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Nigeria’s SEC urges fund managers to pay regulatory fees

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reminded all fund managers that payment of the annual supervisory fee to the Commission becomes due from January 1, 2022, and full payment must be made on or before January 31, 2022.

This was contained in a Circular released by the SEC at the Weekend.

According to the SEC, “The Commission hereby draws the attention of all registered Fund/Portfolio Managers to the SEC Rule on Annual Supervision Fees for Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) and Regulatory Fees for Discretionary and Non-Discretionary Funds/Portfolios issued on January 21, 2021, and the amendment thereto issued on December 20, 2021, which provides that: the payment for 2021 annual supervisory fee shall be based on the value of Net Asset Value (NAV) as at December 31, 2021, and Annual Regulatory fee for Discretionary and Non-Discretionary Funds/portfolios.

According to the Circular, Annual Supervisory fee for Collective Investments Schemes (CIS) under Management shall be 0.2percent of the Net Asset Value (NAV) of CIS under management and be computed and accrued daily for each CIS.

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The Circular also stipulates that all fund managers shall pay the annual supervisory fee to the Commission not later than 31st January of every year and that the payment for 2021 annual supervisory fee shall be based on the value of NAV as at December 31st 2021.

On Annual Regulatory fee for Discretionary and Non-Discretionary Funds/portfolios, the SEC stated that every Fund/Portfolio manager shall pay no later than 31st January of every year annual regulatory fees to the Commission.

“The fees are 0.25percent of the NAV of all discretionary and non-discretionary funds/portfolios (other than CIS) under the management of the Fund/Portfolio manager for retail investors and 0.01percent of the NAV of all discretionary and non-discretionary funds/portfolios (other than CIS) under the management of the Fund/Portfolio manager for qualified investors”.

“Accordingly, Funds/portfolio managers should note that late payment will attract a penalty of N100,000 and a daily sum of N5,000 for every day of default, or such other stiffer penalty as the Commission may determine,” the Circular added.

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