IFR 6.1.1 Guidance
1. While the CIR module contains the key requirements relating to the management and operation of conventional
Collective Investment Funds, this module sets out the additional requirements that apply where such a Fund is managed or held out as being managed as an Islamic Fund. There are other requirements that applying to such firms which are found in other modules of the DFSA rulebook, such as the GEN module, COB module and PIB module.
2. While section 3 contains the requirements that apply to
Authorised Firms which are Fund Managers of Collective Investment Funds, the requirements in this section mainly focuses on Shari'a compliance related requirements that apply at the Fund level. For example, while the systems and controls required under IFR section 3.3 relate to the systems and controls that a firm must have in order to comply with its Shari'a obligations, IFR Rule 6.1.3 sets out systems and controls that must be established and maintained at the Fund level.