Investor Categorisation

High Net Worth Individual

I make this statement so that I can receive promotional communications which are exempt from the restriction on the promotion of non-readily realisable securities. The exemption relates to certified high net worth investors and I declare that I qualify as such because at least one of the following applies to me:

  •  I had, throughout the financial year immediately preceding the date below, an annual income to the value of £170,000 or more.
  •  I held, throughout the financial year immediately preceding the date below, net assets to the value of £430,000 or more. Net assets for these purposes do not include:
    • The property which is my primary residence or any money raised through a loan secured on that property.
    • Any rights of mine under a qualifying contract of insurance. 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 accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested.

I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from an authorised person who specialises in advising on non-readily realisable securities.

Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor

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

I understand that this means:

  •  I can receive financial promotions that may not have been approved by a person authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority;
  • The content of such financial promotions may not conform to rules issued by the Financial Conduct Authority
  • I may lose significant rights
  •  I may have no right to complain to either of the following:
    •  the Financial Conduct Authority; or
    •  the Financial Ombudsman Scheme;
  • 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:

  • 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 date below;
  • I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the two years prior to the date below;
  • 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;
  • 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 £1.6 million.

I accept that I can lose my property and other assets invested 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.