Sensitive Industries

Simplifying the process of monitoring sensitive industries investments and foreign ownership. Users are automatically alerted to pre-approval warnings, notifications for disclosure obligations and hard stop breaches.

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Global Rule Coverage

Covering industries with special significance, the FundApps’ sensitive industry rules utilise expert legal information provided by our long-term partner, aosphere.

Multiple Restrictions

The service provides complete coverage of sensitive industry restrictions including pre-approval warnings, post notifications for disclosure obligations, and hard stop for limits that cannot be breached.


Companies are mapped using the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) and sensitive industry specific legislation from FundApps’ legal and regulatory data provider.

Expedited Implementation

For FundApps’ shareholding disclosure subscribers, no additional data is required beyond GICS mapping.

Simple Workflow

How we automate sensitive industries monitoring

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Step 1: Upload your positions data to our secure, cloud-based platform.

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Step 2: The software will analyse your data in a matter of minutes and you will be automatically notified of sensitive industry restrictions, including approvals, disclosures or hard stops.

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Step 3: Our simple, built-in filing system allows you to easily organise and submit any necessary disclosures.

Core Features

The industry’s leading automated process for sensitive industries monitoring, using expert legal information and the GICS classification.

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Regulatory Data

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Much like Shareholding Disclosure, successful oversight on a regulation of a specific sensitive industry depends on a variety of reliable data points. Through automated checks completed on a daily basis, source file corrections, and crowdsourced information that’s vetted by FundApps, the sensitive industries service will address clients’ concerns surrounding data and workloads.

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Rules Engine

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The sensitive industries rule package consists of three types of rules including Pre-Approval, Hard-Stop, and Threshold-Disclosure, which are applicable to different extents in all jurisdictions covered by FundApps. By accurately mapping companies using GICS codes and conducting a thorough analysis of legal documents provided by our partner, aosphere, our dedicated content team behind the FundApps’ rules engine removes the uncertainties that exist within the sensitive industries.

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Integrated Workflow

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Designed to protect the interests of the jurisdiction in scope, sensitive industry legislation is riddled with nuances and idiosyncrasies. The FundApps service prioritises the most time sensitive and high-priority actions required by users. Made clear and actionable by our sensitive industries monitoring software, clients can maintain a clear view of regulatory obligations that are both due to the relevant authorities and avoidable. Any questions or concerns can be raised with our in-house client services or legal content team.

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Why FundApps?

The FundApps’ automated sensitive industries monitoring software is the first managed service for handling the complexities of these industries.

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Unique industry thresholds per jurisdiction

Each jurisdiction is responsible for determining its own sensitive industry specific limits, and in doing so, keeps national interests in mind. For example, Greece requires a post-trade notification in media companies at 1% ownership.


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Same company, different industry
Rendering the process of manual checks impractical, many single companies operate in a wide range of industries. The FundApps’ sensitive industry rules package saves time and effort, taking only a matter of seconds to complete.


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Foreign ownership drives complexity
Further complicating matters surrounding industry specific regulation, foreign ownership can be difficult to understand where foreign investment entities face limitations of ownership far lower than that of domestic ones. FundApps sensitive industries service will help users navigate this with ease.


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Safely navigate arcane regulation
It’s not uncommon for jurisdictions to enforce obscure industry thresholds. For instance, In Norway, there’s a 20% pre-approval for waterfalls, and Thailand imposes restrictions on companies that make Buddha casts and monk alms bowls. When this happens, our automated sensitive industries service is on-hand to help.


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