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The information contained on this website is designed solely for professional clients (as is further detailed below). If you are not a professional client you should not proceed any further. The content of this site should not be looked at or distributed to retail clients.
The information contained on this website is current at the date of publication but is subject to change without notice. ECM has expressed its own views and opinions on the website and these may change.
Certain products and services mentioned on this website may not be eligible for sale in some states or countries and they may not be suitable for all types of investors. This website does not constitute an offer or solicitation, must not be relied upon in connection with any investment decision, is not directed at you if ECM is prohibited by any law of any jurisdiction from making the information on this website available to you and is not intended for any use that would be contrary to local law or regulation. No products and services mentioned on this website must be promoted in any jurisdiction where this would not be permitted. Accordingly persons are required to inform themselves of and observe any such restrictions.
Many of the products referred to in the website constitute Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes (“UCIS”) for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended from time to time, "FSMA 2000"), and are not recognised schemes under Section 264 of FSMA 2000. As unregulated schemes, these cannot be marketed in the United Kingdom to the general public, except to persons who: (a) have professional experience in matters relating to investments within the meaning of article 19(5) of the FSMA 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “FPO”); (b) are high net worth companies, unincorporated associations and other persons within the meaning of article 49(2) of the FPO; or (c) are persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated. Accordingly, the information in this website is intended exclusively for persons to whom UCIS may be promoted by virtue of the FPO, the FSMA 2000 (Promotion of Collective Investment Schemes) (Exemptions) Order 2005 or the rules of the FCA. Such persons include the following categories, as defined in legislation and by the FCA: Professional Clients and Eligible Counterparties, which broadly comprise regulated financial institutions, large pension funds, large corporates, high net worth individuals, sophisticated investors and investment professionals (each a “Professional Client”).
Many of the protections provided by the United Kingdom regulatory structure may not apply to investments in ECM’s investment vehicles, including access to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the Financial Ombudsman Service.
The products mentioned on this website that constitute Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (“UCITS”) may not be eligible for sale in some states or countries and they may not be suitable for all types of investors. This website is not intended to distribute or offer or solicit the sale of such products in any jurisdiction in which such distribution, or offer or solicitation would be considered contrary to local law or regulation. Please contact your local representative (see Contacts tab) to confirm the latest registration status of these UCITS products.
If you are in any doubt as to whether you are permitted to invest in any of ECM’s investment vehicles, you should contact your financial adviser who will also be able to discuss the suitability of such an investment with you and who will be able to obtain further information concerning the investments by contacting us on your behalf. Persons using this website should consult their professional advisers as to whether they require any consent or need to observe any other formalities before they can invest in the products described in this website. Persons resident outside of the United Kingdom should also refer to the applicable offering document of the relevant investment vehicle for further specific jurisdictional information (in particular, persons resident in the United States of America should refer to the eligibility criteria and the definition of "US Person" in such documentation).
Subscriptions for shares or notes in any of ECM’s investment vehicles will only be made on the basis of the current offering document and applicable formative documentation for the relevant investment vehicle. No person has been authorised to give any information or to make any representation other than those contained in the current offering document and applicable formative documentation for the relevant investment vehicle and, if given or made, such information or representation must not be relied upon as having been authorised by ECM or the relevant investment vehicle. It is your responsibility to use such offering document and by making an application you will be deemed to represent that you have read such offering document and agree to be bound by its contents. Copies of the relevant offering document can be obtained from ECM. Additional information on this website has been prepared by ECM and is believed to be reliable but there is no guarantee as to the accuracy or completeness. This website does not constitute investment advice. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
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This website does not constitute investment, legal, tax or other advice with respect to our products and services and it is important that you do not rely on its content when making an investment decision. You should obtain relevant and specific professional advice before making any decision to enter into an investment transaction. ECM does not represent that the information on this website, including any third party information, is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such.
There are significant risks associated with investment in the variety of ECM’s investment vehicles outlined in this website. Investment in all such vehicles is intended for Professional Clients who can accept the risks associated with such an investment including a substantial or complete loss of their investment. The applicable offering document will contain more detailed risk warnings relevant to the particular ECM investment vehicle.
