Self Certification

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:

  1. I am happy to receive financial promotions or literature from an independent party, I understand this does not constitute financial advice and is for informative purposes only and may not have been approved by a person authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.
  2. The content of such financial promotions is solely for an explanatory and informative purpose, and should not be considered or taken as financial suggestions or advice as it may or may not conform to the most recent or previous rules issued by the Financial Conduct Authority.
  3. By signing this statement I understand that it is my own responsibility to seek advice from an FCA authorised person or persons if I so wish.
  4. I understand that by signing this statement I am accepting the terms and conditions issued by WSR Hawker and whether I may or may not have chosen to seek independent financial advice, I may not be eligible to seek compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme because I may not have the right to object to either 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 self-certified sophisticated investor because at 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 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 someone who specialises in advising on non-readily realisable securities.
 
I accept that I can lose my property and other assets invested 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.