Asset managers and authorisation

Find out how to become authorised as an asset manager.

The application process:

These web pages are part of our Asset Manager Authorisation Hub, which aims to remove unnecessary barriers to the regulatory journey of an asset manager while still maintaining our high regulatory standards, by:

  • improving access to the FCA and public information shared by us on our website and Handbook
  • building knowledge of firms by providing guides to our processes and systems, organising open days, roundtables and seminars on key regulatory topics
  • simplifying regulatory processes by streamlining existing processes and taking a more pragmatic approach
  • engaging with firms by committing more time towards pre-application meetings
  • helping firms transition from authorisation to supervision

The initial Asset Manager Authorisation Hub consists of:

  • dedicated web pages for asset managers
  • weekly pre-application meetings for asset managers
  • dedicated and named case officer from day one
  • improved support in transitioning newly authorised firms to supervision

Steps to becoming regulated

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Further information

Find EU Regulations ESMA website
Find UK Regulations HMT website
Find the FCA rulebook FCA Handbook
Find application forms Forms to complete
Where to submit applications FCA Connect
Where to pay regular fees Annual fee options
Where to submit regular returns Gabriel
How to contact us FCA Contact Centre
Access FCA publications FCA publications
Access EU publications EU publications
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