Terms and Conditions


Terms of website use

These terms of use (together with the other documents referred to below) set out the basis on which you may make use of our website www.ipe-quest.com (“our site”), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of our site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our site across all digital formats.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our site, as these will apply to your use of our site. Certain words used in these terms of use have specific meanings, which are defined at the bottom of the page. If you access our site on behalf of a company or other organisation, you agree on behalf of that company or other organisation to abide by these terms of use. Our site is intended solely for business users who are Potentially Exempt Persons (as defined at the end of these terms), and not for consumers. We recommend that you print out or save a copy of these terms of use for future reference.

Certain defined words and expressions used in these terms of use are set out at the end of these terms, in addition to words and expressions defined in the main body of these terms.

By using our site, you confirm that:

  • you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them; and

  • it is lawful for you to access our site in every country in which you will do so.

If you do not agree or cannot comply with these terms of use, you must not use our site.

Other applicable terms

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

  • Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.

  • Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site.

  • Our Terms of Use For Institutional Investors and Asset Managers which apply to Institutional Investors and Asset Managers who register to use the IPE Quest service on our site.

Information about us

Our site is operated by IPE International Publishers Ltd ("We"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 3233596 and have our registered office at 1 Kentish Buildings, 125 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1NP, United Kingdom; which is also our main trading address. Our VAT number is 685 178 492.

Changes to these terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

Changes to our site

We may update our site from time to time and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Accessing our site

Our site is made available free of charge, although access to some of the content on our site and some of its features are chargeable. We may make a charge for certain other features in future.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

You are responsible for ensuring that your use of our site is in accordance with any applicable laws to which you are subject. We have no responsibility or liability to you in this regard.

Registration to IPE Quest

In order to use the IPE Quest services at our site, you must be an Institutional Investor and/or an Asset Manager (or as someone authorised to act on behalf of an Institutional Investor and/or Asset Manager) and you must register to use the IPE Quest services, either through the site or by email. You must also agree to our Terms of Use For Institutional Investors and Asset Managers.

We will only accept applications for registration for the IPE Quest services at our site from Institutional Investors (or persons acting on behalf of Institutional Investors), or from Asset Managers (or persons acting on behalf of Asset Managers) who are lawfully entitled, in every relevant jurisdiction, to offer to manage, and to actually manage, the assets that they are offering to manage for and/or on behalf of the Institutional Investors who properly register on our site or by email.

We reserve the right at our discretion to reject any application for registration.

Financial Promotions

Any Financial Promotions available through our site are directed only at Institutional Investors and other Potentially Exempt Persons and the controlled activities and controlled investments to which they relate are only available to such persons.

Any Financial Promotions available through our site, which has not been approved by an authorised person (as defined in section 31 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA)) under section 21 of FSMA, must not be acted upon unless they are a Potentially Exempt Person and there are in place proper systems and procedures to prevent anyone else from engaging in the investment activities to which the Financial Promotions on our site relate, with the person directing the communication, a close relative of his, or a member of the same group.

Persons who do not have professional experience in matters relating to investments should not rely on the Financial Promotions available through our site.

Use of IDs and passwords

We have the right to disable any user ID or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use or the Additional Terms within the relevant registration processes above, or for any other reason we consider appropriate.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you (or someone else authorised by your company or other organisation) knows your user ID or password, you must promptly notify us at info@ipe-quest.com

You shall indemnify us against any unauthorised use of your user ID or password, including use by a third party where you have allowed or facilitated that third party to have access to the part of our site that requires registration, however so received.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all copyright and other intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it (other than any information and content you provide through the site, the rights in which are covered by our Terms of Use For Institutional Investors and Asset Managers). Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the publicly available portions of our site for your personal use; and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on the publicly available portions of our site so that they can access and read it directly for themselves (but subject to these terms of use). However: (a) you must not make the whole or any part of any page(s) that are on, or form part of, our site available to any other person in any way; and (b) you must not download, store, transmit, display, copy or distribute the whole or any part of any of those page(s), in a structured manner or by creating a database in any form comprising all or part of the material on those pages(s), whether they are part of our site or not.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors, owners or licensees of any content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

No reliance on information

The content on the publicly available portions of our site is provided for general information only. Although care is taken in the preparation of information supplied by us, it is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely, and we are not responsible for you taking or refraining from taking actions on the basis of information provided by us. We recommend that you obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on any portion of our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied:

  • in relation to any information, digital content or services offered, accessed or obtained through our site;

  • in relation to title, non-infringement of copyright or patent rights of others, quality or merchantability, or fitness or suitability for any purpose;

  • for the accuracy, integrity, lawfulness or otherwise of information on websites over which we have no control; or

  • as to the accuracy or suitability for any particular purpose of the information and data on our site.

