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COB 2.3.8

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(1) For the purposes of Rule 2.3.3(1)(a)(iii), an UndertakingG is an 'assessed' Professional ClientG if the UndertakingG :
(a) has own funds or called up capital of at least $1 million; and
(b) appears, on reasonable grounds, to have sufficient experience and understanding of relevant financial markets, products or transactions and any associated risks, following the analysis set out in Rule 2.4.3.
(2) An Authorised FirmG may also classify an UndertakingG as a Professional ClientG if the UndertakingG has:
(a) a controller;
(b) a Holding CompanyG ;
(c) a SubsidiaryG ; or
(d) a joint venture partner,
who meets the requirements to be classified as an 'assessed' Professional ClientG pursuant to either Rule 2.3.7(1)(a) and (b)(ii) or Rule 2.3.8(1) as applicable, or a 'deemed' Professional ClientG pursuant to Rule 2.3.4(1).
(3) In this Rule:
(a) the terms 'own funds' and 'called up capital' in (1)(a) have the meaning given under Rule 2.3.4(3)(b) or (c) as the case may be; and
(b) the term 'controller' in (2)(a) means an individual who meets the criteria in Rule 2.3.5(2).
Derived from DFSA RM149/2015 (Made 11th February 2015) [VER24/04-15]