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Terms of use

The purpose of this Website is to provide corporate information about the US business of AXA Investment Managers (“AXA IM”), a multi-expert investment management company, which includes AXA Rosenberg Investment Management LLC (“Rosenberg Equities”) and AXA Investment Managers Inc. (“AXA IM Inc.”), both SEC-registered investment advisers (AXA IM’s US business, collectively, “AXA IM US”).

AXA IM publishes and hosts this Website on behalf of AXA IM US. AXA Investment Managers is a “société anonyme” incorporated under the laws of France, registered with the Corporate and Trade Registry of Nanterre under the number 393 051 826 RCS Nanterre, with its registered office located at Cœur Défense Tour B – La Défense 4, 100 Esplanade du Général de Gaulle, 92400 Courbevoie, France. When you use this Website, you also accept that such use and any information on the Website will be governed by French law and that any dispute arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website or the information on it will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the French courts.

AXA IM US does not claim that content within this Website is appropriate or available to use in all locations. As such, you are not entitled to access this Website if doing so would involve a breach of law by you or AXA IM US/AXA IM in any country. Due to the global nature of the internet, you also agree to comply with all local rules with respect to your online conduct, including all laws, rules, codes and regulations of the country in which you reside and the country from which you access this Website.

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Certain statements included in both the SEC Materials and other public disclosures of AXA IM US contained on this site are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The most significant of such factors include, but are not limited to, the following: the performance of financial markets, the investment performance of AXA IM US’s sponsored investment products and separately managed accounts, general economic conditions, future acquisitions, competitive conditions, and government regulations, including changes in tax rates.  AXA IM US cautions readers to carefully consider such factors. Further, such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made; AXA IM US undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

The use of certain sections of this Website may be subject to further special terms of use, which are indicated on the pages concerned. These special terms are an integral part of the terms of use of this Website.

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Information given for purely informative purposes

All data and information featured on this website are provided for informative purposes only. Such data and information do not represent, and should not be construed as representing, a solicitation, an offer, or a recommendation to buy or sell an investment or to take part in any other transaction. It cannot either be construed as investment advice from AXA IM UK or any other affiliated companies and has no legal or contractual value.

Information on this website has been obtained from reputable, reliable sources, but neither AXA IM UK nor any affiliated companies provide any warranties or guarantees over its accuracy.
More generally, despite the efforts made by AXA IM UK to gather and confirm all information, AXA IM cannot give any representation, warranty or undertaking of any nature, whether express or implied, as to the accuracy, up-to-date character, completeness or the quality or reliability of the information available on the website. Information on this website may be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice.
You agree that AXA IM is not liable for any direct or indirect consequences arising out of or in connection with the use of such information.

All data and information featured on this Website are provided by AXA IM US for purely informative purposes. Such data and information do not represent, or be construed as representing, a solicitation, an offer, or a recommendation by AXA IM US to buy or sell an investment, a service or to take part in any other transaction. It cannot either be construed as investment advice from AXA IM US or any other affiliated companies and has no legal or contractual value.

Some sections of this Website contain information, studies, analyses and comments on investment strategies, financial markets, economic trends, etc. This information is aimed solely at professionals and is not aimed at individuals.

Decisions based on information contained on this Website are the sole responsibility of the user, and in exchange for using this Website, the user agrees to hold AXA IM/AXA IM US harmless against any claims for damages arising from any decisions that the user makes based on such information.

This information has been obtained from reputably reliable sources, but there can be no guarantees over its accuracy, currency or completeness. More generally, despite the efforts made by AXA IM US to gather and confirm all information, AXA IM US cannot give any representation, warranty or undertaking of any nature, whether express or implied, as to the accuracy, up-to-date character, completeness or in general terms the quality or reliability of the information available on the Website. This information may be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice.

In this respect, neither AXA IM/AXA IM US nor any of their affiliates, directors, officers or employees, nor any third-party vendor retained by AXA IM/AXA IM US can be held liable towards the user, so far as this is permitted under French, US or other applicable laws, for any direct or indirect consequences arising out of or in connection with the use of such information.

This site does not provide any investment or tax advice or recommendation

Nothing on this Website constitutes investment advice. Neither the information, nor any opinion contained in this site constitutes a solicitation or offer by AXA IM/AXA IM US or their affiliates to buy or sell any securities, futures, options or other financial instruments, nor shall any such security be offered or sold to any person in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, purchase or sale would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. This Website also does not constitute, and should not be considered to be, tax advice. Depending on each country and local jurisdiction, tax rules are complicated and their impact on a particular individual may differ depending on the individual’s specific circumstances. Investors should consult with their legal or tax advisor regarding their specific situations. Decisions based on information on this Website are the sole responsibility of the user, and in exchange for using this Website, the user agrees to hold AXA IM/AXA IM US harmless against any claims for damages arising from any decisions that the user makes based on such information.

