Last Updated: August 2023
Clients, prospective clients and their representatives:
In this Policy, “Personal Information” means any information or opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether true or not and whether recorded in material form or not. The Company uses Personal Information relating to the following natural people (“Individuals”):
The Company can be contacted about this Policy using the following details:
Fisher Investments Australia Pty Ltd
Attn: Privacy Office
Level 17, Angel Place, 123 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
The Company collects the following types of Personal Information for the following categories of Individuals:
Prospective clients, clients, and their representatives:
Business contacts at service providers and vendors:
Individuals who agree to participate in market research:
The Company uses and discloses Individuals’ Personal Information for the purposes for which it was collected, as reasonably necessary to provide services requested, and for internal business reasons. Examples of these purposes include the following:
The Company may combine Personal Information collected.
The Company will not sell or lease Individuals’ Personal Information to third parties.
For the purposes listed in Section 3 above, the Company may share Individuals’ Personal Information with:
By providing Personal Information to the Company, an Individual consents to the Company collecting, holding, using, and disclosing the Personal Information in accordance with and for the purposes specified in this Policy. Where the Company requests Personal Information and the Individual does not provide such information, the Company may not be able to provide services and may need to cancel the contract. For example, if an Individual does not consent to providing Client Health Information, the Company may not be able to provide services and may need to cancel the contract. In the case of a prospective employee, failure to provide Personal Information to the Company, in whole or in part, could make it impossible for the Company to fulfil some or all of its obligations towards the Individual, such as payment of compensation or fees, calculation of withholdings, or consideration of an employment application.
Individuals may unsubscribe from direct email marketing via the Company’s online form at https://www.fisherinvestments.com/en-au/unsubscribe or using the details set out in Section 1 above. When doing so, Individuals should ensure that a full name and address and/or email address is provided in exactly the form in which it was originally provided to the Company to avoid any possible confusion with a different Individual.
In accordance with the Privacy Act, Individuals may exercise the following rights in relation to the Personal Information that the Company holds about them:
To exercise these rights or to complain about how the Company handles personal information, Individuals should contact the Company using the details set out in Section 1 above. In such case, Individuals should ensure that the full name and address and/or email address are provided in exactly the form in which they were originally provided to the Company to avoid any possible confusion with a different Individual. The Company will provide a response within a reasonable period of time.
If Individuals are not satisfied with the way the Company handles the request, they may lodge a complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (1300 363 992 or www.oaic.gov.au).
The Company is committed to ensuring that Personal Information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, the Company has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Personal Information collected. The Company also uses encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive information.
Cookies can be categorised by who places them:
Cookies can also be categorised by their duration:
Lastly, cookies can be categorised by the function they serve. The Company uses the following types of first- and third-party cookies:
The Company uses first- and third-party required, statistical, marketing and preferences cookies. The following vendors load cookies on this website:
Some browsers have a “Do Not Track” setting that allows users to send a signal to the websites they visit that the user does not wish to be tracked. The Company’s website does not respond to these signals.
The websites used by the Company for job postings and submitting applications have their own privacy and cookie policies, which are listed below:
If Personal Information the Company holds is no longer needed for any purpose for which it may be used or disclosed, the Company will take steps that are reasonable in the circumstances to destroy or permanently de-identify such Personal Information.
The Company maintains a presence on various social media platforms. The terms and conditions set by the operators of the various platforms apply to the Company and any Individuals who interact with the Company through the platforms. More information about each of the various platforms is available below.
From time to time, the Company may use Personal Information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this Policy to the extent permitted by law. If its practices regarding Personal Information change at some time in the future, the Company will post the policy changes to https://www.fisherinvestments.com/en-au/privacy.
Fisher Investments Australasia offers a variety of Global, Non-US, and US Equity strategies for institutional investors. FIA delegates portfolio management to its parent company, Fisher Investments, a money management firm in the US founded in 1979 by investment guru Ken Fisher. Today, Fisher Investments and its affiliates oversee more than $318 billion* in assets for over 135,000 clients globally.* Founder Ken Fisher’s “Portfolio Strategy” column for Forbes ran from 1984 through 2016, making him the longest continually running columnist in the magazine’s 90+ year history. He has also authored several New York Times bestsellers on finance and investing. (*As of 30/06/2023)
For your reference, Fisher Investments Australasia is an investment manager located in Sydney. The parent company, Fisher Investments, is based in the United States, and manages assets for large institutional clients around the world.