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As the European Stock Exchange is not regulated by any authority, we cannot offer any advice on any investments listed on our platform and only professional investors may apply to invest. In order for us to comply with the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion and Promotion of Collective Investment Schemes) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2005 and Chapter 4 of the FCA's Conduct of Business Sourcebook, an investor must be able to certify that you are a Sophisticated Investor certified by an authorised professional firm or a Self Certified Sophisticated Investor (see below for full definitions).
Definitions: What you must declare to show that you are a professional investor:
1. Certified High Net Worth Individual
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; or (b) I held, throughout the financial year immediately preceding the date below, net assets to the value of £250,000 or more.
“net assets” for these purposes do not include:- (i) the property which is my primary residence or any loan secured on that residence; (ii) any rights of mine under a qualifying contract of insurance within the meaning of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001; or (iii) 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.
2. Statement for Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor
I confirm that I am a self-certified sophisticated investor for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act (Financial Promotion) Order 2005.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, a director of a company with an annual turnover of at least £1 million.
Please also refer to our information regarding Regulation and Guidance from the FCA on this type of investment.
Please also refer to our Terms and Conditions, especially sections 17 & 20.