DISCLAIMER – REGULATORY INFORMATION
CQS (UK) LLP (FRN 400496) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Disclaimer – Legal Information
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- confirm that you are accessing this Website in compliance with the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction or country in which you are residing.
If you do not agree with these Terms you must refrain from using this Website. During each visit to this Website, you are responsible for being familiar with, and are bound by, the then current version of this regulatory information.
1. RECIPIENTS OF COMMUNICATION
The information in the Website is issued by CQS (UK) LLP or certain of its affiliated entities (together “CQS”, “we” or “us”) for and on behalf of various investment entities managed or advised by CQS (the “Funds”) and is not directed to any person in any jurisdiction where the publication or availability of this Website is prohibited or by reason of that person’s nationality, residence, domicile or otherwise CQS would become subject to licence or registration regulations of that jurisdiction. Persons in respect of whom such prohibitions apply must not access this Website.
2. ACCESSING THE WEBSITE
Access to certain areas of the Website requires possession of a valid password provided by us. A user who is provided a password should not disclose that password to any other person or allow any other person to gain access to restricted areas of the Website using that password. Users are accountable for the storage and use of their passwords. If a password becomes lost or stolen users must contact us to cancel the password and be issued a replacement. No unauthorised person should attempt to gain access to any restricted area of the Website. We disclaim all liability for any loss a user may suffer from access to the Website by an unauthorised person.
When using this Website you must comply with all applicable local, national and international laws including those related to data privacy, international communications and exportation of technical or personal data. It may be unlawful to access or download the information contained on this Website in certain countries and CQS disclaims all responsibility if you access or download any information from this Website in breach of any law or regulation of the country in which you are residing or domiciled.
CQS reserves the right to suspend or withdraw access to any page(s) included on this Website without notice at any time and accepts no liability if, for any reason, these pages are unavailable at any time or for any period.
3. RISK CONSIDERATIONS
Past performance of the Funds and investments described herein cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is made regarding future performance. Opinions and/or estimates reflect a judgement at the original date of publication and are subject to change without notice. The price, value and income from any of the investments mentioned in this Website may fall as well as rise and we cannot guarantee that any capital invested will maintain or increase in value.
Users of this Website should seek independent financial, legal, or tax advice prior to making any investment decision and no information herein shall constitute general or specific investment, legal, tax or accounting advice of any kind. There is always a risk that any capital invested could incur a substantial or complete loss.
4. CALCULATION OF PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
To the extent that this Website contains any information regarding the past performance of the Funds, such information is not a reliable indicator of future performance and should not be relied upon as a basis for an investment decision. Unless otherwise indicated, Fund performance figures included in this Website are net of fees and operating expenses and are unaudited.
The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested and may lose all of their investment. The value of investments in the Funds may be affected by the price of underlying investments. Exchange rate changes may cause the value of overseas investments to rise or fall.
5. ACCURACY OF INFORMATION AND LIABILITY
No warranty is given that the contents of this Website are compatible with all computer systems or browsers or that this Website shall be available on an uninterrupted basis. The internet is not a completely reliable transmission medium and CQS does not accept any liability for any data transmission errors such as data loss or damage or alteration of any kind or for the security or confidentiality of information transmitted across the internet to or from CQS. Any such transmission of information is entirely at your own risk and any material downloaded from this Website is downloaded at your own risk.
The information on this Website is provided “as is”. No representation, warranty or undertaking is given by us that the information contained in this Website is accurate, complete, comprehensive, or up to date, and no liability is accepted by us for such information. In particular, we shall not be obliged to remove any outdated information from this Website or to expressly mark it as outdated. In no event will we be liable to any person for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising out of any use of the information contained on this Website, or on any other hyper-linked website, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or data on your equipment, or otherwise, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility or likelihood of such damages. This does not exclude or restrict any duty or liability that we have under any regulatory system where to do so would breach law or regulation.
To the extent that any information on the Website relates to a third party which is not affiliated with CQS, this information has been provided by that third party and is the sole responsibility of such third party. As such, CQS accepts no liability for such information.