We do not endorse or in any respect warrant any third-party products or services by virtue of any advertisement, information, material or content referred to, or included on, or linked from or to our site.

Limitation of our liability

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or

  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

  • business interruption;

  • loss of anticipated savings;

  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or

  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus or malware, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

While we take industry standard precautions to safeguard your information (for which see our Privacy Policy) we will not be liable for any loss of data or unauthorised access to data or for any other loss to the extent this is due to events beyond our reasonable control, or to the breach by any person of these terms of use (see especially the section below on Viruses, malware and other technologically harmful material).

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

The above limitations and exclusions of liability apply equally to, and are intended for the benefit of, any of our officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives.

Uploading content to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature of our site that allows you to upload content to our site, send content to our site by email, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy. You must also ensure that you are authorised to do so by your company or other organisation.

In order to submit material to our site you may be required to register a unique user ID and password. In this event you undertake not to maliciously create additional registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor to seek to pass yourself off as another user of our site.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us are described in the next section (Rights you license).

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We may also be required to hand over such information by order of a court of law.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our site.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy and/or prohibit your right to access.

The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

Rights you license

When you upload or post content to our site (other than content supplied to those parts of the site that require registration, where separate terms apply), you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide licence to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works or display and perform that user-generated content with the services provided by our site and across different media, and to promote our site and/or our services. The licence includes the right for any user of the site to access and use the content in accordance with these terms of use. Furthermore, it will allow us to edit, crop or arrange content to publication, or not to publish it in part or in whole.

Viruses, malware and other technologically harmful material

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs, or viruses, malware or other technologically harmful material.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Linking to our site

You may link to our site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact us at 1, Kentish Buildings, 125 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1NP, United Kingdom, or by email to info@ipe-quest.com. This may be subject to a fee.

Third party links and resources in our site

If you qualify to use the IPE Quest service on our site and wish to use content for which we charge a fee, we may refer you to an external site to arrangement payment and also to enable data transfer.

Links on our site to other sites and resources provided by third parties are provided for your information only.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Applicable law

These terms of use, their subject matter and the formation of any contract pursuant to them (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We and you both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Trade marks

IPE, Investment & Pensions Europe and the IPE logos are registered trademarks and service marks. IPE International Publishers Ltd. may also claim trademark and service mark rights in other marks contained in the pages of our site.

Contact us

If you have any questions about these terms of use, the practices of this site, or your dealings with our site, you can contact:

IPE Webmaster / Online Services, IPE International Publishers Ltd 1, Kentish Buildings, 125 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1NP, United Kingdom info@ipe-quest.com

Telephone number: +44 (0)20 3465 9300


For the purposes of these terms of use:

'Asset Manager' means a company or other organisation that manages investment assets on behalf of other organisations.

'Financial Promotion' means any invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity, as that phrase is used in and defined by section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

'Financial Promotions Order' means the FSMA (Financial Promotions) Order 2005 (SI 2005/1529).

'Institutional Investor': [a person meeting the definition of a Potentially Exempt Person] who wishes to engage an Asset Manager to manage investment assets, whether on behalf of another person or on its own behalf, including but not limited to: pension funds; insurance funds; multi-managers; corporate treasury departments; sovereign wealth funds; [multi-]family offices; fund managers; fiduciary managers; or consultants acting on behalf of the foregoing examples.]

'Potentially Exempt Person': any of the following:

  1. a person located outside the United Kingdom for the purposes of article 12 (Communications to overseas recipients) of the Financial Promotions Order;

  2. person meeting the definition of an investment professional in article 19(5) (Investment Professionals) in the Financial Promotions Order;

  3. person to whom paragraph 49(2) (High Net Worth Companies, unincorporated associations) of the Financial Promotions Order applies.

22 May 2018