FAQs for Implementing Regulations

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    Can a QFI deal with more than one portfolio manager?
    Is the QFI required to notify the assessing capital market institution in the event in which the QFI no longer engages with the foreign portfolio manager?
    Can the QFI apply for cancellation of QFI qualification?
    What is the settlement cycle for securities listed in the Saudi Stock Exchange?
    What are the trading hours of the Saudi Stock Exchange?
    Will the Depository Center allow capital market institutions who are licensed to conduct custody activities, but who do not have a dealing license, to be connected with the Depository and Settlement System, in order to enable them to offer independent cu
    Can QFIs receive financing from local banks to fund their investments?
    What protection is available to minority shareholders in relation to Merger and Acquisition transactions?
    Does the CMA's approval on the fund's terms and conditions constitute an exemption to the fund manager from complying with the provisions of the relevant Law and implementing regulations?
    Will exempting a fund manager from some provisions of the Regulation by the CMA result in exempting the fund manager of complying with the fund's terms and conditions before the unitholders?
    In light of the requirements of Article Forty-Eight of the Regulatory Rules and Procedures issued pursuant to the Companies Law relating to Listed Joint Stock Companies, is there a specific form of power to attend public and private assemblies and vote on
    Who are the addresses in the Authorised Persons Regulations? What are its objectives?
    What does carrying out securities business means?
    Is it required to obtain an authorisation for the management activity to offer investment fund units incorporated outside Saudi Arabia?
    In case the applicant is under establishment, in what capacity shall the application for the authorization be submitted to the Authority?
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