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This document has been prepared by experts of the group Societe Generale S.A., and more particularly of Societe Generale Private Banking division, to provide you with information relating to certain financial and economic data. The names and functions of the people who prepared this document are indicated on the first pages of the document.
This document is non-independent research and is a marketing communication. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and the investment service provider is not subject to any prohibition on dealing ahead of the dissemination of investment research.
In order to read and understand the financial and economic information included in this document, you will need to have knowledge and experience of financial markets. If this is not the case, please contact your advisor so that you no longer receive the document. Unless you do this, we shall consider that you have the necessary skills to understand this document.
Please note that this document only aims to provide simple information to help you in your investment or disinvestment decisions, and that it does not constitute a personalised recommendation. You remain responsible for the management of your assets, and you take your investment decisions freely. Moreover, the document may mention asset classes that are not authorised/marketed in certain countries, and/or which might be reserved for certain categories of investors. Therefore, should you wish to make an investment, as the case may be and according to the applicable laws, your advisor within the Societe Generale Private Banking entity of which you are a client, will check whether this investment is possible within your jurisdiction and whether it corresponds to your investment profile. Should you not wish to receive this document, please inform your private banker in writing, and he/she will take the appropriate measures.
Conflicts of interest
This document contains the views of SGPB experts. Societe Generale trading desks may trade, or have traded, as principal on the basis of the expert(s) views and reports. In addition, SGPB experts receive compensation based, in part, on the quality and accuracy of their analysis, client feedback, revenues of their entity of the Societe Generale group and competitive factors.
As a general matter, entities within the Societe Generale group may make a market or act as a principal trader in securities referred to in this report, and can provide banking services to the companies mentioned in that document, and to their subsidiary. Entities within the Societe Generale group may from time to time deal in, profit from trading on, hold on a principal basis, or act advisers or brokers or bankers in relation to securities, or derivatives thereof, or asset class(es) mentioned in this document.
Entities within the Societe Generale group may be represented on the supervisory board or on the executive board of such persons, firms or entities.
Employees of the Societe Generale group, or persons/entities connected to them, may from time to time have positions in or hold any of the investment products/ asset class(es) mentioned in this document.
Societe Generale may acquire or liquidate from time to time positions in the securities and/or underlying assets (including derivatives thereof) referred to herein, if any, or in any other asset, and therefore any return to prospective investor(s) may directly or indirectly be affected.
Entities within the Societe Generale group are under no obligation to disclose or take into account this document when advising or dealing with or on behalf of customers.
In addition, Societe Generale may issue other reports that are inconsistent with, and reach different conclusions from the information presented in this report and is under no obligation to ensure that such other reports are brought to the attention of any recipient of this report.
Societe Generale group maintains and operates effective organisational and administrative arrangements taking all reasonable steps to identify, monitor and manage conflicts of interest. To help the Societe Generale Private Banking Entities to do this, they have put in place a management of conflicts of interest policy designed to prevent conflicts of interest giving rise to a material risk of damage to the interests of SGPB clients. For further information, SGPB clients can refer to the management of conflicts of interests policy, which was provided to them by the SGPB entity of which they are clients.
This document, which is subject to modifications, is provided for information purposes only and has no legal value.
This material has been prepared for information purposes only and is not intended to provide investment advice nor any other investment service. The document does not constitute and under no circumstances should it be considered in whole or in part as an offer, a personal recommendation or advice from any of the Societe Generale Private Banking entities, regarding investment in the asset classes mentioned therein. The information in this document does not constitute legal, tax or accounting advice.
Some products and services might not be available in all Societe Generale Private Banking entities. Their availability in your jurisdiction may be restricted depending on local laws and tax regulations. You should be aware that the investment to which this material relates may involve numerous risks. The amount of risk may vary but can expose you to a significant risk of losing all of your capital, including a potential unlimited loss. Accordingly these products or services may be reserved only for a certain category of eligible investors such as those who are sophisticated and familiar with these types of investment and who understand the risks involved. Also, they have to comply with Societe Generale Group Tax Code of Conduct. Furthermore, accessing some of these products, services and solutions might be subject to other eligibility conditions. Your private banker is available to discuss these products, services and solutions with you and to check if they can respond to your needs and are suitable for your investor profile.
Accordingly, before making an investment decision, a potential investor , as the case may be and according to the applicable laws, will be questioned by his or her advisor within the Societe Generale Private Banking entity, of which the investor is a client, regarding his eligibility for the envisaged investment, and the compatibility of this investment with his investment profile and objectives. Before any investment, the potential investor should also consult his own independent financial, legal and tax advisers in order to obtain all the financial, legal and tax information which will allow him to appraise the characteristics and the risks of the envisaged investment and the pertinence of the strategies discussed in this document, as well as the tax treatment of the investment, in the light of his own circumstances.
Prior to any investment, a potential investor must be aware of, understand and sign the related contractual and informative information, including documentation relating to risks. The potential investor has to remember that he should not base any investment decision and/or instructions solely on the basis of this document. Any investment may have tax consequences and it is important to bear in mind that the Societe Generale Private Banking entities, do not provide tax advice. A potential investor should seek independent tax advice (where necessary).
Investment in some of the asset classes described in this document may not be authorised in certain countries, or may be restricted to certain categories of investors. It is the responsibility of any person in possession of this document to be aware of and to observe all applicable laws and regulations of relevant jurisdictions. This document is not intended to be distributed to people or in jurisdictions where such distribution is restricted or illegal. It is not to be published or distributed in the United States of America and cannot be made available directly or indirectly in the United States of America or to any U.S. person.
