Welcome to the Societe Generale Short and Long Leveraged ETP website
This website is issued in the U.K. by the London Branch of Societe Generale. Societe Generale is a French credit institution (bank) that is supervised by the European Central Bank (‘ECB’) and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (the French Prudential Control and Resolution Authority) (‘ACPR’). This document is issued in the U.K. by the London Branch of Societe Generale, authorised by the ECB, the ACPR and Prudential Regulation Authority and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of our authorisation and regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority, and regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority are available from us on request. Although information contained herein is from sources believed to be reliable, Societe Generale makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy of any information. Any reproduction, disclosure or dissemination of these materials is prohibited. This site is maintained by Societe Generale, 10 Bishops Square, London E1 6EG. The products described on this website are suitable for professional clients and sophisticated retail clients in the UK. Investors' capital is at risk. Investors should not deal in these products unless they understand their nature and the extent of their exposure to risk. The value of the products can go down as well as up and can be subject to volatility due to factors such as price changes in the underlying instrument and interest rates. Prior to any investment in these products, you should make your own appraisal of the risks from a financial, legal and tax perspective, without relying exclusively on the information provided by us, both in this website and the products' Final Terms which are available on the website. We recommend that you consult your independent professional advisors. Investors should note that holdings in these products will not be covered by the provisions of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, nor by any similar scheme. The securities can be neither offered in nor transferred to the United States. Any statement in relation to tax, where made, is generic and non-exhaustive and is based on our understanding of the laws and practice in force as of the date of this document and is subject to any changes in law and practice and the interpretation and application thereof, which changes could be made with retroactive effect. Any such statement must not be construed as tax advice and must not be relied upon. The tax treatment of investments will, inter alia, depend on an individual's circumstances. Investors must consult with an appropriate professional tax adviser to ascertain for themselves the taxation consequences of acquiring, holding and/or disposing of any investments mentioned in this website.
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1. INVESTMENT RISKS
The products described within this website are not suitable for everyone. Investors' capital is at risk. You should not deal in these products unless you understand their nature and the extent of their exposure to risk. The value of the product can go down as well as up and can be subject to volatility due to a range of factors which include price changes in the underlying instrument and interest rates. This disclaimer cannot disclose all the risks and other significant aspects of Exchange Traded Products. You should study the risk factors attaching to these products that are disclosed below and throughout this website.
Risk disclosure requirements for private investors
We recommend that you consult an appropriately qualified financial advisor prior to considering any investment in a product described on this website.
a. Appropriateness Test:
Securitised derivatives are classified as complex financial products and therefore prior to trading these products with your Broker they will be required to assess whether you have necessary knowledge and experience in order to understand the risks involved in dealing in these products. https://www.handbook.fca.org.uk/handbook/COBS/10
b. Suitability Test:
The purpose of the suitability test is to ensure that the products and services offered meet the client's investment objectives. In addition it ensures that the client shall be able financially to bear the risks of the investment (including any relevant loss of capital) and that the client has the necessary experience and knowledge to understand these risks. When providing personal recommendations in relation to Securitised Derivatives your advisor must have undertaken a suitability test and must only recommend products and services that are in accordance with the results of the suitability test.
Please note that we do not provide investment advice: https://www.handbook.fca.org.uk/handbook/COBS/9/
The products on this website are issued by Societe Generale Acceptance or Societe Generale Effekten, each a member of the SOCIETE GENERALE group of companies. Societe Generale Effekten is only used to issue "Exchange Traded Notes" and Societe Generale Acceptance for all other products. The identity of the issuer of any product will be indicated on the product page on this website.
Any failure of the relevant SOCIETE GENERALE group issuer to perform obligations when due may result in the loss of all or part of an investment.
Secondary market warning
SG Option Europe, Societe Generale or any affiliate thereof is the only market maker in SG Exchange Traded Products. Under normal conditions SG Option Europe, Societe Generale or any affiliate will endeavour to provide a market-making service, which involves giving the right market value and ensuring liquidity, both when buying and selling a financial product under specific conditions. Such arrangements may be temporarily or indefinitely curtailed as a result of technical problems within companies of the SG Group or the London Stock Exchange or data vendors or telecommunications carriers, or in the event of pending announcements by or difficulties in procuring information on underlying companies. We are committed to ensure our product prices are always broadcast, however due to factors often out of our control e.g. technical issues with providers' feeds, there may be occasions whereby our Exchange Traded Products' prices are not broadcast. In such events, we will always endeavour to do whatever is in our power to resolve these issues promptly.
