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We may also need to make changes to the customer portal on our website to reflect changes in law or best practice or to deal with additional features which we introduce. We will aim to notify you of any changes and seek your consent when you attempt your first login to the customer portal after such changes have been made. If you do not agree to the changes to the customer portal, you will not be able to login or access the customer portal.
LGT Vestra US Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") in the United Kingdom, and is a Registered Investment Adviser with the Securities & Exchange Commission ("SEC") in the United States. Our FCA registration details are set out in the FCA Register under Firm Reference Number 585547 (www.fca.org.uk). Our SEC details are set out in the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure under SEC Reference Number 801-77580 (http://www.adviserinfo.sec.gov).
LGT Vestra US Limited is registered in England & Wales (registered number 06455240) and our registered office is 14 Cornhill, London EC3V 3NR.
LGT Vestra US Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of LGT Vestra LLP. LGT Vestra LLP is a limited liability partnership incorporated in England & Wales (registered number OC329392), is authorised and regulated by the FCA under Firm Reference Number 471048 and is a Member of the London Stock Exchange.
For more information about the regulatory framework within which LGT Vestra US Limited operates see the Special Regulatory Notice.
Our Data Protection Notice which also applies to your use of our site, sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you confirm that all data provided by you is accurate. It also sets out information about the cookies on our site.
Our LGT Vestra US Limited Online Service Terms which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site’s customer portal. When using our site’s customer portal, you must comply with the terms of our LGT Vestra US Limited Online Service Terms. If you fail to do so, we may take such action against you as we deem appropriate which may include the immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site’s customer portal.
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at email@example.com.
The information contained in this website should not be regarded as advice or an offer, invitation or solicitation to enter into any financial obligation, activity or promotion of any kind as defined by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. The provision of any investment services and products, whether or not mentioned in this website, may not always be suitable for an investor, and we recommend that any potential investor consults a financial adviser before entering into any investment contract. Investors should be aware that past performance is not an indication of future performance, the value of investments and the income derived from them may fluctuate and you may not receive back the amount you originally invested.
The content on our site is provided without any representations, guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy or completeness or as to whether it is up to date.
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
The intellectual property rights in all elements of our customer portal, including software, databases, data and other information viewed, used or accessed through the customer portal, shall remain vested in us and/or our licensors, and you will not acquire or retain any proprietary right, interest or title in such elements.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
Our limitation of liability under these terms does not affect our duty or liability to you which we have under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 or under the regulatory system.
Please also see the LGT Vestra US Limited terms and conditions which set out our limitation of liability for any services we may provide to you.
If you are a business user of our site:
We exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it or to our customer portal (whether express or implied) including but not limited to, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
In particular, we will not be liable for:
If you are a consumer user:
Please note that we only provide our site to you for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer program and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You acknowledge that you are responsible for keeping any device on which you access our site secure, and that you must close access to our site when you are not using it.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site and you must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. You may commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 if you do so.
We will report any such offence to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such an offence, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any site linked to it.
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it in any way whatsoever, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link from any site that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
For registered clients of LGT Vestra US who want information about what happens to their personal information that is collected via the client portal area of the website, or via other means separate from the LGT Vestra US website, please see the supplemental LGT Vestra US terms and conditions under which we provide our investment services to you.
If you have any questions about this Data Protection Notice please contact our data protection officer Steven Payne at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you supply LGT Vestra US with personal information, such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number and contact details through our website then we will store and collect this personal information.
We will use your personal information, and may share your personal information with other third parties acting on our behalf, for one or more of the following purposes:
If at any time after you have consented to us using your personal information for marketing purposes and you wish us to stop using your information for these purposes, please email us at email@example.com
To process your personal information lawfully we need to rely on one or more valid legal grounds. Your consent to the processing specified in this Data Protection Notice is the primary legal ground for our processing of your personal information. Other legal grounds we may rely on include:
There are circumstances where we may wish to disclose or are compelled to disclose your personal information to third parties. For example, we may pass on your data to:
LGT Vestra US will take all reasonable steps to ensure that any personal data that you provide via the website is kept secure. Although we endeavour to protect your personal data, because of the nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the website and any inward transmission of data is carried out at your own risk.
