If you don’t hold a license that allows you to give investment advice, you can’t do financial promotions of the DARWIN we offer to investors based on your trading activity.
- If you're regulated
- If you're not regulated
- Using the the words "darwinex" or "darwin" in domain names or social media handles
If you’re regulated
- promote the DARWIN in accordance with the FCA’s guidelines on financial promotions and adverts, and
- follow the FCA’s approach for financial promotions in social media.
If you’re not regulated
The term's of the DARWIN Provider Agreement stipulate, among others, that
The DARWIN Provider will not assist or direct any investor in making investment decisions.
(...) the DARWIN Provider agrees to carry out any marketing activities related to the Company and / or the Company’s services in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations (...)
Under UK law, financial promotions may only be published by persons who are authorised to do so. Darwinex does not authorize DARWIN Provider to do financial promotions.
What is a financial promotion?
Any form of communication (including through social media) is capable of being a financial promotion, depending on whether it includes an invitation or inducement to engage in financial activity.
In summary, if you don’t hold a license that allows you to give investment advice, you can’t invite others to engage in the financial activity of investing in the DARWIN based on your trading signal, that is, investing in a portfolio managed by Darwinex that is informed by your trading signal.
Our Compliance team monitors the activity of Signal Providers and we will reach out to you if we detect that you are engaging in unauthorized promotions of the DARWIN based on your trading signal.
Using the words "darwinex" or "darwin" in domain names or social media handles
We discourage using the the words "darwinex" or "darwin" in domain names or social media handles. "Darwinex" is a registered trademark, while "darwin" if how we call the managed portfolios we offer to our investor clients. When talking about your trading activity, you should refer to the name of the strategy you trade on your own account rather then the darwin we create based on it.