This page explains the legal and regulatory restrictions applicable to the information contained within this site (such information to be referred to hereafter as "Information"). We intend to rely on this Information and these terms and for your own benefit and protection, you should read these terms carefully. If you do not understand any point, please contact us for further information. By accessing this website (http://www.closebrothersam.com), you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below.
1. Regulators and registered offices
Close Brothers Asset Management is a trading name for a number of legal entities.
Close Asset Management Limited (Company No.1644127) which is registered in England and Wales, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is a subsidiary of Close Brothers Group plc. Registered office at 10 Crown Place, London EC2A 4FT.
Close Investments Limited (Company No.2594897) which is registered in England and Wales, is authorised and regulated by Financial Conduct Authority and is a subsidiary of Close Brothers Group plc.Registered office at 10 Crown Place, London EC2A 4FT.
Close Asset Management (UK) Limited (Company No, 2998803) which is registered in England and Wales, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is a subsidiary of Close Brothers Group plc. Registered office at 10 Crown Place, London EC2A 4FT.
Close Brothers Asset Management operates in the UK. All companies within the Close Brothers Asset Management are ultimately owned by Close Brothers Group plc. Close Brothers Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange. We will confirm the legal entity offering the service or product and we will direct you to review the terms for details of regulation or protection. It is your responsibility to know and understand the law and regulations relating to investment business as they apply to you, wherever you are based.
For further clarification, certain Information is aimed specifically at employers, institutions and professional advisers, rather than at private clients. In these areas, we confirm the specific audience that the Information is aimed at. If you are not the audience defined then you should be aware that this Information is not aimed at you and at some point, either on the website or when dealing with an enquiry, Information or progressing your enquiry may be restricted or stopped.
Details of the regulatory environment and protections which may apply can be found on this page.
3. Compensation Arrangements
In the event that a member of Close Brothers Asset Management is unable to meet its liabilities, you may be able to apply to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (“FSCS”). Further information can be obtained from the FCA or the FSCS. This depends upon the type of business and the circumstances of the claim. Most types of investment business are covered up to a maximum limit of £50,000 per eligible claimant. The maximum compensation available for deposit business is £85,000. Further details can be found on the FSCS’s website: www.fscs.org.uk
4. Copyright and Ownership
Close Brothers Asset Management. All rights reserved. All content on this website including the Information, all text, data, graphics, their arrangement and compilation as well as the databases and software on which this site is based, are the property of Close Brothers Asset Management and protected by intellectual property law. All rights to use the content of this site belong to Close Brothers Asset Management and any unauthorised use, including transmission, display, extraction, modification, distribution and reproduction in any media is strictly prohibited.
5. Prohibition against reproduction, etc, of information
You may download or print individual sections of the site for personal use and information only, provided you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices. You may not reproduce (in whole or in part), transmit (by electronic means or otherwise), modify, link into or use for any public or commercial purpose the website without the prior written permission of Close Asset Management Limited by writing to its registered office specified above. If you contravene this provision, neither Close Asset Management Limited or Close Brothers Group plc, their affiliates, associates or closely linked persons (howsoever defined by law or regulation) nor any of their directors, officers or employees can be held responsible for the reliance any third party may seek to place on the Information. Accordingly, by so contravening, you hereby accept that you shall be responsible/liable in respect of any third party claims under such circumstances. You must not transmit any virus, 'worm', 'Trojan horse', or other item of a destructive nature to this website and it is your responsibility to ensure that whatever you download or select for your use from the website is free from such items.
6. Nature of investment
The price and value of investments and the income from them may rise or fall and may be affected by changes in rates of exchange and market conditions. An investor may receive less than the amount initially invested. Fluctuation may be particularly marked in the case of a higher volatility investment and the value of an investment may fall suddenly and substantially. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns.
7. Bases of taxation
The levels and bases of, and reliefs from, taxation may change from the date of publication, including the future taxation of ISAs and share schemes. The tax treatment for individuals is dependant on their particular circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.
The Information is for information purposes only. It is neither an invitation to invest in any country where the issue of solicitations is unlawful, nor forms part of an offer to enter into any product or service mentioned within such a country. It is recommended that you take independent tax and legal advice before entering into any agreement and that you seek financial advice as regards any questions you may have in respect of the suitability of products or services offered on this website. The distribution of information regarding the products mentioned on this website may be restricted in certain jurisdictions. Prospective investors should inform themselves of, and observe, all applicable laws and regulations of their governing jurisdiction, including offering restrictions, exchange controls and taxes.
