Last update: March 13, 2018
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None of the information on these Web pages is intended for persons or companies from countries in which viewing such information entails any form of registration requirement on LGT's part. Furthermore, persons subject to a jurisdiction that prohibits viewing information on these LGT Web pages are not permitted to view said information.
None of the information on these Web pages in any way constitutes an offer or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell products or services. It is intended solely for information purposes and for use by the recipient. Accordingly, no orders for financial transactions are submitted via the message window or e-mail will be accepted. Furthermore, none of the information on these Web pages constitutes a recommendation to buy or sell investment products or to enter into transactions of any kind. If you contact us via via the message window or e-mail, we take this as allowance an authorization to contact you in this matter.
The information and opinions published on these websites are not to be construed as investment advice or any other kind of advice on legal, tax, financial or other issues. They are not suitable to be used as a basis for decision-making. Please consult a specialized expert before making any decision to take concrete action.
The contents of the LGT Web pages may be amended at any time and without prior notice. The market and investment reports on these Web pages are produced by LGT staff based on information from sources deemed to be reliable. However, LGT offers no guarantee with regard to the content of these reports, which must not be regarded as complete descriptions or summaries of the securities, markets or trends mentioned therein. LGT constantly reviews and updates the information on its Web pages. Despite its best efforts, this information may nevertheless be out of date or based on incorrect data provided by third parties. LGT therefore accepts no liability (including vis-à-vis third parties) for the information provided being up to date, accurate, correct and complete. In particular LGT is not obliged to remove information from its websites that is no longer current or to explicitly identify such information. It is not permitted to retransmit the contents of the websites and pass them on in full or in extract form.
The fact that a user accesses the websites does not make him a client of LGT.
The information contained on the LGT Web pages is not aimed at specific persons; it is intended as general information for readers interested in LGT investment products. Investment products should in any case only be acquired after a detailed study of the current sales prospectuses including the investment regulations and the annual or semi-annual reports. LGT investment products are not licensed for distribution in all countries of the world. The LGT Web pages are not intended for persons who are subject to a jurisdiction that prohibits the publication of or access to LGT Web pages (due to the nationality of the person concerned, his domicile or for other reasons). Persons affected by such restrictions are not permitted to access the LGT Web pages.
In particular LGT investment products have not been registered in accordance with investment companies under the United States Investment Company Act of 1940 (current version) and these securities have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”). LGT investment products are not offered, sold or delivered in the USA or to US persons (according to the definition in Regulation S of the Act). Nothing herein constitutes an offer or solicitation of an offer to invest in such products in the USA or to US citizens.
Within the meaning of this document the term “USA” includes the United States of America, all its constituent states, territories and possessions as well as all areas under its jurisdiction.
In the United Kingdom only collective investments that are licensed or registered for public distribution in the country may be offered and distributed publicly. LGT investment products are not registered in the United Kingdom. The information on the LGT Web pages is therefore not aimed at British investors (UK residents).
Users must be aware that LGT has no control whatsoever over third-party Web pages linked to or from LGT Web pages and therefore accepts no liability for the content of such Web pages being correct, complete and legally valid or for the products and services offered on such Web pages. LGT's express, written permission must always be sought before including a link to an LGT Web page on a third-party Web page.
LGT reserves the right to make changes and additions to the information provided at any time without prior notice.
The LGT websites are not intended for persons subject to a jurisdiction that prohibits the publication of or access to the LGT websites due to their nationality or domicile or for any other reason. Persons subject to such restrictions may not access the LGT websites. Services and products comprised on this websites may be subject to local legal restriction in the transboundary exchange of services. In this regard it might be restricted to LGT to offer all ser-vices and products in all countries.
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LGT expressly draws users' attention to the fact that data are transferred via public networks such as the Internet or e-mail services, which can be accessed by anyone. LGT cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages or documents sent via such public networks. Anyone sending personal information (such as senders' and recipients' names and addresses) via a public network should be aware that third parties may be able to view, store and use it without their permission. Third parties may thus be able to deduce existing or prospective accounts and business relationships. Even if the sender and recipient are in the same country, data transferred between them often pass through other countries, including countries that do not offer the same level of data protection as the country in question, without being subject to any controls.
Data may be lost or intercepted by unauthorized third parties during the transfer process. LGT accepts no liability for the security of data transferred via the Internet or for direct or indirect data loss. For data protection and security reasons, users are advised to contact LGT via other means of communication.
When accessing the LGT websites, access data is stored (e.g. log files, IP address, date and time of access, name of the file retrieved, access status, page from which access is gained, top-level domain, web browser used, operating system used). LGT and its group companies outside of Switzerland (“LGT Group”) use this data for statistical purposes, for technical analyses, for the purposes of fine-tuning the server infrastructure, to determine how often the website is accessed and to draw conclusions that will enable improving its user-friendliness and functionality.
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Within LGT Group, personal data will be transmitted and saved in a protected environment. The appropriate measures will be taken by LGT Group to ensure that personal data cannot be seen by unauthorized third parties.
Positive past performance is not a guarantee of positive performance in the future. The risk of price and foreign currency losses and of fluctuations in return as a result of unfavorable exchange rate movements cannot be ruled out. There is a possibility that investors will not recover the full amount they initially invested. The commission and costs levied when units are issued or redeemed are charged to the investor on an individual basis and are therefore not taken into account in the performance illustrated.
We must explicitly point out that certain investments are subject to a high level of volatility. These types of investments, for instance derivatives, can be exposed to significant price fluctuations, the extent of which corresponds to or even exceeds the amount invested.
Certain special investments may not be directly marketable. It can therefore be difficult for investors to sell such investments, take the profit on them or receive reliable information on their value or risk exposure.
When buying or selling investments entailing a contingent liability you may not only lose the amount you invested, but also be required to pay an additional amount.
Furthermore, prospective investors should inform themselves of the potential tax implications of purchasing, owning and selling investment products in their place of domicile and, if necessary, seek advice locally.
The invalidity, illegality or ineffectiveness of one or more provisions of these terms and conditions of use does not affect the binding nature of the terms and conditions as a whole.
The user’s access to and use of the LGT Web pages and this legal information are governed by Swiss law. Basel shall be the exclusive place of jurisdiction.
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The OECD agreed to introduce the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) in an effort to create international transparency surrounding relevant account information. Switzerland has laid the necessary legal foundations with the Federal Act of December 18, 2015, on the International Automatic Exchange of Information on Tax Matters (AEIA) (SR 653.1) and the Ordinance of November 23, 2016, on the Automatic International Exchange of Information on Tax Matters (AEIO) (SR 653.11).
The standard makes provision for the mutual exchange of information on financial accounts between states that have agreed to AEOI. Aside from Switzerland, over 100 states, including all major financial centers, have declared their intention to adopt the standard.
Switzerland has been collecting data since January 1, 2017, and will exchange it for the first time in 2018.
The current list of all partner states with which Switzerland has signed an AEOI agreement is published on the website of the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters: list of all partner states