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The purpose of this website is to enable a qualifying investor to self-certify himself or herself online as a Sophisticated Investor or High Net Worth Individual. Creating an account with allows the user to generate a certificate declaring that he or she meets the requirements for being treated as either a High Net Worth Individual or a Sophisticated Investor and understands what having such a designation entails for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (‘the FPO’).

Members of can also receive reminders to review and renew their status annually as a High Net Worth Individual or Sophisticated Investor.

Use this site to:
  • Read relevant legislation regarding the promotion of private placement investments
  • Review the requirements of being a Sophisticated Investor or High Net Worth Individual
  • Register and create an account to self-certify as a Sophisticated/HNW Investor
  • Generate a pdf Sophisticated/HNW Investor certificate that can be printed, signed and presented to marketers of private placement investments
  • Receive an annual reminder to renew your status as a Sophisticated or High Net Worth Investor
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