1. Data controller
Simplicity AB, corporate identity number 556611-4723, is the data controller of all your personal data within the Simplicity group.
You can contact us in the following ways:
– via e-mail email@example.com
– via mail to Simplicity AB, Södra Hamnvägen 12, 432 44 Varberg, Sweden.
2. What personal data we collect
Personal data is in most cases collected directly from you or generated as part of the use of our services and products. Additional information which might be required to keep information up to date or to verify information we collect may also be collected.
The personal data we collect can be grouped into the following categories:
– Contact information: Addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and in some cases additional information such as home country if foreign address.
– Identification information: Name and national identification number.
– Financial information: Type of agreement and transactional data.
– Information related to legal requirements: country of taxation or foreign tax payer reference, customer due diligence with respect to anti-money laundering- and anti-terrorism requirements.
Personal data we may collect from you
We collect information you provide directly to us. New customers are required to state personal data such as personal identification number, name and contact information. We also collect information which you give us through interaction when you, for example, wish to update personal data or execute transactions.
Personal data we collect from third parties
To verify that our information is correct and up to date we collect information from third parties.
Example of sources we use to collect such data is: registers held by governmental agencies such as population registers held by tax authorities, company registration offices, enforcement authorities, EU sanction lists, and registers of individuals in politically exposed positions.
3. Why we use your personal data and the lawful basis for doing so
We collect and use personal data to comply with legal and contractual obligations as well as to provide you with offers and services.
Performance of a contract
The main purpose of our personal data processing is to collect, verify and process personal data prior to entering into a contract with you as well as documenting, administering and completing tasks for the performance of the contract.
Processing personal data also takes place for us to fulfil our obligations under law, other regulations or authority decisions. Examples of processing due to legal obligations:
– Know Your Customer requirements
– Preventing, detecting and investigating money laundering, terrorist financing and fraud
– Bookkeeping regulations
– Reporting to authorities
Personal data is also processed in the context of marketing, product- and customer analyses. The purpose of this processing is marketing and optimization of our customer offerings.
There are situations when we will ask for your consent to process your personal data. These types of consensual agreements may for example be regarding certain types of personal data. You can at any time withdraw such consents.
4. To whom we forward your personal data and geographical location for processing
We also disclose personal data to authorities to the extent we are under statutory obligation to do so. Such authorities include tax authorities, police authorities, enforcement authorities and supervisory authorities in relevant countries.
Under normal circumstances your personal data is only processed within the EEA. In some cases, we may transfer personal data to organizations in countries outside the EEA. Such transfers can be made if any of the following conditions apply:
– The EU Commission has decided that there is as an adequate level of protection in the country in question, or
– Other appropriate safeguards have been taken, or
– That there are exceptions in special situations, such as to fulfill a contract with you or your consent to the specific transfer.
5. How we protect your personal data
Keeping your personal data safe and secure is very important to us. We have therefore taken appropriate measures to safeguard the data we hold from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
6. Your privacy rights
You have the right to, free of charge, request in writing that we disclose which personal data we hold on you and have a copy of the data sent to you. You can request correction of incorrect or incomplete data at any time. You may also have the right to request erasure of data, given there are no legal obligations for us to store the data. Due to the financial sector legislation we are in many cases obliged to retain personal data on you during your customer relationship, and even some time after that to comply with statutory obligations or where processing is carried out to manage legal claims.
In such cases when erasure is not legally possible you have the right to limit the data usage to storage alone.
If you have consented to processing of personal data you can at any time, fully or partially, revoke your consent by contacting us. If you revoke your consent we kindly ask you to note that this does not affect the legality of the processing prior to the consent being revoked.
8. How long we process your personal data
We will keep your data for as long as they are needed for the purposes for which your data was collected and processed or required by laws and regulations.
Examples of situations that require us to store personal data:
– Preventing, detecting and investigating money laundering, terrorist financing and fraud: minimum five years after termination of the business connection or the performance of the individual transaction.
– Bookkeeping regulations: up to ten years.
– Details on performance of an agreement: up to ten years after end of customer relationship to defend against possible claims.
9. Questions or concerns
If you are displeased with our personal data processing we kindly ask you to contact us. Please see section 1 for contact information. You can also lodge a complaint or contact the data protection authority in any of the countries where we provide services or products to you.
Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. The money invested in a fund can both increase and decrease in value and there is no guarantee that you will get back the full amount invested. Value growth depends, among other things, on the future development of the stock markets, interest rates and currencies. Investments in funds that invest in emerging markets may entail additional risks. Information brochures, fund rules and further information is available at Simplicity’s website, or can be received free of charge upon request. Please contact Simplicity on phone +46 (0)340 – 21 95 00 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
About the website
Regarding the material published at Simplicity AB´s website, the following applies:
No information published on the website should be perceived as a recommendation to sell or buy fund units. Simplicity does not provide advice investments. Making investments decisions always involves risk taking, and each such decision is taken independently by the customer on his own responsibility. The information on the website is not intended to be used instead of the professional advice that the individual customer may need.
Although Simplicity makes utmost efforts to obtain information from sources that Simplicity perceive as reliable, Simplicity cannot guarantee that the information available on the website is accurate, reliable nor complete.
All information, services and offers on the website is intended solely for individuals and companies with legal residence in Sweden, Norway and Luxembourg. No material on this website is thus directed towards individuals or companies with legal residency in USA, Canada, Japan, Australia or any other country where the publishing or accessibility of the material found on the website is prohibited or the permissibility is limited in any way.
Swedish law applies to information provided on this website and on agreements reached online at simplicity.se, and any disputes relating thereto shall ultimately be settled in Swedish court.
Regarding investment advice
Simplicity AB does not provide such financial advisory services as described in the Swedish Financial Advice to Consumers Act (2003:862), nor does Simplicity AB provide such investment advice as described in the Swedish Investment Funds Act (2004:46). Simplicitys primary business is active fund management.
The information on this website and in Simplicity’s information material is not intended to be advisable. The information is general information about investments via Simplicity AB. Financial advising is not within the scope of Simplicity’s business operations.
In order to determine what is appropriate for you, an individual counseling is required which includes an analysis of your financial circumstances and your preferences. In these cases reference is made to expertise in financial advisory services.
The company board has established internal guidelines for the handling of complaints. The guidelines will be sent free of charge to customers upon request.
A complaint is defined as a customer who is dissatisfied with a financial service or product and the company is unable to meet the customers’ requests. In this context, general discontent is not considered a complaint. Complaints should be submitted in writing to the company’s Complaints Manager. Complaints are submitted free of charge to Simplicity.
The processing time for complaints is normally 14 days. Should the complaint require further investigation or processing Simplicity will notify the customer within 14 days. If you as a customer are not satisfied with Simplicitys handling of your complaint then you should contact, in the first instance, the Consumers’ Bank & Finance Bureau (Konsumenternas Bank- och finansbyrå) for guidance. You can also contact the municipality (Kommunens) consumer adviser for guidance, or contact the Consumer Complaints (ARN) or civil courts to ask to have your case reviewed.
Ulf Ingemarson is responsible for complaints and claims at Simplicity AB.
Södra Hamnvägen 12
432 44 Varberg
On behalf of the fund shareholders and for the funds, Simplicity AB exercises an ownership role in the companies in which the fund company has chosen to invest. The ownership role shall be exercised exclusively in the common interest of the fund shareholders. Simplicity’s actions in ownership issues thus aim to increase the long-term risk-adjusted return on each fund’s assets and to ensure that the portfolio companies are managed in a professional, responsible, and sustainable manner.
Against this background, Simplicity’s Board of Directors has adopted this policy with principles for how the fund company should act as an owner in the companies in which the fund company’s funds invest.
When exercising ownership, other interests of the fund management company or associated companies must always give way in the event of any conflicts of interest. Consideration of any conflicts of interest that arise shall be handled in accordance with Simplicity’s internal rules on management of conflicts of interest. Ownership involvement shall be conducted in such a way that inside information is avoided to the greatest extent possible. Handling of inside information is regulated in Simplicity’s guidelines regarding detection and prevention of market abuse.
By accessing relevant information such as published financial information, external analysis, press releases and other relevant market channels, Simplicity monitors and follows the ongoing development in the companies in which the fund company has invested. This includes the financial and non-financial performance of the portfolio companies, its risks, strategies, social and environmental impacts.
In cases where the fund company deems active ownership involvement to be in the interest of fund shareholders and that there is an opportunity to influence, the fund company shall exercise its ownership influence. Simplicity shall primarily exercise an active ownership role through dialogues with representatives of the holdings. Dialogues are held by the fund company’s fund managers or other appropriate representative of the fund company. If the outcome of the dialogue is unsatisfactory, Simplicity may, when appropriate, escalate its involvement to include influence at general meetings of shareholders. Participation in general meetings is carried out in the most appropriate manner at the discretion of the fund company’s fund managers. As a rule, proxy advisors are not used. In connection with participation in the general meeting, any lent shares in the holding in question are recalled. A further step in an escalation process is to divest the holding if deemed appropriate by each fund’s respective management.
