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UK Stewardship Code. FCA Conduct of Business Rule 2.2.3R requires FCA authorised firms to either disclose their compliance or explain their non-compliance with the principles set out in the UK Financial Reporting Council’s Stewardship Code (the “Code”). Whitecroft Capital Management LLP (the “Firm”) is authorised and regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom and therefore subject to the Code. The Firm does not take an activist shareholder approach strategy and its investment process does not involve significant engagement with underlying investee companies. Accordingly, whilst the Firm supports the Code as a mechanism to promote best practice in the institutional shareholder conduct of UK listed companies, the Firm does not consider the Code or its principles to be appropriate for its funds’ investment strategies.

The Firm’s Pillar 3 disclosures are set out below as required by the FCA’s rules, specifically BIPRU 11. Unless otherwise stated, all figures are based on the audited financial statements of the Firm for the financial year ended 31 December 2020. This disclosure will be reviewed at least annually. The information contained in this disclosure has not and is not required to be audited by the external auditors and does not constitute any form of financial statement. The information should not be relied on in making any judgement on the Firm. The Firm is categorised by the FCA, for capital purposes, as a limited licence company. The Firm is a limited liability partnership and its total Tier 1 members’ interests are £130,000. The Firm’s Capital Resources Requirement is £45,000. The Firm has determined that its Tier 1 capital is sufficient to cover its Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 requirements. Due to limited size, nature, scale and complexity of the Firm, there is no independent risk management function. Firm’s partners determine the business strategy and risk appetite along with risk management policies and procedures. The partners have identified operational risk as the main area of risk to which the Firm is exposed. The Firm has procedures and policies in place to mitigate the risk wherever practical. The Firm is required to disclose aggregate information on remuneration in respect of its code staff. Aggregate remuneration in 2020 for code staff was £nil.

The best execution obligations in MiFID II aim to ensure that firms take all sufficient steps to obtain the best possible results for clients when executing orders. The Firm is required to publish the top five execution venues in terms of trading volumes for all executed client orders per class of financial instruments. The latest reports compiled in order to meet the requirements established in Article 27 of MiFID II and the MiFID II Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) 28 could be found here and here and here.