Your personal information will be retained for as long as it is necessary to carry out the purposes set out in this Data Protection Notice (unless longer retention is required by law). However, we will not retain any of your personal information beyond this period and the retention of your personal information will be subject to periodic review. We may keep an anonymised form of your personal information, which will no longer refer to you, for statistical purposes without time limits, to the extent that we have a legitimate and lawful interest in doing so.
Data protection law provides individuals with certain rights, including the right to: access, rectify, withdraw consent, erase, restrict, transport, and object to the processing of, their personal information. Individuals also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant information protection authority if they believe that their personal information is not being processed in accordance with the law. Further information about your rights is set out below:
This Special Regulatory Information document (together with the documents referred to in it) provides you with important information about the regulatory framework within which LGT Vestra US Limited ("LGT Vestra US", "We" or "us") operates.
The information contained herein may be changed by us without notice and so you should check this page from time to time for any updates.
LGT Vestra US is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") in the United Kingdom, and is a Registered Investment Adviser with the Securities & Exchange Commission ("SEC") in the United States. Our FCA registration details are set out in the FCA Register under Firm Reference Number 585547 (www.fca.org.uk). Our SEC details are set out in the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure under SEC Reference Number 801-77580 (http://www.adviserinfo.sec.gov).
LGT Vestra US is registered in England & Wales (registered number 06455240) and our registered office is 14 Cornhill, London EC3V 3NR.
LGT Vestra US is a wholly owned subsidiary of LGT Vestra LLP. LGT Vestra LLP is a limited liability partnership incorporated in England & Wales (registered number OC329392), is authorised and regulated by the FCA under Firm Reference Number 471048 and is a Member of the London Stock Exchange.
LGT Vestra US's advisory and discretionary portfolio management services are restricted to providing clients with specialist expertise and advice on the management of investment portfolios. As a firm LGT Vestra US is able to source investment solutions from the whole of market and we are not tied to any products or providers. However, we will not consider clients’ wider financial planning and pension requirements, unless a client expressly wishes us to do so, when the client will be referred to one of our wealth planners.
We take care to maintain high standards of service. If we are aware of client concerns or unease, we give priority to resolving the matter as quickly as possible. To assist with this process we have prepared procedures to ensure that complaints are handled fairly and within reasonable timescales. The below is a summary of our complaint handling procedure. A copy of our full procedure is available on request.
How to make a complaint
If you have a complaint about us and/or our services, you should direct this in the first instance to your investment manager. If you are uncomfortable doing so, your complaint can be directed to the Chief Compliance Officer or the Chief Executive Officer. You can complain in writing, by telephone, by fax or via e-mail. Details can be found on the Contact us page.
What happens after I have complained?
Upon receipt of a complaint, a senior person who, where possible is independent of the case, will investigate the complaint. You will be given the name and contact details of the person dealing with your complaint. We will aim to resolve the complaint as quickly as possible. The person investigating your complaint will;
The acknowledgement may, especially in the case of an oral complaint, set out the nature of the complaint and may request further clarification if necessary. Your complaint will be investigated using our files together with reports from other parties if relevant. We may also write to you if further information is required.
We will keep you informed of the progress of the complaint investigation. After eight weeks, if a final response letter has not already been sent to you, you will receive a final response letter detailing our conclusions and resolution to the complaint. If we are not in a position to make a final response, we will give the reasons for the delay and will indicate when we expect to be able to provide a full response.
What if I am still not satisfied?
Within our final response letter to you, we will include details of the Financial Ombudsman Service (the “FOS”) whom, provided you are an eligible complainant, you have the right to right to refer a complaint if you are not satisfied with our response. Any referral to the FOS must be made within 6 months of receiving our final response. Further information about the FOS and whether you are an eligible complainant can be found at http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk or by calling 0800 023 4567.
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Pillar III Disclosures
Given the industry in which LGT Vestra US operates is subject to a number of risks including but not exclusively credit risk, market risk, operational risk, liquidity risk and interest rate risk. Please click here for our Pillar 3 disclosure.
Our remuneration policy is designed to ensure that we comply with the Remuneration Code and our compensation package is in line with the Firm’s strategy and objectives. The policy is designed to create a direct link between reward and performance, encourage a team ethic throughout the business, and promote effective risk management. For our full disclosure statement, contained within our Pillar 3 disclosure.
