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You should make your own investigations and evaluations of the Information. The Information is being provided to you at your request solely for informational purposes about Ayanda Capital and may not be used or relied on for any purpose (including, without limitation, as legal, tax or investment advice) without the express written approval of Ayanda Capital.
The Information is not an offer to buy or sell, nor is it a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, any advisory services or security or to participate in any advisory services or trading strategy. If any offer and sale of securities is made, it will be pursuant to offering materials. Any decision to make an investment should be made after reviewing such offering materials, conducting such investigations as the investor deems necessary and consulting the investor’s own investment, legal, accounting and tax advisors in order to make an independent determination of the suitability and consequences of an investment.
Except where otherwise indicated, the Information is based on matters as they exist as of the date of preparation and not as of any future date and will not be updated or otherwise revised to reflect information that subsequently becomes available, or circumstances existing or changes occurring after the date hereof.
Certain statements reflect Ayanda Capital’s views, estimates, opinions or predictions (which may be based on proprietary models and assumptions, including, in particular, Ayanda Capital’s views on the current and future market for digital assets), and there is no guarantee that these views, estimates, opinions or predictions are currently accurate or that they will be ultimately realized. To the extent these assumptions or models are not correct or circumstances change, the actual performance of Ayanda Capital and its subsidiaries may vary substantially from, and be less than, the estimated performance. None of Ayanda Capital nor any of its respective affiliates, shareholders, partners, members, directors, officers, management, employees or representatives makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of any of the Information or any other information (whether communicated in written or oral form) transmitted or made available to you. Each of the aforementioned parties expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to or resulting from the use of the Information or such other information.
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Certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements, which can be identified by the use of terms such as“may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “project”, “estimate”, “intend”, “continue” or “believe” (or the negatives thereof) or other variations thereof. Due to various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed above, actual events or results, the ultimate business or activities of Ayanda Capital or the actual performance of Ayanda Capital may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements. As a result, investors should not rely on such forward-looking statements in making their investment decisions. Any interests in Ayanda Capital or any affiliate that may be offered or sold have not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of the United States, Canada or any other jurisdiction. Consequently, any interests in Ayanda Capital or any affiliate may not be offered, sold or otherwise transferred within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, “U.S. persons” as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, absent registration or an exemption from registration thereunder. No public offering of any shares in the Ayanda Capital or any affiliate is being or has been, made in the United States.
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Neither Ayanda Capital nor any of its affiliates is, or expects to be, registered as an investment company under the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the Investment Company Act), and purchasers of any securities will not be entitled to the benefits of the Investment Company Act.
Certain information contained herein (including financial information) has been obtained from published and non-published sources. Such information has not been independently verified by Ayanda Capital, and Ayanda Capital does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of such information.
AYANDA MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT 2020
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Ayanda Capital Limited’s (“Ayanda”) modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2019.
Ayanda deplores slavery and will never tolerate it in our organisation or any part of our supply chain. This statement highlights the actions we take to eliminate the risk of human trafficking and slavery in connection with our business.
Our supply chains include the manufacturers and suppliers of certain of the products that we sell. A number of these have manufacturing facilities outside of the UK. It also includes the suppliers of our IT equipment and the professional services of our accountants, legal, and Human Resources advisers.
Before employing staff, they are required to provide proof that they are eligible to work in the UK. Unless such proof is provided we will not employ them. Our Employee Handbook sets out our zero tolerance policy on modern slavery and this is highlighted to all new employees. Our Whistleblowing policy is also available to employees at all times. This provides a route for them to raise concerns -- such as modern slavery -- without fear of reprisal.
While we are confident that no modern slavery is taking place within our direct organisation, we are supplied by companies with manufacturing bases in parts of the world such as China and Turkey, where the threat is potentially high. Before working with new suppliers we check the source of each product and the supplier’s actual manufacturing facility and confirm the suppliers’ policies including, inter alia, reference to safe and clean working conditions; equal and fair treatment for all workers; and that all workers get a living wage.
We have also implemented systems to mitigate the risk of modern slavery with our existing suppliers and to identify and monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.