The value of investments and the income of any financial instrument mentioned in the website may go down as well as up and you may not get back the original amount invested. Your capital could be at risk. You are not certain to make money from your investments and you may lose money. Exchange rates may cause the value of overseas investments and the income therefrom to rise and fall. Certain investments, in particular high yield products and emerging markets, involve an above average degree of risk and should be seen as long-term in nature.
The investment products and services described in the website may have tax consequences. The levels and bases of and reliefs from taxation may change. Any tax reliefs referred to are those currently available and their value depends on the circumstances of the individual investor. You acknowledge that levels and bases of taxation may change and that ECM does not provide tax advice. Investors should consult their own tax adviser in order to understand any applicable tax consequences of the products and services described in the website.
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The information herein is current at the date of publication but is subject to change without notice. You should review this Important Information section regularly as your continued use constitutes agreement to all such changes. Whilst ECM seeks to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and complete at the date of publication, ECM does not warrant the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of this information and does not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in or the use of or reliance on the information on this website. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information before relying on it. ECM will not assume any liability for any loss or damage of any kind arising, whether direct or indirect, caused by the use of the information provided. This does not exclude or restrict any duty or liability that ECM has to its clients under the FSMA 2000 or any other liability to any party that cannot be excluded by law.
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• for any unlawful, improper or illegal purpose or activity;
• to communicate or receive information that is obscene, indecent, pornographic, sadistic, cruel, or racist in content, of a sexually explicit or graphic nature, which promotes or incites discrimination, hatred or racism or which might be legally actionable for any reason;
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• to penetrate our security measures or other entities' systems ("hacking");
• to transmit unsolicited voluminous emails (for example, spamming) or to intercept, interfere with or redirect email intended for others using our site;
• to generate excessive amounts of internet traffic, to interfere with our network or other's use of our site or to engage in activities designed to or having the effect of degrading or denying service to users of our site or others;
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Limitation of liability
In no event will ECM be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising in connection with the website or use thereof or the inability by any party to use such website, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, even if ECM, or representatives thereof, are advised of the possibility of such damages, losses or expenses.
No company or person may link their website to www.ecm.com without the written permission of ECM. Where a link to a non-ECM website exists, to the extent permitted by the FCA Rules, ECM does not accept responsibility for the content of such website nor the products, services or other items offered through that website. The inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, verification or monitoring or approval by ECM of any information contained in any non-ECM website. You should also be aware that the terms and conditions of such website and the website’s statement relating to the collection and use of your personal information may be different from those applicable to your use of this website.
Investment firms have become aware that investors have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters. Should you be contacted in this way, it may be an example of a “boiler room” scam specifically designed to convince you to buy overpriced, untradeable or non-existent shares. Boiler rooms are unauthorised share fraud firms which may use high pressure sales tactics and the names, registration numbers and addresses of firms and individuals authorised by the FCA in an attempt to convince consumers of their legitimacy. Dealing with an unauthorised firm or individual means you will not have access to the complaints procedures of the Financial Ombudsman Service, nor will you be eligible to receive payment under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if things go wrong.
Further information on the operation of boiler room frauds is available by visiting the FCA website at http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams/investment-scams/share-fraud-and-boiler-room-scams
Law and variation
This website shall be governed by, and your browsing in and use of this website shall be deemed acceptance of, the laws of England and Wales. A condition of using this website is that in the event of any dispute or proceeding you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts and waive any objection to proceedings in such courts on the grounds of venue or on the grounds that the proceedings have been brought in an inconvenient forum. ECM may revise this Important Information at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes ECM makes, as they are binding on you.
Each time you use this website, a condition of use is that you comply with the above terms.
Commitment to the UK stewardship code
Under Rule 2.2.3R of the FCA's Conduct of Business Sourcebook, ECM Asset Management Limited (the "Firm") is required to include on this website a disclosure about the nature of its commitment to the UK Financial Reporting Council's Stewardship Code (the "Code") or, where it does not commit to the Code, its alternative investment strategy. The Code is a voluntary code and sets out a number of principles relating to engagement by investors with UK equity issuers.
The Firm pursues a fixed income strategy that does generally not result in it trading in single equities. Consequently, while the Firm supports the general objectives that underlie the Code, the provisions of the Code are generally not relevant to the type of trading currently undertaken by the Firm. If the Firm's investment strategy changes in such a manner that the provisions of the Code become relevant, the Firm will amend this disclosure accordingly.