Legal & regulatory

Please read these terms carefully – they apply to your use of this website. By proceeding with access to our website you are deemed to have accepted these terms

Terms & Conditions

The pages on this website are only directed at persons who are residents of the jurisdiction that has been selected and comply with appropriate local legislation and regulation.

Intended Audience

For SWITZERLAND, this website is directed only at "qualified investors" within the meaning of (i) Article 10 paragraph 3 of the Swiss Federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes and (ii) Article 6 of the Swiss Federal Ordinance on Collective Investment Schemes in connection with Article 10 paragraph 4 of the Swiss Federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes and (iii) Circular 03/1 of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority on "Public Advertising", as last amended in 2007, insofar as it relates to collective investment schemes which do not have a license for public advertising in or from Switzerland.

The collective investment schemes which are authorised for public advertising in Switzerland or from Switzerland are currently all funds of Aviva Investors SICAV for which BNP Paribas Securities Services, Paris, succursale de Zurich, Selnaustrasse 16, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland acts as representative and is the paying agent for Switzerland.

ANY VISITOR visiting this Website in Switzerland or from Switzerland in respect of collective investment schemes other than AVIVA INVESTORS SICAV MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BEFORE accessing the library of the Website and/or information relating to the collective investment schemes if such collective investment schemes (identified by an asterisk) are not authorised for public distribution in Switzerland and are therefore subject to the narrow exceptions of private placement. False information which you would provide in order to gain access to this information even though you are not a "qualified investor" may lead to severe consequences under criminal or civil law, including fines.

  1. Questionnaire for legal and natural persons visiting this website in Switzerland or from Switzerland:
  2. Please indicate your place of residence (for natural persons)/registered office (for legal persons).

If you are a "qualified investor" within the meaning of Swiss law, please tick the category to which you belong.

Please tick one of the following categories:

  • Supervised financial intermediary such as a bank, securities dealer, fund management company or asset manager of collective investment schemes
  • Supervised insurance institution
  • Public corporation and pension fund with professional treasury
  • Companies with a professional treasury
  • Wealthy private individual, i.e. a natural person who will be able to confirm in writing, upon request, that he or she has direct or indirect financial assets for a minimum amount of CHF 2,000,000 (as determined in footnotes 13 and following of the last revision of Circular 03/1 of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority).
  • Independent asset manager who a) as a financial intermediary is subject to the Federal Act to Combat Money Laundering and b) is subject to the rules of conduct of an industry organisation which are recognised as minimum standards by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and c) has concluded a written asset management agreement with a client which complies with the recognised guidelines of an industry organisation.
  • Client of an independent asset manager who fulfils the conditions of the above paragraph and has concluded a written asset management agreement with him.

Once you have ticked the appropriate box, please send us the link where we can send you your personal password after we have carried out any checks or received the documents we deem necessary.

This personal password will then give you access to data on collective investment schemes that are not authorised for public advertising in or from Switzerland.

Your password is for your own and exclusive use; if you make it available to unauthorised third parties, it may lead to severe consequences under criminal or civil law, including fines.

If you are not a "qualified investor" within the meaning of the Swiss Code of Collective Investment Schemes, you may not use this website for collective investment schemes that do not have a licence to advertise publicly in or from Switzerland (see questionnaire above) and should leave immediately,

Information contained on this website may not be published in any jurisdiction where prohibited by law, and may not be used in any manner that would violate any local law or regulation. In particular, the products and services mentioned on this website may not be advertised in jurisdictions where such advertising is not permitted.

Unless otherwise indicated, the content of this website is intended as a source of information for investment professionals. It is not intended to be used by private investors. If you are not an investment expert, you should not use this website and should leave it immediately.

The information on the website is not for distribution in the United States or to US persons other than in accordance with the laws of the United States.

By using this website, you agree to the following terms of use.

If you do not accept these Terms of Use and do not intend to abide by them, you may not use the Site and should leave it immediately.

Issuance

For "qualified investors" in Switzerland, this website is issued by Aviva Investors Schweiz GmbH. Stockerstraße 38. 8002 Zurich, authorised by FINMA as a distributor for collective investment schemes.

Copyright

Unless otherwise indicated, Aviva plc is the owner of all copyright, design rights, database rights and all other intellectual property rights in the content of this website. This content may not be used, sold, licensed, copied or reproduced in whole or in part in any manner or form or in or on any media to any person without the prior written consent of Aviva plc.

