Investor Statement

Self-certified Sophisticated

Statement for self-certified sophisticated investor


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:


(a) I can receive financial promotions that may not have been approved by person authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority;


(b) the content of such financial promotions may not conform to rules issued by the Financial Conduct Authority;


(c) by signing this statement I may lose significant rights;


(d) I may have no right to complain to either of the following


  1. the Financial Conduct Authority; or
  2. the Financial Ombudsman Scheme;


(e) 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 -


(a) I am a member of a network or syndicate of business angels and have been so far 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.


[pI accept that I can lose my property and other assets 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.