Closing a managed investments scheme
Winding up a scheme
A registered scheme can only be wound up in one of the following circumstances:
- by a temporary responsible entity where a new responsible entity could not be appointed within the timeframes specified in the Corporations Act 2001
- in accordance with conditions detailed in its constitution
- at the direction of its members
- where the scheme's purpose is accomplished or cannot be accomplished
- by order of a court.
Download a copy of Form 5138, which must be lodged with us by the responsible entity within 14 days of:
- the commencement of the winding up of a scheme, and also
- the completion of the winding up of a scheme.
The lodgement fee for each notification is $39.
Unclaimed money or property following the winding up of a scheme
Deregistering a scheme
A responsible entity can only apply for deregistration of a scheme in one of the following circumstances:
- the scheme has 20 or less members, all the members agree to the deregistration of the scheme, and there is no other requirement for the scheme to remain registered, or
- all the issues of interests in the scheme were excluded issues (ie a product disclosure statement was not required) and all the members agree to the deregistration of the scheme, or
- the scheme ceases to be a managed investment scheme.
If the responsible entity has determined that the scheme can be deregistered, it should lodge a copy of Form 6010A along with documentation that supports the case for deregistration and a fee of $38.
After we approve the deregistration, we publish a notice about the proposed deregistration in the ASIC Gazette. Two months after the Gazette notice is published, we may deregister the scheme.