redemption prices should be calculated on the basis of the net
asset value of the collective investment scheme divided by the number of units
outstanding.
(2) Such prices may be adjusted by fees and charges for management of the
collective investment scheme, which shall first be charged against investment income,
next against dealing profits from the issue and redemption of units in the collective
investment scheme, and lastly against the capital value of the investments of the
collective investment scheme.
(3) The amount or method of calculating such fees and charges shall be
clearly disclosed in the collective investment scheme particulars.
Advertising
44. (1) A collective investment scheme shall not issue, use or cause to be issued
or used for any purpose any advertisement for or in connection with the collective
investment scheme unless a copy of the advertisement is forwarded to the
Commission, together with the fee set out in the Third Schedule to the Securities
(Licences and Fees) Regulations, fourteen days prior to the date of first use.
(2) If on receipt the Commission is not satisfied with the advertisement, it
shall before the date of first use require the collective investment scheme to amend,
withdraw or refrain from issuing or using an advertisement as in its discretion it may
determine.
(3) For the purposes of subregulations (1) and (2), “advertisement” does not
include any publication of the issue, sale, repurchase or redemption prices of units.
(4) An advertisement of a collective investment scheme shall include a warning statement that—
(a) the price of units, and the income from them (if the collective investment scheme pays a dividend), may decrease or increase; and

(b) in certain circumstances a participant’s right to redeem his units may be suspended.
(5) Warning statements shall be printed in type of the same size as the rest of
the text in the advertisement; notwithstanding this, they may be in smaller text if
printed in bold type or prominently outlined.
Fees of custodian
45. The fees of the custodian paid out of the property of a collective investment
scheme shall be calculated and accrue and be paid in the manner determined by the
formation documents of the collective investment scheme.
Inclusion of performance data
46. If performance data or estimated yield is quoted in any collective investment
scheme particulars, advertisement or any other invitation to the public to invest, the
Commission may require justification of the calculation.
(2) No forecast of the collective investment scheme’s performance may be
made but for this purpose the publication of a prospective yield does not constitute a
forecast of performance.
Changes to collective investment scheme documentation
47. (1) Subject to subregulation (2), no alteration may be made to the formation
documents of a collective investment scheme except by a special or extraordinary
resolution of a participant and subject to the prior approval of the Commission.
(2) The formation documents may be altered by the management company
and custodian, without consulting participants, provided that the custodian certifies in
writing that in its opinion the proposed alteration—
(a) is necessary to enable compliance with fiscal or other statutory or official requirements;
(b) is necessary to correct a manifest error;
(c) does not materially prejudice participants’ interests;
(d) does not to any material extent release the custodian, management company or any other person from any liability to participants; or
(e) does not increase the costs and charges payable from the collective investment scheme property.
Transactions with connected persons
48. (1) No person shall enter into underwriting or sub-underwriting contracts on
behalf of a collective investment scheme—
(a) without the prior consent of the custodian; and
(b) unless the collective investment scheme provides in writing that all
commissions and fees payable under such contracts and all

investments acquired pursuant to such contracts form part of the
collective investment scheme’s assets.
(2) If cash forming part of the collective investment scheme’s assets is
deposited with the custodian, the management company, the investment adviser or
with any connected person of these companies (being an institution authorised to
accept deposits), interest must be paid on the deposit at a rate not lower than the
prevailing commercial rate for a deposit of that size and term, negotiated at arm’s
length.
(3) All transactions carried out by or on behalf of the collective investment
scheme must be at arm’s length and, in particular, any transactions between the
collective investment scheme and—
(a) the management company;
(b) the investment adviser;
(c) the directors of the collective investment scheme; or
any of their connected persons as principal; may only be made with the prior consent
of the custodian.
(4) No single dealer should account for 50% or more of the collective
investment scheme’s transactions in value in any one financial year of the collective
investment scheme.
Meetings
49. A collective investment scheme shall arrange to conduct general meetings of
participants as follows—
(a) participants must be able to appoint proxies;
(b) votes should be proportionate to the number of units held, or to the value of units held where there are accumulation units;
(c) the quorum for meetings at which a special or extraordinary resolution is to be considered shall be the holders of 25 % of the units in issue,
and 10% if only an ordinary resolution is to be considered;
(d) if within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting a quorum is not present, the meeting should stand adjourned for not less
than fourteen days; the quorum at an adjourned meeting will be those
persons present in person or by proxy;
(e) if the possibility exists of a conflict of interest between different classes of participant there should be provision for class meetings;
(f) an Extraordinary General Meeting shall be called for the following purposes—
(i) to modify, alter or add to the formation documents, except as provided in regulation 47;
(ii) to terminate the collective investment scheme (unless the means
of termination of the collective investment scheme are stipulated

in the formation documents, in which case termination shall be
effected in accordance with the provisions of the formation
documents);
(iii) to increase the maximum fees paid to the management company,
custodian or directors of the collective investment scheme; or
(iv) to impose other types of fee;
(g) the directors of the collective investment scheme, the custodian, the management company, investment adviser and their connected
persons shall be prohibited from voting their beneficially owned
shares at, or counted in the quorum for, a meeting at which they have
a material interest in the business to be conducted;
(h) an ordinary resolution may be passed by a simple majority of the votes of those present and entitled to vote in person or by proxy at a
duly convened meeting; and
(i) a special or extraordinary resolution may only be passed by 75% or more of the votes of those present and entitled to vote in person or by
proxy at a duly convened meeting.
PART 9
RESTRICTIONS ON INVESTMENT
POWERS OF COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES
Application of this Part
50. (1) This Part applies to all authorised collective investment schemes.
(2) For the purposes of this Part—
“near cash” means money, deposits or investments which fall within any of the
following—
(a) money deposited with a licensed bank or financial institution which is in a current account, or in a deposit account provided that the money
can be drawn immediately and without payment of a penalty
exceeding seven days interest calculated at ordinary commercial rates;
(b) certificates of deposit issued by a licensed bank or financial institution if immediately redeemable at the option of the holder;
(c) Government and other public securities if redeemable at the option of the holder or bound to be redeemed within two years;
“net asset value” means the net value of the property of the securities collective
investment scheme after deducting—
(a) any outstanding borrowing whether immediately due to be repaid or not;


(b) any capital sum outstanding on a mortgage of an immovable to secure money borrowed under regulation 64(2)(b);
“regulated market” means any stock exchange, over-the-counter market or other
organised securities market that is regulated, operates regularly, is open to
the international public and is recognised by the Commission;
“securities exchange” means a securities exchange licensed by the Commission.
General investment powers
51. (1) The property of a collective investment scheme may be invested only in
accordance with this Part and within any relevant upper limit that is specified.
(2) The collective investment scheme particulars may restrict—
(a) the descriptions of asset in which the property of the collective investment scheme may be invested;
(b) the proportion of the capital property of the collective investment scheme to be invested in assets of any description;
(c) the description of transactions permitted;
(d) the borrowing powers of the collective investment scheme,
and any such restrictions shall be observed as if they were included in this Part.
Core requirement
52. The investments of a collective investment scheme must consist solely of—
(a) transferable securities admitted to official listing on a securities exchange;
(b) transferable securities admitted to listing or traded on or under the rules of a regulated market;
(c) recently issued securities provided that—
(i) the terms of issue include an undertaking that application will be
made for admission to official listing on a securities exchange or
to be admitted to listing or traded on a regulated market; and
(ii) such admission is secured within a year of issue.
Spread of investments
53. Subject to regulation 54, a collective investment scheme—
(a) may invest no more than 15% of its net asset value in the transferable securities issued by any single issuer;
(b) may acquire no more than 25% of a security issued by any single issuer.

Government and other public securities
54. Up to 30% of a collective investment scheme’s net asset value may be invested
in Government and other public securities of the same issue.
Financial futures
55. A collective investment scheme may not enter into any financial futures
contracts and options except for hedging purposes.
Warrants and options
56. A collective investment scheme may invest no more than 10% of its net asset
value in warrants and options, in respect of transferable securities.
Investment in other collective investment schemes
57. (1) A collective investment scheme may not acquire the units of any other
collective investment scheme unless that other collective investment scheme is also
authorised or approved by the Commission.
(2) If a collective investment scheme’s objective is to invest primarily in
investments restricted by this Part, such holding must not be in contravention of the
relevant limitation.
(3) A collective investment scheme may invest in aggregate no more than 5%
of its net asset value in the units of other authorised or approved collective investment
schemes.
(4) A collective investment scheme may acquire no more than 10% of the
units of any single authorised collective investment scheme.
(5) Notwithstanding subregulations (2), (3) and (4), a collective investment
scheme may invest all of its assets in a single collective investment scheme and be
authorised as a feeder collective investment scheme, provided that—
(a) the underlying collective investment scheme is authorised by the Commission;
(b) the collective investment scheme particulars must state that the
collective investment scheme is a feeder collective investment scheme
into the underlying collective investment scheme; and
(c) the borrowing of the feeder collective investment scheme may not exceed 10 % of its net asset value and shall be restricted to facilitating
redemptions or defraying operating expenses.
(6) No increase in the overall total of initial charges, the management
company’s annual fee or any other costs and charges borne by the participants or by
the collective investment scheme may result, if the collective investment scheme in
which a collective investment scheme invests is managed by the same management company or by a connected person of that company.

Prohibition of real estate investments
58. A collective investment scheme may not invest in any type of real estate
(including buildings) or interests in real estate (including options or rights but
excluding shares in real estate companies).
Restriction on lending of money
59. (1) None of the money in the property of any collective investment scheme
may be lent.
(2) Purchasing a debenture is not lending for the purposes of subregulation
(1), nor is the placing of money on deposit or in a current account.
Restriction on lending of property other than money
60. (1) None of the property of a collective investment scheme other than money
may be lent by way of deposit or otherwise.
(2) Stock-lending transactions are not lending for the purposes of sub-
regulation (1).
(3) None of the property of the collective investment scheme may be
mortgaged, except to secure money borrowed under regulation 64(2)(b).
Unlimited liability
61. A collective investment scheme may not acquire an asset that involves the
assumption of a liability that is unlimited.
Limitations on securities in which directors or officers have interests
62. A collective investment scheme may not invest in any security of any class in
any company or body if any director or officer of the management company owns
more than one-half per cent of the total nominal amount of all issued securities of that
class, or, collectively the directors and officers of the management company own more
than 5% of those securities.
Limitations on nil-paid or partly paid securities
63. The portfolio of a collective investment scheme may not include any security
where a call is to be made for any sum unpaid on that security unless that call could be
met in full out of cash or near cash by the collective investment scheme’s portfolio.
Limitations on borrowing
64. Subject to subregulation (2), a collective investment scheme may not borrow.
(2) A collective investment scheme may borrow—
(a) up to a maximum of 10 % of its net asset value provided that the borrowing is temporary; and
(b) in the case of an investment company, up to a maximum of 10% of its
net assets if the borrowing is to enable the acquisition of immovable
property essential for the direct pursuit of its business (and, together

