Data Protection Disclosure

Marshall Wace LLP, Marshall Wace Asia Limited and Marshall Wace North America LP (the “firms”) have a Data Protection Policy to ensure that they comply with the related laws in their respective jurisdictions at all times. The firms consider that it is good practice to set out in writing the means by which such compliance is achieved. The objectives of the policy are to ensure that clients of the firms, investors in the funds/accounts they manage/advise, their staff and other individuals as well as the firms themselves are protected.

The partners of Marshall Wace LLP and the senior management of Marshall Wace Asia Limited and Marshall Wace North America LP. are responsible for ensuring that their respective firms comply with their data protection obligations. All staff are required to read, understand and accept the Data Protection Policy and the firms’ procedures that relate to personal data that they may handle.

The firms maintain physical, electronic and procedural arrangements that comply with local standards to safeguard the personal information that they hold. The firms restrict access to personal information to those employees who need to know that information. As far as is reasonably practicable, the firms ensure that personal information that they hold is accurate and they endeavour to keep such personal information up to date.

The kinds of personal information related to external parties that they may hold and process includes:

(a) Information received on applications or other forms(b) Information about their transactions with the firms or its clients (i.e. the funds/accounts the firms manage/advise)(c) Information collected through an Internet “cookie” (an information collecting device from a web server)(d) Information received or derived from correspondence, telephone calls, video conferences, meetings and conferences, for the following purposes:-

  1. to ensure that content from this website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  2. to provide you with information, products or services that you request from Marshall Wace or which Marshall Wace feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  3. to determine your suitability to be granted access to this website or eligibility for investment in the funds managed by the firms;
  4. to allow Marshall Wace to effectively carry out its function as asset manager and to provide effective client servicing to you; and
  5. to notify you about changes to Marshall Wace’s service.

The firms do not disclose personal information to anyone, except as permitted or required by law, or as necessary to provide services to such persons.