Ownership involvement can also be accomplished in collaboration with other shareholders. Collaborations can take place through the fund company actively seeking out other shareholders in the company in question, through broad communication in media or the fund company’s website, or through engagements that other shareholders contact Simplicity about.
Simplicity’s ownership involvement also includes participation in nomination committees when appropriate. The fund company’s participation in nomination committees shall be based on the fund company’s ownership in the portfolio company and the investment’s long-term nature. Companies where Simplicity has a relatively large ownership stake through an expected long-term investment, the fund company shall, as a general rule, accept proposals for participation in nomination committees. Information about Simplicity’s current shareholder engagement is communicated on the fund company’s website.
Simplicity has signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), which is a voluntary framework consisting of six principles to include environmental, social and governance aspects in the investment process and in ownership practices. Simplicity seeks investments in well-managed companies and, according to Simplicity, sustainable action is a prerequisite for long-term success. For this reason, Simplicity has adopted a policy for responsible investments that addresses how Simplicity should act in these matters. If a company in any of the funds’ portfolios is found to violate international norms regarding the environment, human rights or corruption, Simplicity, as a responsible owner, tries to influence the companies in a more sustainable direction through dialogue. In cases where the dialogue does not lead to a positive change or when the company is deemed unwilling to make a positive change, Simplicity may choose to divest the holding. For further information on how Simplicity works with responsible investments, please refer to the company’s policy for responsible investments.
The fund company’s contact person for ownership issues is CEO Ulf Ingemarson.
Report on shareholder engagement 2022
Simplicity has adopted principles for shareholder engagement that describe how Simplicity exercises an ownership role on behalf of the funds to safeguard the common interests of fund shareholders. Thus, in 2022, Simplicity’s actions in ownership issues have been aimed at increasing the long-term risk-adjusted return on each fund’s assets and to promote professional, responsible, and sustainable governance of companies in which the funds have invested.
During the year, the funds’ managers monitored relevant issues and the ongoing development of the portfolio companies by accessing relevant information such as financial information, external analysis, press releases and media reports. In cases where the fund company deems that active ownership involvement is in the common interest of the funds’ shareholders, Simplicity shall exercise its ownership influence. Information about Simplicity’s current shareholder engagement is communicated on the fund company’s website.
Simplicity primarily exercises an active ownership role through dialogues with representatives of the portfolio companies. In cases where Simplicity’s fund managers determine that a dialogue is in the interest of the fund’s shareholders, representatives of the companies are contacted for discussion or clarification. The questions may, for instance, concern the company’s governance, environmental impact, social responsibility, products, services, or specific incidents relating to the holdings’ operations. All contacts are made by the funds’ managers.
Simplicity can also influence companies through participation in general meetings. Participation takes place when participation is in the interests of the funds’ shareholders and there is an opportunity for influence. Participation is based on the fund company’s managers’ assessment, and no voting advisors are used. Since Simplicity has made the assessment that an engagement at a general meeting has been unwarranted based on the fund shareholders’ common interests or that Simplicity’s relative share of the votes in the portfolio holdings has been too small for the opportunity to influence, Simplicity has not participated in general meetings during the year. Simplicity has not participated in any nomination committees as Simplicity’s relative ownership in the holdings has been small and no inquiry for participation has arisen.
Ownership involvement can also take place in collaboration with other shareholders. During the year, Simplicity has been a signatory of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), an initiative for increased measurability, better animal conditions and increased transparency in the food industry. Through the collaboration, which includes 32 investors, companies that Simplicity’s funds have been invested in during the year have been contacted.
Through shareholder engagement, conflicts of interest may arise, for example when a fund manager receives inside information. Management of conflicts of interest and inside information has been handled in accordance with Simplicity’s internal rules.
The Board of Simplicity AB has established a remuneration policy that covers all employees of the fund company. The remuneration policy is designed according to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s regulations.
The remuneration system should promote sound business, effective risk management and counteract excessive risk. The remuneration system shall encourage long-term stability in Simplicitys operations.
The employees at Simplicity AB will be paid a fixed salary. In addition, variable compensation may be payable. The company shall base a performance-based remuneration on employee performance as well as the overall profit and loss account of the affected unit and company. All employees entitled to variable remuneration have a fixed remuneration at a level that makes it possible to set the variable part to zero. Thus, the variable remuneration can be zero for a single individual at low profitability or deficiencies in goal achievement.
