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  • TERMS OF USE

    Your access to and use of the web sites (“Services”) of Wellington Management are conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms of Use (“Terms”). By accessing or using the Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you are accepting these Terms and using the Services on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so. You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules, and regulations.

    Ownership
    All materials on this web site are owned or licensed by Wellington Management and/or its third-party providers and are protected by US and international intellectual property laws.  Unless otherwise indicated, all service marks, trademarks, and logos appearing on this web site are the exclusive property of Wellington Management. The information, materials, and other content of this web site may not be copied, displayed, distributed, downloaded, licensed, modified, published, reposted, reproduced, reused, sold, transmitted, used to create a derivative work, or otherwise used for public or commercial purposes without the express written consent of Wellington Management.

    Products and services
    The information, materials, products, and services on this web site are current at the time of writing and are subject to change. Not all products and services are available in all geographic areas. Your eligibility for particular products or services is subject to determination by and the approval of Wellington Management. No solicitation is made by Wellington Management to any person to use any information, materials, products, or services in any jurisdiction where the provision of such information, materials, products, and services is prohibited by law.

    The information on this web site or in any communication containing a link to this web site is not intended to constitute investment advice or an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to purchase shares or other securities.

    Investment products and services are available through Wellington Management. Investment products and services are not FDIC-insured, are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed by, any bank, and involve investment risks, including the possible loss of the principal amount invested. Investors should always obtain and read an up-to-date investment services description or prospectus before deciding whether to appoint an investment manager or invest in a fund.

    International use
    Wellington Management makes no warranties that materials on this web site are appropriate for use in countries other than the US. Because the web site may be accessed internationally, you agree to comply with all local laws, rules, and regulations including, without limitation, all laws, rules and regulations in effect in the country in which you reside and the country from which you access the web site. The information on this web site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation, or which would subject Wellington Management or its affiliates to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.

    No warranty
    Wellington Management does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, or timeliness of the information, materials, products, and services on this web site or the error-free use of this web site. All information, materials, products, and services are “as is” and “as available.” No warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third-party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus is given in conjunction with the information, materials, products, and services. Any views expressed herein are those of the author(s), are based on available information, and are subject to change without notice. Individual portfolio management teams may hold different views and may make different investment decisions for different clients. Wellington Management does not warrant that the web site will meet your needs. You agree to assume the entire risk as to your use of the web site.

    Limitation of liability
    In no event shall Wellington Management be liable for any damages, losses, or liabilities including without limitation, direct or indirect, special incidental, consequential damages, losses, or liabilities, in connection with your use of this web site or your reliance on or use or inability to use the information, materials, products, and services on this web site, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, or line or system failure, even if Wellington Management is advised of the possibility of such damages, losses, or expenses.

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    As a condition of your use of the Services, you agree to indemnify and hold Wellington Management, its affiliates, and its and their respective partners, directors, employees, and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liability, costs, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of the web site or from your violation of these Terms.

    Hyperlinks
    Your use of the hyperlinks on this web site to other Internet web sites is at your own risk. Wellington Management is not responsible for the content or accuracy of third-party web sites hyperlinked from this web site, nor does it guarantee the products or services offered on third-party web sites. You should review the privacy statements of a web site before you provide any personal or confidential information.

    Web site security and restrictions on use
    As a condition to your use of Services, you agree that you will not, and you will not take any action intended to:  (i) access data that is not intended for you; (ii) invade the privacy of, obtain the identity of, or obtain any personal information about any other user of this web site; (iii) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of this web site or Wellington Management’s network or breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (iv) attempt to interfere with service to any user, host, or network or otherwise attempt to disrupt our business; or (v) send unsolicited mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products and services. Unauthorized use of the web site or Services, including but not limited to unauthorized entry into Wellington Management’s systems, misuse of passwords, or misuse of any information posted to a web site, is strictly prohibited. Portions of the web site are designated for password access only as indicated by a lock icon. In these instances, if you do not have an authorized password, no access is permitted.

