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  • PIB App1 Categories of Authorised Firms

    • PIB A1.1 Categorisation of Authorised Firms

      • PIB A1.1 Guidance

        1. This section contains the table referred to in the GuidanceG notes at the commencement of PIB section 1.3 of PIBG . This table is for guidance purposes only.
        2. The Financial ServicesG described in the emboldened boxes in the table are the determinants for the prudential CategoryG . The activities set out in the boxes in the table are Financial ServicesG (see GEN chapter 2). The Financial ServicesG that an Authorised FirmG is authorised to carry on are specified on its LicenceG .
        3. If a PersonG carries on any one or more of the Financial ServicesG specified in an emboldened box under a particular CategoryG , then the highest such CategoryG is that Person'sG CategoryG for the purposes of this module.
        4. An exception to the above is an Islamic Financial InstitutionG which Manages a PSIAG which is an PSIAuG . Such an institution falls in CategoryG 5.
        CategoryG 1 CategoryG 2 CategoryG 3A CategoryG 3B CategoryG 3C CategoryG 4 CategoryG 5
        Accepting DepositsG Dealing in Investments as PrincipalG (not as Matched PrincipalG ) Dealing in Investments as PrincipalG (only as a Matched PrincipalG ) Providing CustodyG (only if for a FundG ) Managing a Collective Investment FundG Arranging Deals in InvestmentsG An Islamic Financial InstitutionG which Manages a PSIAuG
        Managing a PSIAuG Providing CreditG Dealing as AgentG Acting as the Trustee of a FundG Managing AssetsG Advising on Financial ProductsG
          Providing Trust ServicesG as a trustee of an express trust Arranging CustodyG
        Managing a PSIArG Insurance IntermediationG
        Providing CustodyG (other than for a FundG ) Insurance ManagementG
          Operating an Alternative Trading SystemG
        Providing Fund AdministrationG
        Providing Trust ServicesG other than as a trustee of an express trust
        Arranging Credit and Advising on CreditG
        Operating a Crowdfunding PlatformG
        Derived from RM111/2012 (Made 15th October 2012). [VER20/12-12]
        [Amended] DFSA RM188/2016 (Made 7th December 2016). [VER26/02-17]
        [Amended] DSFA RM203/2017 (Made 14th June 2017). [VER28/08-17]