with any borrowing under paragraph (a), subject to the aggregate borrowing not exceeding in any case 15% of the net assets of the
investment company).
Prohibition of short selling
65. A collective investment scheme may not carry out uncovered sales of
transferable securities.
Applicability of restrictions to umbrella collective investment schemes
66. (1) Subject to subregulation (2), this Part shall not apply to an umbrella
collective investment scheme as if it were a single collective investment scheme, but
shall apply to each sub-collective investment scheme of the umbrella collective
investment scheme as if each separate part were a single collective investment
scheme.
(2) The total collective investment by the sub-collective investment scheme in
any class of security issued by any one issuer shall not exceed 10 % of the net asset
value of all the sub-collective investment schemes taken as a whole.
Breach of investment limits
67. If the investment limits in this Part are breached, the management company
shall as a priority objective, within a reasonable period take all steps as are necessary
to remedy the situation, taking due account of the interests of the participants.
Name of collective investment scheme
68. If the name of the collective investment scheme indicates a particular
objective, geographic region or market, the collective investment scheme shall invest
at least 70% of its non-cash assets in securities to reflect the particular objective or
geographic region or market the collective investment scheme represents.
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FIRST SCHEDULE
(Regulation 3)
CONTENTS OF UNIT TRUST RULES
Name of the unit trust
1. A statement of the name of the scheme being a name consistent with the
objectives of the scheme stated in accordance with clause 2.
Investment objectives
2. If an objective of the scheme is investment—
(a) in a geographic area (including the whole world) a statement of that fact (specifying the area),
(b) in any economic sector or in all economic sectors, a statement of that fact (specifying the sectors), and
(c) of a particular nature, a statement of that fact (specifying the particular nature).
Governing law
3. A statement that the scheme is established under and governed by the laws of
Montserrat.
Trust deed to be binding and authoritative
4. A statement that the trust deed is binding on each participant as if he had been
a party to it and so to be bound by its provisions and authorises and requires the
custodian and the management company to do the things required of them by the
terms of the deed.
Declaration of trust
5. A declaration that—
(a) the property of the scheme (other than sums standing to the credit of the distribution account) is held by the custodian for and on behalf of
the participants pari passu, according to the number of units held by each participant or, in a case where income units and accumulation
units are both in issue, according to the number of individual shares in
the property of the scheme represented by the units held by each
participant, and
(b) the sums standing to the credit of the distribution account are held by the custodian for the purposes of distribution only.
Base currency
6. A statement of what currency is the base currency of the scheme.

Annual accounting period
7. State the dates in the calendar year on which the annual accounting begins and
ends which must, in the case of an umbrella scheme, be the same for all the
constituent schemes.
Annual income allocation date
8. State the date in the calendar year (not being later than two months after the
date on which the immediately preceding annual accounting period ends) that is to be
the annual income allocation date that must, in the case of an umbrella scheme, be the
same for all the constituent schemes.
Certificates
9. A provision as to the form, content of, and the manner of, authenticating
certificates evidencing title to a holding of units.
Participants liability to pay
10. A provision that a participant is not liable to make any further payment after he
has paid the purchase price of his units and that no further liability can be imposed on
him in respect of the units which he holds.
Duration of the scheme
11. If the scheme is to terminate after the expiration of a particular period, a
statement to that effect.
Management company’s periodic charge
12. (1) A statement authorising the management company to make a periodic
charge payable out of the property of the scheme and specifying how it shall accrue
and be paid, with a statement of the maximum of that charge expressed as an annual
percentage of the value of the property of the scheme.
(2) Alternatively a statement authorising the management company to make a
periodic charge payable out of the property of the scheme expressed as a specified
annual percentage of the value of the property of the scheme lower than the maximum
referred to in sub-clause (1) with authority to increase it to a larger percentage of that
value (not greater than that maximum) but with effect only from the expiry of three
months from the date on which the management company gives notice in writing to
each participant entered on the register of its intention to do so.
Umbrella collective investment schemes: management company’s charge on an
exchange of units
13. A statement authorising the management company of an umbrella collective
investment scheme to make a charge of a fixed amount on the exchange of units in one constituent part (other than the first exchange by a participant in any one annual
accounting period) and specifying what the maximum of that amount may be.

Custodian’s remuneration
14. A statement authorising the management company to make payments to the
custodian by way of remuneration for its services, relieving the custodian from any
obligation to account for those payments to the participants or any of them and
specifying the basis on which that remuneration is to be calculated and how it should
accrue and be paid.
Custodian’s remuneration chargeable to the property of the scheme
15. A statement authorising any payments to the custodian, by way of
remuneration for its services, to be paid (in whole or in part) out of the property of the
scheme.
Custodian’s disbursements
16. The descriptions of expenses or disbursements of the custodian, including the
fees of the registrar (if any) or any expenses or disbursements incurred by the
custodian in itself performing the functions of registrar, which are payable out of the
property of the scheme.
Management company’s preliminary charge
17. A statement of the maximum percentage of the creation price of a unit in the
scheme that may be included in the sale price of that unit calculated by reference to
this creation price as a preliminary charge receivable by the scheme management
company.
Initial price
18. A statement of the initial price of units.
Period of the initial offer
19. A statement of the length of the period of the initial offer.
Investment in collective investment schemes managed by the management
company or its associate
20. A statement as to whether or not the property of the scheme may include units
in another collective investment scheme that is—
(a) managed by the management company or by another company in the same group as the management company; or
(b) managed by any person who is a controller of the management company or of which the management company is the controller.
Accumulation units
21. A statement as to whether under the scheme units may be accumulation units
only or accumulation units as well as income units.

Interim income allocation date
22. A provision authorising or requiring interim allocations of income and either
specifying what the interim accounting period or periods is or are to be and what the
interim allocation date or dates is or are to be or stating that those matters are left to
the discretion of the collective investment scheme management company.
Investment adviser
23. Where the management company may appoint an investment adviser, a
statement authorising it to do so.
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SECOND SCHEDULE
(Regulation 4)
CONTENTS OF ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
OF INVESTMENT COMPANY
Governing law
1. A statement that the articles of incorporation are made under and governed by
the laws of Montserrat.
Investment objectives
2. If an objective of the scheme is investment—
(a) in a geographic area (including the whole world) a statement of that fact (specifying the area),
(b) in any economic sector or in all economic sectors, a statement of that fact (specifying the sectors), and
(c) of a particular nature, a statement of that fact (specifying the particular nature).
Base currency
3. A statement of what currency is the base currency of the scheme.
Annual accounting period
4. State the dates in the calendar year on which the annual accounting begins and
ends which must, in the case of an umbrella collective investment scheme, be the same
for all the constituent collective investment schemes.
Annual income allocation date
5. State the date in the calendar year (not being later than two months after the date on which the immediately preceding annual accounting period ends) that is to be
annual income allocation date that must, in the case of an umbrella collective
investment scheme, be the same for all the constituent collective investment schemes.

No partly paid shares
6. A provision that no partly paid units may be issued.
Management or investment company’s periodic charge
7. (1) A statement authorising the company to make a periodic charge payable
out of the property of the scheme and specifying how it should accrue and be paid
with a statement of the maximum of that charge expressed as an annual percentage of
the value of the property of the scheme.
(2) Alternatively a statement authorising the company to make a periodic
charge payable out of the property of the scheme expressed as a specified annual
percentage of the value of the property of the scheme lower than the maximum
referred to in sub-paragraph (1) with authority to increase it to a larger percentage of
that value (not greater than that maximum) but with effect only from the expiry of
three months from the date on which the scheme management company gives notice
in writing to each participant entered on the register of its intention to do so.
Custodian’s remuneration
8. A statement authorising the management company to make payments to the
custodian by way of remuneration for its services, relieving the custodian from any
obligation to account for those payments to the participants or any of them and
specifying the basis on which that remuneration is to be calculated and how it should
accrue and be paid.
Custodian’s remuneration chargeable to the property of the collective investment
scheme
9. A statement authorising any payments to the custodian by way of remuneration
for its services to be paid (in whole or in part) out of the property of the scheme.
Custodian’s disbursements
10. The descriptions of any expenses or disbursements of the custodian, including
the fees of the registrar (if any) or any expenses or disbursements incurred by the
custodian in itself performing the functions of registrar, which are payable out of the
property of the scheme.
Initial price
11. A statement of the initial price of units.
Accumulation units
12. A statement as to whether under the scheme units may be accumulation units
only or accumulation units as well as income units.
Interim income allocation date
13. If interim allocations of income are to be authorised or required, a provision so
stating and also either specifying what the interim accounting period or periods is or
are to be and what the interim allocation date or dates is or are to be or stating that

those matters are left to the discretion of the scheme management company and
directors.
Investment adviser
14. Where the management company may appoint an investment adviser, a
statement authorising it to do so.
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THIRD SCHEDULE
(Regulation 5)
INFORMATION TO BE CONTAINED IN APPLICATION
FOR AUTHORISATION
General details of the collective investment scheme
1. Name of the collective investment scheme.
2. Names of the sub-collective investment schemes (if any).
3. Structure of the collective investment scheme.
4. Applicable Act and the date and country of establishment/incorporation.
5. Quotation on any securities exchange and authorisation granted by other
regulatory bodies.
6. Undertakings given to other regulatory bodies.
7. Launch: date and place.
8. Dealing: daily/weekly/other.
9. Valuation of assets: daily/weekly/other.
10. Pricing: forward/historic/other.
11. Investment plans to be offered in Montserrat.
For each collective investment scheme or
sub-collective investment scheme
12. (1) Fee structure—
(a) level of all charges payable by participant; and
(b) level/basis of calculation of all charges payable by the collective investment scheme.
(2) For equity or bond collective investment schemes—
(a) investment objective and borrowing powers; and
(b) currency of denomination.
(3) Minimum initial subscription and the minimum subsequent holding.

Details of the parties to the collective investment scheme
13. The management company (if applicable)—
(a) Name;
(b) Registered/business address;
(c) Name of the ultimate holding company;
(d) Previously approved by the Commission to manage authorised collective investment schemes? If no, the resumes of the directors and
the most recent audited financial report;
(e) Person(s) for contact with the Commission.
14. In the case of an investment company, the resumes of the directors of the
collective investment scheme and person(s) for contact.
15. The custodian—
(a) Name;
(b) Registered/business address;
(c) Name of the ultimate holding company;
(d) Previously approved by the Commission as custodian of authorised collective investment schemes? If no, names of the directors and the
most recent audited financial report;
(e) Person(s) for contact with the Commission.
16. The investment adviser (if any)—
(a) Name;
(b) Registered/business address;
(c) Name of the ultimate holding company.
17. For the custodian, management company and investment adviser—
(a) which, if any, of these companies are connected persons;
(b) name anyone who holds appointments, as director or officer, with more than one of these companies.
18. The auditor—
(a) Name;
(b) Registered/business address;
19. The principal dealer (if any)—
(a) Name;
(b) Registered/business address;
(c) The approximate percentage of the scheme’s transactions in value of
securities carried out by the principal broker within the latest financial
year of the scheme;

(d) Whether the custodian, the directors of the scheme, the management company or the investment adviser is a connected person of the
principal broker.
20. Lawyers in Montserrat (if any)—
(a) Name;
(b) Person(s) for contact with the Commission.
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FOURTH SCHEDULE
(Regulation 36(2))
INFORMATION TO BE DISCLOSED IN COLLECTIVE
INVESTMENT SCHEME PARTICULARS
(NOTE: THIS LIST IS NOT INTENDED TO BE EXHAUSTIVE. THE SCHEME IS OBLIGED TO
DISCLOSE ALL INFORMATION THAT MAY BE NECESSARY FOR PARTICIPANTS TO MAKE
AN INFORMED JUDGEMENT.)
Constitution of the collective investment scheme
1. Name, registered address and place and date of creation of the scheme, with an
indication of its duration if limited.
Investment objectives and restrictions
2. Details of investment objectives and policy, including summary of the
investment and borrowing restrictions.
If the nature of the investment policy so dictates, a warning that investment in
the scheme is subject to abnormal risks, and a description of the risks involved.
Operators and principals
3. The names and registered addresses of the following parties (where
applicable)—
(a) the management company and its board of directors;
(b) the custodian;
(c) the investment adviser;
(d) the auditors;
(e) the registrar; and
(f) the lawyers to the scheme.
Characteristics of units
4. Minimum investment (if any).
5. A description of the different types of units, including their currency of
denomination.

