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Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor


I declare that I am a self-certified sophisticated investor for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005.

I understand that this means:

  1. I can receive financial promotions that may not have been approved by a person authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority;

  2. the content of such financial promotions may not conform to rules issued by the Financial Conduct Authority;

  3. by declaring myself as such I may lose significant rights;

  4. I may have no right to complain to either of the following:

    • The Financial Conduct Authority; or

    • The Financial Ombudsman Scheme;

   5. I may have no right to seek compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

I am a certified high net worth individual becauseat least one of the following applies:

  1. 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;

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

  3. 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;

  4. 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 million.

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.

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