Anyone can become an Everyday Investor. You just need to agree to invest no more than 10% of your net assets into company shares, bonds, funds or any other securities which are not listed or sold on a stock exchange. “Net assets” in this case means all of your financial resources, apart from the value of your main home, after deducting your expenses and any debts you may have. This is why the Financial Conduct Authority refer to them as ‘Restricted Investors’. Everyday Investors are the 'crowd' and the majority of investors will fall into this broad category.
I make this statement so that I can receive promotional communications relating to non-readily realisable securities as a restricted investor. I declare that I qualify as a restricted investor because:
- in the twelve months preceding the date below, I have not invested more than 10% of my net assets in non-readily realisable securities; and
- I undertake that in the twelve months following the date below, I will not invest more than 10% of my net assets in non-readily realisable securities.
Net assets for these purposes do not include:
- the property which is my primary residence or any money raised through a loan secured on that property;
- any rights of mine under a qualifying contract of insurance; or
- 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.
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 to seek advice from an authorised person who specialises in advising on non-readily realisable securities.