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Pillar 3 Disclosure
Pillar III Disclosure – Scope and application of the requirements
Capital Advisory Partners limited (the “Firm”) is governed by its Directors who determine its business strategy and risk appetite. They are also responsible for establishing and maintaining the Firm’s governance arrangements along with designing and implementing a risk management framework that recognises and manages the risks that the business faces. The Directors meet on a regular basis and discuss profitability, cash flow, regulatory capital management, and business planning and risk management. The Directors manage the Firm's risks though a framework of policies and procedures having regard to relevant laws, standards, principles and rules (including FCA principles and rules) with the aim to operate a defined and transparent risk management framework.
The Directors have identified that reputational, operational, market and credit risks are the areas of risk to which the Firm may be exposed. Annually the Directors formally review the risks, controls and other risk mitigation arrangements and assess their effectiveness. Where the Directors identify material risks they consider the financial impact of these risks as part of business planning and capital management and conclude whether the amount of regulatory capital is adequate. The general objective is to develop systems and controls to mitigate risk to a level that does not require the allocation of Pillar 2 capital.
The Firm is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and as such it is subject to minimum regulatory capital requirements. The Firm is small with a simple operational infrastructure. The Firm provides investment management and advisory services and the risks to which the Firm is exposed are principally reputational and operational in nature and are managed according to the Firm’s operational and compliance risk guidelines including its ethical standards. The Firm is a BIPRU €50k limited licence Firm registered with the FCA (FRN 450657) and lodges its financial statements with Companies House.
Pillar III – Disclosure of capital resources and capital resource
The capital resources of the Firm are made up of issued share capital and reserves, which qualifies as Tier 1 capital.
As the Firm is a limited licence Firm, its capital requirements are the greater of:
- Its base capital requirement of €50k
- The sum of its market and credit risk requirements
- Its Fixed Overhead Requirement (“FOR”)
It is the Firm’s experience that the capital requirement of the Firm is its base capital requirement and not the sum of market and credit risk. For the purpose of this calculation disclosures relating to market and credit are therefore considered to be immaterial in consideration in the assessment of the business.
As at the 31st March 2019 the Firm had £74,000 of capital with a regulatory capital resource requirement FOR of £44,000, and therefore the Firm has substantial excess resources over its regulatory capital requirements.
Pillar III / Disclosure of compliance with the overall Pillar II rule
Under Pillar II of the Capital Requirements Directive, the Firm is required to enact an Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (“ICAAP”). This is an on-going process. The ICAAP document is presented to the Directors for formal review and approval. The data and assumptions used in the assessment of risk and capital adequacy are continually assessed and updated. This includes stress testing of various scenarios. Should new risks materialise or be identified by the Firm, then these risks will be incorporated into the overall review process.
Scope and application of the requirements
BIPRU 11.5 sets out the disclosure requirements in relation to the remuneration of code staff which all FCA regulated Firms are required to comply. The Firm is a Level 3 firm and the following disclosures are intended to fully satisfy the requirements of the remuneration code (“the Code”).
Disclosure of compliance with Remuneration Code
The Firm has in place internal policies, practices and procedures consistent with the FCA’s rules and regulations for Level 3 firms. The Directors form the remuneration committee and the Directors fully acknowledge their responsibilities under the Code including their overriding responsibility to ensure that the Firm’s remuneration policies, practices and procedures:
- are in line with the business strategy, objectives and long-term interests and values of the Firm;
- are consistent with and promote sound and effective risk management and do not encourage risk taking that exceeds the level of tolerated risk of the Firm;
- are appropriate to attract, motivate and retain suitable staff;
- are representative of the underlying performance of the business and do not reward individuals for poor performance; and
- include measures to avoid conflicts of interest.
The following disclosures have been made in accordance with the FCA rules and regulations as outlined under BIPRU 11.5.18 and SYSC 19C, specifically in the context of the Firm’s obligations under the FCA’s remuneration code.
As permitted by the Code, the Firm has adopted the FCA’s proportionality approach for Level 3 firms in applying the requirements of the Code. All decisions in relation to the remuneration of code staff are made and approved by the Firm’s remuneration committee, with no input from external consultants. Remuneration is determined with reference to a number of factors including, but not limited to, the performance of the individual, the Firm and the individual’s adherence to the Firm’s risk management and compliance procedures.
Variable remuneration which is paid in the form of bonuses is only awarded after full consideration of these factors together with an assessment of any current or potential risks to the business in the context of these payments.
In accordance with the FCA’s proportionality approach for Level 3 firms, the Firm has elected not to apply the FCA’s specific regulatory requirements in relation to the fixed and variable elements of total remuneration; the payment of variable remuneration through retained shares or other instruments; the deferral of these payments; or performance adjustments.