For an employee who exercise or could exercise a non-immaterial influence at the overall risk level for the company, a so called specially regulated individual, at least 40% of the variable renumeration payment shall be postponed for at least three years. For specially regulated individuals whose variable remuneration is considerably high, at least 60% of the payment shall be postoned for at least three years. The company may disburse or transfer the postponed remuneration once a year, evenly distributed over the time the remuneration has been postponed.
In such cases where the company board intend to grant and pay variable remunerations the company shall always take into account how these variable remunerations payments could affect the companys long-term performance. When the company agrees on the basis for remunerations, the company shall take into account that the overall results could be affected by both current and future risks. In its performance measurement the company shall take into account the acutal costs associated with holding capital and liquidity that follows concerning the operations that the performance measurement pertains to.
More information regarding remunerations is available in the funds annual reports and Simplicitys annual report. The fund companys remuneration policy can be obtained free of charge upon request by the funds share owners.
According to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority fund companies shall take all reasonable steps to obtain the best possible execution for the placement of orders with someone else on behalf of the funds. This is with regards to the price, cost, swiftness, probability of execution and liquidation, the seize of the transaction, the nature of the transaction and other essential conditions. To assess the relative significance of these factors, the fund company shall take into account the goal, investment focus and risk profile for the fund, the nature of the transaction, distinctive properties of the financial instrument that is included in the portfolio transaction and disctinctive properties of the market in which the transaction is made.
Simplicity AB have established internal rules and guidelines for how best possible execution shall be achieved and how counterparties should be evaluated.
The fund company has decided that the factors that carry the most weight in order to always achieve best possible execution for the funds are the price of the instrument, the cost of execution, probability of execution and liquidation as well as the speed of the transaction.
Share owners can obtain the fund companys internal rules regarding best possible execution free of charge.
Conflict of Interests
According to the Swedish Financial Supervisory authorities regulations regarding securities funds, FFFS 2013:9, fund companies shall identify and handle such circumstances which pose or may pose a risk of conflict of interests that entails a risk for share owners or other customers interests in regards to the fund activities conducted within the company.
Simplicity have identified a number of potential conflict of interests that could occur in our business operations. On the occasion of this, Simplicity has established internal rules and guidelines to counteract and avoid conflict of interests. Should conflict of interests occur, the company has set out routines to handle such conflicts in the best way possible.
Please contact our CEO Ulf Ingemarson for questions regarding conflict of interests.
Simplicity has the following control functions:
– Risk Manager (Simon Hansen)
– Compliance (Björn Wendleby, Harvest Advokatbyrå AB)
– Internal audit (Leif Lüsch, Lüsch & Co Revision AB)
Carl Fogelberg at PwC is repsonsible for Simplicitys external audit.
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ), company registration number 502032-9081, acts as depositary for the following mutual funds:
– Simplicity Sverige
– Simplicity Norden
– Simplicity Småbolag Global
– Simplicity Likviditet
– Simplicity Global Corporate Bond
– Simplicity Green Impact
– Simplicity Palma
Swedbank AB (publ), company registration number 502017-7753, acts as depositary for the following mutual funds:
– Simplicity Småbolag Sverige
– Simplicity Företagsobligationer
– Simplicity High Yield
– Simplicity Fastigheter
– Simplicity Nordic Corporate Bond EUR
For further information regarding the depositaries, please see each funds information brochure respectively.
In accordance with MAR, the rules regulating market abuse, Simplicity have designated certain contact persons for the purpose of market soundings. Should the designated contact person not be available, another appropriate fund manager with regards to funds under management may be contacted.
Simplicity are generally positive to receive market soundings. Should Simplicity not wish to receive market soundings in relation to either all potential or particular types of potential transactions, this will be communicated in due course.
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Addendum for Luxembourg Investors
This is supplementary information about your investment in one or more of the funds in which you have expressed an interest. This information must be read in conjunction with the relevant fund’s Prospectus, Key Investor Information Document, application form and our terms and conditions. For full details of the funds on offer, please refer to the Prospectus, which is available on request free of charge by contacting email@example.com. The prospectus (as amended from time to time) sets out the full terms and conditions of your proposed investment. The investment will be governed by the law of Sweden.
For the full addendum, please follow the link below.
This is a translation of the Swedish website regarding legal information. In case of any discrepancy between the Swedish-language version and any translation thereof, the Swedish-language version shall prevail and the legal information shall be construed in accordance with the Swedish-language version. Before investing in Simplicitys funds, carefully read our fund terms, fund rules and other relevant information. For questions or comments regarding this webiste or other translated material, please contact our backoffice function via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes of This Information
Simplicity AB can, at any time, change the information on this webpage. This webpage shall therefore regularly be controlled when you visit Simplicitys websites.