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The website is for information purposes only and nothing contained in the website should constitute a solicitation, or offer, or recommendation, to buy or sell any financial instruments, to effect any transactions, or to conclude any legal act of any kind whatsoever. The information and opinions published on the website are not to be construed as investment advice or any other kind of advice on legal, tax, financial or other advice or a recommendation to purchase, hold or sell any investment. They are purely for information. You should not rely on any content of the website in making an investment or other decision. The investment instruments and services described may not be suitable for you or may be unavailable. Please consult an expert in the relevant field before deciding to take any specific action. No information contained in or accessed from the website should be construed as creating any contractual relationship between the providers of such information and website users.

In any event, subscriptions in funds should solely be made on the basis of the current sales prospectus, respectively the fund contract, the key investor information document (KIID) and the most recent annual and semi-annual reports.

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Risk considerations with regards to financial products or services

Past performance is not an indicator of current or future performance. Performance data does not take commissions and costs charged when financial instruments are issued and redeemed, as well as any custodian fees or withholding tax that could potentially reduce the value, into account. The return may go down as well as up due to changes in rates of exchange between currencies. The value of invested monies can increase or decrease and there is no guarantee that all or part of your invested capital can be redeemed.

Moreover, investments denominated in foreign currencies are directly and indirectly subject to exchange-rate fluctuations. Distributions made in connection with funds and other investment instruments may also vary. Investors thus face the risk of not recouping their original investment in full. Even a total loss of investment cannot be ruled out. Please carefully analyse the risks inherent in an investment instrument, in particular the risk considerations contained in the current sales prospectus of the respective fund. Investors should also be aware, that the liquidity of fund shares and other investment instruments may be limited. Ethos can therefore provide no guarantee for the performance of financial instruments, products or services and investors must be prepared and be in a position to bear the risk of a total loss of their investment.

 

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Under Swiss law, the term «qualified» refers to investors as defined by article 10 para. 3, 3bis and 3ter of the Federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes (CISA).

Excerpt from CISA (as of 1st January 2018):

  • Art. 10 para. 3:
    • a. regulated financial intermediaries such as banks, securities traders, fund management companies and asset managers of collective investment schemes, as well as central banks;
    • b. regulated insurance institutions;
    • c. public entities and retirement benefits institutions with professional treasury operations;
    • d. companies with professional treasury operations;
  • Art. 10 para. 3bis:
    • High-net-worth individuals may declare in writing that they wish to be deemed qualified investors. In addition, the Federal Council may make such persons' suitability as qualified investors dependent on certain conditions, specifically technical qualifications.
  • Art. 10 para. 3ter:
    • Investors who have concluded a written discretionary management agreement as defined in Article 3 Paragraph 2b and c are deemed qualified investors unless they have declared in writing that they do not wish to be deemed as such.