6. Form of certification.
7. Frequency of valuation and dealing, including dealing days.
Application and redemption procedures
8. The name(s) of the daily newspaper(s) in which prices will be published.
9. Procedure for subscribing/redeeming units, and in the case of umbrella
collective investment schemes, conversion of units.
10. The maximum interval between the request for redemption and the dispatch of
the redemption proceeds.
11. A summary of the circumstances in which dealing in units may be deferred or
suspended.
12. It must be stated that no money should be paid to any intermediary in
Montserrat who is not duly licensed by the Commission.
Distribution policy
13. The distribution policy and the approximate dates on which dividends (if any)
will be paid (if applicable).
Fees and charges
14. (1) The level of all fees and charges payable by a participant, including all
charges levied on subscription and redemption, and conversion (in the case of
umbrella collective investment schemes).
(2) In addition the level of all fees and charges payable by the collective
investment scheme, including management fees, custodian fees and start-up expenses.

15. Disclosure of entitlement to brokerage or other transaction benefits of any
connected persons to the scheme.
Taxation
16. Details of Montserrat and principal taxes levied on the scheme’s income and
capital, including tax, if any, deducted on distribution to participants.
Reports and accounts
17. The date of the scheme’s financial year.
18. Particulars of what reports will be sent to registered participants and when. If
there are bearer units in issue, information must be given on where in Montserrat
reports can be obtained.

Warnings
19. The following statement and warning must be prominently displayed in the
scheme particulars—
(a) “Important - if you are in any doubt about the contents of this offering document, you should consult your stockbroker, bank manager,
lawyer, accountant or other financial adviser”;
(b) a warning that the price of units and the income from them (where income is distributed) may go down as well as up.
General information
20. A list of formation documents and an address in Montserrat where they can be
inspected free of charge or purchased.
21. The date of publication of the scheme particulars.
22. A statement that the management company accepts responsibility for the
information contained in the scheme particulars as being accurate as at the date of
publication.
Termination of collective investment scheme
23. A summary of the circumstances (of any) in which the scheme can be
terminated.
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FIFTH SCHEDULE
(Regulation 37(2))
CONTENTS OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS
General
1. The financial accounts must contain all the information required in this
Schedule; interim reports must at least contain the Statement of Assets and Liabilities
and the Investment Portfolio.
2. Where the scheme has paid or proposes to pay an interim dividend, the amount
of dividend should be disclosed.
3. All accounts must contain comparative figures for the previous period except
for the Investment Portfolio.
4. The items listed under the Statement of Assets and Liabilities, Revenue
Statement, Distribution Statement, Statement of Movements in Capital Account and
the Notes to the Accounts, where applicable, must be disclosed.
Statement of Assets and Liabilities
5. The following must be separately disclosed—
(a) total value of investments;
(b) bank balances;
(c) formation costs;
(d) dividends and other receivables;
(e) amounts receivable on subscription;
(f) bank loans and overdrafts or other forms of borrowing;
(g) amounts payable on redemption;
(h) distributions payable;
(i) total value of all assets;
(j) total value of all liabilities;
(k) net asset value;
(l) number of units in issue;
(m) net asset value per unit.
Revenue Statement
6. (1) Total investment income net of withholding tax, broken down by category.
(2) Total other income, broken down by category.
(3) Equalisation on issue and cancellation of units.

(4) An itemised list of various costs which have been debited to the scheme
including—
(a) fees paid to the management company;
(b) remuneration of the custodian;
(c) amortization of formation costs;
(d) directors’ fee and remuneration;
(e) safe custody and bank charges;
(f) auditors’ remuneration;
(g) interest on borrowings;
(h) fees paid to investment adviser, if any;
(i) other amounts paid to any connected persons of the collective investment scheme;
(j) legal and other professional fees;
(k) any other expenses borne by the scheme.
(5) Taxes.
(6) Amounts transferred to and from the capital account.
(7) Net income to be carried forward for distribution.
Distribution Statement
7. (1) Amount brought forward at the beginning of the period.
(2) Net income for the period.
(3) Interim distribution per unit and date of distribution.
(4) Final distribution per unit and date of distribution.
(5) Undistributed income carried forward.
Statement of Movements in Capital Account
8. (1) Value of the scheme as at the beginning of the period.
(2) Number of units issued and the amounts received upon such issuance
(after equalization if applicable).
(3) Number of units redeemed and the amount paid on redemption (after
equalization if applicable).
(4) Any items resulting in an increase/decrease in value of the scheme
including—
(a) surplus/loss on sale of investments;
(b) exchange gain/loss;
(c) unrealised appreciation/diminution in value of investments;

(d) net income for the period less distribution.
(5) Amounts transferred to and from the revenue account.
(6) Value of the scheme as at the end of the period.
Notes to the Accounts
9. The following matters shall be set out in the notes to the accounts—
(1) Principal accounting policies—
(a) the basis of valuation of the assets of the scheme including the basis of valuation of unquoted and unlisted securities;
(b) the revenue recognition policy regarding dividend income and other income;
(c) foreign currency translation;
(d) the basis of valuation of forward foreign exchange and futures contracts;
(e) the basis of amortization of formation costs;
(f) taxation;
(g) any other accounting policy adopted to deal with items which are judged material or critical in determining the transactions and in
stating the disposition of the scheme:
Any changes to the accounting policies and their financial effects upon the
accounts should also be disclosed.
(2) Transactions with Connected Persons the following transactions should be
disclosed:
(a) details of all transactions entered into during the period between the scheme and the scheme management company, investment adviser,
the directors of the scheme or any entity in which these parties or
their connected persons have a material interest; and
(b) the name of any director of the scheme or any connected person of the
director if any such person becomes entitled to profits from
transactions in shares or from management of the scheme and the
amount of profits to which such person becomes entitled.
(3) Borrowings
State whether the borrowings are secured or unsecured and the duration of
the borrowings.
(4) Contingent liabilities and commitments
Give details of any contingent liabilities and commitments of the scheme.
(5) If the free negotiability of any asset is restricted by statutory or contractual
requirements, this must be stated.
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SIXTH SCHEDULE
(Regulation 37(3))
ANNUAL AND HALF-YEARLY REPORTS
A: Report of the management company
The following matters must be set out in every annual and half-yearly report of the
management company—
1. The names and addresses of the following—
(a) the company;
(b) the custodian;
(c) any investment adviser;
(d) the registrar;
(e) the auditor.
2. The objectives of the scheme.
3. The company’s policy for achieving the objectives of the scheme.
4. A statement that the scheme is authorised within the meaning of the law.
5. A statement as to which category of scheme the collective investment scheme
belongs; and in the case of an umbrella collective investment scheme, this statement is
to be made separately in relation to each constituent part.
6. A review of the company’s investment activities during the period to which the
report relates.
7. Particulars of any significant change in the scheme particulars made since the
making of the last report by the company.
8. A statement of the amount (if any) to be distributed to participants or
accumulated in respect of the period in question.
9. A statement of the total number of the units of each type in existence or
deemed to be in existence at the beginning of the period to which the report relates and
at the end of that period.
10. A statement of the mid-market value per unit of the property of the scheme at
the beginning of the period to which the report relates and at the end of that period.
11. A statement of any subdivision or consolidation of units that has been effected
during the period to which the report relates.
12. Any other significant information that would enable participants to make an
informed judgement on the development of the activities of the scheme during this
period and the results of those activities as at the end of that period.
B: Portfolio statement
The following shall be set out in the portfolio statement included in the report to the
company:

1. The changes in the investments in the property of the scheme since the end of
the preceding accounting period showing whether they are new holdings, or changes
in existing holdings, and giving a description of each holding and showing the net
changes in the number of units in or the nominal value of that holding since the end of
the preceding accounting period.
2. The total cost of purchases of investments since the last portfolio statement.
3. The total proceeds of sales of investments since the last portfolio statement.
C: Comparative table
The following matters shall be set out in the comparative table included in the report
of the company—

1. A comparative table covering the last three financial years and including, for
each financial year, at the end of the financial year—
(a) the total net asset value;
(b) the net asset value per unit.
2. A performance record over the last ten financial years or, if the scheme has not
been in existence during the whole of that period, over the whole period in which it
has been in existence, showing the highest issue price and the lowest redemption price
of the units during each of those years.
D: Report of the auditor
The report of the auditor to the holders for any annual accounting period shall state—
(a) whether in the auditor’s opinion the accounts prepared for that period have been properly prepared in accordance with generally accepted
accounting principles and in accordance with these Regulations and
the formation documents;
(b) without prejudice to the foregoing, whether in the auditor’s opinion a true and fair view is given of the financial position of the scheme as at
the end of that period;
(c) if the auditor is of the opinion that proper accounting records have not been kept by the company or that the accounts are not in agreement
with the company’s accounting records, that fact together with any
resulting qualification;
(d) if the auditor has not been given all the information and explanations which, to the best of his knowledge and belief, are necessary for the
purposes of his audit, that fact together with any resulting
qualifications; and
(e) if the auditor is of the opinion that the information given in the report of the scheme management company for that period is inconsistent
with the accounts, that fact together with any resulting qualifications.

