Statement for Self-Certified Sophisticated Investors

UK participants must agree either to this Statement for Self-Certified Sophisticated Investors, or to the separate Statement for Certified High Net Worth Individuals. Agreement with this statement by checking the relevant box during registration of interest for a fund will be taken as equivalent to signing a paper document.

I declare that I am a self-certified sophisticated investor for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005.

I understand that this means:

  1. I can receive financial promotions that may not have been approved by a person authorised by the Financial Services Authority;
  2. the content of such financial promotions may not conform to rules issued by the Financial Services Authority;
  3. by signing this statement I may lose significant rights;
  4. I may have no right to complain to either of the following —
    1. the Financial Services Authority; or
    2. the Financial Ombudsman Scheme;
  5. I may have no right to seek compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

I am a self-certified sophisticated investor because at least one of the following applies

  1. I am a member of a network or syndicate of business angels and have been so for at least the last six months prior to the certificate issue date;
  2. I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the two years prior to the certificate issue date;
  3. I am working or have worked in the two years prior to the certificate issue date, in a professional capacity in the private equity sector, or in the provision of finance for small and medium enterprises;
  4. I am currently, or have been in the two years prior to the certificate issue date, a director of a company with an annual turnover of at least £1 million.

I accept that I can lose my property and other assets from making investment decisions based on financial promotions.

I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on investments (including unregulated investment schemes).

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