UK financial adviser terms and conditions

Important legal information

This area of the site is for UK Financial Advisers

Please read this page before going ahead, it explains certain legal and regulatory restrictions that apply to giving you this information. It is your responsibility to find out about all laws and regulations that apply to the relevant jurisdiction.

This section of the website is aimed only at UK financial advisers and other investment intermediaries who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The information provided in this site is aimed at UK investment advisers only and must not be given to private clients or to the general public. It does not constitute an offer to sell, or solicit an offer to buy any investments by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is not authorised or in which a member of the Rathbones Group is not authorised to do so. Before your clients invest, they should read the appropriate key investor information document and the supplementary information document provided in the literature library section of the website. It contains important information regarding our funds, including charges, tax and fund specific risk warnings.

The information contained on this site is believed to be accurate at the date of publication but no warranty of accuracy is given and the information may change without notice. Any opinions or estimates are a judgement as of the date of publication and are subject to change without notice. Furthermore, no responsibility is accepted for the accuracy of any information contained within sites provided by third parties that may have links to or from our pages.

Rathbones Asset Management Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and a member of the Investment Association. A member of the Rathbones Group. Registered Office 8 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7AZ. Registered in England No 02376568.

The FCA regulations have been updated such that all electronic communications between a financial services company and its clients are recorded and stored for a minimum period of six months. This includes telephone calls which may be recorded.

In particular, the information is not for distribution and is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy any securities in the United States of America to or for the benefit of United States persons (being resident in the United States of America or partnerships or corporations organised under the laws of the United States of America or any state, territory or possession thereof).

In order to comply with money laundering and other regulations, additional documentation for identification purposes may be required.

We don't have any liability for any data transmission errors such as data loss, damage or alteration of any kind including, but not limited to, any direct, indirect or consequential damage arising out of the use of services provided or referred to in this website.

These pages are designed for UK financial advisers whose clients are UK tax residents only.  These pages are designed for UK financial advisers whose clients are UK Tax residents only. From 29 March 2019 Rathbones Asset Management will not accept applications from new clients domiciled in the European Union (“the EU 27 countries”) and the funds listed may not be suitable for non-UK tax-resident investors. Before investing, your clients should read the appropriate key investor information document and the supplementary information document provided on this website. You should note:

Past performance should not be seen as an indication of future performance.

The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested, particularly if your client does not continue with the investment over the longer term.

For the Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund, Rathbone Income Fund, the Rathbone UK Opportunities Fund, the Rathbone Strategic Bond Fund, the Rathbone Strategic Growth Portfolio, the Rathbone Strategic Income Portfolio, the Rathbone Total Return Portfolio, and The Rathbone Heritage Fund, the annual management fee is currently charged to the capital of the fund. This may accordingly restrict capital growth.

Changes in the rate of exchange between currencies may cause the value of an investment to go up or down.

Interest rate fluctuations are likely to affect the capital value of investments within bond funds. When long term interest rates rise the capital value of units is likely to fall and vice versa. The effect will be more obvious on funds that invest significantly in long dated securities. The value of capital and income will fluctuate as interest rates and credit ratings of the issuing companies change.

Tax levels and reliefs are those currently applicable and may change and the value of any tax advantage will depend on individual circumstances.

Investing in emerging markets or small companies may be potentially volatile, as these investments are high risk.

Performance data is sourced from Financial Express, on a bid to bid basis, except where otherwise stated.

Unit trusts carry a right of cancellation within 14 days under the FCA rules. Upon cancellation, your client may not recover his/her investment in full, if the money has fallen since the investment was acquired.

The design, text and images are owned, except as expressly stated by members of the Rathbones Group. Without the written consent of Rathbones, they may not be copied, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, licensed, altered, framed, stored or otherwise used in whole or in part or in any manner.  This is except to the extent permitted and under the procedures in the copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and then only with notices of Rathbones' rights.

How do I make a complaint?

Unitholders (or shareholders) who have any queries or complaints about the operation of the fund should address them to the compliance officer, Rathbones Asset Management Limited, 8 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7AZ. Any complaint we receive will be handled in accordance with our internal complaint procedures. A copy of these is available from the compliance officer. In the unlikely event that you do not receive a satisfactory response after contacting ourselves you may direct your complaint to the financial ombudsman service at Exchange Tower, London E14 9SR. Further details about the financial ombudsman service are available on their website at