Capitalised terms used on this webpage have the same meaning given to them in the Prospectus of Fundsmith SICAV.
If you are a Shareholder in any Sub-fund of the SICAV and these Shares are registered in your name on the relevant Shareholder register, you will have certain Shareholder rights which you can exercise. This may include rights to dividends declared by the SICAV or to a proportion of net proceeds on the liquidation of the SICAV.
The SICAV draws the investors’ attention to the fact that any investor will only be able to fully exercise his investor rights directly against the SICAV, notably the right to participate in general meetings of shareholders, if the investor is registered himself and in his own name in the register of shareholders of the SICAV. In cases where an investor invests in the SICAV through an intermediary investing into the SICAV in his own name but on behalf of the investor, it may not always be possible for the investor to exercise certain shareholder rights directly against the SICAV. Investors are advised to take advice on their rights.
More details on Shareholder rights are set out in the Prospectus and Articles of the SICAV.
Investor rights under your contract with the SICAV
As an investor in the SICAV, and depending on how you invested, you may have certain investor rights arising under contract between yourself and the SICAV.
For further details on these rights, please refer in particular to the Prospectus and to the contractual documentation which you completed in order to make your investment in the SICAV.
Additional investor rights arising from local laws
Depending on how you invested in the SICAV, you may be entitled to avail of certain domestic protections and rights to compensation claims deriving from your local legislation. For further details on such rights please refer to your local investor compensation website, if available.
In the event you perceive you have suffered a loss, you may have a right to seek redress on a collective basis through a collective redress mechanism which has been made available in your local jurisdiction. The availability of access to a local collective redress mechanism will depend on the jurisdiction you are based in and the location of the contract formed with the SIACV and how you invested in the SICAV. For further details on such rights please refer to the website of your local regulator.
The European Union has introduced legislation to support the ability for consumers to take representative action across the EU. This piece of legislation was in principle due to be implemented into local law by the end of December 2022. However, this collective redress mechanism has not yet been implemented in all jurisdictions. We will update this summary with further rights as they arise in due course.