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Due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers this investment to be high risk.
You could lose all the money you invest
If the business you invest in fails, you are likely to lose 100% of the money you invested.
You are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong
Protection from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), in relation to claims against failed regulated firms, does not cover poor investment performance. Try the FSCS investment protection checker here.
Protection from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) does not cover poor investment performance. If you have a complaint against an FCA-regulated firm, FOS may be able to consider it. Learn more about FOS protection here.
You won’t get your money back quickly
Even if the business you invest in is successful, it may take several years to get your money back.
The most likely way to get your money back is if the business is bought by another business or lists its shares on a public stock market. These events are not common.
You may have the opportunity to sell your investment through Asset Match’s platform, but there is no guarantee that you will find a buyer at the price you are willing to sell.
If you are investing in a start-up business, you should not expect to get your money back through dividends. Start-up businesses rarely pay these.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
Putting all your money into a single business or type of investment for example, is risky. Spreading your money across different investments makes you less dependent on any one to do well.
The value of your investment can be reduced
The percentage of the business that you own will decrease if the business issues more shares. This could mean that the value of your investment reduces, depending on how much the business grows. Companies that require additional capital for growth, financing or acquisitions may issue multiple rounds of shares.
These new shares could have additional rights that your shares don’t have, such as the right to receive a fixed dividend, which could further reduce your chances of getting a return on your investment.
If you are interested in learning more about how to protect yourself, visit the FCA’s website here.
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Investments in small companies carry a high level of risk and you may not get your money back. The opportunities to buy and sell investments on the site are not frequent, sometimes only annually. Past performance is not a guide to future returns.
Asset Match Limited (Asset Match) is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), with firm reference number 579310.
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Total remuneration in respect of the year ended 31st December 2022: £375k
Number of employees: 7
Fixed remuneration: £305k
Variable remuneration: £70k
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