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Quaero Capital SA was established as a public limited company (société anonyme) under the laws of Switzerland on 22 April 2005 for an unlimited period of time. Its registered office is situated at rue de Lausanne 20bis, CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland. It has been registered with the Company’s register of Geneva under the number CH-660-0921005-4 on 28th April, 2005. The company is regulated as an Asset Manager of Collective Investment Schemes by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (the “FINMA”).
Quaero Capital (France) SAS is an asset management company approved by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (www.amf-france.org) under number GP-14000016 as of the 17 June 2014. It is a stock company with a capital of EUR 250,000, with a registered office at 4-8 rue Daru, F-75008 Paris, France. Registered with number 802 673 491 at the register of commerce in Paris.
According to the regulations, Quaero Capital (France) SAS has the following policies: a voting policy, a best selection and execution policy, a conflict of interest management policy, a complaint handling policy and a policy regarding investment criteria following ESG principles. These documents are available on request from Quaero Capital (France) SAS, either via mail on 4-8 rue Daru, 75008 Paris or via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quaero Capital (UK) Ltd, with its registered office at 33 St James’s Square SW1Y 4JS, London, United Kingdom (FRN No 609998), is a appointed representative of Sealark LLP 103 Mount Street London W1K2TJ (FRN No 512645). Sealark, and Quaero Capital (UK) Ltd are duly regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”).
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The information contained in this website does not constitute any legal or fiscal advice nor does it provide specific investment advice. Prospective investors should therefore inform themselves as to any securities, taxation or other legislation affecting them personally. Investment in any of the investment funds described herein should not be made without careful reference to the most recent prospectus. Past performance is not a guarantee of future performance. Investors may not get back the full amount invested. The price of shares of any investment fund described herein and income from them may go down as well as up. The value of shares of any investment fund described herein and the income of investments may also fluctuate and be affected by changes in rates of exchange.
The data featured on this website is presented on the date indicated therein, respectively on the date the data are first made available on the website. Quaero Capital SA , Quaero Capital (France) SAS and Quaero Capital (UK) Ltd give no guarantee, whether express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information provided on this website and expressly rejects any guarantee concerning the adequacy of the website for a given use. The information contained on this website is obtained from reputedly reliable sources, but its accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
The information provided on this website is not intended to be a substitute for the funds’ documentation. Thus, the information available on this website shall not constitute an offer or a recommendation to implement or liquidate an investment or to carry out any other transaction. It should not be used as the sole basis for any investment decision or other decision. Any investment decision should be based on appropriate professional advice specific to the investor’s needs.
Special Disclaimer Concerning Quaero Capital Funds (Lux):
Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) is authorized for public distribution in Luxembourg only. The information on this website and the publication of this information is subject to the legislation of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. The shares of Argos Investment Fund are not authorized for sale in any other jurisdiction. In this context, none of the services or investments referred to in this website is available to persons subject to a foreign legislation where the provision of such services or investments would be contrary to local law or regulations.
Any potential investor shall also consider the following marketing restrictions:
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This website may contain information about funds established in different jurisdictions. Please consult the section specific to each of the funds to obtain more information. Access to the website is prohibited to any person who comes under a jurisdiction (in particular on account of his/her domicile or nationality) whose applicable laws and/or regulations prohibit the publication and/or provision of the website. Access to the information is therefore made at the visitor’s own risk. The visitor who wants to access to the website will be required to indicate your place of residence before being allowed to access information relating to the said investment funds. Please note that access by private investors to the said information shall be limited to the investment funds authorised for sale to the public in their country of residence. Persons who are not authorised to access this website or its content due to their local regulations are invited to leave the website.
With the exception of the Quaero Capital Funds (Lux), the investment funds described herein are not recognized collective investment scheme for the purpose of Section 76 of the Financial Services Act 1986 (the “Act”) of the United Kingdom. Moreover the prospectus of the investment funds described herein have not been approved for the purpose of Section 57 of the Act by a person authorized by the Act. Accordingly, investment funds described herein are not subject to any regulatory supervision in the United Kingdom and their public distribution is forbidden.
The Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) is an open-end investment fund with multiple compartments (“société d’investissement à capital variable” – SICAV à compartiments multiples) governed by Luxembourg law, established in accordance with the provisions of Part I of the Law of 17 December 2010 relating to undertakings for collective investment, transposing the Directives of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union of 13 July 2009 (2009/65/EC) (the “Regulations”).
The Fund, and those Compartment(s) set out below, have been recognised by the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) pursuant to section 264 of the FSMA:
- Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Argonaut
- Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Smaller European Companies
- Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – World Opportunities
- Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – European Equities Long Short
- Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Bamboo
The FCA has not approved and takes no responsibility for the contents of the Prospectus or this Country Supplement or for any document referred to in them, nor for the financial soundness of the Fund or any of its Compartment(s) or for the correctness of any statements made or expressed in the Prospectus or the Country Supplement or any document referred to in them.
The Fund has appointed Quaero Capital (UK) Ltd (the “Facilities Agent”), by way of a Facilities Services Agency agreement dated November 1st, 2013, to maintain certain facilities in respect of the Fund, which are required by the rules contained in the Collective Investment Schemes Sourcebook (“COLL”) governing recognised schemes published by the FCA as part of the FCA’s Handbook of Rules and Guidance for Authorised Firms:
The facilities will be located at the offices of the Facilities Agent at 33 St James’s Square SW1Y 4JS London, United Kingdom. At this address: 1. any person may inspect (free of charge) a copy (in English) of:
(a) the instrument constituting the scheme, the Regulations (as defined in the paragraph headed “Shareholders” in the section on Taxation below), the Fund’s documents (as defined in section Documents available for inspection in the Prospectus), and any subsequent amendments to any of them;
(b) the most recent Prospectus issued by the Fund, as the same may be amended and supplemented from time to time;
(c) the most recent Key Investor Information Document for each Compartment issued by the Fund; (d) the latest annual and half-yearly reports of the Fund; and
(e) any other documents required from time to time by COLL to be made available.
United States of America
None of the investment funds described herein is registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Similarly, the investment funds mentioned on this website are not and will not be registered under the “United States Investment Company Act” of 1940, as amended. Therefore, the investment funds described herein must not in any circumstances be offered or distributed directly or indirectly (i) in the United States of America, in any of its States or in any other political subdivision of the United States of America, or (ii) to or on behalf of or for the benefit of any United States Person (as defined in Regulation S of the “United States Securities Act” of 1933).
None of the information contained in this website should be construed as an offer for sale or acquisition of the investment funds shares described herein. Argos Funds has been authorized for distribution by the Swiss regulator. Carnegie Fund Services, rue du Général-Dufour 11, 1204 Genève has been appointed as the Swiss representative of the fund. Banque Cantonal de Genève, 17 quai de l’Ile, CH 1204 Genève has been appointed as paying agent to the fund. The Swiss prospectus, KIID, articles of association, annual and semi-annual reports in French and other information can be obtained for free from the Swiss representative of the fund. The latest prices are available on www.fundinfo.com.
Prospective investors should be aware that Quaero Capital SA operates in accordance with Swiss Laws, and the ordinances of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA, on money laundering and terrorism financing (Loi Fédérale sur le Blanchiment d’Argent (LBA) of 10th October, 1997 and ordinance of FINMA of 8th December 2010).
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