Authorisation & Licencing

Anthony Jimenez & Company provides a full service programme for the establishment, licensing and on-going operations for firms that wish to be authorised and licensed to provide investment services in accordance with MiFID and/or AIFMD within a reasonable timeframe.

Firms which intend to provide regulated investment services from within the United Kingdom will be required to obtain and apply the appropriate authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority prior to any regulated activity taking place.

An application for authorisation to provide investment services is an involved process, and comprises of submitting the relevant application documents and providing information necessary for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to make an informed decision.

It is important that the applicant presents a full application pack containing the exact information required by the FCA in order to obtain its licence within a reasonable time-frame. Irrespective of whether applying for authorisation under MiFID or AIFMD, the applicant must inform and be able to demonstrate to the regulator their legal status, location of offices, financial resources, systems and control, approved persons and fitness and propriety.