HELPING YOU MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION
KEY INVESTOR INFORMATION DOCUMENT (KIID)
These documents provide you with key investor information about this fund. They are not marketing material. The information is required by law to help you understand the nature and risks of investing in this fund. You are advised to read them so you can make an informed decision about whether to invest. If you are unsure about the suitability of this fund, please consult a financial adviser.
VALUE ASSESSMENT DOCUMENT
The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has introduced new rules designed to ensure all asset managers are acting in their investors’ best interest and, as a result, delivering value. Whilst this is not, for us, anything new, the FCA has prescribed the factors to be assessed, and instructed that we produce this document to outline our approach and conclusions.
OTHER REGULATORY DOCUMENTS
The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") is the UK's independent financial services regulator. It requires us, Fundsmith LLP, to give you this important information to assist you in your investment decision.
STEWARDSHIP, PROXY VOTING AND RESPONSIBLE INVESTING
Part of our role as an investment manager is to engage with investee companies in order to satisfy ourselves that they are acting in the best interests of shareholders. Shareholder engagement is fully integrated into our investment strategy and processes, from our initial research, pre-investment due diligence through to the ongoing monitoring of investee companies.
The Responsible Investment Policy sets out what we mean by responsible investment and how we integrate ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors into our investment process.
UK Stewardship Code 2020
The Stewardship Report is submitted as part of our application to the FRC’s ‘UK Stewardship Code 2020’. Our application is pending approval. We are not signatories to the 2020 Code until our application has been accepted and the FRC’s list of signatories published. We remain a signatory to the 2012 Code.
READY TO APPLY?
APPLICATION FORMS – ISA AND JUNIOR ISA
These application forms are for UK residents wishing to utilize their ISA or JISA allowances with Fundsmith.
APPLICATION FORM – NON-ISA (UK)
This form is to be used if you wish to invest into the Fundsmith Sustainable Equity Fund outside of an ISA (Non-ISA) and are resident in the UK. Investments will be placed into the T Class shares.
APPLICATION FORM – NON-ISA (OVERSEAS INVESTORS)
This form is for Overseas Individual Investors wishing to invest into the Fundsmith Equity Sustainable Fund.
APPLICATION FORM - CORPORATES AND ENTITIES
These forms are for Corporate/Other Entities (e.g. Pensions, Private Companies, Trusts, Charities etc.) wishing to invest in the Fundsmith Equity Fund and/or Fundsmith Sustainable Equity Fund.
You must first complete the Account Opening Form and provide the required Anti-Money Laundering documents for us to review and process your application. If the application is successful, you will receive an account number and may then submit a Dealing Form.
We have also provided a link to the latest version of the Wolfsberg Questionnaire for those Entities that are required to provide one. Please note that the form must be signed and dated by the MLRO, or equivalent Financial Crime Compliance Senior Manager.
APPLICATION FORMS - ADDITIONAL PERMITTED SUBSCRIPTION (APS)
These forms can be used to open an APS ISA with Fundsmith. They can also be used to transfer an APS allowance, invest cash or transfer ‘in-specie’ into the Fundsmith APS ISA. We recommend that you read the General Guidance document before completing any forms.
TRANSFER FORMS - ISA
If you wish to transfer your ISA, JISA or CTF from another ISA manager, please use the relevant form.
TRANSFER FORMS – NON-ISA
If you wish to move your units in-specie from one account to another, you will need to complete a Stock Transfer Form. We also have some guidance notes to help you complete the form.
SHARE CLASS AND FUND SWITCH FORM
If you wish to switch share class, or move your holdings from one fund to another, please use the form below.
FORMS FOR EXISTING INVESTORS
If you wish to make an ad-hoc withdrawal, please complete a Form of Renunciation. If you wish to withdraw a portion of your investment on a regular basis as ‘income’, please use the Regular Withdrawal Form.
If you wish to change your address, add bank details to an account for settlement purposes or add a monthly Direct Debit, then please use the relevant form. Please note, a monthly Direct Debit may only be setup using a UK Bank account.
HOW WE'RE DOING
Reports & Accounts
Letters to Shareholders
Complaints Handling Process