Performance warning

Past performance is not a guide to future performance and no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made regarding future performance. The value of investments and any return from them can go down as well as up. You may not get back the amount originally invested. Some investments discussed on this Website may have a high level of volatility. High-volatility investments may experience sudden and large falls in their value, causing losses when that investment is realized. Those losses may equal your original investment. Indeed, in the case of some investments, the potential losses may exceed the amount of initial investment and, in such circumstances you may be required to pay more money to support those losses. Income yields from investments may fluctuate and, in consequence, initial capital paid to make the investment may be used as part of that income yield. Some investments may not be readily realizable and it may be difficult to sell or realize those investments. Similarly, it may prove difficult for you to obtain reliable information about the value or risks to which such an investment is exposed.

Rosenberg Equities data

Although its investment approach is driven by bottom-up stock selection akin to that of a traditional fundamental investor, Rosenberg Equities seeks to achieve its clients’ investment objectives primarily in reliance on analytical models. The goal of Rosenberg Equities’ systematic approach is not to replicate a perfect “model” portfolio; instead, like other long-term, fundamentally oriented investors, it seeks to create portfolios possessing ex-ante those fundamental and statistically important characteristics reflecting its investment beliefs. Rosenberg Equities’ ability to implement its investment objectives depends on various considerations such as the models’ economic, analytical and mathematical underpinnings, the accurate encapsulation of those principles in a complex computational (including software code) environment, the quality of the models’ data inputs, changes in market conditions, and the successful expression of the models’ views into the investment portfolio construction process. Many of these have subjective elements that present the possibility of human error. While the investment process principally relies on models, Rosenberg Equities’ process also incorporates the investment judgment of its portfolio managers who may exercise discretion in attempting to capture the intent of the models, particularly in changing market conditions. Rosenberg Equities’ success in implementing its investment objectives may depend on the ability of portfolio managers and others to interpret and implement the signals generated by the models. Rosenberg Equities has established certain systematic rules and processes for monitoring client portfolios to ensure that they are managed in accordance with their investment objectives, but there is no guarantee that these rules or processes will effectively manage the risks associated with its investment process under all market conditions. While Rosenberg Equities employs controls designed to assure that its models are sound in their development and appropriately adapted, calibrated and configured, analytical error, software development errors, and implementation errors are an inherent risk of complex analytical models and quantitative investment management processes.  These errors may be extremely hard to detect, and some may go undetected for long periods of time or indefinitely. Rosenberg Equities’ controls, including its escalation policies, are designed to ensure that certain types of errors are subject to review once discovered. However, the effect of errors on its investment process and, where relevant, performance (which can be either positive or negative) may not be fully apparent even when discovered. When Rosenberg Equities discovers an investment process error in one of its models, it may in good faith and in accordance with its obligations, decide not to correct the error, to delay correction of an error, or develop other methodology to address the error, if not inconsistent with the client’s interests. Also, Rosenberg Equities generally will not disclose to affected clients investment process errors that are not the result of a contractual or regulatory breach, or that are non-compensable, unless it otherwise determines that information regarding the error is material to its clients.

Third-Party content

Data and other materials appearing on this Website that are provided by third parties are believed by AXA IM US to be obtained from reliable sources, but AXA IM US cannot guarantee and is not responsible for their accuracy, timeliness, completeness or suitability for use. AXA IM US is not responsible for, and does not prepare, edit or endorse, the content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from any website owned or operated by a third-party that is linked to this Website via hyperlink. The fact that AXA IM US has provided a link to a third-party’s website does not constitute an implicit or explicit endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation by AXA IM US with respect to such website, its owners, providers or services. If you use any such third-party content, you will be doing so at your own risk and should read the terms of use applicable to those specific sites.

Timeliness of all content

All content on this Website is presented only as of the date published or indicated, and may be superseded by subsequent market events or for other reasons. In addition, you are responsible for setting the cache settings on your browser to ensure you are receiving the most recent data.

Personal data protection

Except to the extent required by law or regulation, AXA IM US, its affiliates, and agents reserve the right to not review or retain your communications.  We may monitor your communications to evaluate the quality of service you receive, your compliance with these terms of use or for other reasons. You agree that these monitoring activities will not entitle you to any cause of action or other right with respect to the manner in AXA IM US monitors your communications. In no event will AXA IM US be liable for any costs, damages, expenses or any other liabilities incurred by you as a result of any monitoring activities.

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Non-liability of AXA IM/AXA IM US for usage of the website

Users must accept that any access to this Website or any use of its content is carried out under their sole responsibility.  As a consequence, neither AXA IM, AXA IM US, nor any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees can be held responsible for any direct or indirect damage arising out of or in connection with such access or use, in particular but not limited to any damage caused by the interruption, withdrawal or malfunctions of the Website, in particular in the event of maintenance or restoration of the servers, a technical fault of the servers, overloading of the network, a cut in the telephone line, error, negligence or fault of the internet access providers, of a third party or of clients, or an internet-borne virus. In addition, users of this Website agree that the Internet is not a secure medium for communication of information and that AXA IM/AXA IM US will not be responsible for any loss or damage that could result from interception by third parties of any information made available through this Website.

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Termination

The rights granted to you herein terminate immediately if you fail to comply with the Terms of Use. AXA IM US, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to temporarily or permanently terminate your access to and use of this Website at any time and for any reason whatsoever, without notice or liability. AXA IM US will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to or use of this Website.