Fundsmith Equity Fund – Complaints Handling Process Summary
If you have a complaint we will do our best to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. We will consider your complaint carefully, investigate it impartially and are committed to treating you fairly and reasonably.
How to Complain
If you have a complaint please contact us by phone, email or letter using the details below:
PO Box 10846,
Phone: 0330 123 1815.
Please note that telephone conversations may be recorded. Copies of telephone recordings and communications are available on request for a period of 5 years and, where requested by the FCA, for a period of up to 7 years.
Summary of the Complaints Handling Process
All complaints are recorded and then independently assessed and investigated by specialist staff with appropriate experience who have not been directly involved in the subject matter of the complaint. You will be kept informed of progress throughout the process.
Wherever possible we will seek to investigate and resolve the complaint promptly. Where the complaint is resolved within 3 business days of its receipt, we will send you a Summary Resolution Communication explaining how the complaint has been resolved and providing information on your rights to refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service if you remain dissatisfied.
If it will take longer to resolve your complaint, we will provide you with an acknowledgement letter within 5 business days of receipt of your complaint. We will keep you informed of progress and may ask you to provide further information to assist us in the investigation of the complaint. We try to resolve all complaints within 8 weeks but if this is not possible we will write to you to explain the delay and when we expect to be able to complete the investigation. Once our investigation is complete we will send you a Final Resolution Letter. This will set out our assessment of the complaint and our response to it, including any remedial action or offer of redress where this is appropriate. We will also provide you with information on your rights to refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service if you remain dissatisfied.
The Financial Ombudsman Service is a free and independent service for resolving disputes between eligible customers and financial services institutions.
Financial Ombudsman Service:
Telephone: 08000 234 567 or 0300 1239 123
South Quay Plaza
183 Marsh Wall
London E14 9SR
If you acquired your investment via the online dealing facility on our website, you may also lodge a complaint through the EU Commission's Online Dispute Resolution portal at: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/main/?event=main.home.show