Statement for Self-certified High Net Worth Individual
I declare that I am a self certified high net worth individual for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2001, and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Promotion of Collective Investment Schemes) (Exemptions) Order 2001, (CIS exemptions Order).
I understand that this means:
(a) I can receive financial promotions that may or 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 followingó
(i) the Financial Services Authority; or
(ii) the Financial Ombudsman Scheme;
(e) I may have no right to seek compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
I understand that in relation to the CIS Exemptions Order this means:
(a) I can receive promotions, made by a person who is authorised by the Financial Services Authority, which relate to units in unregulated collective investment schemes that invest wholly or predominantly in unlisted companies
(b) the schemes to which the promotions will relate are not authorised or recognised for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
I am a certified high net worth individual because at least one of the following appliesó
(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 -
i. the property which is my primary residence, or any loan secured on that residence;
ii. 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
iii. 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 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.