As a result of this secondary market risk, you may find it difficult or impossible in certain extreme circumstances to sell the relevant Exchange Traded Product or may be offered a price that is significantly less than you paid for it.
2. RISK FACTORS
Short & Long Leveraged Product Risk Factors
Leveraged returns are a major advantage of Short & Long Leveraged Products but can also work against investors. Short & Long Leveraged Product investors should be aware that, if the underlying instrument to the product moves in the opposite direction to that anticipated by investors, the losses incurred by the product will be greater in percentage terms than those incurred by the underlying itself. The prices of Short & Long Leveraged Products can therefore be volatile. Short & Long Leveraged Products have a limited life, as denoted by the expiry date of each issue. After this date, the products can no longer be traded or exercised. As the product is reset on a daily basis, your capital could erode very quickly following a continued succession of positive or negative performance of the underlying asset. Investors who wish to hold their position overnight will pay a commission in the same way as they would with a fund.
3. IMPORTANT INFORMATION
A. Corporate actions notice
As a result of corporate actions such as rights issues, share splits, share buy backs and take over and mergers, strike levels of Exchange Traded Products may be adjusted to reflect such activity. The reason for this is to ensure that Exchange Traded Products investors are not disadvantaged or gain undue benefit by equity adjustments. When such a change takes place, if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us. Further information regarding the calculation of the changes can be supplied upon request.
B. Third party information
Any third-party advertising, information and referral buttons containing hyperlinks are not recommendations or endorsements by SG or its respective directors, affiliates or employees. The user is referred to the relevant third party for all relevant information, including complete information on that entity's investment adviser or dealer licensing status (if applicable). All reasonable care has been taken by Societe Generale to ensure that all statements of fact and opinion contained in the materials provided by a third party are fair, clear and not misleading. Nevertheless, Societe Generale makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy of any third party information and is not responsible for third party content in any way.
C. UK residents only
This site is intended for investors who intend to trade in SG Exchange Traded Products in the United Kingdom. It is not provided to any person who is a resident of any other country. Investors should note that holdings in this product will not be covered by the provisions of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, or by any similar scheme in Germany for Societe Generale Effekten products or in the Netherlands for Societe Generale Acceptance. In particular, the investments can be neither offered nor transferred in the United States.
D. No investment advice
Nothing in this website constitutes advice on the merits of buying, or selling a particular investment or exercising any right conferred by the Exchange Traded Products described. SG does not offer investment advice in respect of these products.
E. Accuracy and reliability of information
The information in this website is, to SG's knowledge, reliable and accurate but this cannot be guaranteed. The views of SG reflected in this website may change without notice. Figures included in this website take no account of personal tax liability. No investment decision should be taken without reading the Final Terms relating to the particular Exchange Traded Product concerned. A copy of the Final Terms may be obtained from Societe Generale at 10 Bishops Square, London E1 6EG upon request.
F. Disclosure of interest
SSG or its affiliates may from time to time have a position, or material interest in the Exchange Traded Products described in this website or the investments underlying them. Generally SG Option Europe, Societe Generale or any affiliate thereof will be the only market maker in the Exchange Traded Products discussed and will or may have provided significant advice in relation to the Exchange Traded Products and the investments underlying them.
The name, logo and trademarks of SG and its affiliates ('SG') are reproduced by permission of SG. Where any Exchange Traded Products is based on an index, the index provider will have no liability to you in respect of its activities in respect of that index.
H. Risk Warning
This Risk Warning is available to view at all times via a link at the top of each page. It will not appear each time you will access this website in future. However, you should refer to it periodically to remain familiar with the relevant risks associated with Exchange Traded Products.
I. Tax Disclaimer
Any statement in relation to tax, where made, is generic and non-exhaustive and is based on our understanding of the laws and practice in force as of the date of this document and is subject to any changes in law and practice and the interpretation and application thereof, which changes could be made with retroactive effect. Any such statement must not be construed as tax advice and must not be relied upon. The tax treatment of investments will, inter alia, depend on an individual's circumstances. Investors must consult with an appropriate professional tax adviser to ascertain for themselves the taxation consequences of acquiring, holding and/or disposing of any investments mentioned on this website.
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