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The information provided on the following pages is intended solely for qualified investors within the meaning of the Federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes of 23 June 2006 ("CISA") whose place of residence or registered company domicile is in Switzerland ("qualified investors").
The collective investment schemes referred to on the following pages may only be made available to non-US persons.
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Qualified investors are deemed to be investors within the meaning of Art. 10 para. 3, 3bis and 3ter CISA in conjunction with Art. 6 CISO, namely
a) supervised financial intermediaries such as banks, securities dealers, fund management companies and asset managers of collective investment schemes, as well as central banks;
b) supervised insurance institutions;
c) public authorities and pension institutions with professional treasury operations;
d) companies with professional treasury operations;
e) high net worth individuals, provided that they have declared in writing that they wish to be considered as qualified investors (opting-in);
f) investors who have concluded a written asset management agreement with a supervised financial intermediary (see above) or an independent asset manager (who satisfies the conditions of Art. 3 para. 2 c CISA), provided that they have not declared in writing that they do not wish to be considered as qualified investors (opting-out).
The requirement of professional treasury operations is met if the investor entrusts at least one professionally qualified person with experience in the financial sector to manage their assets on a permanent basis.
A US person is any person falling under one of the following definitions:
a) A person, individual or legal entity deemed to be a US person under Regulation S of the Securities Act.
b) A private person (individual) who is a US citizen or resident alien within the meaning of US income tax laws. The term "resident alien" is currently defined as follows under US income tax laws: a person who (i) holds an alien registration card (green card) issued by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, or (ii) meets the substantial presence test. In principle, the substantial presence test is considered to be met in a current calendar year if (i) the person was present in the US for at least 31 days during the current year and (ii) the sum of the number of days the person was present in the US in the current year, and 1/3 of the days they were present in the preceding year and 1/6 of the days in the year before that exceeds 183 days in total.
c) With regard to legal entities (non-individuals), (i) a company, limited partnership or other legal entity which is organized or domiciled in the US or whose business operations are headquartered in the US, (ii) a trust (a) whose administration is under the supervision of a US court and (b) which has one or more US persons who exercise control or make all substantial decisions and (iii) estates subject to US taxes regardless of location/source.
d) A company/legal entity established for the passive management of assets - such as commodity pools, investment companies or similar vehicles (except pension funds for employees, directors and managers, organized and domiciled outside the United States of America) – where 10% or more of the beneficial ownership, as measured by the unit certificates, is held by US persons or which company/legal entity was basically established for the purpose of enabling investments by US persons in a commodity pool whose manager is exempted from specific requirements of Part 4 of the Rules of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission by virtue of participating as a non-US person.