Investor Protection

We believe that our most important responsibility to all our clients is to ensure the safety and security of the assets entrusted to us - both shares and cash.

With this in mind, we have put in place a policy with a major insurance company, which provides substantial protection in addition to that offered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

In general terms, as a client you will enjoy the following types of protection of your assets:-

Regulatory Protection

Regulatory Protection - Under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), in the unlikely event that any of the banks that we use is declared in default, each individual client is entitled to up to a total of £85,000 (or £150,000 for joint accounts) in compensation for losses across all their deposits per institution.

The FSCS also provides clients of Jarvis (and other organisations regulated by the FCA), compensation of up to £50,000 per investor per firm for investments. The amounts covered under this scheme are revised from time to time. Further information can be found on the FSCS website at www.fscs.org.uk.

Additional Protection

In addition to the regulatory protection, under the FSCS, our professional indemnity policy provides protection against loss arising in the event of negligence, fraud or misappropriation. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) dictates the terms and conditions of the policy and the level of protection to Jarvis.

This protection would only come into play if a financial loss was incurred.

In the unlikely event that Jarvis ceased trading for any reason, creditors would not have any claim on client assets, either cash or stocks.

Client Money

All client money is placed within client money bank accounts - this means that your money is segregated from our own funds, in line with the FCA's client money rules. The banks where client money is placed are subject to due diligence checking in order to ensure the security of your funds - this includes only placing funds with banks that are covered by the FSCS. We may place client funds within term deposits that require a notice of up to 95 days for withdrawal - this will not affect your ability to deal on funds deposited with us.

Client Assets

All assets are either held directly through our Nominee company (JIM Nominees Ltd) or with external custodians, in line with the FCA's custody rules. This means your investments are identifiable as client assets. Your investments may be pooled with the investments of other clients at external parties, however, we maintain detailed records of beneficial ownership.

Controls

Our internal system maintains detailed records of beneficial ownership of both client money & assets. As well as the built in functionality within our systems, we carry out a number of procedural controls in order to ensure accuracy of these records. We also have a Compliance Committee that meet on a regular basis in order to ensure compliance with the FCA's client money and custody rules. The Committee's actions are overseen by our Board, who receive reports from the Committee at each Board meeting.

X-O is a trading name of Jarvis Investment Management Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, a member of the London Stock Exchange and an HMRC authorised ISA manager. Registered office: 78 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8BS. Registered in England no. 1844601. VAT registration no. 680 0400 74.