Protecting your assets

Raymond James administers your accounts, and we have an arrangement with Pershing Securities Limited (PSL) to act as custodian for your investments.

Pershing Securities Limited – Key facts:

> Pershing is part of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, one of the world’s strongest financial institutions, with $45.7 trillion in client assets* under custody and/or administration.

> In compliance with the Financial Conduct Authority’s Client Asset Rules, your investments are held on trust in accounts segregated from Pershingʼs own assets. In other words, they are ring-fenced from Pershingʼs own corporate assets. Therefore, in the unlikely event of default by Pershing, your assets would be allocated to you as the beneficial owner.

> In addition, the FCAʼs Client Asset Rules require Pershing to perform regular checks to verify that investor assets held in trust are accurately recorded.

> In the unlikely event that Pershing had failed to properly apply the FCAʼs Client Asset Rules and had also defaulted on its obligations, eligible investors would be
able to make a claim to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for any assets lost by Pershing. The FSCS provides cover up to £85,000 per eligible
claimant for investments.

> Pershing also has additional insurance policies in force to protect against financial loss caused by events such as forgery, fraudulent alteration and computer crime.

*As at 30 September 2023

Note: Investor Account Protection Does Not Cover Investment Risk

Investor Account Protection Factsheet

This factsheet details the measures in place to ensure security of clients’ assets, including strength and stability of the Pershing Securities Limited.