FAQs for Implementing Regulations

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    Category
    Can QFIs participate in Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)?
    Can QFIs vote in general assembly meetings?
    Are QFIs able to vote by proxy in relation to the shares they own?
    Are QFIs able to vote electronically in respect of the shares owned by them?
    Can QFIs nominate representatives for the board of directors of listed companies?
    Can GCC citizens and foreign residents invest in listed securities through the QFI Framework?
    How do the Rules define GCC citizens?
    Can a legal person that capital of which is majority owned by citizens or governments of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) and holding the citizenship of foreign nationality, submit an application to be as a QFI?
    What is the process to submit a waiver from any of the provisions of the Rules in whole or in part?
    What are the QFI qualification conditions set out in the Rules?
    What are the jurisdictions that apply regulatory and monitoring standards equivalent to those of the CMA or acceptable to it?
    What do assets under management or under custody include?
    How are investment fund assets will be calculated in the event of not fulfilling the minimum assets under management requirement and has appointed more than one foreign portfolio manager?
    What are the government related entities?
    Are there any conditions that must be met by the foreign portfolio manager?
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