For professional investors only. This document does not constitute a solicitation or offer to any person to buy or sell any related securities, financial instruments or financial products. No action should be taken or omitted to be taken based on this document. Tax treatment depends on personal circumstances and may change. This document is not advice on legal, taxation or investment matters so investors must rely on their own examination of such matters or seek advice. Before making any investment (new or continuous), please consult a professional and/or investment adviser as to its suitability. Any opinions expressed may change. All figures, unless otherwise indicated, are sourced from Hermes.
The value of investments and income from them may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the original amount invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and targets are not guaranteed.
The main entities operating under the brand ”Hermes” or “Hermes Investment Management” are: Hermes Investment Management Limited (“HIML”); Hermes Fund Managers Ireland Limited (“HFM Ireland”); Hermes Alternative Investment Management Limited (“HAIML”); Hermes European Equities Limited (“HEEL”); Hermes Real Estate Investment Management Limited (“HREIML”); Hermes Equity Ownership Limited (“HEOS”); Hermes Stewardship North America Inc. (“HSNA”); Hermes GPE LLP (“Hermes GPE”); Hermes GPE (USA) Inc. (“Hermes GPE USA”) and Hermes GPE (Singapore) Pte. Limited (“HGPE Singapore”). HIML, HAIML and HEEL are each authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. HAIML and HIML carry out regulated activities associated with HREIML. HIML, HEEL, Hermes GPE and Hermes GPE USA are each a registered investment adviser with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). HGPE Singapore is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. HFM Ireland is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. HREIML, HEOS and HSNA are unregulated and do not engage in regulated activity.
Issued and approved by Hermes Investment Management Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered address: Sixth Floor, 150 Cheapside, London EC2V 6ET. Telephone calls will be recorded for training and monitoring purposes. Potential investors in the United Kingdom are advised that compensation may not be available under the United Kingdom Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
In Australia: This document is directed at ‘Wholesale Clients’ only. Any investment products referred to in this document are only available to such clients. Hermes Investment Management Limited operates under the relevant class order relief and does not hold an Australian Financial Services Licence.
In Canada: HIML is not registered in Canada as a dealer, adviser or investment fund manager under applicable Canadian securities laws. Except for the provinces of Alberta, British Colombia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, HIML does not engage in the business of, and none of its activities should be construed as holding itself out as engaging in the business of, advising anyone in any Canadian jurisdiction with respect to investing in, buying or selling securities. In the provinces of Alberta, British Colombia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, HIML relies on the international adviser registration exemption pursuant to section 8.26 of National Instrument 31-103– Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations. Prior to carrying on any investment advisory or portfolio management services for a client located in a Canadian jurisdiction other than Alberta, British Colombia, Ontario, Quebec or Nova Scotia, HIML will first need to take certain steps to either obtain the appropriate registration or rely on an available exemption from registration.
In China: This document does not constitute a public offer of the strategies in the People's Republic of China (the "PRC"). The strategies are not being offered or sold directly or indirectly in the PRC to or for the benefit of, legal or natural persons of the PRC. Further, no legal or natural persons of the PRC may directly or indirectly purchase any of the strategies or any beneficial interest therein without obtaining all prior PRC’s governmental approvals that are required, whether statutorily or otherwise. Persons who come into possession of this document are required by the issuer and its representatives to observe these restrictions.
In Hong Kong: The contents of this document have not been reviewed by any regulatory authority in Hong Kong. You are advised to exercise caution in relation to the offer. If you are in any doubt about any of the contents of this document, you should obtain independent professional advice. The strategies are not authorised under Section 104 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance of Hong Kong by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. Accordingly the distribution of this document, and the placement of interests in Hong Kong, is restricted. This document may only be distributed, circulated or issued to persons who are professional investors under the Securities and Futures Ordinance and any rules made under that Ordinance or as otherwise permitted by the Securities and Futures Ordinance.
In Japan: The strategies have not been and will not be registered pursuant to Article 4, Paragraph 1 of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law of Japan (Law no. 25 of 1948, as amended) and, accordingly, none of the Strategies nor any interest therein may be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in Japan or to, or for the benefit, of any Japanese person or to others for re-offering or resale, directly or indirectly, in Japan or to any Japanese person except under circumstances which will result in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines promulgated by the relevant Japanese governmental and regulatory authorities and in effect at the relevant time. For this purpose, a “Japanese person” means any person resident in Japan, including any corporation or other entity organised under the laws of Japan.
In South Korea: Hermes Investment Management Limited is not making any representation with respect to the eligibility of any recipients of this document to acquire the strategies therein under the laws of Korea, including but without limitation the Foreign Exchange Transaction Act and Regulations thereunder. The strategies have not been registered under the Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act of Korea, and none of the strategies may be offered, sold or delivered, or offered or sold to any person for re-offering or resale, directly or indirectly, in Korea or to any resident of Korea except pursuant to applicable laws and regulations of Korea.
In Spain: Hermes Investment Management Limited is duly passported into Spain to provide investment services in this jurisdiction on a cross-border basis and is registered for such purposes with the Spanish Securities Market Commission – Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores under number 3674.
In the United States of America: For a full list of all affiliated companies please see the relevant Form ADV. Certain affiliates have cash solicitation arrangements under which they receive compensation for referring prospects for advisory services