CSSF revised notification form for transmitting NAV calculation errors or investment rule non-compliance

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CSSF revised notification form to be used  for the transmission of NAV calculation errors or non-compliances with investment rules

22 February 2021

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Context and objectives

On 18 February 2021, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) published a revised notification form in accordance with Circular CSSF 02/77.  This form is accompanied by an explanatory document that provides further clarification regarding the form and notification process.

The form applies to Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS), UCIs subject to the Law of 17 December 2010, and Specialized Investment Funds (SIFs) subject to the Law of 13 February 2007.

The purpose of the notification form is to provide the CSSF with concise information on the NAV calculation error or active non-compliance with the investment rules, allowing the CSSF to get a thorough understanding of the incident.

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Revised notification form

The 18 February 2021 changes to the revised notification form according to the most recent FAQ for the application of the Circular for SIFs include:

  • The introduction of additional drop-down menus (e.g., categorization of investment breaches);
  • The removal of some data fields (e.g., share-class-specific information); and
  • The addition of some data fields (notably on corrective measures implemented at the fund level to avoid similar incidents from reoccurring in the future).

If the character limit does not allow users to provide all necessary information, they should provide further explanations/clarifications by attaching a separate document to the email used to submit the notification form.

Concise information is a key point in the new publication and this includes the submission of a remedial action plan together with the Email for the notification.

 

Application date and notification timeline

The revised notification form should be used with immediate effect. Notifications using the "old form" will be accepted until 22 March 2021.

The CSSF expects that:

  • The UCI organization should promptly submit a completed notification form to the CSSF (i.e., with all applicable data fields filled out);
  • A complete notification should be submitted within four to eight weeks of the incident being detected, by filling out all the requested information in the applicable data fields (including information on the payment date of compensations);
  • For active non-compliances with investment rules that do not involve time-consuming calculations, the submission should occur within 4 to 6 weeks following their detection; and
  • For non-compliances with investment rules involving more time-consuming calculations, the CSSF expects related notifications to be received, in principle, within 6 up to 8 weeks following their detection

The CSSF highlights the fact that incomplete notifications are no longer acceptable. An exception to this rule is solely possible when a complete notification form cannot be provided to the CSSF within the timeframe of 4 to 8 weeks, but can only be used on an exceptional basis in duly justified cases. In such cases, the notifying entity will:

1. Step 1: Submit within four to eight weeks a pre-notification containing all information available at that time; and

2. Step 2: Submit a complete notification form with all required information.

 

How can Deloitte help?

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Contacts

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Nicolas Hennebert
Partner – Investment Management
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Management & PERE
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Senior Manager – Risk Advisory
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