At Citi, we believe personal conversations are the best way to get to know you and understand how we can support you to achieve your financial goals. We recognize that every investor is unique. With the help of Citi’s four-step advisory process, we can develop well-founded solutions to define and implement your personal investment strategy. At each stage, your Relationship Manager is supported by a team of investment experts, which ensures the highest quality of the service.
Your financial goals over the short, medium and long term should always form the starting point of any financial decision you take. Your Relationship Manager will work with you to develop your personal investment strategy based on your individual goals.
Whilst determining your goals is important to us, it is equally important to understand how much risk you are willing and able to take as this affects your potential returns. Using Citi’s proprietary client profiling questionnaire, your Relationship Manager will guide you to define your risk profile based on a number of criteria. Together with your goals, and the period of your investment, your risk profile forms the basis of your individual overall investment strategy.
Investing in global financial markets is complex. Most of us need expert advice to be able to make informed decisions about investment choices. That is why your Relationship Manager at Citi has access to a dedicated team of investment specialists to provide comprehensive advice about how to best manage your portfolio and to find the right investments and insurance solutions to achieve your objectives.
The success of your investment portfolio begins with a sound and well diversified portfolio of investments, taking into account the global market expectations of Citi analysts, and your personal objectives, risk tolerance and investment experience.
We encourage you to hold a portfolio of investments which are adequately diversified at any point in time. In order to achieve this, we provide you with Citi’s Model Portfolios. They are designed to cover your investment objectives, risk tolerance and time frame. Model Portfolios are used as a base to choose suitable products for your investment strategy and as the reference for periodical evaluation of your investment portfolio.
The investment recommendation may help to adjust an asset allocation to suit your specific needs and investor profile, based on one of the four Citi Model Portfolios.
the objective is to protect the equity and generate rates of return from monetary market investments.
the objective is to maintain the portfolio value in the medium term and generate regular return on investments above the return interest rates typical for monetary market.
the objective is to generate a higher return rate over a long time, while accepting moderate or significant drops in portfolio value in the medium term. Generating regular return is of utmost importance. It is followed by the growth of capital value.
the objective is to generate a higher return rate over a long period of time, while accepting moderate or significant drops in portfolio value in the medium term. Generating regular return and the equity value growth are equally important.
the objective is to generate a higher return rate over a long period of time, while accepting significant drops in portfolio value in the medium term. The important aspect is the equity value growth over time. Generating regular income is possible.
the objective is to generate a higher return rate over a long period of time while accepting significant drops in portfolio value in the medium term. The important aspect is the equity value growth over time.
investments in specialized financial instruments that can be subject to significant fluctuations of the invested capital, with uncertain pricing, limited liquidity and/ or with no buy-out rights.
Once you have defined your investment strategy, it is only a matter of execution. Based on your individual investment recommendation we will propose a selection of suitable products in line with your strategy. At Citi, we offer you a wide range of products from some of the world’s leading asset managers. A team of analysts reviews and selects products from different providers across the globe to offer you a choice of high quality investment solutions. Your Relationship Manager, supported by a team of investment specialists, will help you make the investment decisions which suit you best.
Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. (“Bank”) provides Investment Advisory service solely to customers who have entered into the agreement for this service, and solely in the scope of the products covered by the agreement (units of open-ended mutual funds, structured notes). A failure to act in compliance with the Investment Recommendation may take the customer a few steps back from the Recommended Tactical Portfolio. Acting in compliance with the Investment Recommendation does not guarantee increasing, maintaining or reducing the value of the Customer Portfolio. A high percentage of assets not covered by the investment advisory service may prevent us from bringing the customer to attain the Recommended Tactical Portfolio.
The Service shall be conditional which means that:
As part of the service provided, after the investment recommendation is issued, the Bank provides the Customer with the investment recommendation document, along with the suitability report that contains reasons why the recommendation is suitable for the Customer.
Due to the Service provision, the Bank – by virtue of internal procedures and applicable laws – shall assess whether the Investment Products covered by the Service meet the needs of the Customers provided with the Service, considering the defined Target Group of Customers; further, the Bank shall ensure that the products are covered by the Service only when they are in the interest of Customers. To that end, the Bank shall identify a proper Target Group for the given Investment Products covered by the Service. The said assessment shall be made independently from the Suitability Assessment. The Bank shall draft, implement, apply and review the solutions used by it to provide the Service to ensure that Investment Products covered by the Service and the related distribution Strategy of the Bank – within the services individually provided by the Bank – are suitable for the Target Group.
Investment products and unit-linked insurance products (“Products”) are not a deposit, obligation nor are guaranteed by Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. or by any of Citigroup subsidiaries or affiliates, except for the investment products issued or guaranteed by Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. or a subsidiary or affiliate of Citigroup. For investment products, capital protection and/or an interest guarantee scheme, if applicable, is the responsibility of the issuer of a given investment product. Products offered by the Bank are not guaranteed by the State Treasury, the Bank Guarantee Fund (except for the receivables from deposit certificates and dual currency investments subject to obligatory monetary fund guarantee scheme according to the Act on Banking Guarantee Fund, deposit guarantee scheme and obligatory restructuring dated June 10, 2016) nor by any other government institution. Amounts receivable from an insurance agreement are secured by the Insurance Guarantee Fund in the scope referred to in the Act on obligatory insurance, Insurance Guarantee Fund and Polish Motor insurers’ Bureau dated May 22, 2003. This means that if the Insurer becomes insolvent in the cases as defined under the above Act, the Insurance Guarantee Fund shall cover in part the claims of beneficiaries under the life insurance contracts, in the amount of 50% of the claims but not more than up to the Polish zloty equivalent of EUR 30 000.00.
Products bear investment risk, including the possibility of losing invested capital. Upon taking a decision to purchase or sell an investment product, customer should take into account the existing risk which stems from taking an investment decision, and in particular the possibility of a change in prices of financial instruments covered by that decision contrary to the customer's expectations and, consequently, a possible failure of attaining the profit that was assumed by the customer. The past performance of investment products, investment portfolios and the levels of stock market indices and foreign exchange rates as well as insurance capital products, which affect returns on investment, are no guarantee of their future profits.
When making investment decisions, one should take into account the investment portfolio diversification and consider not only the assets in the products available through Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. but also the assets in other financial institutions. Asset concentration understood as a high share of the investment product, instruments of the same type or of the same issuer or the same asset class in the investment portfolio may generate greater risk than the diversified approach to these elements, which is important for the matching of the portfolio to individual investment objectives and risk acceptance. It is recommended to discuss with us the general structure of the investment portfolio and possible diversification options.
Client shall be liable to the capital gains (including interest gains) tax. Bank collects the tax payment or advance tax payment on behalf of the client only if it has been explicitly laid down under the Polish law applicable in this respect or under the agreements on avoidance of double taxation that are binding upon Poland. Bank is an entity that is not authorized to interpret tax provisions, nor is it authorized to provide tax consultancy services within the meaning of the Tax Consultancy Act. Therefore, the above information may not be considered a tax opinion. In order to obtain accurate information on possible tax consequences, you need to approach entities that have relevant authority for opinion, or request that a relevant tax authority provide a written interpretation of the scope and the manner of the tax law application.
The Bank hereby notifies the Customer that it shall record phone calls and save electronic mailing pertaining to the Service as far as admitted by law. The Bank shall perform the foregoing even when the calls made or mailing exchanged do not lead to conclusion of transactions or placement of orders concerning the financial instruments covered by the Service by the Customer.