    Confidentiality and password security
    Certain parts of this web site may be protected by passwords or require a login. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any user names, passwords, security questions, and answers. All information available through the privileged area of the site is confidential and proprietary to us. This includes all investment information and results, offering materials, financial statements, and other information provided through this part of the site.

    You will use your best efforts to keep all this information strictly confidential. You will not disclose any of this information to any person or use it for any purpose other than those strictly permitted by us, in writing.

    Severability
    If any provision of these Terms is deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable, and it will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

    Applicable law
    These Terms and any action related thereto are governed by Massachusetts law and applicable US federal law. Any dispute relating to the above shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in Massachusetts.

    Privacy statement
    Wellington Management respects the privacy of its clients and the confidentiality of information pertaining to its clients.

    Information we collect
    We may collect non-public personal information about you on RFPs, questionnaires, and other forms we receive from you, as well as from personal contacts such as correspondence, e-mail, telephone calls, or meetings. We may also receive information about you from third parties, such as your accountants, lawyers, financial consultants, and/or other service providers.

    It also is possible to receive information from web browsers and apps regarding certain of your online activities using cookies, or other common tracking technologies.  Some web browsers and other applications may provide a Do Not Track (DNT) preference setting.  When a user turns on a tracking preference, the browser or application may send a message to web sites requesting that they do or do not track the user. At this time, we take no actions in response to any DNT settings or messages.

    Information sharing
    Wellington Management seeks to provide seamless service to all clients. To facilitate that process, information regarding client accounts is shared broadly between affiliates within the Wellington Management group of companies. For example, an affiliate may share information with other affiliates in order to facilitate portfolio management or provide client liaison services to a particular client. Client information may be used by Wellington Management in order to identify potential client needs for additional investment management services.

    Wellington Management generally does not share non-public client information with unaffiliated third parties, except as necessary to perform the investment management services it has been hired to provide. For example, Wellington Management may share non-public client information with brokers and custodian banks in order to buy and sell securities and record those purchases and sales accurately. As a general rule, Wellington Management does not engage in joint marketing arrangements with unaffiliated third parties that involve the sharing of non-public information regarding Wellington Management’s clients. Wellington Management does not provide client information to unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes.

    Wellington Management does not disclose your information except as required or permitted by law. In the event that Wellington Management is involved in a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or bankruptcy, your information may be transferred or sold as part of that transaction.

    Security policies
    We use technical, administrative, and procedural measures in an attempt to safeguard your personal and other information from unauthorized access or use. No such measure is ever 100% effective though, so we do not guarantee that your personal and other information will be secure from theft, loss, or unauthorized access or use, and we make no representation as to the reasonableness, efficacy, or appropriateness of the measures we use to safeguard such information. Users are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of their own passwords. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us by contacting your relationship team member.

    Transfer of data to other countries
    Any information you provide to Wellington Management through use of the Site may be stored and processed, transferred between, and accessed from the US and other countries which may not guarantee the same level of protection of personal information as the one in which you reside. However, Wellington Management will handle your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement regardless of where your personal information is stored/accessed.

    Changes to Terms of use

    We may revise these Terms from time to time; the most current version will always be at https://www.wellington.com/terms-use. By continuing to access or use the Services after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.

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Investment risks

Investment risks

All investments involve risks including possible loss of principal. The following are some general risks associated with various asset classes mentioned on this website. This is not an all-inclusive list. Each specific investment approach and product will have its own specific risks and risks will vary.

Alternatives risks — Alternative investments tend to use leverage, which can serve to magnify potential losses.  Additionally, they can be subject to increased illiquidity, volatility and counterparty risks, among other risks.

Below investment grade risks — Lower-rated securities have a significantly greater risk of default in payments of interest and/or principal than the risk of default for investment-grade securities. The secondary market for lower-rated securities is typically much less liquid than the market for investment-grade securities, frequently with significantly more volatile prices and larger spreads between bid and asked price in trading.