E: Report of the custodian
The report of the custodian to the participants for any annual accounting period shall
state whether in the custodian’s opinion the company has managed the scheme in that
period—
(a) in accordance with the limitations imposed on the investment and borrowing powers of the company and custodian by the formation
documents, by the scheme particulars and by these Regulations; and
(b) otherwise in accordance with the provisions of the formation documents, the scheme particulars and these Regulations; and if the
company has not done so, the respects in which it has not done so and
the steps which the custodian has taken in respect thereof.
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SECURITIES (DISCIPLINE) REGULATIONS ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
REGULATION
1. Short title
2. Convening of Disciplinary Committee
3. Secretary
4. Majority decision
PART 2
PRE-HEARING MATTERS
5. Statement of case
6. Exchange of evidence
7. Directions of Disciplinary Committee
PART 3
THE DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE HEARING
8. Notice of hearing
9. Admission of charges
10. Attendance
11. Burden and standard of proof
12. Evidence and directions
13. Conduct of hearing
14. Record of hearing
15. Decision
16. Costs

SECURITIES (DISCIPLINE) REGULATIONS – SECTION 175
(S.R.O.s. 27/2002 and 85/2005)
Commencement
[28 February 2002]
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Securities (Discipline) Regulations.
Convening of Disciplinary Committee
2 (1) If the Commission refers disciplinary proceedings to the Disciplinary
Committee, the chairman of the Disciplinary Committee shall convene a meeting of
the Disciplinary Committee to hear and determine the matter.
(2) All members of the Disciplinary Committee must be present at a meeting
to constitute a quorum.
Secretary
3. (1) The Commission shall appoint a suitably qualified and experienced
individual to act as secretary to the Disciplinary Committee to carry out its
administrative functions.
(2) The secretary may sit with the Disciplinary Committee but may not take
part in its deliberations.
Majority decision
4. If the members of the Disciplinary Committee are not unanimous as to any
finding, penalty or other matter, the decision of the Disciplinary Committee must be
that of the majority provided that, if the members are equally divided, the decision
must be that which most favours the licensee.
PART 2
PRE-HEARING MATTERS
Statement of case
5. Within three days of the referral of disciplinary proceedings to the Disciplinary
Committee, the Commission shall serve on the licensee and the secretary to the
Disciplinary Committee a statement of case consisting of the charge and a summary of the principal facts to be relied on.

Exchange of evidence
6. After the service of a statement of case under regulation 5, except where the
licensee has notified the Commission in writing that all charges are to be admitted—
(a) the Commission shall, within seven days of the service of the statement of case, serve on the licensee and the secretary to the
Disciplinary Committee copies of any documents on which it intends
to rely and a list of the witnesses it proposes to call together with an
outline of their proposed evidence; and
(b) the licensee shall, within fourteen days of the Commission complying with the requirement under paragraph (a), serve on the Commission
and the secretary to the Disciplinary Committee a statement of
defence which must include—
(i) its intended pleas to the charges;
(ii) the evidence of the Commission that is agreed;
(iii) the documents that are agreed;
(iv) the admission of facts the licensee makes; and
(v) a list of the witnesses it proposes to call together with an outline
of their proposed evidence.
Directions by Disciplinary Committee
7. The Disciplinary Committee may give directions and take whatever other steps
it considers appropriate for the clarification of the facts and issues and generally for
their fair and efficient presentation.
PART 3
THE DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE HEARING
Notice of hearing
8. The secretary to the Disciplinary Committee shall give the licensee and the
Commission not less than fourteen days written notice of the time and place of a
hearing.
Admission of charges
9. The licensee may admit all or any of the charges referred to in the
Commission’s statement of case by notice in writing to the secretary to the
Disciplinary Committee not less than two days before the day of the hearing.
Attendance
10. (1) The licensee shall attend the hearing by its principal and may be
represented by a legal practitioner.
(2) If the licensee fails to attend the hearing, the Disciplinary Committee may
proceed in the absence of the licensee.

Burden and standard of proof
11. (1) The burden of proof shall be on the Commission.
(2) The standard of proof shall be that applicable in civil proceedings (the
balance of probability).
Evidence and directions
12. Proceedings at the Disciplinary Committee hearing shall be governed by these
Regulations and by the rules of natural justice, subject to which the Disciplinary
Committee may—
(a) admit any evidence whether oral or written, whether direct or hearsay, without any requirement that it be on oath, and whether or not the
same would be admissible in a court of law;
(b) make directions with regard to the conduct of and the procedure at the hearing as the Disciplinary Committee considers appropriate for
securing a proper opportunity for the licensee to answer the case
against it and otherwise as may be just.
Conduct of hearing
13. In conducting the hearing the Disciplinary Committee may regulate its sittings
and apply rules on procedure and practice as it sees fit, provided that—
(a) the Disciplinary Committee shall act fairly and give the licensee a reasonable opportunity to make written or oral representations, to call
witnesses and to cross-examine any witness called against the
licensee;
(b) the Disciplinary Committee may determine the matter and any penalty on the basis of written evidence and representations if, having regard
to the nature and gravity of the matter in issue, it is satisfied that it is
suitable for determination and the licensee consents to the procedure
being adopted;
(c) in determining the matter by way of oral hearing, the Disciplinary Committee—
(i) shall hear the matter in private;
(ii) may permit the licensee to be represented by a legal practitioner;
(d) where the matter in issue against a licensee is found to be proved, the Disciplinary Committee shall, before exercising its disciplinary
powers, allow the licensee, or anyone acting on its behalf, to address
it in mitigation of penalty.
Record of hearing
14. (1) The Disciplinary Committee shall cause a record to be made of the hearing
electronically or otherwise.

(2) The licensee may obtain a transcript or copy of the record on payment of
the cost.
(3) The Disciplinary Committee shall transmit a copy of the record to the
Commission.
Decision
15. Following the conclusion of the hearing of the disciplinary proceedings, the
Disciplinary Committee shall deliver to the licensee and the Commission a written
decision comprising a summary of—
(a) the charges admitted;
(b) its findings, with a statement of its reasons, as to whether any charges not admitted are proved;
(c) its findings or views on any facts or matters to which it wishes to draw attention;
(d) any penalties and order for costs imposed; and
(e) any recommendation of suspension or revocation.
Costs
16. The Disciplinary Committee may recommend to the Commission that each
party to the disciplinary proceedings bear their own costs.
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SECURITIES (ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL
STATEMENTS) REGULATIONS
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
REGULATION
1. Short title and application
2. Interpretation
3. Contravention
PART 2
ACCOUNTING RECORDS
4. Duty to keep accounting records
5. Records to be up to date
6. Audit trail
7. Conformity with accounting standards
8. Retention of records
9. Inspection of records
10. Securities market may impose additional requirements on members
PART 3
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND RETURNS
11. Duty to prepare annual financial statements
12. Balance sheet to give a true and fair view
13. Profit and loss account to give a true and fair view
14. Form and content of financial statements
15. Commission may require returns
16. Licensee to obtain auditor’s report etc.
17. Annual financial statements, etc to be submitted to Commission
18. Contents of auditor’s report
19. Qualified reports

SECURITIES (ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS) REGULATIONS –
SECTION 175
(S.R.O. 28/2002)
Commencement
[28 February 2002]
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
Short title and application
1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Securities (Accounting and
Financial Statements) Regulations.
(2) These Regulations shall apply to all broker dealers and limited service
brokers licensed by the Commission.
Interpretation
2. In these Regulations—
“financial year” means—
(a) the period of twelve months beginning with the day on which the licensee commences to carry on the business in respect of which the
licence has been granted; and
(b) each subsequent period of twelve months beginning with the day following the day as at which an annual balance sheet of the licensee
is prepared for the purposes of these Regulations; and
“licensee” means a broker dealer or limited service broker.
Contravention
3. A licensee who contravenes any provision of these Regulations commits a
disciplinary offence.
PART 2
ACCOUNTING RECORDS
Duty to keep accounting records
4. (1) A licensee shall keep accounting records which are sufficient to show and
explain its securities transactions (whether they are effected on its own behalf or on
behalf of others) and that—
(a) disclose with reasonable accuracy, at any time, the financial position
of the licensee at that time; and

(b) enable the licensee to prepare a balance sheet and a profit and loss account as at any time and which comply with the requirements of
these Regulations.
(2) The accounting records must in particular contain—
(a) entries from day to day of all sums of money received and expended by the licensee, and the matters in respect of which the receipt and
expenditure takes place;
(b) a record of all assets and liabilities of the licensee including any commitments or contingent liabilities;
(c) entries from day to day of all purchases and sales of securities by the licensee distinguishing those which are made by the licensee on its
own account and those which are made by it on behalf of others;
(d) entries from day to day of—
(i) all customer money which is paid into or out of a customer bank
account maintained for the purposes of these Regulations;
(ii) receipts and payments of customer money not passed through a
customer bank account, identifying the persons to whom each
receipt or payment relates;
(e) a record of balances—
(i) on customer bank accounts;
(ii) balances with individual customers stating the name of each
customer and the amount held or received for that customer; and
(f) details of all securities that are—
(i) the property of the licensee, showing by whom they are held and
whether, if held otherwise than by the licensee itself, they are so
held as collateral against loans or advances; and
(ii) not the property of the licensee but for which the licensee is
accountable, showing by whom and for whom they are held
distinguishing those which are deposited with a third party
whether as security for loans or advances made to the licensee or
any related person or for any other purpose.
Records to be up to date
5. The obligations under these Regulations are continuing obligations and
continuous performance of them is required so as to ensure that records are updated
daily.
Audit trail
6. (1) Where these Regulations require information to be recorded it shall be
recorded in such a way as to enable a particular transaction to be identified at any time
and traced through from initiation of the order to final settlement.

(2) All records shall be arranged, filed, indexed and cross referenced so as to
permit prompt access to any particular record.
Conformity with accounting standards
7. The accounting records that a licensee is required to keep must conform to the
requirements of international accounting standards.
Retention of records
8. A licensee shall preserve the accounting records that it is required to keep
under regulation 4 for at least seven years from the date on which they are made.
Inspection of records
9. Accounting records which are required to be kept under regulation 4 shall, at
any time during the period in which they are required to be preserved, be produced to
the Commission, or any person authorised by the Commission to receive the
documents, on demand at a reasonable time and place that may be specified by the
Commission or that person.
Securities exchange may impose additional requirements on members
10. Nothing in these Regulations shall prevent a licensed securities exchange from
imposing on licensees who are members of the exchange any further obligations or
requirements that may be necessary with respect to—
(a) the keeping of accounts, books and records;
(b) the making of periodic financial reports to the exchange in the form and manner required by the exchange;
(c) the audit of accounts;
(d) the provision of an appropriate trail;
(e) the information to be given in reports by auditors; or
(f) spot order checks.
PART 3
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND RETURNS
Duty to prepare annual financial statements
11. A licensee shall prepare for each of its financial years annual financial
statements that must consist of—
(a) a balance sheet as at the last day of the financial year; and
(b) a profit and loss account for the financial year.

Balance sheet to give a true and fair view
12. The balance sheet must give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the
licensee as at the end of the financial year.
Profit and loss account to give a true and fair view
13. The profit and loss account must give a true and fair view of the profit or loss
of the licensee for the financial year.
Form and content of financial statements
14. The financial statements of a licensee must comply with the requirements of
international accounting standards.
Commission may require returns
15. (1) The Commission may by written notice require a licensee to submit
periodic returns to it.
(2) In addition to any periodic returns required under subregulation (1), the
Commission may by written notice require a licensee, either generally or in a
particular case or class of case, to submit exceptional returns to the Commission.
Licensee to obtain auditor’s report, etc.
16. A licensee shall submit, within one month after the end of each financial year,
its annual financial statements to its auditor for audit and shall obtain an auditor’s
report that complies with the requirements of regulation 18.
Annual financial statements, etc. to be submitted to Commission
17. (1) A licensee shall submit, within three months after the end of each financial
year, its auditor’s report to the Commission together with—
(a) its annual financial statements; and
(b) confirmation in writing that it has complied with every regulation that it is required to comply and any further information or confirmation
as the Commission may require from time to time.
(2) Where the auditor’s report is qualified on the grounds of the auditor’s uncertainty as to the completeness or accuracy of the accounting records, that report
must when submitted by the licensee to the Commission be accompanied by a written
document signed by two directors stating whether all—
(a) the accounting records of the licensee have been made available to the auditor for the purposes of the audit;
(b) transactions undertaken by the licensee have been properly reflected and recorded in its accounting records; and
(c) other records of the licensee and related information have been made available to the auditor.

