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Application of Corporations Act
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Being incorporated under the Corporations Act would ordinarily require a funds manager such as QIC to obtain an Australian financial services (“AFS”) licence. Due to its status as a government owned corporation, QIC is currently not required to formally apply for an AFS licence.
QIC therefore does not hold an AFS licence and the financial product disclosure provisions in the Corporations Act do not apply to QIC.
Please note however that some wholly owned subsidiaries of QIC have been issued with an AFS licence and are required to comply with the Corporations Act
QIC Private Capital Pty Ltd (QPC) is a subsidiary of QIC. QPC is an Australian proprietary limited company which holds an AFS licence (AFSL 298710) and which is subject to oversight by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. Important information to help you understand the financial services provided by the company is contained in the company's Financial Services Guide. Please contact us should you require a copy.
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Relevant QIC Subsidiaries and Products:
QIC only carries out investment activities in the countries it is authorised to do so. QIC Subsidiaries with relevant authorisations are as follows:
Australian Securities and Investments Commission: The following QIC Subsidiaries hold AFSLs:
• QPC (see above);
• QIC Retail Pty Ltd (AFSL 298711);
• QIC Investments No. 1 Pty Ltd (AFSL 408747);
• QIC Infrastructure Management No. 2 Pty Ltd (AFSL 408742); and
• QIC Investment No. 3 Pty Ltd (AFSL 419610).
UK Financial Conduct Authority: QIC European Investment Services Limited is authorised (No. 572243) and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (www.fca.gov.uk).
US Securities and Exchange Commission: QIC Investments No.1 Pty Ltd (ABN 70 122 462 775, AFSL 408747) is registered as investment advisor by the SEC (reference no. 80174058). QIC US Investment Services Inc (a Delaware registered company) is also registered as investment advisor by the SEC (reference no. 80174064).
Korean Financial Services Commission: QPC is registered with the Financial Services Commission in Korea to provide cross-border investment advisory and discretionary investment management services to Korean resident persons.
QIC products with relevant registrations are as follows:
GFI Absolute Return Bond Fund, a sub-fund of the QIC Global UCITS Trust, which is:
GFI Absolute Return Bond Plus Fund, a sub-fund of the QIC Global UCITS Trust, which is: