Individual Investor Eligibility Criteria

Statement for a High Net Worth Individual

I declare that I am a certified high net worth individual for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005.

I understand that this means:

(a) I can receive financial promotions that may not have been approved by a person authorised by the Financial Services Authority;

(b) the content of such financial promotions may not conform to rules issued by the Financial Services Authority;

(c) by signing this statement I may lose significant rights;

(d) I may have no right to complain to either of the following –
– the Financial Services Authority; or
– the Financial Ombudsman Scheme;

(e) I may have no right to seek compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

I am a certified high net worth individual because at least one of the following applies –

(a) I had, during the financial year immediately preceding the date below, an annual income to the value of £100,000 or more;

(b) I held, throughout the financial year immediately preceding the date below, net assets to the value of £250,000 or more. Net assets for these purposes do not include –
– the property which is my primary residence or any loan secured on that residence;
– any rights of mine under a qualifying contract of insurance within the meaning of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001; or
– any benefits (in the form of pensions or otherwise) which are payable on the termination of my service or on my death or retirement and to which I am (or my dependants are), or may be, entitled.

I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on investments.

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

Statement for a Sophisticated Investor

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:

(a) I can receive financial promotions that may not have been approved by a person authorised by the Financial Services Authority;

(b) the content of such financial promotions may not conform to rules issued by the Financial Services Authority;

(c) by signing this statement I may lose significant rights;

(d) I may have no right to complain to either of the following –
– the Financial Services Authority; or
– the Financial Ombudsman Scheme;

(e) 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 –

(a) I am a member of a network or syndicate of business angels and have been for at least the last six months prior to the date below; or

(b) I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the two years prior to the date below; or

(c) I am working, or have worked in the two years prior to the date below, in a professional capacity in the private equity sector, or in the provision of finance for small and medium enterprises; or

(d) I am currently, or have been in the two years prior to the date below, a director of a company with an annual turnover of at least £1 million.

I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from someone who specializes in advising on investments.

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