Contents of auditor’s report
18. (1) The auditor’s report must state whether the annual financial statements of
the licensee have been audited in accordance with approved auditing standards.
(2) The auditor’s report must also state whether in the opinion of the
auditor—
(a) the annual financial statements of the licensee have been properly prepared in accordance with these Regulations;
(b) in the case of the balance sheet, a true and fair view is given of the financial state of affairs of the licensee as at the end of the financial
year;
(c) in the case of the profit and loss account, a true and fair view is given of the profit or loss of the licensee for the financial year;
(d) the licensee has, throughout the financial year, kept proper accounting records in accordance with the requirements of these Regulations;
(e) the licensee has kept customer money properly segregated in accordance with regulation 33 of the Securities (Conduct of Business)
Regulations;
(f) the balance sheet and the profit and loss account are in agreement with the licensee’s accounting records;
(g) all the information and explanations obtained were to the best of the auditor’s knowledge and belief necessary for the purposes of the
audit;
(h) the licensee has maintained throughout the financial year systems adequate to enable the licensee to identify documents evidencing title,
to securities held in safekeeping for the licensee’s customers in
accordance with regulation 24 of the Securities (Conduct of Business)
Regulations ; and
(i) the licensee was in compliance with the requirements of regulation 24
of the Securities (Conduct of Business) Regulations as at the date on
which the balance sheet was prepared.
Qualified reports
19. (1) If the auditor is of the opinion that one or more of the requirements of
regulation 18 have not been met, the auditor shall state that fact in the report and
specify the relevant requirements and the respects in which they have not been met.
(2) If the auditor fails to obtain all the information and explanations that, to
the best of the auditor’s knowledge and belief, are necessary for the purposes of the
audit, that fact shall be stated in the report.

(3) If the auditor is unable to form an opinion as to whether one or more of the
requirements of regulation 18 have been met, the auditor shall state that fact in the
report and specify those requirements and give the reasons why it was not possible to
form an opinion.
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SECURITIES (MINIMUM CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS) REGULATIONS
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
REGULATION
1. Short title
2. Interpretation
3. Minimum capital requirements
4. Reconstitution of Capital
SCHEDULE
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SECURITIES (MINIMUM CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS) REGULATIONS – SECTION 175
(S.R.O. 47/2003)
Commencement
[1 January 2002]
Short title
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Securities (Minimum Capital
Requirements) Regulations.
Interpretation
2. In these Regulations—
“Commission” refers to the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission
established by Article 3 of the Eastern Caribbean Security Regulatory
Commission Agreement dated 24th November 2000.
“licensee” means a person who has been granted any of the licences granted under the
Securities Act to carry on any of the business specified in the second column
of the Schedule.
“unimpaired”, in relation to capital, means capital which has not been expended and
which is free from liens and other encumbrances.
Minimum capital requirements
3. An applicant for a licence referred to in the second column of the Schedule
shall maintain in Montserrat unimpaired paid up capital of not less than the amount
prescribed in the third column of the Schedule in a form approved by the Commission.

Reconstitution of Capital
4. Where there is a deficiency in the prescribed minimum capital, the
Commission may direct the licensee to present a plan that is satisfactory to the
Commission to reconstitute its capital within a specific time period. ____________
SCHEDULE

NO. LICENCE AMOUNT
1. Broker-dealer EC$1,000,000
2. Limited service broker EC$250,000
3. Investment adviser EC$250,000
4. Custodian EC$250,000
5. Securities exchange EC$5,000,000
6. Clearing agency EC$1,000,000
7. Securities registry EC$250,000
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SECURITIES (UNCERTIFICATED SECURITIES) REGULATIONS
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

REGULATION
1. Short title
2. Interpretation
3. Keeping of registers of members
4. Keeping of registers of debt securities
5. Effect of entries on registers
6. Rectification of registers
7. Recording of transfers of securities
8. Recording of company liens on shares
9. Recording of charges on securities
10. Transmission of securities
11. Joint holders of securities
12. Re-materialisation
13. Duties of intermediaries
14. Access by issuers to records of a share registry
15. Keeping of records of approved forms
16. Opening times of a share registry
17. Approved forms
18. Power of Commission to issue directions regarding the transfer of registers
of securities
19. Registry system security and capabilities
20. Defaults and contraventions
21. Transitional provisions
Schedule

SECURITIES (UNCERTIFICATED SECURITIES)
REGULATIONS - SECTION 155
(S.R.O. 84/2005)
Commencement
[1 November 2005]
Short title
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Securities (Uncertificated Securities)
Regulations.
Interpretation
2. In these Regulations—
“the Companies Act” means the Companies Act (Cap. 11.12);
“the Securities Act” means the Securities Act (Cap. 11.01);
“approved form” means a form approved by the Commission pursuant to regulation
17;
“broker dealer” means a broker dealer within the meaning of section 2 of the
Securities Act;
“certificate” means any certificate, instrument or other document of, or evidencing,
title to securities;
“charge” includes any mortgage, assignment, pledge or lien (other than a lien of a
company on shares issued by it) on any security for securing money or
money's worth;
“clearing agency” means the holder of a licence to operate a clearing agency granted
by the Commission or a company which is deemed by the Securities Act to be
the holder of such licence;
“the Commission” means the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission;
“company” means a company within the meaning of section 2 of the Securities Act;
“corporate debt” means a debt security issued by a company;
“court” means the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court or any court with similar
jurisdiction established in succession to that Court;
“custodian” means the holder of a licence to operate as a custodian granted by the
Commission or a company which is deemed by the Securities Act to be the
holder of such licence;
“debt securities” means securities other than shares;
“dematerialised instruction” means an instruction sent or received by means of a
registry system pursuant to these Regulations;
“enactment” means a statute or regulation having the force of law;

“holder”, in relation to securities, means the person who is recorded on a register of
securities as holding title to those securities and “hold” shall be construed
accordingly.
“intermediary” includes a broker dealer, a clearing agency and a custodian;
“issuer” means an issuer within the meaning of section 2 of the Securities Act;
“listed” means listed on a securities exchange and “list” shall be construed
accordingly;
“member” means the holder of shares of a company;
“officer”, in relation to a company, means a director or liquidator;
“on line issuer service” means a service provided by electronic means by a share
registry to a company to enable the company to access its register of members;
“person” includes a company and an individual;
“private transfer” means a transfer of a security or units of that security by a member
or holder of a security to another person effected directly without the services
of a securities exchange;
“rectify” means to correct by removing errors;
“register of debt securities” means the register of holders of listed debt securities
maintained by a share registry;
“register of members”, in relation to a listed company or a company which proposes
to list, means the register of members of a company maintained by a share
registry;
“register of securities” means either a register of members or a register of debt
securities;
“registry account number” means a number issued by a share registry to a holder in
respect of securities held by him whether solely or jointly with another person
or persons;
“registry system” means a computer based system, and procedures, operated by a
share registry which enables title to units of a security to be evidenced and
transferred without a written instrument and which facilitates supplementary
and incidental matters;
“securities exchange” means the holder of a securities exchange licence granted by
the Commission under the Securities Act or a company which is deemed by
the Securities Act to be the holder of such licence;
“securities” has the meaning given by section 2 of the Securities Act;
“share registry” means the Eastern Caribbean Central Securities Registry Limited
and any holder of a licence granted under section 42 of the Securities Act;
“share” means a share (or stock) in the capital of a company;
“Treasury Department” means the department of the Government of Montserrat
responsible for the collection of stamp duty;

“trustee in bankruptcy” means a trustee in bankruptcy of a debtor's estate appointed
under the Bankruptcy Act or any enactment which replaces it;
“uncertificated”, in relation to a unit of a security, means that title to the unit is
recorded on a register of securities and may, pursuant to these Regulations, be
transferred by means of a registry system; and “certificated”, in relation to a
unit of a security, means that the unit is not an uncertificated unit;
“unit”, in relation to a security, means the smallest possible transferable unit of the
security (for example a single share).
Keeping of registers of members
3. (1) In respect of every listed company there shall be a register of members
kept and entered up by a share registry on its registry system in accordance with these
Regulations.
(2) Any company which proposes to list may, before listing, if its articles of
association and/or byelaws permit, contract with a share registry for its register of
members to be kept and entered up by the share registry on its registry system in
accordance with these Regulations.
(3) References in the Companies Act to a company’s register of members
shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed in relation to a listed
company or a company to which paragraph (2) of this regulation applies as referring to
the company’s register of members kept pursuant to these Regulations.
(4) When a register of members is established pursuant to paragraph (1) or
paragraph (2) of this regulation the title to shares of the company shall thereafter be
evidenced and transferred in manner stipulated by these Regulations and, subject to
regulation 21, share certificates issued by the company shall cease to have effect.
(5) In relation to every listed company and every company to which paragraph
(2) of this regulation applies the share registry shall enter on the register of
members—
(a) in alphabetical order the full name and address of each member who is an individual, or in the case of a corporate body its full name, the
place where it is incorporated and the address of its registered or
principal office;
(b) with those names and addresses a statement of the shares held by each member and, where the company has more than one class of issued
shares, distinguishing each share by its class;
(c) an identification number distinguishing each member from the other members;
(d) the registry account number of each member;
(e) the total amount paid up on the shares;
(f) where the company has converted any of its shares into stock, the register of members shall show the amount and class of stock held by
each member, instead of the amount of shares and the particulars
relating to shares specified in sub-paragraph (b);

(g) If any share of the company is held by two or more persons the register of members shall contain the names and addresses of all such
members.
(6) An entry relating to a member of a company who has ceased to hold any
shares in the company may be removed from the register of members after the
expiration of ten years beginning with the day on which the member ceased to hold
any such shares.
(7) No notice of any trust, expressed, implied or constructive, shall be entered
on a register of members, or a part of such a register, or be receivable by a share
registry. This provision shall not prohibit the entry of liens and charges pursuant to
regulations 8 and 9.
(8) Every listed company shall within thirty days of its acceptance for listing
on a securities exchange enter into a contract with a share registry for the share
registry to keep its register of members pursuant to these Regulations.
(9) On entering into a contract with a share registry for the keeping by the
share registry of its register of members pursuant to paragraph (2) or paragraph (8) the
company shall immediately close its register of members and transfer it to the share
registry.
(10) The company and the share registry shall complete the transfer of the
register of members within thirty days and the register shall be re-opened by the share
registry within seven days after the transfer is completed.
(11) (i) The share registry shall within thirty days of the opening of a register
of members pursuant to this regulation at its cost provide each member whose name
appears on the register of members with a written statement sent by ordinary mail
containing—
(a) the member’s identification number;
(b) the member’s registry account number;
(c) the name and address of the member as it appears on the registry of members, and
(d) the amount and class of shares or stock held by the member.
(ii) The share registry shall at any time on the written request of a member
and on payment by the member of a fee (of an amount approved by the Commission)
provide the member with a written statement containing the information set out in
paragraph (11)(i).
A statement provided pursuant to this regulation shall be effective only as a record of
its contents as at its date.
Keeping of register of debt securities
4. (1) In respect of every listed issue of debt securities there shall be a register
kept and entered up by a share registry on its registry system in accordance with these
Regulations.

