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b. In addition to promotions of investment funds of the generic types specified in Sections B and C of this Disclaimer, this website may from time to time be used to provide information and subscription opportunities for interests in regulated collective investment schemes, that is to say:
i. unit trust schemes or open-ended investment companies authorised by the FSA; or
ii. collective investment schemes constituted in territories outside the United Kingdom which have been recognised by the FSA pursuant to the provisions of FISMA s 264, 270 or 272.
In any such case, MIOE wishes to clarify that it takes no responsibility for the content of any information in relation to any such regulated collective investment scheme, which is the sole and exclusive responsibility of the operator or manager of such scheme. MIOE will provide investment advice to its customers and arrange investment transactions in relation to the shares or units thereof, although the content of this website in relation to any such scheme is not to be regarded as constituting investment advice.
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