Trademarks

Aviva and the Aviva logo are registered trademarks of Aviva plc or other Aviva group companies. Aviva plc or Aviva group companies may also claim rights in other trademarks, service marks, logos and icons contained on this website.

Accuracy of information

Whilst we take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information contained within these pages is accurate and up-to-date, no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions. Nothing in these terms or elsewhere on this website shall exclude or restrict our duties and liability to you under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 or any other conduct of business rules with which we are bound to comply. The information contained within these pages should not be viewed as indicating any guarantee of return from an investment managed by Aviva Investors nor as advice of any nature.

Anti-money laundering

In order to satisfy the requirements of the anti-money laundering regulations, additional documentation confirming identification will be required if you make an investment.

For your protection, telephone calls are usually recorded and monitored.

Validity of information

If you are in any doubt as to the validity of information made available within these pages, or if you wish to rely on this information, then it may be in your best interests to seek verification by contacting us.

Availability

Whilst we take all reasonable steps to ensure this website is always accessible we will not be held liable if, for any reason, the website is unavailable for any period. We may also have to suspend access to the website for routine or emergency updates and maintenance but we will endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum.

We cannot warrant that this website will be free of viruses or defects of any description. And we will not be held responsible for any technical problems you may suffer as a result of your use of this website.

Disclaimer

Except as specifically stated in these terms or on the website, neither Aviva plc nor any other Aviva group company will be liable for any loss of use, profits, savings or data or any indirect, special or consequential damages or losses, whether such losses arise in contract or tort, including without limitation to the foregoing any losses in relation to your use of, reliance upon or inability to use the website. Aviva plc or any other Aviva group company will not be liable for any damages or losses suffered by any investors accessing areas of this website that are not appropriate for their jurisdiction or investor type.

Third-party Websites

This website may also contain hypertext links to websites operated by third parties. The responsibility for the operation and content of those websites shall rest solely with the organisation identified as controlling the third-party website and will be governed by separate terms and conditions. Links are provided for convenience and inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement in any way of the website to which it links. We accept no responsibility or liability for the contents of any linked website.

Variations

We reserve the right to update these terms from time to time without notice to you. We recommend you regularly revisit this page to ensure you have seen and are aware of our latest terms.

Choice of Law

English law shall govern the use of the website and in the event of a dispute you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Aviva Group Companies

Wherever the name Aviva or Aviva Investors is used within these pages, this implies one or more of the following companies, who may or may not offer products or services on this website. Further details can be found on the respective product pages:

AVIVA plc.

Registered in England No 02468686. Registered Office St Helens, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ.

Aviva Investors UK Fund Services Limited

Registered in England No. 1973412. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered address: St. Helen’s, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ.

Aviva Investors Global Services Limited

Registered in England No. 1151805. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: St. Helen’s, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ.

The VAT number for the above companies is 105437300.

Aviva Investors Luxembourg S.A.

Registered Office: 2 rue du Fort Bourbon, 1st Floor, 1249 Luxembourg.

Aviva Investors Schweiz GmbH

Registered Office: Stockerstrasse 38, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland.

The VAT number for the above companies is 105437300.

All are Aviva plc companies. In addition to the firms listed above, Aviva Investors is the trading name of other firms whose ultimate parent company is also Aviva plc.

Our usage of your personal information is governed by our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, which forms part of these terms. Please read the Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy carefully – it deals with your rights and our obligations in relation to your personal data, including what we can do with it, to whom we may disclose it, together with your rights of access.

Privacy statement

Aviva Investors are committed to treating your personal information with all the respect and transparency you would expect of us.

Trust us to respect your privacy

When you visit this website and in the course of our providing services to you, we may collect personal information such as your name, email and postal address. This Privacy Policy explains how Aviva Investors Global Services Limited (“we”, “us” or “our”) collects this information from you and how this information is then used. 

Data Protection Act – information uses

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation, your personal data will be collected and used by us in accordance with the Privacy Policy on our website.  We will only collect the personal data that we need. We, other members of the Aviva plc group and its agents may use your information to keep you informed by post, telephone, email or other means of products and services that may be of interest to you. We will always do so in accordance with the marketing preferences provided. If you do not wish your information to be used for these purposes please write to the Aviva Investors, please write to the Data Privacy Office, Aviva Investors Global Services Limited, St. Helen’s, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ.

Calls to Aviva Investors may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes, and to comply with applicable law and regulations.