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The CFE Tracker Quants team produces research as per the definition of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – henceforth described as ‘CFE Research’.

  • CFE Research is considered as a Marketing Communication and Non-Independent Research as per the definitions set by FCA.
  • CFE Research is not Investment Research and has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote investment research independence.
  • CFE Research contains Investment Recommendations as per Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)
  • CFE has a Conflicts of Interest Policy and procedures in place to manage and mitigate any actual or perceived conflicts which may arise in the production of CFE Research


Conflicts of Interest

  • The CFE Research authors (also known as “Research Analysts” who prepared this communication confirms that the views expressed herein accurately reflect the analyst’s personal views about the subject security or securities contained in this research note and that no part of the analyst’s compensation was, is or will be directly or indirectly related to the specific recommendation or views contained in this research note.
  • The Research Analysts may benefit from bonus arrangements which are derived from total commission revenues generated from CFE’s business in the sector as a whole.
  • CFE, its employees and affiliates may have a financial interest in the security or securities described in this research note or otherwise buy, make markets in, hold trade or sell any security or securities described herein or provide services to issuers discussed herein.


Research Methodology

CFE Research is produced based on the analysis of publicly available data and index provider data obtained through the CFE’s subscription licenses or third party provider data using a proprietary research model. There is no communication with issuers of financial instruments before or after publication.


Research Disclosures

  • CFE Research Analysts are Certified Persons under the FCA’s Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) and attest that CFE Research is fair, clear and not misleading
  • No representation or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of this information and opinions expressed may be subject to change without notice.
  • Any or all forward-looking statements in this research note may prove to be incorrect and such statements may be affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties.
  • CFE does not undertake any obligation to revise such forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changed circumstances.
  • Predictions set forth herein are based on assumptions that may not be correct or otherwise realised.
  • This research note is designed for information purposes only and neither the information contained herein nor any opinion expressed is deemed to constitute an offer or invitation to make an offer, to buy or sell any financial instruments.
  • CFE Research is issued on the basis that CFE is not acting in a fiduciary capacity.
  • CFE Research is issued without regard to the recipient’s specific investment objectives and the value of any security, or the income derived from it, may fluctuate.
  • Where a security is denominated in a currency other than the local currency of the recipient, changes in exchange rates may have an adverse effect on the value of the security.
  • Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance.
  • CFE Research is only intended for recipients that are classified as Professional Clients and Eligible Counterparties as per the definition of the FCA. It is strictly not intended for Retail Clients.
  • CFE Research note is intended for the named recipient(s) only. It may not be distributed to any other party without the express permission of CFE. All rights reserved.


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  • CFE allocates valuable resources to produce CFE Research, is substantive, technical and could not be produced by a lay person
  • CFE Research content which contains predictions on the future of financial instruments is classed as a major non-monetary benefit under MiFID II. This is a chargeable offering to MIFD II in-scope Investment Firms.
  • CFE Research content which contains only confirmation of index changes with no predictions is a minor non-monetary benefit under MiFID II.


Market Abuse Regulation – Disclosures

  • An ADD event means we expect the financial instrument to be included in the stated index. The relevant financial instruments will therefore, all other things being equal become more liquid and may represent a buying opportunity for investors.
  • A DELETE event means we expect the financial instrument to be included in the stated index. The relevant financial instruments will therefore, all other things being equal become more liquid in the short term due to investors selling when it leaves the respective index.
  • The frequency of recommendations and updates to recommendation varies according to the index being assessed and rebalance timelines.
  • If a recommendation in an instrument has changed within the last twelve months, this is not stated in CFE Research disclosures because the recommendations are distinct and CFE does not provide ongoing coverage of any specific instruments but instead all securities traded on all major indices globally.
  • No persons other than authors of CFE Research (“Research Analysts”) and the CFE Compliance department have access to research recommendation content prior to publication.


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Information for Australian Investors

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