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Regulatory Information
Regulatory Information for Clients of SwissDirekt AG
1. Introduction
This page contains important information about the Swiss Federal Act on Financial Services (FinSA), which came into force on January 1, 2020. It reflects the implementation by SwissDirekt AG in the current organizational culture as well as the current services. FinSA aims to provide greater protection for investors and create comparable standards for financial service providers. Several areas of the new law are subject to a transition period of up to two years, which means that the FinSA had to be fully implemented by January 1, 2022 at the latest. FinSA requires that financial service providers introduce extended rules of conduct and provide their clients with comprehensive information and documents. Among other things, the new law sets out the requirements for the provision of financial services (rules of conduct), for the internal organization of financial service providers (organization) and for the offering of financial instruments (product transparency). This information sheet is intended to inform customers about the implementation of the new regulatory standards such as customer classification, conflicts of interest, compensation, general risks, and the handling of complaints. It is for informational purposes only, has been prepared for regulatory purposes and does not serve any marketing purposes. It does not constitute an invitation to purchase a financial service or an offer to buy or sell a financial instrument. SwissDirekt AG addresses professional and institutional clients, as well as offering its services to high-net-worth individuals and their investment structures who wish to be considered professional clients (opting out). For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the staff of SwissDirekt AG.

2. Information SwissDirekt AG
SwissDirekt AG (hereinafter "SD") is a Swiss wealth manager pursuant to Art. 24 para. 1 of the Federal Act on Financial Institutions. It is domiciled in Zug and was founded in 2003. SD is licensed as a wealth manager by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA Laupenstrasse 27 CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland.
T: +41 31 327 91 00

3. Client Segmentation
As a financial services provider, SD is required by law to allocate its clients to one of the following three client segments:
- Retail clients
- Professional clients
- Institutional clients
SD complies with this client segmentation obligation when opening a new business relation ship or when providing a financial service.

4. Financial Services
The purpose of SD is asset and wealth management for domestic and foreign clients. SD also provides individual investment advisory and family office services to clients in Switzerland and abroad. SD is active in the field of offering financial instruments, whereby the offer mainly relates to alternative investments managed by AIM. SD also co-operates with External Asset Managers under it's brand.

5. Conflict of Interest
In connection with the provision of financial services, conflicts of interest may arise between the individual parties. SD has taken appropriate measures to protect the interests of its clients, and has laid these down in its internal directives. SD does not generally accept commissions, fees or other monetary or non-monetary benefits from third parties in connection with its asset management or investment advisory activities. If, in exceptional cases, such third-party benefits accrue to SD, they are passed on in full within a reasonable period to the clients managed by SD. In the case of discretionary asset management and investment advisory mandates, such third-party remuneration is also passed on to the client. Non-monetary benefits (e.g. participation in seminars and conferences, educational events, etc.) can only be accepted if they are of a minor nature and enhance the quality of the service. To ensure the independence of SD's investment decisions and to avoid potential conflicts of interest, SD pays for any research services itself. SD generally follows an open universe approach, and tries to make the best possible choice for the client when selecting financial instruments.

6. Costs in connection with financial services
All costs and fees in connection with the financial services and products offered can be found in the relevant prospectuses or management agreement. All documents are available free of charge from SD. For individual asset management and investment advisory mandates, the costs associated with the financial service are disclosed in the respective contracts.

7. Risk Information
Transactions involving financial instruments are associated with opportunities and risks. The risks associated with the acquisition of fund units are described in detail in the fund prospectuses. In the case of individual asset management and investment advisory mandates, the risks are disclosed to the extent required by law in the respective contracts. The risks associated with the financial services and financial instruments are explained to customers in each case before the contract is concluded. Further detailed information on this subject can be found in the brochure 'Risks in Trading with Financial Instruments' published by the Swiss Bankers Association (www.swissbanking.ch).

8. Participation in and economic ties to third parties
There are no economic ties of SD to third parties that could lead to a conflict of interest vis-à vis customers in connection with the provision of financial services.

9. Information on the market offer considered
When providing financial services, SD considers financial instruments of third parties as well as financial instruments managed or offered by it or by companies affiliated with it. The Company informs its clients within the framework of the respective contractual relationships about the use of such "own" financial instruments according to Art. 10 para. 2 of the Financial Services Ordinance.

10. Ombudsman’s Office
FinSA aims to intend for the mediation of legal disputes between clients and financial service providers by an ombudsman. For this reason, AIM has joined the following ombudsman's office recognized by the Federal Department of Finance: Finanzombudsstelle Schweiz (FINOS) Talstrasse 20 CH-8001 Zurich Switzerland T: +41 44 52 08 00

11. Contact
SwissDirekt AG
Industriestrasse 13A
CH-6300 Zug
Tel.: +41 (0)41 710 83 43
E-Mail: info@swissdirekt.com