The remuneration committee believes that its remuneration policies, procedures and practices are fully aligned with the objectives of funds under management and its customers and that the payment of variable remuneration is therefore aligned to the performance and success of the funds which the Firm acts as investment manager or advisor.
On an annual basis, the Firm’s directors may be awarded dividends after the Firm ensures that FCA capital and liquidity requirements are satisfied. Employees receive a base salary and may be awarded a discretionary bonus. The amounts of any discretionary awards are determined by the Firm’s Directors acting in the capacity of the Firm’s remuneration committee. The Firm’s code staff, all of whom have been approved by the FCA under section 59 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 Act to perform a controlled function, received aggregate remuneration of £67,000 (inclusive of dividends paid to directors) in the year ended 31st March 2019.
Stewardship code disclosure
The Stewardship Code (“the Code”) was published by the Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”), the UK’s independent regulator responsible for promoting high quality corporate governance and reporting in order to foster investment. The Code sets out good practice for institutional investors in their dealings with the companies in which they have invested.
The Financial Conduct Authority’s (“FCA”) regulations outline a firm’s obligations in relation to the Code and for firms who manage assets for corporate professional clients to disclose to these clients the nature of their commitment to the Code, or where it does not commit to the Code its alternate business strategy. Although the Firm recognises the aims and benefits of the Code the Firm’s investment strategy is such that it does not engage directly with companies and therefore the Code in the context of Firm’s investment strategy does not apply and the Firm does not consider that its clients expect such engagement. It is however important to note that the Firm’s investment strategy is specifically structured to maximise investment gains and enhance shareholder value and that it constantly monitors investments, would act collectively with other institutional investors where appropriate and has developed internal policies and procedures for managing conflicts of interest. This non commit disclosure fully encompasses the Firm’s regulatory obligations in complying with the FRC’s Stewardship Code and the FCA’s regulatory requirements.
EU Shareholder rights directive
Capital Advisory Partners Limited is currently considering whether it will adopt an engagement policy pursuant to Article 3g of the Shareholders Rights Directive (Directive 2007/36/EC).
When that decision has been made, the website will be updated accordingly.
Your privacy is very important to us. This notice (this “Privacy Notice”) is provided by Capital Advisory Partners Limited (“Capital Advisory Partners”) and its affiliates including any Funds to which it is an adviser or manager, where relevant, (“we” or “us”) and sets forth our policies for the collection, use, storage, sharing, disclosure (collectively, “processing”) and protection of personal data relating to you and or where you may be a current, prospective and / or former investors to a Fund. This Privacy Notice is being provided in accordance with the requirements of data privacy laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”), and any other law relating to privacy or the processing of personal data and any statutory instrument, order, rule or regulation implemented thereunder, each as applicable to us. References to “you” or an “investor” in this Privacy Notice means any individual or investor, or any individual or investor connected with you who is a legal person (each such individual, a “data subject”), as applicable.
Identity and contact details of Data Controller
For the purposes of the GDPR, Capital Advisory Partners is the controller of your data. If you have any queries regarding this policy or complaints about our use of your data, please contact us at the address below and we will do our best to deal with your complaint or query as soon as possible.
Capital Advisory Partners Limited
4 Montpelier St, #120
London SW7 1EE
The types of personal data we may collect and use
The categories of personal data we may collect include names, residential addresses or other contact details, signature, nationality, place of birth, tax identification number, date of birth, photographs, copies of identification documents, bank account details, information about assets or net worth, credit history, source of funds details or other sensitive information, such as certain special categories of data contained in the relevant materials or documents.
How we collect personal data
We may collect personal data about you through: (i) information provided directly to us by you, or another person on your behalf; (ii) information that we obtain in relation to any transactions between you and us; (iii) information that you provide to us through using our web-site by filling in forms on our site; and (iv) recording and monitoring of telephone conversations and electronic communications with you as described below.
We also may receive your personal information from third parties or other sources, such as our affiliates, the Administrator, publicly accessible databases or registers, tax authorities, governmental agencies and supervisory authorities, credit agencies, fraud prevention and detection agencies, or other publicly accessible sources, such as the Internet.
The web-site and Cookies (only where the form uses a web-site)
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The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We may use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our Website by tailoring it to the needs of users. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
Overall, cookies help us provide a better Website by enabling us to monitor which pages users find useful and which they don’t. A cookie does not give us access to a user’s computer or any information about them, other than the data they choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of this Website.
For further details on cookies and how to manage them, we recommend that you visit the All About Cookies
Using your personal data: the legal basis and purposes
We may process your personal data for the purposes of administering the relationship between you and us (including communications and reporting), direct marketing of our products and services, monitoring and analysing our activities, and complying with applicable legal or regulatory requirements (including anti-money laundering, fraud prevention, tax reporting, sanctions compliance, or responding to requests for information from supervisory authorities with competent jurisdiction over our business). Your personal data will be processed in accordance with Data Protection Law and may be processed with your consent, upon your instruction, or for any of the purposes set out herein, including where we or a third-party consider there to be any other lawful purpose to do so.