LGT Vestra US and the UK Stewardship Code
LGT Vestra US complies with the UK Stewardship Code (the "Code") which was issued by the Financial Reporting Council in July 2010 and amended in September 2012 in respect of our activities for professional clients. "Stewardship" means the way in which we look after our clients’ best interests and manage their investments by actively monitoring the companies in which we invest on their behalf.
Although LGT Vestra US primarily manages the assets of natural persons who are classified as retail investors, this policy statement focuses instead on our professional clients and summarises how we apply the seven principles of the Code.
LGT Vestra US manages client assets on a discretionary and advisory basis, seeking to maximise investment returns for each client. It is central to our investment process to consider each company’s ability to create, sustain and protect value. Therefore, we continually assess the performance of the management of companies in which we have invested on behalf of our clients and whether or not our clients' interests are being best served. Effective monitoring of investee companies is fundamental to fulfilling our responsibility of our clients. An investment is unlikely to be made if we have significant concerns about either management or matters of corporate governance.
From time to time where deemed appropriate, discretionary proxy voting decisions may be taken. This is done with our clients' best interests in mind at all times.
LGT Vestra US maintains a robust policy on managing conflicts of interest which is designed to ensure its decisions are taken wholly in the interest of its clients. LGT Vestra US aims to ensure that all potential and actual conflicts are identified, recorded, evaluated, managed and monitored.
A summary of LGT Vestra US's conflicts of interest policy is available to clients upon request.
Comprehensive and continuous research and monitoring of investee companies is fundamental to LGT Vestra US's investment process as our investment strategy typically looks to long term investment rather than continual turnover of clients’ portfolio holdings. Monitoring typically occurs though financial reporting, general meetings, in connection with news and announcements and research LGT Vestra US may conduct when looking into investment ideas or reviewing our approved lists of securities.
Where we have concerns about the performance or strategy of an investee company or where we have reason to believe that our client’s rights as shareholders are being compromised in any way, we will escalate our engagement with the investee company’s management and take any trading decisions accordingly.
LGT Vestra US's long-term investment strategy and research process mean that it will rarely be necessary for such collective action to taken. However, if such collective action is deemed to be in the best interests of our clients, it will be carefully considered and may be taken accordingly.
Where we take voting decisions on behalf of our clients, we will always act in a manner consistent with our clients' best interests. Where necessary or appropriate, we endeavour to engage with investee companies. Records of our votes on behalf of particular clients are available to those clients upon request.
We do not lend stock.
We regularly report investment activity to our clients, and where it is considered relevant to the client, we will report details of our stewardship and voting activities.
YOU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT A POSITIVE PERFORMANCE IN THE PAST IS NO GUARANTEE OF A POSITIVE PERFORMANCE IN THE FUTURE. THE RISK OF FALLING PRICES, FOREIGN CURRENCY LOSSES AND FLUCTUATING RETURNS DUE TO EXCHANGE RATES WHICH ARE UNFAVOURABLE FOR INVESTORS CANNOT BE EXCLUDED. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT INVESTORS WILL NOT GET BACK THE FULL AMOUNT THEY INVESTED. COMMISSIONS AND CHARGES LEVIED ON THE ISSUANCE AND REDEMPTION OF UNITS ARE DEBITED SEPARATELY TO EACH INVESTOR.
INVESTORS ARE SPECIFICALLY ADVISED THAT CERTAIN INVESTMENTS ARE HIGHLY VOLATILE. SUCH INVESTMENTS, SUCH AS DERIVATIVES, MAY BE SUBJECT TO SIGNIFICANT PRICE FLUCTUATION, WHICH MAY BE EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT OF CAPITAL INVESTED.
CERTAIN SPECIFIC INVESTMENTS MAY NOT BE IMMEDIATELY REALIZABLE. IT MAY THEREFORE BE DIFFICULT FOR INVESTORS TO SELL AN INVESTMENT, REALIZE A PROFIT, OR OBTAIN RELIABLE INFORMATION AS TO ITS VALUE OR THE DEGREE OF RISK TO WHICH THE INVESTMENT IS EXPOSED.
WHEN BUYING OR SELLING INVESTMENTS INVOLVING A CONTINGENT LIABILITY, NOT ONLY MAY YOU LOSE THE AMOUNT INVESTED, BUT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES YOU MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT.