Status Statements

Please carefully read the statements below and tick which ever best fits your circumstances. If you are unsure please take independent financial advice

Status Statements

  • Full definitions below
  • Certified High Net Worth Indvidual

    I am a certified high net worth individual because at least one of the following applies:
    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 todays date, net assets to the value of £250,000 or more.
  • Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor

    I declare that I am a Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act (Financial Promotion) Order 2005.
    I understand that this means:
    a) I can receive financial promotions that may not have been approved by a person authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority;
    b) the content of such financial promotions may not conform to rules issued by the Financial Conduct Authority; c) by signing the statement I may lose significant rights;
    d) I may have no right to complain to either of the following; I. The Financial Conduct Authority; or The Financial Ombudsman Scheme;
    e) I may have no right to seek compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
    I am a Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor because at least one of the following applies:
    a) 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;
    b) I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the two years prior to the date below;
    c) 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;
    d) I am currently, or have been in the two years prior to the date below, in a professional capacity 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.