(2) Each register of debt securities shall comprise the following particulars
which the share registry shall enter on it, namely—
(a) in alphabetical order the full name and address of each holder who is an individual, or in the case of a corporate body its full name, the
place where it is incorporated and the address of its registered or
principal office;
(b) the number of units of that security each such person holds;
(c) an identification number distinguishing each holder from the other holders;
(d) the registry account number of each holder;
(e) If any relevant security is held by two or more persons the register shall contain the names and addresses of all such holders.
(3) No notice of any trust, expressed, implied or constructive, shall be entered
on a register of debt securities, or a part of such register, or be receivable by a share
registry. This provision shall not prohibit the entry of charges pursuant to regulation
9.
(4) An entry in a register of debt securities relating to a person who no longer
holds the securities which are the subject of the entry may be removed from the
register after the expiration of ten years beginning with the day on which the person
ceased to hold any of those securities.
(5) The Commission shall give such directions as it considers necessary for
the opening of a register of debt securities pursuant to this regulation.
Effect of entries on registers
5. (1) A register of members is prima facie evidence of any matters which are by
these Regulations directed or authorised to be inserted in it.
(2) A register of debt securities is prima facie evidence of any matters which
are by these Regulations directed or authorised to be inserted in it.
(3) A register of securities or an extract thereof shall be admissible in
evidence in any court by means of a document printed from the registry system and
certified by a director or authorised officer of the share registry which keeps the
relevant register.
Rectification of registers
6. (1) A share registry who rectifies a register of securities kept by him shall
immediately notify the issuer of the securities and any member or other person
concerned of the change to the entry.
(2) Without prejudice to any lesser period of limitation or prescription,
liability incurred by a share registry from the making or deletion of any entry in a register of securities, or from failure to make or delete any such entry, is not
enforceable more than ten years after the date on which the entry was made or deleted
or the failure first occurred.

(3) Without affecting the generality of regulation 3(3), section 244 of the
Companies Act shall apply to any register of members kept pursuant to these
Regulations.
Recording by a share registry of transfers of securities
7. (1) Upon completion of a transfer of units of a security in accordance with this
regulation (and subject to paragraphs (2) to (6) inclusive thereof) a share registry shall
record on the relevant register of securities the transfer of title to those units of that
security.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this regulation a transfer of units of a security
may be effected by—
(i) a private transfer; or
(ii) through an intermediary by way of a trade on a licensed securities
exchange.
(3) A private transfer shall be effected by the transferor and the transferee
completing and signing an approved form in accordance with regulation 17 and (if
stamp duty is chargeable on the transfer) paying such stamp duty which shall be duly
recorded on the approved form by the Treasury Department. If a transfer which
complies with this paragraph is presented to a share registry the share registry shall
subject to paragraphs 5 to 8 enter the transferee on the relevant register of securities as
the holder of the security.
(4) (i) The holder of a security may contract with an intermediary
for sale of units of the security on a securities exchange.
(ii) If such contract is made the intermediary shall by dematerialised
instructions notify the share registry of the following details of
the contract—
(a) the identification number of the holder of the security;
(b) the registry account number of the holder of the security;
(c) the number of units to be sold, and,
subject to paragraphs 5 to 8 of this regulation, the share registry
shall enter on the relevant register the intermediary as holder of
the security (or the units thereof to be sold).
(iii) If the security (or units thereof) is sold by the intermediary he
shall by dematerialised instructions notify the share registry of
the sale and subject to paragraphs 5 to 8 of this regulation, the
share registry shall enter on the relevant register the transferee (or
an intermediary holding the security for the transferee) as holder
of the security (or the units thereof sold).
(iv) If before a sale of units of a security is effected the contract referred to in paragraph 4(i) is for any reason terminated the
intermediary shall promptly notify the share registry who shall
enter the name of the prior holder on the register in place of the

intermediary in respect of the security (or the relevant units
thereof).
(5) A share registry shall refuse to record a transfer of title to a security if it
has actual notice that—
(a) the transfer is prohibited by order of a court; or
(b) the transfer is prohibited or avoided by or under an enactment; or
(c) the transfer is a transfer to a deceased person; or
(d) in the case of a share the company which issued the share has a lien thereon pursuant to the articles of association and/or byelaws of the
company; or
(e) if a charge is recorded in respect of the security in the relevant register of securities; or
(f) on transfer the security is to be held jointly in the names of more persons than is permitted under the terms of the issue of the security.
(6) A share registry may refuse to record a transfer of title to a security—
(a) if the transfer is to an entity which is not a natural or legal person; or
(b) where in respect of a dematerialised instruction received or purportedly received from an intermediary pursuant to regulation
7(4)(ii) the share registry has actual notice of any of the following
facts or matters—
(i) that any information contained in the instruction is incorrect;
(ii) that the intermediary expressed to have sent the instruction did
not send the instruction;
(iii) where relevant, that the person on whose behalf it was expressed
to have been sent did not give to the intermediary his authority to
send the instruction on his behalf;
(iv) that the instruction was not properly authenticated in accordance
with the specifications of the share registry.
(7) A share registry shall not record a transfer of title to a security otherwise
than in accordance with paragraph (1) unless he is required to do so by order of a court
or by or under an enactment.
(8) Paragraph (7) shall not be taken to prevent a share registry from entering
on a register of securities as a holder of a security—
(a) a person to whom title to units of a security has been transmitted by operation of law;
(b) a company which has enforced its lien on a security in compliance with regulation 8;
(c) a chargee who has enforced his charge on a security in compliance
with regulation 9.

(9) For the purpose of determining under paragraph (5) or paragraph (6)(b) or regulation 8(4) or 9(3), (9) and, (13) whether a share registry has actual notice of a
matter listed in that paragraph or regulation the share registry shall not under any
circumstances be taken to be concerned to establish whether or not the fact or matter
exists or has occurred.
Recording of company liens on shares
8. (1) A share registry shall enter in the registry system in respect of any share a
lien held by the issuing company on the share of which lien the company has notified
the share registry by delivery of an approved form executed by the company under its
common seal and witnessed by a notary public.
(2) The share registry shall remove the entry of any lien entered pursuant to
paragraph (1) if—
(i) he receives from the issuing company an approved form of
release of lien executed by the company under its common seal;
or
(ii) he receives an order of the court requiring him to remove the lien.
(3) Where under the provisions of its articles of association and/or byelaws a
company becomes entitled to sell any shares in respect of which a lien has been
entered on its register of members the company may make and present to the share
registry a statutory declaration in a form approved by the Commission and present the
form to the share registry who shall (unless prohibited by an order of the court) enter
the company on the register of members as holder of the shares in place of the
previous holder of the shares.
(4) A company which is entered on the register of members pursuant to
paragraph (3) may sell and transfer the shares in any manner provided in regulation 7
and the transferee shall thereby obtain clear title to the shares without becoming
concerned to ascertain whether or not the company was entitled to sell the shares
unless he has actual notice that the company was not so entitled.
(5) If a purchaser obtains clear title to shares pursuant to paragraph (4) any
right which the previous holder of the shares may have to any part of the proceeds of
sale of the shares shall be a right in personam against the company.
(6) A share registry shall not be concerned to inquire whether a company has
the right to sell the shares on which it has a lien and shall not be liable to the previous
holder of the shares or to any other person if he enters a company on a register of
members as holder of any shares where the company has complied with the provisions
of paragraph (3).
Recording of charges on securities
9. (1) A share registry shall subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) enter in the relevant
register in the registry system in respect of any security a charge held by any person on the security.

(2) The authorisation for the entry of a charge under paragraph (1) shall be the
delivery to the share registry of an approved form duly executed in accordance with
regulation 17 by the holder of the security and the chargee.
(3) A share registry shall refuse to record a charge pursuant to paragraph (1) if
he has actual notice that—
(a) the charge is prohibited by order of a court; or
(b) the charge is prohibited or avoided by or under an enactment; or
(c) the chargee is a deceased person; or
(d) in the case of a share the company which issued the share has a lien
thereon recorded under regulation 8 or has presented an approved
form of lien to the share registry prior to the presentation of the
approved form of charge.
(4) A share registry may refuse to record a charge if the charge is to an entity
which is not a natural or legal person.
(5) Subject to any provisions to the contrary contained in the document
creating any charge, charges shall have priority in order of the entry of the same in the
relevant register.
(6) The share registry shall remove the entry of any charge entered pursuant to
paragraph (1) if—
(i) he receives from the chargee an approved form of release of
charge duly executed by the chargee in accordance with
regulation 17;
(ii) he receives an order of the court requiring him to do so.
(7) An approved form of charge shall contain an acknowledgment by the
charger that—
(a) entry of the charge on the relevant register of securities will preclude any transfer by the charger of the charged security; and
(b) the charge may not be removed without the consent of the chargee or pursuant to a court order; and
(c) if the chargee enforces the charge he may be entered on the relevant register of securities as holder of the security in place of the charger.
(8) Where under the terms of his agreement with the charger a chargee
becomes entitled to enforce his charge in respect of any security the chargee may
make and present to the share registry a statutory declaration in a form approved by
the Commission and present the declaration to the share registry who shall (unless
prohibited by an order of the court) enter the chargee on the relevant register of
securities as holder of the security in place of the charger.
(9) A charger who is entered on a register of securities pursuant to paragraph
8 may sell and transfer the security in any manner provided in regulation 7 and the
transferee shall thereby obtain clear title to the security without becoming concerned

to ascertain whether or not the charger was entitled to enforce the charge unless he has
actual notice that the chargee was not so entitled.
(10) If a purchaser obtains clear title to a security pursuant to paragraph (9) any
right which the charger may have to any part of the proceeds of sale of the security
shall be a right in personam against the chargee.
(11) A share registry shall not be concerned to inquire whether a chargee has
the right to enforce his charge and shall not be liable to the charger or to any other
person if he enters a chargee on a securities register as holder of any security where
the chargee has complied with the provisions of paragraph (8).
(12) A chargee may subject to paragraph (13) transfer a subsisting charge. The
authorisation for the entry of a transfer of a charge shall be the delivery to the share
registry of an approved form executed in accordance with regulation 17 by the holder
of the charge and the transferee.
(13) A share registry shall refuse to record a transfer of a charge pursuant to
paragraph (12) if he has actual notice that—
(a) the transfer is prohibited by order of a court; or
(b) the transfer is prohibited or avoided by or under an enactment; or
(c) the transferee is a deceased person.
(14) A share registry may refuse to record the transfer of a charge if the transfer
is to an entity which is not a natural or legal person.
Transmission of securities
10. (1) On the death of a holder of securities his personal representative shall be
the only person recognised by the share registry as having any title to the securities.
(2) The personal representative of the deceased holder shall on production to
the share registry of a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration issued by the
court be entitled to—
(a) elect to become the holder of the securities; or
(b) transfer the securities to another person.
(3) A person who becomes entitled to securities in consequence of the
bankruptcy of a holder of the securities shall on production to the share registry of an
order of the court appointing him as trustee in bankruptcy be entitled to—
(a) elect to become the holder of the securities; or
(b) transfer the securities to another person.
(4) If the personal representative or trustee in bankruptcy elects to become the
holder of the securities the share registry shall enter his name on the relevant register
of securities in place of the deceased or bankrupt holder as the case may be.
(5) If the personal representative or trustee in bankruptcy transfers the
securities all provisions of these Regulations relating to the transfer of securities shall
apply to the transfer as if it were a transfer executed by the holder and the death or
bankruptcy of the holder had not occurred.

