GEN A2.2.1 Guidance


1.  A Debenture may include a bond, debenture stock, loan stock or note. Certain Islamic products ("Sukuk") structured as a debt instrument can also fall within this definition.
2.  If the interest or financial return component on a debt instrument is to be calculated by reference to fluctuations of an external factor such as an index, exchange rate or interest rate, that does not prevent such an instrument being characterised as a Debenture.


A Warrant confers on the holder an entitlement (but not an obligation) to acquire an unissued Share, Debenture or Unit, thereby distinguishing it from a call Option which entitles the holder, upon exercise, to acquire an already issued (i.e. existing) Security.


Certificates confer rights over existing Shares, Debentures, Units or Warrants held by a Person and include receipts, such as Global Depository Receipts (i.e. GDRs).

Structured Products

1.  Instruments previously known as Designated Investments are now included within the definition of Structured Products.
2.  The reference in GEN Rule A2.2.1(f)(i) to "property of any description" covers tangible or intangible property, including Securities.
[Added] DFSA RM62/2008 (Made 4th January 2009). [VER22/01-09]