Capital risk — Investment markets are subject to economic, regulatory, market sentiment, and political risks. All investors should consider the risks that may impact their capital, before investing. The value of your investment may become worth more or less than at the time of the original investment

Commodities risks — Exposure to the commodities markets may be more volatile than investments in traditional equity or fixed income securities. The value of commodity-linked derivative instruments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, interest-rate changes, or events affecting a particular commodity or industry.

Concentration risk — Concentration of investments in a relatively small number of securities, sectors or industries, or geographical regions may significantly affect performance.

Credit risk — The value of fixed income security may decline, or the issuer or guarantor of that security may fail to pay interest or principal when due, as a result of adverse changes to the issuer’s or guarantor’s financial status and/or business. In general, lower-rated securities carry a greater degree of credit risk than higher-rated securities.

Currency risk — Investments in currencies, currency derivatives, or similar instruments, as well as in securities that are denominated in foreign currency, are subject to the risk that the value of a particular currency will change in relation to one or more other currencies.

Equity market risks — Equity markets are subject to many factors, including economic conditions, government regulations, market sentiment, local and international political events, and environmental and technological issues.

Fixed income securities market risks — Fixed income securities markets are subject to many factors, including economic conditions, government regulations, market sentiment, and local and international political events. In addition, the market value of fixed income securities will fluctuate in response to changes in interest rates, currency values, and the creditworthiness of the issuer.

Foreign and emerging markets risk — Investments in foreign markets may present risks not typically associated with domestic markets. These risks may include changes in currency exchange rates; less-liquid markets and less available information; less government supervision of exchanges, brokers, and issuers; increased social, economic, and political uncertainty; and greater price volatility. These risks may be greater in emerging markets, which may also entail different risks from developed markets.

Interest-rate risk — Generally, the value of fixed income securities will change inversely with changes in interest rates. The risk that changes in interest rates will adversely affect investments will be greater for longer-term fixed income securities than for shorter-term fixed income securities.

Risks of derivative instruments — Derivatives, which are often used in alternative investments, can be volatile and involve various degrees of risk. The value of derivative instruments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, the business or financial condition of specific companies, index volatility, changes in interest rates, or factors affecting a particular industry or region. Other relevant risks include the possible default of the counterparty to the transaction and the potential liquidity risk with respect to particular derivative instruments. Moreover, because many derivative instruments provide significantly more market exposure than the money paid or deposited when the transaction is entered into, a relatively small adverse market movement can not only result in the loss of the entire investment, but may also expose a portfolio to the possibility of a loss exceeding the original amount invested.

Smaller capitalization stock risks — The share prices of small and mid-cap companies may exhibit greater volatility than the share prices of larger capitalization companies. In addition, shares of small and mid-cap companies are often less liquid than larger capitalization companies.

Additional risks

Liquidity risk — Investments with low liquidity can have significant changes in market value, and there is no guarantee that these securities could be sold at fair value.

Manager risk — Investment performance depends on the portfolio management team and the team’s investment strategies. If the investment strategies do not perform as expected, if opportunities to implement those strategies do not arise, or if the team does not implement its investment strategies successfully, an investment portfolio may underperform or suffer significant losses.

Diversification cannot assure a profit or protect against loss.

Investment definitions

Below are some definitions of various investment and financial terms that may be mentioned on this site. This list does not include the definitions of all terms that may be mentioned on this site.

Alpha — Measures risk-adjusted performance and is generally calculated as the difference between the returns of an investment and its benchmark.

Beta — Measures of an investment’s risk relative to the market. It can also be considered a measure of systematic risk.

Correlation — A statistical measure of an investment’s movement in relation to another.

CPI — Consumer Price Index

Downside risk — Measures the potential losses that may occur if a particular investment position is taken.

Duration — Measures the sensitivity of the price of a fixed income investment to a given change in interest rates.

Strategic asset allocation — Is generally considered a long-term target allocation for a portfolio.

Tactical asset allocation — Short-term allocation changes generally due to market conditions.

Tracking risk — Measures the deviation in the performance of an investment relative to its benchmark.