6. OFFERING DOCUMENTS
The terms of investment in any Fund are governed by the relevant offering documents. In the event of any inconsistency between the information on the Website regarding a particular Fund and the terms of the relevant offering documents, the terms in the offering documents shall prevail. The offering documents relating to each Fund will contain risk warnings which are specific to that Fund. The relevant offering documents (e.g. prospectus and key investor information document(s) (“KIID”)) for each Fund have been filed with the applicable competent authorities where required and copies of such Legal Documents are available on this section of the Website.
By clicking “ACCEPT” above, you are confirming your consent to receive such offering documents, including KIIDs, through the Website.
An investment in any Fund must only be made having carefully read the terms and conditions, the relevant prospectus, KIID or other offering documents and any additional or supplementary materials applicable to such Fund.
It is your responsibility to use such prospectus, KIID or offering document and, by making an application to invest in a Fund, you will represent that you have read such prospectus, KIID or offering document and will agree to be bound by the contents.
7. STOCK EXCHANGE PRICES AND EXCHANGE RATES
All prices provided on this Website are indicative only. The prices/values shown on this Website in relation to different underlying securities for a listed Fund (if any) are based on the prices notified to the Fund as the last sale price of the relevant securities on the stock exchange on which they are traded (delayed up to 20 minutes) as at the time and date shown. Neither the Funds nor CQS have verified any of the stock exchange or other information contained on this Website and it should be verified separately before relying on it. Prices and values shown on the Website may vary throughout the course of, and between, stock exchange trading days, market trading times and business days in general.
8. NO OFFER OR ADVICE
Neither the information posted on, nor any opinions contained within pages of, this Website constitutes a public offer under any applicable legislation or an offer or solicitation or recommendation to buy or sell any securities or financial instruments, to effect any transactions, or to conclude any legal act of any kind whatsoever. If the information and opinions contained in this Website would be categorised as constituting a public offer under the legislation of the jurisdiction from which you wish to access the Website, you must not access the Website.
The information included in this Website has been prepared for information purposes and does not constitute any financial, investment, legal, tax or other advice or recommendation with respect to any securities or other financial instruments referred to herein, it is not tailored for any particular investor, and does not otherwise constitute, and may not be construed as, individual investment advice. You should obtain relevant and specific professional advice before making any investment decision.
9. RISK WARNINGS:
There are significant risks associated with an investment in any of the Funds. Investment in the Funds is intended only for those investors who can accept the risks associated with such an investment (including the risk of a complete loss of investment) and you should ensure that you have fully understood such risks before taking any decision to invest.
These Terms do not represent a complete statement of the risk factors associated with an investment in the Funds. The offering documents for each Fund contain risk warnings which are specific to the relevant Fund. You should consider these risk warnings carefully and take appropriate investment advice before taking any decision to invest.
10. GENERAL SELLING RESTRICTIONS
The Funds’ shares or interests (“Interests”) have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “US Securities Act”) or any other applicable law of the United States. The Funds, unless expressly stated otherwise, have not been registered under the US Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Shares in the Funds may not be offered, sold, transferred, distributed or otherwise delivered directly or indirectly in the United States or to or for the account of any US Person (as defined in Regulation S under the US Securities Act). Subject to certain exceptions, the securities referred to herein and on the pages that follow may not be offered, sold, resold, taken up, exercised, renounced, transferred, delivered or distributed, directly or indirectly, in Australia, Canada, or Japan or to any resident or citizen of Australia, Canada, or Japan. The offer and sale of the securities referred to herein and on the pages that follow have not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada, or Japan.
11. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INVESTORS IN SWITZERLAND
The following web pages contain information on foreign collective investment schemes which have not been approved by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) for distribution in or from Switzerland to non-qualified investors in accordance with Article 119 et seq of the Federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes of 23 June 2006 (“CISA”). The information contained in the following pages is only directed to “qualified investors” within the meaning of Article 10 CISA with domicile/registered seat in Switzerland.
By clicking on the button “ACCEPT” you certify that you are a qualified investor with domicile/registered seat in Switzerland and that you have read, understood and accepted the legal terms and conditions following below.
