Retail client definition: A client who is neither a professional client nor an eligible counterparty.
Professional client definition: A client that falls into any of the following categories:
(1) an entity required to be authorised or regulated to operate in the financial markets. The following list includes all authorised entities carrying out the characteristic activities of the entities mentioned, whether authorised by an EEA State or a third country and whether or not authorised by reference to a directive:
(a) a credit institution
(b) an investment firm
(c) any other authorised or regulated financial institution
(d) an insurance company
(e) a collective investment scheme or the management company of such a scheme
(f) a pension fund or the management company of a pension fund
(g) a commodity or commodity derivatives dealer
(h) a local
(i) any other institutional investor
(2) in relation to MiFID or equivalent third country business a large undertaking meeting two of the following size requirements on a company basis:
(a) balance sheet total of EUR 20,000,000
(b) net turnover of EUR 40,000,000
(c) own funds of EUR 2,000,000
(3) in relation to business that is not MiFID or equivalent third country business a large undertaking meeting any of the following conditions:
(a) a body corporate (including a limited liability partnership) which has (or any of whose holding companies or subsidiaries has) (or has had at any time during the previous two years) called up share capital or net assets, of at least £5 million (or its equivalent in any other currency at the relevant time)
(b) an undertaking that meets (or any of whose holding companies or subsidiaries meets) two of the following tests
i. a balance sheet total of EUR 12,500,000
ii. a net turnover of EUR 25,000,000
iii. an average number of employees during the year of 250
(c) a partnership or unincorporated association which has (or has had at any time during the previous two years) net assets of at least £5 million (or its equivalent in any other currency at the relevant time) and calculated in the case of a limited partnership without deducting loans owing to any of the partners
(d) a trustee of a trust (other than an occupational pension scheme, SSAS, personal pension scheme or stakeholder pension scheme) which has (or has had at any time during the previous two years) assets of at least £10 million (or its equivalent in any other currency at the relevant time) calculated by aggregating the value of the cash and designated investments forming part of the trust's assets, but before deducting its liabilities
(e) a trustee of an occupational pension scheme or SSAS, or a trustee or operator of a personal pension scheme or stakeholder pension scheme where the scheme has (or has had at any time during the previous two years)
i. at least 50 members; and
ii. assets under management of at least £10 million (or its equivalent in any other currency at the relevant time)
(f) a local authority or public authority
(4) a national or regional government, a public body that manages public debt, a central bank, an international or supranational institution (such as the World Bank, the IMF, the ECP, the EIB) or another similar international organisation
(5) another institutional investor whose main activity is to invest in financial instruments (in relation to the firm's MiFID or equivalent third country business) or designated investments (in relation to the firm's other business). This includes entities dedicated to the securitisation of assets or other financing transactions.
An elective professional client - i.e. a client that would otherwise be a retail client that has elected to be treated as a professional client in accordance with the criteria set out below:
(1) Ossiam has undertaken an adequate assessment of the expertise, experience and knowledge of the client that gives reasonable assurance, in light of the nature of the transactions or services envisaged, that the client is capable of making his own investment decisions and understanding the risks involved; and
(2) the following procedure has been followed:
(a) the client has stated in writing to Ossiam that it wishes to be treated as a professional client either generally or in respect of a particular service or transaction or type of transaction or product
(b) Ossiam has given the client a clear written warning of the protections and investor compensation rights the client may lose; and
(c) the client has stated in writing, in a separate document from the contract, that it is aware of the consequences of losing such protections
A client that falls into any of the following categories:
(1) any of the following (including an entity that is not from an EEA state that is equivalent to any of the following) unless and to the extent it is given a different categorisation under COBS 3 “Client categorization”
(a) an investment firm
(b) a credit institution
(c) an insurance company
(d) a collective investment scheme authorised under the UCITS Directive or its management company
(e) a pension fund or its management company
(f) another financial institution authorised or regulated under European Community legislation or the national law of an EEA State
(g) an undertaking exempted from the application of MiFID under either Article 2(1)(k) (certain own account dealers in commodities or commodity derivatives) or Article 2(1)(l) (locals) of that directive
(h) a national government or its corresponding office, including a public body that deals with the public debt
(i) a central bank; or
(j) a supranational organisation
(2) an elective eligible counterparty - i.e. a client that would otherwise be a professional client that has elected to be treated as an eligible counterparty in accordance with the criteria set out below
(a) the client is an undertaking and
i. is a professional client falling within limbs (1)-(3) of the definition of professional client set out above and, in relation to business other than MiFID or equivalent third country business
A. is a body corporate (including a limited liability partnership) which has (or any of whose holding companies or subsidiaries has) called up share capital of at least £10 million (or its equivalent in any other currency at the relevant time)
B. an undertaking that meets (or any of whose holding companies or subsidiaries meets) two of the following tests
ii. requests such categorisation and is an elective professional client (i.e. a client falling within the definition of professional client set out above), but only in respect of the services or transactions for which it could be treated as a professional client
However, for a client that is incorporated or organised in another member state of the EEA outside of the UK, the elective eligible counterparty opt-up is only available to the extent that the same opt-up facility has been implemented under the local rules or laws in that other member state that implement MiFID.
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