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- You may receive U.S.-Originated Research only in connection with your role as investment adviser and portfolio manager for other investors and investment funds that are Clients of yours (“Manager Clients”).;
- Any Manager Client for whom you use U.S.-Originated Research (a) is not a pension or employee benefit plan subject to the U.S. Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), nor a person or entity subject to the retirement plan provisions of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) nor an entity whose underlying assets are subject to such laws, and (b) is not a governmental, church or non-U.S. plan that is subject to any law that is substantially similar to the "prohibited transaction" rules of ERISA or the Code;
- You are required under Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments and amending Directive 2002/92/EC and Directive 2011/61/EU, as implemented by the European Union member states (including, where applicable, any implementation of such regulation into the laws of the United Kingdom as from 1st January 2021) ("MiFID II”) , either directly or by contractual obligation, to pay for U.S.-Originated Research from your own money, from a separate research payment account funded with your clients’ money or a combination of the two; and
- Neither DBSI nor Deutsche Bank are not acting as investment advisers to you or the Manager Clients in connection with the U.S.-Originated Research.
Hong Kong Licensing Restrictions on Futures
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