Terms and Conditions of Use
Please read this page before proceeding, as it explains certain restrictions imposed by law on the distribution of this information and the countries in which our products are authorised for sale. It is your responsibility to be aware of and to observe all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction.
Except for the investment products and/or funds approved for distribution with FINMA (as per the list below), all other products mentioned on this site are only available for qualified investors in or from Switzerland pursuant Art. 10 of the Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act (‘CISA’).
Swiss representative and paying agent information
Woodman SICAV and its sub-fund, Luxembourg: The FINMA registered representative for the distribution of Woodman SICAV and its sub-fund (domicile: Luxembourg) is Credit Suisse Funds AG, Uetlibergstrasse 231, CH-8045 Zurich.
The Swiss paying agent is Credit Suisse AG, Paradeplatz 8, CH-8001 Zurich.
The Prospectus, the Key Investor Information Document (the ‘KIID’), the Memorandum and Articles of Incorporation as well as the annual and semi-annual reports can be obtained free of charge from Woodman, the Swiss representative, the Swiss paying agent or at the registered office of the Woodman SICAV.
For all units distributed within or from Switzerland, the place of performance and jurisdiction shall be the location of the registered office of the Swiss representative.
Other investment products and/or funds
For other investment products and/or funds mentioned on this site, the FINMA registered representative for the distribution to qualified investors is Woodman Asset Management AG, Poststrasse 26, CH-6300 Zug.
The Swiss paying agent is Credit Suisse AG, Paradeplatz 8, CH-8001 Zurich.
Certain investment products and/or funds are closed for new investment and others are not available for distribution in or from Switzerland at all.
Where investment products and/or funds which appear on this website are being compared to indices, it should be understood that these indices are not benchmarks as they are not representative of the investment product's and/or fund’s investment strategy. They should be seen as comparisons of asset classes.
The performance data do not take account of the commissions and/or costs incurred on the issue and redemption of units.
2. Description of Website
Access to and use of the woodman.ch website (the "Site") and the materials found on it (the "Content"), including the investment products and/or funds referred to on it (the "Investment Products") are subject to the following terms and conditions (these "Terms").
By clicking the confirmation at the bottom of these Terms, you signify that you have read, understood and accepted these Terms.
Unless otherwise indicated, the Content is made available by Woodman Asset Management AG ("Woodman") of Poststrasse 26, CH-6300 Zug, Switzerland.
This Site offers information about Woodman and its affiliates and its approach to developing and providing fully-serviced alternative investment products, the products themselves, performance and investment opportunities. Further information including relevant press releases and articles are also available on the Site.
Woodman may update, revise, delete or modify information on this Site without notice. Information should only be considered current as of the time of initial publication on this Site or as otherwise stated on this Site without regard to the date on which you may access the information.
3. Restricted Access
This Site, the Content and the Investment Products are not directed at or intended for distribution to any person (or entity) who is a citizen or resident of (or located or established in) any jurisdiction where the use of the Site (or the purchase or sale of the Investment Products) would be contrary to applicable law or regulation or would subject Woodman to any registration or licensing requirement in such jurisdiction. Persons who wish to access this Site are required by Woodman to inform themselves about and to observe any legal or regulatory restrictions which may affect their eligibility to access the Site or to subscribe for interests in the Investment Products. Professional advice should be sought in cases of doubt.
4. No Offer
The Content is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation or offer, or advice or recommendation, to buy or sell interests in any Investment Products, to effect any transactions, or to conclude any transaction of any kind whatsoever.
Potential investors should read the terms and conditions in the relevant, legally binding offering materials carefully before any investment decision is made and pay particular attention to the section entitled "Selling restrictions" in the prospectus which clarifies the persons to whom this material is intended to be communicated.
Certain Investment Products can only be redeemed on a monthly or quarterly basis or not at all, as these are closed-ended funds. Investors redeeming before a specified date may be subject to a redemption fee.
5. Monitoring by Woodman
Your use of the services on this Site may be monitored by Woodman, and the resultant information may be used by Woodman or its affiliates for its internal business purposes or in accordance with the rules of any applicable regulatory or self-regulatory organisation.
6. United States Users
The content of the Site and the Investment Products that are described or appear herein are not intended to be accessed by United States citizens and corporations incorporated in the United States.
7. No Commercial Exploitation
Except as stated in this section, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in the Content are owned by Woodman. Any use of the Content for any purpose is accordingly prohibited except as stated below.
With the exception of Content supplied on the Site in a format for you to download, you may not reproduce, transmit, modify, link into, store, archive or in any other way use for any public or commercial purpose this Site or any of the Content without the prior written permission of Woodman. In particular, neither you nor any third party acting on your behalf or at your instigation may:
- redistribute to any other person any of the Content (whether as part of any library, archive or similar service or otherwise);
- remove the copyright or trade mark notice from any copies of Content;
- create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the Content.
