There are three types of investors that can invest with INVESTicity. Full FCA descriptions are below, but if you have any questions, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, and should you wish to take an investment with INVESTicity forward, you will be required to submit a self certification form advising us of your investor status.
An 'Advised Investor' is someone who has an FCA regulated advisor, perhaps an Independent Financial Advisor (IFA), and will receive advice from them about each investment they make with INVESTicity.
FULL DESCRIPTION: Advised Investor Statement
I am a client of a firm that has assessed me as suitable to receive financial promotions. I accept that the investments to which the promotions 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 an authorised person who specialises in advising on unlisted shares and unlisted debt securities.
self-certified sophisticated investor
This group is for people who have invested in more than one unlisted company in the last two years or been a member of a business angel syndicate or network for at least six months.
FULL DESCRIPTION: Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor Statement
I declare that I am a self-certified sophisticated investor for the purposes of the restriction on promotion of non-mainstream investments. I understand that this means:
(i) I can receive promotional communications made by a person who is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority which relate to investment activity in non-mainstream investments;
(ii) The investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the property invested.
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;
(b) I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company, in the two years prior;
(c) I am working, or have worked in the two years prior, 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, 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 seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on non-mainstream investments.
High Net Worth Investor
These investors can be classified by confirming that they have an annual income of £100,000 or more, or they hold net assets to the value of £250,000 or more.
FULL DESCRIPTION - High Net Worth Investor Statement
I make this statement so that I can receive promotional communications which are exempt from the restriction on promotion of non-mainstream investments. The exemption relates to certified high net worth investors and I declare that I qualify as such because at least one of the following applies to me:
(i) I had, throughout the financial year immediately preceding, an annual income to the value of £100,000 or more;
(ii) I held, throughout the financial year immediately preceding, net assets to the value of £250,000 or more.
Net assets for these purposes do not include:
(a) the property which is my primary residence or any money raised through a loan secured on that property;
(b) any rights of mine under a qualifying contract of insurance; or
(c) 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.