GOVERNANCE

Copia Investment Partners Ltd (Copia) is an Australian public company. It holds an Australian Financial Services Licence No 229316, which permits it to act as a responsible entity for retail managed investment funds and as a trustee for wholesale schemes.

Copia has appointed the following as its authorised representatives:

  • Chester Asset Management Pty Ltd – Authorised Representative (AR) No: 001254467
  • Julian Bernard Kingsley Sutton – AR No: 000422206
  • OC Funds Management Pty Ltd – AR No: 001271226
  • OC Microcap Pty Ltd – AR No: 001271227
  • Ralton Asset Management Pty Ltd – AR No: 001271225
  • Vertium Asset Management Pty Ltd – AR No: 001258758

The following investment managers are established as business units within Copia:

  • Chester Asset Management
  • OC Funds Management
  • Ralton Asset Management
  • Vertium Asset Management

Copia has seven registered managed investment funds, each established by a registered trust deed and offered through a product disclosure statement:

  • Chester High Conviction Fund
  • Copia Cash Management Fund
  • OC Dynamic Equity Fund
  • OC Micro-Cap Fund
  • OC Premium Small Companies Fund
  • Odey International Fund
  • Vertium Equity Income Fund

Copies of the Fund constitutions are available on request.

For the Odey International Fund, all scheme assets are invested in the Odey Swan Fund, which is managed by Odey Asset Management LLP (Odey). Odey is not part of the Copia Group.

For the Copia Cash Management Fund, all scheme assets are invested in the MCTDF Fund, which is managed by Mutual Limited. Mutual Limited is not part of the Copia Group.

The Copia board established a Compliance Committee to oversee registered scheme operations.

Copia has also appointed advisers, Compliance & Risk Services Pty Ltd, to help it to meet its legal and regulatory obligations.

Ernst and Young (E&Y) audits both Copia and its registered schemes. E&Y also undertakes a GS007 assurance audit for the OC Funds Management business involved in providing mandate services under contract to financial institutions.

This policy governs the handling of all personal information in the possession of any Copia Australian related body corporate or affiliate.

1. What personal information does Copia collect?

If you have a relationship with Copia, it will collect, use and store any personal information you provide or that Copia gathers through your use of the Copia website. Copia may gather personal information from third parties, including, but not limited to, financial advisers, fund managers or other financial intermediaries. If a third party provides Copia with your personal information, we assume you have provided your consent to that third party. If you have any enquiries about Copia obtaining personal information from a third party, you should approach the relevant third party.

The personal information you provide will enable Copia to identify you and ascertain any other related information required to enable Copia to provide financial products and services. If you do not provide any of the information we request, we may not be able to provide you with the required services.

2. How will Copia use your personal information?

Copia will take reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. In most circumstances, your personal information will be used to:

  • provide you with a financial or related service
  • monitor the quality of the service that we provide to you
  • improve, enhance and further our services
  • offer you further services, which may include using your information for marketing purposes, or
  • comply with regulatory or legal requirements. These laws and regulations include, but are not limited to, the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), the Proceeds of Crime Act (1987) and the Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988.

In providing you with services, Copia will share your personal information with its funds’ administration and custody services providers. These providers are prohibited from using your personal information other than to honour their contractual obligations with Copia.

3. Storage of your personal information

Your personal information will be stored in a secure environment in writing, electronically or both. You may obtain further details by contacting our Privacy Officer.

4. Access to your personal information

If you want to know exactly what personal information Copia holds about you, you may view this information by contacting our Privacy Officer:

Sam Cole
P +61 3 9602 3199
E scole@copiapartners.com.au

We may charge a reasonable fee for access to this information. If you note that any information held by Copia is outdated, incorrect or incomplete, you may ask Copia to update its records. You may also contact the Privacy Officer if you have any questions regarding our compliance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) or if you want to make a complaint about our handling of your personal information.

5. Disclosure of personal information

You acknowledge and agree that your personal information may be disclosed to any of the following:

  • Any regulatory body that governs the conduct of Copia including, but not limited to, the Australian Securities & Investment Commission.
  • Under the Anti- Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006, Copia may be required to provide information to the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre.
  • Related bodies corporate of Copia whether in Australia or any overseas jurisdiction.
  • A third party supplying a service to Copia.

7. Copia website

Many websites accessed by you, may utilise ‘cookies’. A cookie is an electronic mechanism that can trace access and use information. If you use Copia’s website, you consent to the use of cookies by Copia. Any personal information obtained by the use of cookies is utilised solely to enhance Copia’s products and services.

By using this website, you agree to be subject to its Terms and Conditions.

1. Access for persons from within Australia only

This website is only for the use of persons accessing the website from within Australia. The products and services described in this website are only available to persons accessing the website from within Australia.

2. No investment advice provided to you

This information in this website does not constitute personal investment advice and does not consider your investment objectives, financial situation or investment needs.

You should assess whether the financial products and services referred to on this website are suitable for your investment objectives, financial situation and investment needs. You should do this before making an investment decision based on the information on this website. You can either make this assessment yourself or seek the assistance of an adviser.

The information on this website does not constitute a recommendation to invest in any financial products or services offered by Copia.

3. Investment performance

Copia does not guarantee any rate of return, the performance of any investment or the repayment of capital from any investment. All investments are subject to risks. Risks include delays in repayment and loss of income or invested capital.

4. Disclaimer and limitation of liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, Copia will not be liable in any way for any loss or damage suffered by you through the use of, or access to, this website, or our failure to provide this website. Liability for negligence, breach of contract or contravention of any law as a result of our failure to provide this website or any part of it, or for any problems with this website, which cannot be lawfully excluded, is limited, at Copia’s option to the maximum extent permitted by law, to resupplying this website or any part of it to you, or to paying for the resupply of this website or any part of it to you.

5. General conditions

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the law in force in the state of Victoria, and the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria and courts of appeal from them for determining any dispute concerning the Terms and Conditions.

These Terms and Condition can be modified at any time by Copia and you agree to continue to be bound by these Terms and Conditions as modified. Copia will give you notice of these changes by publishing revised Terms and Conditions on this website – we will not separately notify you of these changes.

If the whole or any part of a provision of these Terms and Conditions are void, unenforceable or illegal within a jurisdiction, that part is severed for that jurisdiction and the remainder of the Terms and Conditions remain in force and effect and the validity or enforceability of the remaining Terms and Conditions are not affected. This clause has no effect if the severance alters the basic nature of the Terms and Conditions or is contrary to public policy.

6. Copyright

Except where necessary for viewing the information on this website on your browser, or as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) or other applicable laws or these Terms and Conditions, no information on this website may be reproduced, adapted, uploaded to a third party, linked to, framed, performed in public, distributed or transmitted in any form by any process without our specific written consent or, in the case of third party material, from the owner of the copyright in that material.