9. Unregulated fund restrictions
Certain funds featured on this website are Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes (Hedge Funds) for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”). The promotion of these funds and the distribution of any document to the general public in the United Kingdom is accordingly restricted by section 238(1) of FSMA. Most of the protections provided by the UK regulatory system and compensation under the UK’s Financial Services Compensation Scheme will not be available. These funds are considered suitable for informed and experienced investors only.
10. Privacy and use of data
The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. Other than as expressly set out below, Close Brothers Asset Management confirms that your personal information will not be disclosed, transferred or sold to any third party for any purpose of marketing.
The data controller of any personal information you supply is Close Asset Management Limited unless otherwise notified.
Personal information provided by you in response to this website may be retained by us for the purposes of organising your attendance at seminars, marketing by us, and/or providing you with further information relating to our services. This information may be disclosed to our affiliates, associates or closely linked persons (howsoever defined by law or regulation), their directors, officers, employees and agents as well as any government entity or third party, for the purpose(s) outlined above or as a matter of law. Your personal data may be processed by or transferred or disclosed to any other subsidiary of Close Brothers Group plc, and/or by third parties where such third parties are required in enabling us to provide services to you, your financial advisor should you have one and relevant stock exchanges and regulators. Such transfers or disclosures will only be made within the European Economic area. You may request further information from us about the companies in the Close Brothers Group at any time. If you do not wish us to use such information for any other purpose, please write to the Data Protection Officer at Close Asset Management Limited, 10 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4FT.
Similarly, you have the right to receive information about the personal data maintained about you for which we reserve the right to charge a fee. Should you believe such personal data is not correct, please write to the Data Protection Officer at Close Asset Management Limited, 10 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4FT.
Close Brothers Asset Management shall take all reasonable precautions within our control to ensure that the information you provide online is kept confidential during transmission, but you hereby acknowledge that the transmission of such information on the Internet is open to risk. Accordingly, no liability is accepted for any such information that falls into third party hands in such a way that is beyond the reasonable control of the Close Brothers Asset Management.
Telephone calls made to any member of Close Brothers Asset Management may be recorded and recordings may be used for training purposes or to meet our regulatory requirements. Any data provided during the call will be used and held in accordance with the relevant data protection requirements.
The registration form on this website uses 128-bit SSL encryption, ensuring the secure transmission of your personal information.
11. Links to other websites
You may leave this website when accessing certain links on this website. In so doing, you may access site(s) operated by organisations which are not regulated under the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Close Brothers Asset Management accepts no responsibility for the content of such websites nor the services, products or items offered through such websites.Close Brothers Asset Management accepts no responsibility for any data transmission errors including, but not limited to, any direct or indirect loss, arising out of the use of the services provided herein.
12. Accuracy and update of Information
This website is subject to regular update and revision. Whilst we attempt to ensure the correctness and timeliness of all material posted on the website at the time of publication, we accept no responsibility for errors or omissions which are the result of technical causes, or otherwise. We maintain the right to delete or modify, in part or in full, any information on this website without any prior notice.
Any research in this website has been procured and may have been acted upon by Close Brothers Asset Management for its own purpose. The results are being made available on this website only incidentally.
The views expressed herein do not constitute investment or any other advice and are subject to change. They do not necessarily reflect the views of any company in the Close Brothers Group plc or any part thereof and no assurances are made as to their accuracy.
The Self Assessment Tax Service is not regulated.
Close Brothers Asset Management hereby reserves the right to change these terms and conditions of use and the contents of this website at any time. Any such changes will (as soon as possible) be posted by Close Brothers Asset Management on this website and will automatically be binding upon you if you access this website.
No part of these terms and conditions is intended to constitute an exclusion of liability which cannot be excluded under English law. To the extent that any part of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable such part shall be severed from the remaining terms and conditions, all of which shall remain in force and effect.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, English law. You irrevocably agree that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any dispute or claim of whatever nature arising out of or relating to this website, and that the laws of England shall govern such a dispute or claim. These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between Close Brothers Asset Management and you with regard to this website and they supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications, agreements and understandings between Close Brothers Asset Management and you with respect to the subject matter hereof.