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The company has procedures and systems for keeping records of all associated agreements and documents with our customers that relate to the requirements of COBS 8. We have ensured that the records we keep record: – COBS 8.1.4R and COBS 8.1.5R apply to a company that carries out insurance distribution activities for each client in respect of insurance investment products.4 (b) the information required under Article 47 in respect of that agreement or such investment or ancillary services. 46 2. Investment firms shall provide, in good time before the provision of investment or ancillary services, to clients or potential clients the information required pursuant to Articles 47 to 50. So what is the correct interpretation of COBS 2.1.1? The Court held that the starting point for defining the scope of the “best interests of customers rule” in COBS 2.1.1 was the contractual agreement between the parties. There is a “very clear inconsistency” between the agreement on the implementing SIPP and the obligations that Mr Adams insists on under COBS 2.1.1. The Court held that it was not necessary for the options to verify whether the underlying investment was appropriate and that this thwarted the scope of the agreement: the parties clearly agreed that the options would provide pure enforcement services and any regulatory obligations must be interpreted in the light of this fundamental agreement. Articles 47 to 50 of the MiFID Organisation Regulation require a company to provide information to a customer on: If the voice telephony rule (COBS 5.1.12 R) is not applicable otherwise, the company complies with this rule with regard to the retail investor as if he were a consumer. An enterprise shall inform a customer in a timely manner of any substantial change in the information provided under this rule that is relevant to a service provided by the business to that customer. For the purposes of this Chapter, an enterprise may include the rights and obligations of the parties in an agreement by reference to other legal documents or texts.

73 Records indicating the respective rights and obligations of the investment firm and the client arising from a service agreement or the conditions under which the investment firm provides services to the client shall be kept at least for the duration of the relationship with the client. 1 This Chapter applies to an enterprise in respect of designated investment transactions carried out for a retail investor3. 2. However, a company`s documentation must reflect the reality of its relationship with its customers. Documents that indicate that a company`s role is only execution will not help the company if it actually provides advice. As can be seen in parmar`s recent decision against Barclays, courts will consider the content of a relationship (not just contractual labels) and apply COBS 2.1.2 to disqualify all clauses separate from reality. The applicants for that action made a claim in respect of the loans granted to them under a related interest rate swap and interest rate col contract, under which the payments were fixed by reference to the 3-month LIBOR. In a judgment of 29 October 2012, the General Court authorised the applicants to amend their pleadings in order to add claims based on implied allegations by the defendant bank (and/or tacit contractual conditions) concerning the integrity of LIBOR rates. .

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