8. Responsibilities of User
- You are responsible for any use of the Site made by you.
- You undertake to use your best endeavours to use the Site in accordance with applicable law and regulation and to ensure that nothing you do whilst accessing the Site will damage the Site.
Woodman may disable any user identification code or password at any time, if in Woodman’s opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.
9. No Warranties and Exclusion of Liability
Whilst Woodman shall use reasonable efforts to obtain information from sources which we believe to be reliable, Woodman gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information, opinions or forecasts contained on the Site, nor does it undertake to ensure that this Site will be available or accessible at all times.
Woodman shall have no liability (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) for any direct, indirect, consequential or special losses or damages of any kind whatsoever arising from or in connection with the access to, use of or linking to other websites ("Linked Websites") from this Site or any reliance on any of the Content.
Woodman is not responsible for the content of any Linked Websites and accordingly accepts no liability with respect thereto or for any reliance placed upon such Linked Websites.
Woodman is not liable for persons or matters beyond its reasonable control (such as telephone and other communications networks, the internet or your internet service provider).
These exclusions of liability do not apply to the extent that such exclusions are invalid or ineffective under any law or regulation applicable to Woodman.
10. Investment Performance
Potential investors should note that investments can involve significant risks and the value of an investment may go down as well as up. The Investment Products on this Site typically use alternative investment strategies and may invest in derivatives of any kind. The prices of futures, options and other instruments in which the products may invest may fall in value as rapidly as they may rise and it may not be possible to liquidate the positions in the relevant markets before a loss is sustained. Price fluctuations may be substantial because of leverage. No assurance can be given that the investment objective of any Investment Product will be achieved or that substantial losses will not be suffered. There is no guarantee of trading performance and past or projected performance is not necessarily a guide to future results. Movements in exchange rates between currencies may affect the value of an investment.
11. Estimated performance information
The estimated performance and/or valuation/NAV data ("Data") is based on estimated valuations or net asset values calculated by the administrator or by Woodman or a Woodman group company and may vary materially from the official valuation or net asset value and consequently are not the price at which shares/bonds/notes (or such other issued instrument) can be subscribed or redeemed. Investors should not rely upon the Data to make investment decisions or otherwise. The Data is provided to you for information purposes only and there shall be no right to request any underlying information, calculations or any other details regarding such Data.
Neither Woodman or any of its affiliates, the Investment Products (or the issuers of such products), any official valuation calculation agent nor any other service provider in respect of any product to which the Data relates make any representation or warranty regarding the accuracy of the Data nor accept any liability whatsoever in connection with the provision or your use of the Data. Any reliance on the Data is entirely at the user's risk.
Please note that interests in the Investment Products may only be purchased or sold in accordance with the terms of the prospectus issued by the Investment Products (or the issuers of such products) and the price the issuer of such product may quote may be materially different from the valuations set forth herein. Official valuations or net asset values might be subsequently published on woodman.ch when finalised (and such other media or electronic platform as may be outlined in the relevant prospectus) and may be significantly different from the Data.
Potential investors should note that alternative investments can involve significant risks and the value of an investment may go down as well as up. There is no guarantee of trading performance and past performance is not necessarily a guide to future results.
12. No Reliance
Nothing contained on this Site constitutes investment, legal, tax or other advice or a recommendation to purchase or sell any investment. You should not rely on any of the Content in making an investment or other decision but should obtain relevant and specific professional advice and read the terms and conditions contained in the relevant offering prospectus carefully before any investment decision is made.
13. Material Interests
Any one of Woodman or its affiliates or their directors, officers, employees, agents or representatives may have or have had an interest or holding, relationship or other arrangement with the Investment Products which may be material.
Regulatory protections may be available under the rules and regulations applicable in the jurisdiction in which business is conducted but you must make your own investigation of such matters.
You should be aware that any rules and/or regulations applicable to the provision of financial services (and the resultant investor protection benefits that may be available), may not be applicable to interfacing conducted through the internet medium and its various applications, of which this material forms part.
15. Viruses, Hacking and other offences
You must not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
Woodman will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
16. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Swiss law.
The courts of Zug, Switzerland shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with these Terms or their subject matter, save that Woodman may enforce its rights in the courts of any jurisdiction having competence to issue an injunction directly enforceable against you.
17. Changes to the Site
We aim to update the Site regularly, and may change the Content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the Site, or close it indefinitely. You should check the Site regularly to check the Content.
We may make changes to these Terms at any time. You should check the Site regularly to check the Terms.