Qualified investors pursuant to Article 10 para 3,3 bis and 3 ter CISA are in particular:
- regulated financial intermediaries, such as banks, securities dealers, fund management companies and asset managers of collective investment schemes and central banks;
- regulated insurance companies;
- public entities and retirement benefits institutions with professional treasury facilities;
- companies with professional treasury facilities; and
- high-net worth individuals which fulfil the requirements of Article 6 of the Ordinance on Collective Investment Schemes of 22 November 2006.
In the event that you are an “independent asset manager” and fulfil the requirements of Article 3 para 2 lit. c CISA, you certify that you will use the information on this website exclusively for those of your clients that are considered as qualified investors within the meaning of Article 10 CISA.
12. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INVESTORS IN THE UK
In the UK, this Website is directed only at persons who (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within Article 14(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Promotion of CIS (Exemptions) Order 2001 (“PCISO”), (ii) are high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc. within Article 22 PCISO or (iii) are persons to whom it otherwise lawfully may be communicated (including, for the avoidance of doubt, such persons that fall within a specified exemption under the PCISO or COBS 4.12 of the Financial Conduct Authority Conduct of Business Sourcebook).
All persons who fall within the above categories are deemed “Relevant Persons”. Any investment or investment activity to which this Website relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, Relevant Persons. Any person in the UK who is not a Relevant Person should not act or rely on this Website or any of its content.
13. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INVESTORS IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA
In relation to each member state (each a “Member State”) of the European Economic Area (the “EEA”), the contents of this Website may only be accessed and Interests in a Fund may only be offered or placed in a Member State to the extent that: (1) the relevant Funds are permitted to be marketed to professional investors in the relevant Member State in accordance with the local law/regulation of the relevant Member State or (2) this Website may otherwise be lawfully accessed and the Interests may otherwise be lawfully offered or placed in that Member State (including at the initiative of the investor).
14. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INVESTORS IN HONG KONG
In Hong Kong, this Website is directed only at persons who qualify as “professional investors” as defined in the Securities and Futures Ordinance (the “SFO”) and the Securities and Futures (Professional Investor) Rules made under the SFO.
The information contained in this Website does not constitute an “offer to the public” within the meaning of the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance, and is not an advertisement, invitation or document relating to any securities or collective investment schemes or any other investment under the SFO.
None of the Funds and/or products described in this Website have been authorised by any regulatory authority in Hong Kong. Any investment or investment activity to which this Website relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, professional investors. Any person who is not a professional investor should not act or rely on this Website or any of its content.
15. COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARKS AND OTHER RIGHTS
We and/or our associates own the copyright in the content of this Website, unless otherwise stated. You may use the information on this Website and reproduce it in hard copy for your personal reference only. Such information may not otherwise be reproduced, distributed or transmitted to any other person or incorporated in any way into another database, document or other materials without our permission. Nothing on this Website should be considered as granting any licence or right under any trademark of us, our associates, or any third party.
This Website may provide addresses or hyperlinks which lead you out of the Website. Except to the extent to which the Website refers to our own website material, we have not reviewed any such websites which link to this Website or to which this Website links, and are not responsible for the content of any other websites or pages linked to or linking from this Website. Such addresses or hyperlinks are provided solely for your convenience and information and are completely beyond our control. Accessing such websites or following such links to any other websites or pages shall be at your own risk. We do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or legality of the contents of such websites, or for any offers or services contained therein.
17. PRIVACY AND COOKIES
We are concerned about the privacy of any personal information you may provide to us through this Website. A “cookie” is a piece of information that is saved to your computer’s hard disk by the web server. Confirmation of your reading and accepting these terms and conditions will place a cookie on your computer’s hard disk. This will ease your navigation around this Website by not popping up these terms and conditions again during this browser session. The cookie is temporary and will be removed when you close your browser. The cookie is not used for any other reason. You are not obliged to accept a cookie that we send you, and you can modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies.
18. DATA PROTECTION
CQS processes personal data relating to users of this Website and others. Details of such processing are as described in the following Privacy Notice: CQS (UK) LLP Privacy Notice – Business Contacts and website users.
Use of this Website shall be governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute (including any dispute relating to non-contractual obligations) arising out of your use of this Website.
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