Where personal data is required to satisfy a statutory obligation (including compliance with applicable anti-money laundering or sanctions requirements) or a contractual requirement, failure to provide such information may result in your subscription in the applicable Fund being rejected or compulsorily redeemed or withdrawn, as applicable. Where there is suspicion of unlawful activity, failure to provide personal data may result in the submission of a report to the relevant law enforcement agency or supervisory authority.
Exceptionally we may be requested or required to disclose to (for example) the Financial Conduct Authority details about you and the services we provide. As such, our disclosure of your personal data to us is on the legal basis of our performance of our compliance with a legal obligation or our legitimate interest in so doing.
How we may share your personal data
We may disclose information about you to our affiliates or third parties, including the Administrator, the Prime Broker and Custodians and the executing brokers and trading counterparties (where relevant) for our everyday business purposes, such as to facilitate transactions, maintain your account(s) or respond to court orders and legal investigations. It may also be necessary, under anti-money laundering and similar laws, to disclose information about the Fund’s investors in order to accept subscriptions from them or to facilitate the establishment of trading relationships for the Funds with executing brokers or other trading counterparties. We will also release information about you if you direct us to do so.
We may share your information with our affiliates for direct marketing purposes, such as offers of products and services to you by us or our affiliates. You may prevent this type of sharing by contacting us as described below (see "Who to contact about this Privacy Notice"). We may also disclose information about your transactions and experiences with us to our affiliates for their everyday business purposes.
We do not share your information with non-affiliates for them to market to you.
Monitoring of communications
We may record and monitor telephone conversations and electronic communications with you for the purposes of: (i) ascertaining the details of instructions given, the terms on which any transaction was executed or any other relevant circumstances; (ii) ensuring compliance with our regulatory obligations; and/or (iii) detecting and preventing the commission of financial crime.
Retention periods and security measures
We will not retain personal data for longer than is necessary in relation to the purpose for which it is collected, subject to Data Protection Law. Personal data will be retained for a minimum period of five to seven years after the termination of our relationship, and we may retain personal data for a longer period for marketing our products and services or compliance with applicable law. From time to time, we will review the purpose for which personal data has been collected and decide whether to retain it or to delete if it no longer serves any purpose to us.
To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we apply organisational and technical security measures in accordance with Data Protection Law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings. We will notify you of any material personal data breaches affecting you in accordance with the requirements of Data Protection Law.
Because of the international nature of a fund management business, personal data may be transferred to countries outside the EEA (“Third Countries”), such as to jurisdictions where we conduct business or have a service provider, including countries that may not have the same level of data protection as that afforded by the Data Protection Law in the EEA. In such cases, we will process personal data (or procure that it be processed) in the Third Countries in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Law, which may include having appropriate contractual undertakings in legal agreements with service providers who process personal data on our behalf in such Third Countries.
Your rights under Data Protection Law
You have certain rights under GDPR in relation to our processing of your personal data and these are, generally: (i) the right to request access to your personal data; (ii) the right to request rectification of your personal data; (iii) the right to request erasure of your personal data (the “right to be forgotten”); (iv) the right to restrict our processing or use of personal data; (v) the right to object to our processing or use where we have considered this to be necessary for our legitimate interests (such as in the case of direct marketing activities); (vi) where relevant, the right to request the portability; (vii) where your consent to processing has been obtained, the right to withdraw your consent at any time; and (viii) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. You should note that your right to be forgotten that applies in certain circumstances under GDPR is not likely to be available in respect of the personal data we hold, given the purpose for which we collect such data, as described above.
You may contact us at any time to limit our sharing of your personal information. If you limit sharing for an account you hold jointly with someone else, your choices will apply to everyone on your account.
Complaining to supervisory authorities
A complaint in respect of Capital Advisory Partners may be made to the Information Commissioner’s Office in the United Kingdom.
You may contact us at any time to limit our sharing of your personal information. If you limit sharing for an account you hold jointly with someone else, your choices will apply to everyone on your account.
Who to contact about this Privacy Notice
If you have any queries regarding this policy or complaints about our use of your data, please contact us at the address below and we will do our best to deal with your complaint or query as soon as possible.
Capital Advisory Partners Limited
4 Montpelier St, #120
London SW7 1EE
For more specific information or requests in relation to the processing of personal data by the Administrator, the Prime Broker and Custodians or any other service provider of the Funds (where relevant), you may also contact the relevant service provider directly at the address specified in the directory section of the relevant memorandum or by visiting their websites.