The price and value of investments and the income derived from them can go down as well as up. Changes in inflation, interest rates and exchange rates may have adverse effects on the value, price and income of investments issued in a different currency from that of the client. The simulations and examples included in this document are provided for informational and illustration purposes alone. The present information may change with market fluctuations, and the information and views reflected in this document may change. The Societe Generale Private Banking entities disclaim any responsibility for the updating or revising of this document. The document’s only aim is to offer information to investors, who will take their investment decisions without relying solely on this document. The Societe Generale Private Banking entities disclaim all responsibility for direct or indirect losses related to any use of this document or its content. The Societe Generale Private Banking entities do not offer no implicit or explicit guarantees as to the accuracy or exhaustiveness of the information or as to the profitability or performance of the asset classes, countries and markets concerned.
The historical data, information and opinions provided herein have been obtained from, or are based upon, external sources that the Societe Generale Private Banking entities believe to be reliable, but which have not been independently verified. The Societe Generale Private Banking entities shall not be liable for the accuracy, relevance or exhaustiveness of this information. Information about past performance is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. Investment value is not guaranteed and the value of investments may fluctuate. Estimates of future performance are based on assumptions that may not be realised.
This document is confidential. It is intended exclusively for the person to whom it is given, and may not be communicated or notified to any third party (with the exception of external advisors, on the condition they themselves respect this confidentiality undertaking). It may not be copied in whole or in part without the prior written consent of the relevant Societe Generale Private Banking entity.
Specific warnings per jurisdiction
France: Unless otherwise expressly indicated, this document is issued and distributed by Societe Generale, a French bank authorised and supervised by the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution, located at 61, rue Taitbout, 75436 Paris Cedex 09 under the prudential supervision of the European Central Bank- ECB, and registered at ORIAS as an insurance intermediary under the number 07 022 493 orias.fr. Societe Generale is a French Société Anonyme with its registered address at 29 boulevard Haussman, 75009 Paris, with a capital of EUR 1,009,380,011.25 on 31 March 2016 and unique identification number 552 120 222 R.C.S. Paris. Further details are available on request or can be found at www.privatebanking.societegenerale.fr.
The Bahamas: This document has been distributed in The Bahamas to its private clients by Societe Generale Private Banking (Bahamas) Ltd., an entity duly licensed and regulated by the Securities Commission of the Bahamas (the “Securities Commission”). This document is not intended for distribution to persons or entities that are Bahamian citizens or that have been designated as residents of The Bahamas under the Exchange Control Regulations, 1956 of The Bahamas. This document is not, is not intended to be, and under no circumstances is to be construed as a distribution of any securities in The Bahamas. Neither the Securities Commission nor any similar authority in The Bahamas has reviewed or in any way passed upon this document or the merits of the securities described, or any representations made herein.
Belgium: This document has been distributed in Belgium by Societe Generale Private Banking SA/NV, a Belgian credit institution according to Belgian law and controlled and supervised by the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) and the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA), and under the prudential supervision of the European Central Bank- ECB. Societe Generale Private Banking SA/NV is registered as an insurance broker at the FSMA under the number 61033A. Societe Generale Private Banking SA/NV has its registered address at 9000 Ghent, Kortrijksesteenweg 302, registered at the RPM Ghent, under the number VAT BE 0415.835.337. Further details are available on request or can be found at www.privatebanking.societegenerale.be.
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Luxembourg: This document has been distributed in Luxembourg by Societe Generale Bank and Trust (“SGBT”), a credit institution which is authorised and regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, under the prudential supervision of the European Central Bank- ECB, and whose head office is located at 11 avenue Emile Reuter – L 2420 Luxembourg. Further details are available on request or can be found at www.sgbt.lu. No investment decision whatsoever may result from solely reading this document. SGBT accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of information contained in this document. SGBT accepts no liability or otherwise in respect of actions taken by recipients on the basis of this document only and SGBT does not hold itself out as providing any advice, particularly in relation to investment services. The opinions, views and forecasts expressed in this document (including any attachments thereto) reflect the personal views of the author(s) and do not reflect the views of any other person or SGBT unless otherwise mentioned. SGBT has neither verified nor independently analysed the information contained in this document. The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier has neither verified nor analysed the information contained in this document.
Monaco: the present document is distributed in Monaco by Societe Generale Private Banking (Monaco) S.A.M ., located 13, 15 Bd des Moulins, 98000 Monaco, Principality of Monaco, governed by the 'Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution' and the 'Commission de Contrôle des Activités Financières'. The Financial products marketed in Monaco can be reserved for qualified investors in accordance with Law No. 1339 of 07/09/2007 and Sovereign Ordinance No 1.285 of 10/09/2007. Further details are available upon request or on www.privatebanking.societegenerale.mc.
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This document (i) does not provide any opinion or recommendation about a company or a security, or (ii) has been prepared outside of Switzerland for the « Private banking ». Therefore, the Directives of the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) on the Independence of Financial Research do not apply to this document.
This document has not been prepared by SGPBS. SGPBS has neither verified nor independently analyzed the information contained in this document. SGPBS accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of information contained in this document. The opinions, views and forecasts expressed in this document reflect the personal views of the relevant author(s) and shall not engage SGPBS' liability.
This document is not a prospectus within the meaning of articles 652a and 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations.
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Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros is part of the wealth management arm of the Societe Generale Group, Societe Generale Private Banking. Societe Generale is a French bank authorised in France by the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution, located at 61, rue Taitbout, 75436 Paris Cedex 09, and under the prudential supervision of the European Central Bank - ECB. It is also authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Further information on the SGPB Hambros Group including additional legal and regulatory details can be found on www.kleinworthambros.com
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