Unit Trust means any arrangement made for the purpose, or of having the effect, of providing for the participation by persons as beneficiaries under a trust, in profits or income and capital gains arising from the acquisition, holding, management or disposal of securities or any other property vested in the trustee or such trust.
Grant of a Licence to Operate a Unit Trust
A managing company intending to operate a unit trust shall make an application in the prescribed form together with the prescribed fee to the Commission for the grant of a licence to operate such unit trust. Every such application shall be accompanied by the prescribed documents. On receipt of such application, the Commission, having considered the particulars stated therein and the documents accompanying such application and, where it deems it necessary, having given the applicant an opportunity of being heard, in person or by a representative, shall, by written notice to the applicant, inform the applicant, whether he is being granted a licence or not.
Requirements to be complied with for the purpose of granting a licence to operate a Unit Trust
1. No licence shall be granted for the operation of a unit trust, unless –
(a) The trustee has been approved by the Commission; and
(b) The managing company complies with the requirements specified by the Commission.
2. Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of (1) above, where the trustee approved by the Commission is replaced by the appointment of a new trustee after the issue of a licence, such licence shall be deemed to be valid and continue in force until the new trustee is approved by the Commission.