(6) A person becoming entitled to a security in consequence of the death or
bankruptcy of a holder of the security shall have the rights to which he would be
entitled if he were the holder of the security except that in the case of shares or
corporate debt he shall not, before being recorded by the share registry as the holder of
the security, be entitled in respect of it to attend or vote at any meeting of the company
or at any separate meeting of the holders of any class of shares in the company or at
any meeting of the holders of corporate debt of the company as the case may be.
Joint holders of securities
11. (1) The rights of survivorship and other rights of joint shareholders given by
the articles of association and/or byelaws of a company shall be binding on a share
registry.
(2) If the articles of association and/or byelaws are silent as to the rights inter se of joint shareholders the rights shall be those provided by the Companies Act or, if no provision is made by the Companies Act, by the common law.
(3) Subject to paragraph (5) any dealing with or instructions in respect of
shares which are jointly held may be effected only by all joint shareholders unless one
or more of them is empowered by Power of Attorney (executed by each grantor in the
presence of a notary public and duly stamped by the Treasury Department) to issue
instructions and to deal with the shares on behalf of the others.
(4) A notarised copy of any Power of Attorney made pursuant to paragraph
(3) shall be delivered to the share registry and shall have no effect in relation to this
regulation until it is so delivered.
(5) Where any one or more joint shareholders or joint holders of any other
security is a minor no dealings may be effected with the security save pursuant to and
in accordance with an order of a court.
Re-materialisation
12. (1) This regulation applies to—
(a) any company which for any reason ceases to be listed (herein ‘a de- listed company’);
(b) any company which proposes to list and whose register of members is kept by a share registry and which thereafter decides not to list.
(2) A de-listed company or a company referred to in paragraph (1)(b) shall within three months of the date of its de-listing or the date of its decision not to list (as
the case may be) and notwithstanding any provision in its articles of association and/or
byelaws, establish a register of members and issue a share certificate to each member
of the company at the date of de-listing or the date of its decision not to list (as the
case may be) for the shares of the company held by the member.
(3) The register of members kept by the licensed share registry shall be used for the purposes of compliance with paragraph 2 and all entries recorded on that
register of members shall be recorded on the register of members established by the
company pursuant to this regulation.

(4) A company to which this regulation applies shall notwithstanding any
provision of its articles of association and/or byelaws comply with provisions of the
Companies Act set out in the Schedule.
(5) The Commission shall monitor and verify the establishment by the
company of its register of members pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 3 and shall, when in
its opinion the process is complete, notify the share registry who shall then close the
register of members kept by it.
Duties of intermediaries
13. (1) Every intermediary shall maintain such records and follow such
procedures as the Commission may from time to time direct or authorise of or relating
to securities in his custody or control or which he is authorised to sell or to purchase.
(2) The Commission may impose conditions for the accounting and payment
by intermediaries of monies held by them for the account of holders of securities on
whose behalf they act.
Access by issuers to records of a share registry
14. (1) Every issuer shall contract with a share registry which maintains a register
of securities issued by it for on line issue service.
(2) The right given by the Companies Act for inspection of the register of
members shall be exercised by means of access through the on line issue service at the
registered office of the company.
Keeping of records of approved forms
15. (1) A share registry shall retain for a period of ten years from the date on
which it ceases to have effect each approved form and each Power of Attorney
delivered to him pursuant to these Regulations and shall note on each such document
or form the date and time of its receipt by the share registry.
(2) Where a company transfers its register of securities from one share
registry to another, the transferee share registry shall take possession of and retain
documents and forms as provided in paragraph (1), provided that where any document
or form has already ceased to have effect the transferee share registry shall only be
required to retain it for the un-expired portion of the statutory ten year period, and the
obligations of the share registry that previously held the register of securities shall
cease as soon as the transferee share registry takes possession.
(3) A share registry shall record in the relevant register the date and time of its
receipt as shown on the approved form.
Opening times of a share registry
16. (1) A share registry shall remain open to the public for a minimum of 3 hours
on each day which is not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday.
(2) A notice of the opening hours determined by the share registry pursuant to
this regulation and any changes thereto, shall be published in the Official Gazette.

Approved forms
17. (1) A share registry shall submit to the Commission all forms which it
proposes to use for the purposes of regulations 7, 8 and 9 and shall notify the
Commission from time to time of any changes which he proposes to make to any such
form and the share registry shall not use any such form unless the form is approved by
the Commission.
(2) Unless otherwise provided in these Regulations, execution by each party
of an approved form shall be witnessed by—
(a) an employee of a share registry; or
(b) a notary public; or
(c) a principal licensed by the Commission.
(3) The witness to the signature of each party shall sign the form below the
signature of the party and shall write, below his signature, his full name, address and
occupation and, in the case of a notary public, shall affix his seal of office to the form.
Power of Commission to issue directions regarding the transfer of registers of
securities
18. If the Commission suspends or revokes the licence of a share registry or if a
share registry fails to comply with any direction given to him by the Commission
under section 67 of the Securities Act the Commission may (without prejudice to any
other power which it may have under the Securities Act) by notice in writing require
the share registry to transfer any register of securities to any other person and the
Commission may give such incidental and consequential directions as may appear to
the Commission as necessary for the protection of the integrity, safety and accuracy of
the register of securities.
Registry system security and capabilities
19. (1) A registry system must enable the share registry to comply with its
obligations under these Regulations and, without affecting the generality of the
foregoing, the registry system must be constructed and operate in such a way—
(a) so as to ensure the ongoing integrity, safety and accuracy of all entries
made in it;
(b) so as to minimise the possibility of unauthorised access to, or modification of, any program or data held in any computer forming
part of the registry system;
(c) that each dematerialised instruction is properly authenticated in accordance with the specifications of the share registry which shall
provide that each dematerialised instruction—
(i) is identifiable as being from the computers of a particular intermediary; and
(ii) is designed to minimise fraud and forgery;

(d) that each dematerialised instruction, in accordance with the specifications of the share registry, expresses by whom it was sent
and, where relevant, on whose behalf it has been sent;
(e) that the possibility for an intermediary to send a dematerialised instruction on behalf of a person from whom he has no authority is
minimised;
(f) that each dematerialised instruction, in accordance with the specifications of the share registry, indicates, where it is sent to an
intermediary or the share registry, that it is addressed to that
intermediary or the share registry.
(2) A registry system must ensure that the system can send and respond to
properly authenticated dematerialised instructions in sufficient volume and speed.
(3) Before a registry records a transfer of title to uncertificated units of a
security, the registry system must be able to establish that the transferor has title to
such number of units of the security as is in aggregate at least equal to the number to
be transferred.
(4) A registry system must maintain adequate records of all dematerialised
instructions.
(5) A registry system must include an on line issue service.
(6) A registry system must be able to make correcting entries in such records
as are maintained in order to comply with paragraphs (3) or (4) which are inaccurate.
(7) A registry system must comprise procedures which provide that it
responds only to properly authenticated dematerialised instructions which are
attributable to an intermediary.
(8) A registry system must comprise procedures which enable it to amend a
register of securities kept by the share registry if necessary to correct an error and if in
accordance with the rules and practices of the share registry instituted in order to
comply with this regulation.
(9) A registry system must comprise procedures which—
(a) enable intermediaries to notify the share registry of an error in or
relating to a dematerialised instruction; and
(b) ensure that, where the share registry becomes aware of an error in or relating to a dematerialised instruction, he takes appropriate
corrective action.
(10) A registry shall institute and maintain such back-up facilities, including
but not limited to daily back-up to disk and additional back-up to tape stored off-site,
and such other procedures and measures, as are necessary to ensure the ongoing
integrity, safety and accuracy of entries in every register of securities kept by the share
registry.
(11) A share registry shall report to the Commission, in writing within 24 hours
of the occurrence of the system problem or failure, any such problem or failure which

affects or may affect the integrity, safety and accuracy of entries in any register of
securities kept by the share registry.
(12) The Commission may give to a share registry such directions as the
Commission considers necessary to maintain the security of his registry system or the
capabilities of the system as required by this regulation.
(13) The Commission may at any time conduct a regulatory audit of a share
registry system to ensure its compliance with this regulation.
Defaults and contraventions
20. (1) A company which fails to comply with any provision of regulation 3 or 12
of these Regulations and any officer of the Company who knowingly and wilfully
authorises or permits the default commits an offence and is liable on summary
conviction—
(a) in the case of an individual to a fine of $100,000;
(b) in the case of a company to a fine of $300,000.
And in addition the individual or the company (as the case may be) is liable to a fine
of $500 for every day that the offence continues after the conviction.
(2) A default by a company and any officer of the company who knowingly
and wilfully authorises or permits the default in complying with, or a contravention of,
any provision of regulation 3 or 12 shall be actionable at the suit of a person who
suffers loss as a result of the default, or contravention, or who is otherwise affected by
it, subject to the defences and other incidents applying to actions for breach of
statutory duty.
(3) A default by a share registry in complying with, or a contravention of, any
provision of regulations 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 or 19 shall be actionable at the suit
of a person who suffers loss as a result of the default or contravention, or who is
otherwise affected by it, subject to the defences and other incidents applying to actions
for beach of statutory duty.
(4) Any person who within three months of the opening by a share registry of
a register of members pursuant to regulation 3 or the opening of a register of debt
securities pursuant to regulation 4 transfers or attempts to transfer a security entered
on the relevant register in respect of which there is a valid and subsisting transfer or
charge of the security given by him commits an offence and is liable on summary
conviction to a fine of $100,000.
Transitional provisions
21. (1) These provisions shall, unless otherwise stated, apply to any person who—
(a) has prior to the closing of a company’s register of members pursuant to regulation 3(9) contracted to purchase from a member any shares of the company (or units thereof) and has obtained from the member a
signed share transfer (in form which complies with the company’s
articles of association and/or byelaws) and the member’s original

share certificate or certificates for the shares but whose transfer has
not been recorded by the company; or
(b) has prior to the closing of a company’s register of members pursuant to regulation 3(9) taken from a member of the company a charge (in
written form) which subsists over the member’s shares of the
company (or units thereof) supported by a deposit of the member‘s
original certificate or certificates for the shares; or
(c) has prior to the opening of a register of debt securities pursuant to regulation 4 taken from a holder of a debt security a charge (in written
form) which subsists over the security supported by a deposit of the
holder’s title document to the security.
(2) A person to whom these provisions apply may, within three months of the
opening by the share registry of the relevant register of securities, notify the share
registry of the transfer or charge held by him, as the case may be, and deposit with the
share registry the share transfer or charge document (duly stamped by the Treasury
Department) and the original share certificate or certificates held by him or the
document of title to the debt security as the case may.
(3) On receipt of the documents listed in paragraph (2) and subject to
paragraph (5) the share registry shall enter on the relevant register of securities the
transferee as holder of the shares (or units thereof) or the chargee as chargee of the
shares or debt security (or units thereof) as the case may be.
(4) After making an entry pursuant to paragraph (3) the share registry shall—
(a) in the case of a transfer of shares retain the original share transfer and the original share certificate or certificates presented to it; or
(b) in the case of a charge of shares or securities retain the original charge document and the original share certificate or certificates or
documents of title as the case may be.
(5) The share registry shall not make an entry pursuant to paragraph (3) in any
of the following cases—
(a) If the person who gave the transfer or charge is not at the time of its receipt of the documents referred to in paragraph (2) entered on the
register of members as the holder of the shares transferred or charged
as the case may be;
(b) if a lien has been noted pursuant to regulation 8 in respect of the shares transferred or charged as the case may be;
(c) if a charge has been noted in respect of the shares or debt security (or any units thereof) pursuant to regulation 9 in respect of the shares or
debt security transferred or charged as the case may be;
(d) If the share registry is prohibited by order of a court from making the entry;
(e) If the transfer or charge is prohibited or avoided by or under an
enactment;

