UK Institutional Investors
Important legal information
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This website includes information about financial products that are not registered for sale in United Kingdom. This information is therefore made available solely to persons meeting the below criteria. These persons must not pass on any information to third parties with whom it would not be lawful to do so according to local legislation and regulation.
Persons accessing this website must be either an investment professional or a high net worth company as outlined below:
An 'investment professional' is defined to include:
(i) an authorised person (this will include banks, stockbrokers, securities houses, investment managers, insurance companies and financial intermediaries);
(ii) a person who is exempt from the requirement for authorisation under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”) (this will include appointed representatives of authorised persons, The Bank of England, central banks of other EEA States, The European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund);
(iii) a person whose ordinary activities involve him in carrying on a regulated activity as defined in the FSMA (e.g., arranging deals in or advising on investments) to which the financial promotion relates or who it is reasonable to expect will carry on such activity for the purposes of a business carried on by him;
(iv) a government, local authority or international organisation; and
(v) a person acting in his capacity as a director, officer or employee of a person of a type described in paragraphs (i) to (iv) above (i.e. he must not be acting on his own personal account) whose responsibilities, when acting in his capacity as a director, officer or employee of such person, involve him in engaging in regulated activities as defined in the FSMA.
High net worth companies, include:
(i) a body corporate which has a called-up share capital or net assets of at least £500,000 (if it has more than 20 members or is a subsidiary of a parent undertaking with more than 20 members) or, in any other case, at least £5 million;
(ii) an unincorporated association or partnership which has net assets of at least £5 million;
(iii) the trustee of a trust with assets (before deducting any liabilities) of at least £10 million or which were at least £10 million within the previous year; or
(iv) a person acting in his capacity as a director, officer or employee of a person of a type described in paragraphs (i) to (iii) above (i.e. he must not be acting on his own personal account) whose responsibilities, when acting in his capacity as a director, officer or employee of such person, involve him in engaging in regulated activities as defined in the FSMA.
Persons who do not meet these criteria cannot proceed any further and must leave the website or select another investor-type suitable to their own circumstances.