The information on this site is issued by The Baring Emerging Europe PLC (the 'Company'). Promotional literature contained on this site is approved for issue in the United Kingdom by Baring Asset Management Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The information on this site is directed at residents of the United Kingdom.
This website is intended for persons who are resident for tax and investment purposes in the United Kingdom. Shares and warrants in the Company may not be available in all jurisdictions. Accordingly, this site is not directed at any person in any jurisdiction where the publication or availability of the information on this site is prohibited or restricted (whether by reason of a person's nationality, residence or otherwise) and this site may not be used for the purpose of, and does not constitute, an offer or solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction or in any circumstances in which such offer or solicitation is not permitted.
Consequently, persons in respect of whom any such prohibitions or restrictions apply must not proceed any further onto this site. In particular, the shares and warrants cannot be offered or sold directly or indirectly: (i) in the US, its territories, possessions or protectorates under its jurisdiction, nor to nationals, citizens or residents in any of those areas since the shares and the warrants are not registered under the US Securities Act 1933 and the Company is not registered under the US Investment Company Act of 1940; (ii) in Japan, its territories, possessions or protectorates under its jurisdiction, nor to nationals, citizens or residents in any of those areas since the shares and the warrants are not registered under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law (“FIEL”) of Japan; (iii) to the public in the Republic of France; (iv) in the Netherlands other than persons who trade or invest in securities in a professional or commercial capacity; (v) in Canada other than persons eligible to purchase such securities without the benefit of a Prospectus qualified under Canadian securities law. This site is governed by the laws of England.
General risk factors
Investment involves risks. The value of investments and any income generated may go down as well as up and is not guaranteed. Past performance is not a guide to future performance
- The initial charges (such as broker’s charges and stamp duty) will have an impact on the value of an investor's holding, particularly in the short term.
- Investors should regard their holdings as a long term investment.
- Shares in the Company have been admitted to the Official List and are traded on the London Stock Exchange's market for listed securities. Accordingly, shares are purchased by investors through the stock market and therefore investors will not be able to cancel their purchase. However, in respect of investments made within an Individual Savings Account (ISA) investors will have a 7 day period in which they can change their mind.
- Due to their fixed capital structure, investment trusts are able to borrow to raise further funds which can be used to buy additional securities for their portfolio, when the manager of the investment trust and its board of directors consider that it may be commercially advantageous for the investment trust to do so. This is generally described as 'gearing'. An investment trust which has purchased additional assets as a result of gearing may have a more volatile share price than one which does not, since gearing can increase shareholder returns in rising markets but conversely can increase the extent to which the value of the funds attributable to shareholders decreases in falling markets.
- Changes in rates of exchange may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income of an investment.
- Investors should be aware of the additional risks arising from companies trading on or investing in stock markets of emerging or developing countries where price volatility may be greater, and the ability of the investment trust to buy and sell its portfolio easily and without influencing its price (commonly known as the 'liquidity' of the market) may be lower, than those experienced in more developed economies and stock markets. There is also a risk associated with different settlement and custody practices.
- Where the income earned by an investment trust is insufficient to cover charges and expenses, the balances will be charged to capital, which may constrain capital growth.
- Investors should be aware that the Company has warrants in issue. A warrant is a time–limited right to subscribe for shares, debentures, loan stock or government securities and is exercisable against the original issuer of the underlying securities. A relatively small movement in the price of the underlying security results in a disproportionately large movement, unfavourable or favourable, in the price of the warrant. The prices of warrants can therefore be volatile. It is essential that investors wishing to purchase warrants understand that the right to subscribe which a warrant confers is invariably limited in time with the consequence that if the investor fails to exercise this right within the predetermined time–scale then the investment becomes worthless. You should not buy a warrant unless you are prepared to sustain a total loss of the money you have invested plus any commission or other transaction charges.
The information on this site does not constitute investment, tax, legal or other advice or recommendation or, an offer to sell or an invitation to buy shares or warrants in the Company. The information contained herein is reasonably believed to be accurate as at the date of publication but no warranty or guarantee (express or implied) is given as to accuracy. The information and any opinions expressed herein may change at any time. Information contained on this web-site must not be used, or relied on, for the purposes of any investment decisions. Potential investors should seek independent financial advice and read all relevant documents relating to the Company, such as its Report and Accounts and Prospectus, which describe the particular risks associated with an investment together with any specific restrictions which may be applicable and the basis of dealing.
Investment in a Fund is not intended to be a complete investment program for any investor. An investment should be viewed as a medium to long-term investment. As part of your long term investment planning you should consider diversifying your portfolio by investing in a range of investments and asset classes.
Any personal information you provide to Baring Asset Management through any of the contact facilities on this web site or by any other means whatsoever will be held in accordance with our Data Protection Policy set out below. Whilst we take reasonable steps to ensure the security of personal data transmitted through this web site, by accepting these terms and conditions you accept that the Internet is not a totally secure medium of communication of information and that such transmission will be at your own risk.
Data Protection Policy: the relevant companies within the Baring Asset Management Group process and store personal data in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 or equivalent local legislation in the jurisdiction of their incorporation ("data protection laws"). Any personal information you supply will be used primarily to answer your inquiry or to fulfil any of our contractual obligations to you. Personal data will not be held longer than is reasonably necessary. Consequent upon the way we organise our business, personal data may also be used for: operational and administrative purposes; and may be shared with companies within the Baring Asset Management Group.
Personal information supplied by you may on occasion be used for research and analysis purposes but it will not be released to non associated third parties unless there is a legal or regulatory reason to do so or unless the third party fulfils a service on our behalf.
On occasion our legal contractual or organisational obligations may require us to release personal information to countries outside the European Union, which may not provide the same level of protection for personal data as within the EU. Where this is necessary, we will take steps to ensure that whenever personal data is within the control of Baring Asset Management, its associates, or agents it will be afforded reasonable protection.
Whenever you supply personal data to Baring Asset Management concerning a third party you must ensure that the supply is in accordance with data protection laws, that where necessary, you have that "person's" consent to supply the information, and that this Policy has been brought to their attention.
By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you agree that any personal data you may supply to Baring Asset Management may be processed in accordance with our data protection policy.
If you would like to contact us in relation to any service or product you may write to the Complaints Officer, or you can email or phone; contact details are provided below. Any complaint will be handled in accordance with our internal complaints handling procedures. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the complaint the Financial Ombudsman Service details are also provided below.
Telephone: 0333 300 0372
Email address: BFMUK@ntrs.co.uk
Baring Asset Management
PO Box 3733
Royal Wootton Bassett
Financial Ombudsman Service
South Quay Plaza
183 March Wall
Telephone: 0845 080 1800
Bribery and Corruption
Barings prohibits fraud, bribery and corruption in any form whether direct or indirect.
Barings has committed to implementing a programme to counter fraud, corruption and bribery based on a firm-wide commitment to integrity, transparency and accountability. Barings aims to create and maintain a trust-based and inclusive internal culture in which fraud, corruption and bribery are not tolerated.
Barings will cease to trade with any third parties it has reasonable grounds to suspect are involved in fraud, corruption or bribery. It will not hesitate to take legal and/or disciplinary action against employees and third parties who do act in breach of its’ anti fraud, bribery and corruption programmes.
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