COMMITMENT TO THE UK STEWARDSHIP CODE
Under Rule 2.2.3R of the Financial Conduct Authority's (“FCA”) Conduct of Business Sourcebook, Blantyre Capital Limited (“Blantyre” or “the Firm”), to the extent it is managing investments for a professional client (as defined by the FCA), is required to include a disclosure about the nature of its commitment to the UK Financial Reporting Council's Stewardship Code (the "Code") or, where it does not commit to the Code, explain its considered choice based on the Firm’s investment approach. The Code is a voluntary code and sets out a number of principles relating to engagement by investors in UK listed companies.
Blantyre invests in a variety of asset classes in a variety of jurisdictions and exposure to UK- listed companies is relatively limited. Therefore, whilst Blantyre generally supports the objectives that underlie the Code, the nature of its investment strategy do not allow it to formally engage with investee companies through voting rights. The Firm has therefore chosen not to commit to the Code at this time.
With effect from 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (together with applicable implementing laws, “GDPR”) will apply, to the extent relevant, to the processing of personal data by each of Blantyre Capital (Cayman) Limited and Blantyre Capital Limited (the “Blantyre Entities”) in the course of their businesses, and certain other persons. This notice sets out information relating to those activities.
The Blantyre Entities
The Blantyre Entities are controllers of personal data for the purposes of the GDPR and will, in the course of each Blantyre Entity’s business, process personal data. Information regarding such processing is set out herein.
Any person seeking information with respect to control or processing of personal data by any of the Blantyre Entities or seeking to exercise any rights afforded to them under GDPR should contact Blantyre Capital Limited (FAO Chief Compliance Officer) at email@example.com.
Under GDPR, any person wishing to is entitled to make a complaint with respect to any of the Blantyre Entities’ control or processing of personal data directly to the relevant supervisory authority for data protection issues. In the UK this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”). Contact details for the ICO may be found at www.ico.org.uk.
The policies and procedures adopted by the Blantyre Entities with respect to the control or processing of personal data may be amended from time to time. Similarly, the purposes for which the Blantyre Entities may control or process personal data may change from time to time. If any changes would require a material amendment to the information set out herein, details of such material changes will be made available in the current version of this document from time to time.
Summary of Personal Data
For the purposes of GDPR, personal data means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. In the course of its business, Blantyre Entities may collect, use, store and transfer personal information from individuals that are employees, directors, officers or other representatives or agents of market counterparties, professional services and other service providers, trade associations, public bodies and other entities or undertakings. Such personal data is typically limited in scope, and includes, for example, the name and contact details of such individuals, as well as some technical data (such as internet protocol addresses), usage data and information about marketing and communication preferences.
In addition, the Blantyre Entities may also use, store and transfer personal information concerning former applicants for positions of employment at or membership of, or former employees or members of, the Blantyre Entities. Such personal data may include some or all of the following: name and contact details, information about employment and educational history, performance records, salary data, references, account details, identification data, tax information, social security numbers and information regarding immigration status. The Blantyre Entities will endeavour contact those former job applicants or former employees if the personal data processed in relation to the same is material in order to inform them of the continued processing of their personal data, the nature of that processing, the lawful basis upon which the processing is taking place, and their rights under the GDPR with respect to such processing. Collection of Personal Data
The Blantyre Entities may collect personal data through a range of means. These may include direct interactions (where a person provides personal data to the relevant Blantyre Entity through correspondence or other direct methods of communication), through third-party service providers (for example, recruitment agents) or publicly available sources (where a Blantyre Entity receives personal data through a publicly available source such as a website or publicly-available registry).
Use of Personal Data
The Blantyre Entities will only process personal data in circumstances where they have established a lawful basis under GDPR to do so. These circumstances include where the processing of the relevant data relates to a legitimate interest of the relevant Blantyre Entity, further described below. In such circumstances the Blantyre Entities will have established that the processing is necessary for the relevant purpose, and not inconsistent with the interests, rights or freedoms of a relevant data subject.
In accordance with the above, each Blantyre Entity has determined that the lawful bases for its processing of personal data are the legitimate interests of the relevant Blantyre Entity to undertake activities necessary and ancillary to the carrying on of an investment management business, including where necessary for the purposes of the relevant Blantyre Entity carrying out its activities relating to any fund, vehicle or account in respect of which a Blantyre Entity acts as manager, investment manager, sub-investment manager, investment adviser or sub-investment adviser (the “Funds”), the administration of the Funds, the investment activities of the Funds, otherwise in furtherance of any contract entered into with respect to the activities of the Funds, to exercise and comply with the relevant Fund’s or Blantyre Entity’s rights and obligations at law or under regulation where such obligations are not set out under the laws of any member state of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), to establish, exercise or defend legal claims and in order to protect and enforce its (or another person’s) rights, property, or safety, or to assist others to do the same, and in order to provide information about its services and any investment products it offers.
In addition, each Blantyre Entity may also control or process personal data where necessary to comply with legal or regulatory obligations applicable to them under the laws of the European Union or any member state of the EEA, or in order to give effect to a contract, or to take necessary pre-contractual steps with a view to potentially entering into a contract (including in its capacity as an employer or a prospective employer), to the extent applicable.
Blantyre Entities may from time to time control or process personal data for the purposes of operating their business, entering into contractual arrangements in the context of their investment management business, including in respect of the Funds marketing, and advertising the Funds and/or other investment vehicles and/or services related to the Blantyre Entities.
Any person subject to GDPR who does not wish their personal data to be processed for marketing purposes may opt out of such processing by notifying the chief compliance officer of Blantyre Capital Limited at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any Blantyre Entity will only use personal data for the purposes that it has been collected for, unless they reasonably consider that they need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose of the control or processing. Any person requiring information with respect to any additional purpose for which personal data may be controlled or processed may obtain such information from the chief compliance officer of Blantyre Capital Limited. If a Blantyre Entity needs to control or process personal data for an unrelated purpose, the relevant Blantyre Entity will use its reasonable endeavours to notify affected persons and to explain the basis on which they are permitted to undertake the same.
Disclosure of Personal Data
Each Blantyre Entity may share personal data with certain third parties for the purposes set out above. The relevant third parties with whom such personal data may be shared include entities appointed to provide services to the Funds, the relevant Blantyre Entity and their affiliates, and regulatory, legal and tax authorities. Further details of the third parties with whom personal data may be shared are available on request from the chief compliance officer of Blantyre. Wherever possible, personal data will only be disclosed by a Blantyre Entity to a third party in circumstances where that third party has agreed to respect the security of personal data and treat it in accordance with applicable law. The Blantyre Entities will seek to ensure that third parties to whom any personal data may be disclosed will not use personal data for their own purposes and only process personal data for specified purposes and otherwise in accordance with the instructions of the relevant Blantyre Entity and/or with the GDPR.
Transfer of Personal Data outside the European Economic Area
The activities of the Blantyre Entities are such that it may be necessary for personal data to be transferred and/or processed outside the EEA.
In circumstances where a Blantyre Entity transfers personal data outside the EEA, they will seek to ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring that personal data is generally transferred only to persons in countries outside the EEA in one of the following circumstances.
Further information on specific mechanisms utilised by Blantyre Entities transferring personal data outside the EEA and the countries to which such transfer may be made (which may include, but are not limited to the Cayman Islands and the United States) may be obtained from the Chief Compliance Officer of Blantyre Capital Limited upon request.
Each Blantyre Entity will retain personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it has been collected. This will include any period of retention required to satisfy any legal, regulatory, taxation, accounting, regulatory or reporting requirement applicable to the relevant Blantyre Entity.
In determining the appropriate retention period for any personal data, the relevant Blantyre Entity will consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of the data, the purpose for which the relevant data is being processed, the extent to which the purposes for which the relevant data is being processed can be achieved by other means and any applicable legal requirements. Without prejudice to the generality of the forgoing, the Blantyre Entities have determined that they will retain records for at least five years, in accordance with the rules, requirements and guidance of the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority.
Details of retention periods applicable to personal data subject to GDPR are available upon request from the chief compliance officer of Blantyre Capital Limited. In some circumstances, a person may request that a Blantyre Entity delete any personal data retained by it. Further, in some circumstances, a Blantyre Entity may anonymize personal data for research or statistical purposes, in which case such information may be retained and utilised indefinitely without further notice.
Rights of Persons
Under GDPR, persons whose data is processed by a Blantyre Entity will have certain rights. These rights include the right to access personal data, the right to require correction of personal data, the right to require erasure of personal data in certain circumstances, the right to restrict processing of personal data, and the right to require a transfer of personal data. In addition, if the processing of personal data is based on a legitimate interest of a Blantyre Entity, a person will have the right to object to the processing of that personal data.
Any person seeking to exercise any such right should contact the Chief Compliance Officer of Blantyre Capital Limited. In certain circumstances, the relevant Blantyre Entity may charge reasonable fees if any such request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive.