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  • Procedures Relating to Appointment of Sponsors

    • MKT 7.1.3

      (1) A Person required to appoint a sponsor must, prior to appointing a sponsor:
      (a) take reasonable steps to ensure that the proposed sponsor has the required knowledge, experience, qualifications and resources to carry out its obligations under the Rules; and
      (b) notify the DFSA of the proposed sponsor's name, its business address and an address in the DIFC for the service of documents.
      (2) If requested by the DFSA, a Person appointing a sponsor must provide the DFSA with information about the knowledge, experience, qualifications and resources of the appointed or proposed sponsor.
      Derived from RM81/2011 (Made 30th November 2011). [VER1/11-11]

    • MKT 7.1.4

      (1) A Person must take reasonable steps to ensure that the relevant sponsor and Employees of the sponsor are independent and have appropriately managed any conflict of interest that may arise.
      (2) A Person must notify the DFSA if it becomes aware, or has reason to believe, that the sponsor or relevant Employees of the sponsor are no longer independent or have a conflict of interest which has not been appropriately managed.
      Derived from RM81/2011 (Made 30th November 2011). [VER1/11-11]

    • MKT 7.1.5 MKT 7.1.5

      (1) Where, in the opinion of the DFSA, a sponsor appointed by a Person is not suitable, or where a sponsor has not been appointed or has resigned, the DFSA may direct the Person to replace or appoint a sponsor.
      (2) The procedures in Schedule 3 to the Regulatory Law apply to a decision of the DFSA under this Rule. The DFSA must give both the Person and, if in the DFSA's opinion a sponsor is not suitable, the sponsor an opportunity to make representations under the procedures in that Schedule.
      (3) If the DFSA decides to exercise its power under this Rule, the Person may refer the matter to the FMT for review.
      Derived from RM81/2011 (Made 30th November 2011). [VER1/11-11]
      [Amended] DFSA RM134/2014 (Made 21st August 2014). [VER5/06-14]

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        [Deleted] DFSA RM134/2014 (Made 21st August 2014). [VER5/06-14]