(f) If in the case of a transfer the shares are to be held jointly in the names of more persons than is permitted under the company’s articles
of association and/or byelaws.
(6) Nothing contained in this regulation shall preclude a person who has not
complied with the provisions in paragraph (2) from applying to the Court for an order
to have his transfer or charge entered and the Court may on such application order the
entry on the register of members or the register of debt securities concerned if the
person who gave the transfer or charge is entered on the register of members as holder
of the shares transferred or charged or the securities charged or if any person other
than a purchaser for value without notice of the transfer or charge is so registered.
(7) A company whose register of members is transferred to a share registry
pursuant to regulation 3 shall notify the public of the transfer by notice (in form
approved by the Commission) published in a newspaper with circulation in the
Montserrat on four consecutive weekends immediately following the transfer of the
register.
(8) A company whose register of securities is transferred from one share
registry to another shall notify its members or other holders of its securities at least 4
weeks prior to the transfer of the register of securities.
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SCHEDULE
(Regulations 12(4))
section 177(2) Records of Company – duty to
keep register of members and
prescribed contents
section 177(7) Location of register
section 186 Trust notices
section 190 Access to records
section 193 Restricted use of list
section 195 Transferring of shares
section 196 Restrictions on transfers
section 197 Duty to issue
section 199 Registration
section 198 Certificates
section 244 Rectification of records
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SECURITIES (FOREIGN SECURITIES
AND INTERMEDIARIES) REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
REGULATION
1. Short title
2. Interpretation
PART 2
LISTING AND TRADING FOREIGN SECURITIES
3. Approved classes
4. Exemption from certain requirements
PART 3
LICENSING OF FOREIGN BROKER DEALERS
AND LIMITED SERVICE BROKERS
5. Licensing requirement for foreign broker dealers and limited service brokers
6. Exemption from certain regulations
PART 4
LICENSING REQUIREMENT FOR
FOREIGN INVESTMENT ADVISERS
7. Licensing requirement for foreign investment advisers
PART 5
LICENSING OF PRINCIPALS AND REPRESENTATIVES
OF FOREIGN INTERMEDIARIES
8. Licensing requirement for principals and representatives of foreign broker
dealers, limited service brokers and investment advisers
SCHEDULE: Approved Countries



SECURITIES (FOREIGN SECURITIES AND INTERMEDIARIES) REGULATIONS –
SECTION 175
(S.R.O. 86/2005)
Commencement
[1 November 2005]

PART 1
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Securities (Foreign Securities and
Intermediaries) Regulations
Interpretation
2. (1) For the purpose of these Regulations, “foreign company”, “foreign
custodian”, “foreign government”, “foreign investment adviser”, “foreign
security”, “foreign securities exchange”, “foreign securities registry” and
“member territory” used in the Securities Act shall have the meaning given under
that Act.
(2) In these Regulations—
“the Act” means the Securities Act;
“foreign securities regulatory commission” includes any commission, body or
agency that exercises regulatory control or oversight over the securities
business of a foreign broker dealer, foreign limited service broker, foreign
investment adviser, foreign securities exchange or the issue of securities by a
foreign company.
PART 2
LISTING AND TRADING FOREIGN SECURITIES
Approved classes
3. (1) The following classes of foreign securities may be listed and traded on a
securities exchange in accordance with the securities exchange’s listing rules and
procedures for foreign securities:
(a) securities issued by a foreign company formed or incorporated in the countries specified in Schedule I;
(b) securities issued by a foreign company formed or incorporated in any
country or jurisdiction, if the securities are listed on a foreign
securities exchange that is recognized in the rules of a securities

exchange that has been approved by the Commission under section 13
or 14 of the Act;
(c) other foreign securities approved by the Commission on a case by case basis on application of the issuer of the foreign securities, a
securities exchange or other interested party.
(2) Approval under subregulation (1)(c) is only approval in that particular case and does not constitute approval of the country or jurisdiction of incorporation or
type of company generally.
Exemption from certain requirements
4. A foreign company whose securities are listed on a securities exchange as a
secondary listing pursuant to the Securities Act and the rules of the Securities
Exchange shall be exempt from the requirements of—
(a) the Securities (Continuing Disclosure Obligations of Issuers) Regulations; and
(b) the Securities (Collective Investment Schemes) Regulations, if the foreign company is a collective investment scheme,
on condition that it submits all documents provided to investors, who participated in
the issue of securities that are being listed pursuant to regulation 3, to the
Commission.
PART 3
LICENSING OF FOREIGN BROKER DEALERS
AND LIMITED SERVICE BROKERS
Licensing requirement for foreign broker dealers and limited service brokers
5. (1) The Commission may grant an exemption from the requirements of Part 4
of the Act to a foreign broker dealer or limited service broker licensed and regulated
by a securities regulatory commission in a foreign country acceptable to the
Commission provided that it—
(a) registers with the Commission, and
(b) trades securities for its own account or on behalf of foreign persons.
(2) In determining whether to grant an exemption under regulation 5(1) the
Commission shall, in evaluating the foreign broker dealer or limited service broker
take into consideration the following—
(a) compliance with the requirements of the foreign securities regulatory commission;
(b) compliance with the requirements as stated in section 48(3)(d) and 51(3)(d) of the Act;
(c) compliance with the requirements as stated in sections 48(3)(e) and
51(3)(e) of the Act; and

(d) compliance with the requirements as stated in section 48(3)(h) and 51(3)(h) of the Act.
(3) The Commission may require a foreign applicant for a licence as a broker
dealer or limited service broker to—
(a) disclose to the Commission any pending or previous disciplinary action taken against the applicant by a foreign securities regulatory
commission within the past three years;
(b) undertake, if a licence is granted by the Commission, to advise the Commission immediately should disciplinary action be taken against
it by a foreign securities regulatory commission; and
(c) submit to the enforcement and disciplinary jurisdiction of the Commission in connection with any activity or transaction involving
a person resident in a member territory or effected through the
facilities of a securities exchange.
Exemption from certain regulations
6. (1) The Commission may grant an exemption from the requirements of the
Securities (Accounting and Financial Statements) Regulations and Parts 3 and 4 of the
Securities (Conduct of Business) Regulations to a foreign broker dealer or limited
service broker licensed and regulated by a securities regulatory commission in a
foreign country acceptable to the Commission.
(2) In determining whether to grant an exemption under Regulation 6(1) the
Commission shall in evaluating the foreign broker dealer or limited service broker
take into consideration the following—
(a) compliance with the requirements of the foreign securities regulatory commission as to the submission of audited financial statements;
(b) financial statements filed with the licensed securities exchange.
PART 4
LICENSING OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT ADVISERS
Licensing requirement for foreign investment advisers
7. (1) A foreign investment adviser that desires to give advice on securities or
holds himself out as carrying on the business of giving advice on securities must
comply with this regulation.
(2) The Commission may grant an exemption from the requirements of Part 4
of the Act to an investment adviser licensed and regulated by a securities regulatory
commission in a foreign country acceptable to the Commission provided that he—
(a) registers with the Commission, and
(b) advises foreign persons concerning investment in securities.

(3) In determining whether to grant an exemption under regulation 7(2) the
Commission shall, in evaluating the investment adviser take into consideration the
following—
(a) compliance with the requirements of the foreign securities regulatory commission;
(b) compliance with the requirements as stated in section 54(3)(c) of the Act;
(c) compliance with the requirements as stated in section 54(3)(d) of the Act; and
(d) compliance with the requirements as stated in section 54(3)(g) of the Act.
(4) The Commission may require a foreign applicant for a licence as an
investment adviser to—
(a) disclose to the Commission any pending or previous disciplinary action taken against the applicant by a foreign securities regulatory
commission within the past three years;
(b) undertake, if a licence is granted by the Commission, to advise the Commission immediately should any disciplinary action be taken
against it by a foreign securities regulatory commission; and
(c) submit to the enforcement and disciplinary jurisdiction of the Commission in connection with any advice given to or activity or
transaction involving a person resident in the member territory or
effected through the facilities of a securities exchange.
PART 5
LICENSING PRINCIPALS AND REPRESENTATIVES
OF FOREIGN INTERMEDIARIES
Licensing requirement for principals and representatives of foreign broker
dealers, limited service brokers and investment advisers
8. (1) A foreign broker dealer, limited service broker or investment adviser
licensed by the Commission pursuant to these Regulations must have at least one
principal and one representative.
(2) A principal or representative of a foreign broker dealer, limited service
broker or investment adviser licensed by the Commission pursuant to these
Regulations who, conducts business or holds himself out as conducting business,
within a member territory must be licensed by the Commission under sections 60 to
63 of the Act.
(3) For the purposes of subregulation (2), “conducts business or holds himself out as conducting business” includes but is not limited to—use of the
telephone, telegraph, mail, Internet or e-mail to communicate with investors or
potential investors located in a member territory, whether on a regular or sporadic
basis—

(a) visiting investors or potential investors in a member territory, whether singly or in groups, to communicate with them about an investment in
securities, whether on a regular or sporadic basis;
(b) registration as a principal or representative with a securities exchange in connection with a foreign broker dealer or limited service broker’s
membership in a securities exchange;
(c) engaging in any other activity or combination of activities described in—
(i) section 47 of the Act (in the case of a foreign broker dealer or
limited service broker), or
(ii) section 53 of the Act (in the case of a foreign investment
adviser),
if any part of the activity takes place in a member territory or is designed or intended
to communicate with persons present in a member territory.
(4) A person is subject to the requirements of paragraph (2) if he participates
in any of the activities listed in paragraph (3) even if he is not physically present in the
member territory when he participates in the activity.
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SCHEDULE I
(Regulation 3)
APPROVED COUNTRIES
Australia
Canada
Finland
Iceland
Japan
New Zealand
Norway
Singapore
Sweden
Switzerland
United States of America
A member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
A member of the European Union (EU) as at 1 July, 2003
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