Important Notice

The Credo Global Equity Fund can only be promoted to certain categories of potential investors.

  • An Eligible Counterparty or a Professional client; or
  • A Retail client who is:
    (i) a High Net Worth Investor*;
    (ii) a Certified Sophisticated Investor*; or
    (iii) a Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor*.

The information contained in these pages should only be used or relied upon if you are sure you fall into one of the above categories.

(i) High Net Worth Investor – i.e. someone who is able to make the following statement:

I can receive promotional communications which are exempt from the restriction on promotion of non-mainstream pooled investments. The exemption relates to certified high net worth investors and I declare that I qualify as such because at least one of the following applies to me:

  • I had, throughout the financial year immediately preceding today’s date, an annual income to the value of £100,000 or more;
  • I held, throughout the financial year immediately preceding today’s date, net assets to the value of £250,000 or more. Net assets for these purposes do not include:
    a) the property which is my primary residence or any money raised through a loan secured on that property;
    b) any rights of mine under a qualifying contract of insurance; or
    c) any benefits (in the form of pensions or otherwise) which are payable on the termination of my service or on my death or retirement and to which I am (or my dependants are), or may be, entitled.

I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested. I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from an authorised person who specialises in advising on non-mainstream pooled investments.

(ii) Certified Sophisticated Investor – i.e. someone who is able to make the following statement:

I have a written certificate signed within the last 36 months by an FCA regulated firm confirming that I have been assessed by that firm as sufficiently knowledgeable to understand the risks associated with engaging in investment activity in non-mainstream pooled investments.

I can receive promotional communications which are exempt from the restriction on promotion of non-mainstream pooled investments. The exemption relates to certified sophisticated investors and I declare that I qualify as such.

I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me (or the entity that I am legally empowered to make decisions on behalf of) to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested. I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from an authorised person who specialises in advising on non-mainstream pooled investments.

(iii) Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor – i.e. someone who is able to make the following statement:

I am a self-certified sophisticated investor for the purposes of the restriction on promotion of non-mainstream pooled investments. I understand that this means:

  • I can receive promotional communications made by a person who is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority which relate to investment activity in non-mainstream pooled investments;
  • the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the property invested.

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 today’s date;
  • b) I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the two years prior to today’s date;
  • c) I am working, or have worked in the two years prior to today’s date, 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 today’s date, a director of a company with an annual turnover of at least £1 million.

I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested. I am aware that it is open to me seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on non-mainstream pooled investments.


Where you are unsure, contact us at info@credogroup.com.