HFSB Disclosure Statement
The Hedge Fund Standards Board Ltd (the HFSB) was set up to monitor conformity to the “hedge fund best practice standards” (the Standards). The Standards are a set of voluntary standards drawn up by the hedge fund industry with conformity through a “comply or explain” regime. A manager who becomes a “signatory” to the Standards “conforms” to the Standards if, in respect of each Standard, it either complies with that Standard or explains that it will not so comply, and why.
North Asset Management LLP became a signatory to the Standards in August 2010 and complies with all of the Standards.
No responsibility, duty of care or liability whatsoever (whether in contract or tort or otherwise including, but not limited to, negligence) is or will be accepted by the Hedge Fund Standards Board Limited ("HFSB") or the Board of Trustees of HFSB (the "Board of Trustees") to signatories, investors or any other person in connection with the Standards or any Conformity Statement or Disclosure Statement made by any signatory.
Neither HFSB nor the Board of Trustees is a regulator of the hedge fund industry and their role does not extend beyond being a custodian of the Standards. Neither HFSB nor the Board of Trustees will seek to enforce compliance with the Standards by signatories. The fact that a manager is a signatory to the Standards is not and should not be taken as an endorsement of such manager by HFSB or the Board of Trustees or as a representation by HFSB or the Board of Trustees that such signatory operates in conformity with the Standards. In determining whether to accept a manager's application to become a signatory (or whether to revoke a manager's status as a signatory), the Board of Trustees will be entitled to rely on the information provided to it by such manager without further investigation or verification.
Further, subject to any duties a Trustee may have under applicable law, it is not envisaged, or expected, that a Trustee will when participating in any such decision of the Board of Trustees take into consideration information which it may possess otherwise than in its capacity as a Trustee. For the avoidance of doubt, Trustees are acting as individuals.
HFSB and the Board of Trustees of HFSB do not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage caused to any person who acts or refrains from acting as a result of anything contained in or omitted from the Standards or any Conformity Statement or Disclosure Statement made by any signatory or in reliance on the provisions of or material in the Standards or any Conformity Statement or Disclosure Statement made by any signatory, whether such loss or damage is caused by negligence or otherwise.
Further details about the HFSB can be found on the HFSB website at www.hfsb.org