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Frequently asked questions

  • How do I get started with investing?

    To get started with investing, it’s essential to set clear financial goals, understand your risk tolerance, and create a well-thought-out investment plan. Consider working with a financial advisor who can help tailor an investment strategy to your specific needs and objectives. Apricot Capital can be your investing advisor.

  • What investment products and services does Apricot Capital offer?

    Apricot Capital provides brokerage, assets management and advisory services. To get to know more about the services please go to services section in the website.

    Services

  • How do I apply to become an Apricot Capital client?

    To become an Apricot client you need to select the Open account button in web site and fill the required personal data”, then a confirmation link is then sent to the provided email address. Click on the link to continue the registration process. After activating the link, download several documents, fill in the data, and proceed to the next stage – the identification (liveness check), which confirms the person’s identity. After identification, customers confirm their decision by clicking the “I agree” button, following which the company proceeds with Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures. As a result, the account is confirmed, and the client receives the signed contract along with all the necessary permissions to use the application’s tools sent to their email address.

  • What are your fees and charges for managing my investments?

    To get acquainted with our services’ fees you can go to internal regulations section and look the corresponding files about tariffs.

    https://apricotcapital.am/en/regulations/internal-regulations-en/

  • What are the potential risks associated with investing?

    Investing involves inherent risks, such as market volatility, economic downturns, interest rate fluctuations, and company-specific risks. Past performance is not indicative of future results, and it’s essential to be prepared for the possibility of losing some or all of the invested capital.

  • How can I assess my risk tolerance?

    Assessing risk tolerance involves evaluating how much market fluctuations and potential investment losses you can emotionally and financially endure. Several risk assessment questionnaires and tools are available online, or you can consult with a financial advisor to determine your risk profile.

  • What documents are needed to confirm the source of funds of an individual client?

    Supporting documents to establish the Source of Funds and Source of Wealth for Individual Clients.

    Description of the source of fundsDocumentary evidence required
    1. Employment Income1. Income Tax Return Form (with a mark of the tax authority on receipt or confirmation of the issuance
    of electronic document).Or two of the following;
    2. Payslips from Employer, including bonus payments,
    clearly showing Employee’s name, amount received and date of receipt (shall not be older than 12
    months);
    3. Letter from Employer confirming salary (should be issued on letter-headed paper clearly showing
    appointment held, period of employment, income amount, registered address and registration number of the company). This evidence can only be provided if you are not a shareholder;

    4. Account statement from the Financial Institution clearly showing the proceeds from employment income.

    2. Investment / TradingAccount statement from a regulated Financial Institution clearly indicating the realised profit from the investment/trading activities.
    3. Real Estate Sale1. Sale contract,

    2. Extract from official Property/Land register confirming the ownership and transfer of real estate (in case the Sale contract is not certified by the notary),

    3. Account statement from the Financial Institution confirming the transfer of funds.

    4. Company Sale1. Full set of documents confirming the ownership and transfer of the ownership of the Company,

    2. Sale contract,

    3. Account statement from the Financial Institution confirming the transfer of funds,

    4. Documents confirming the value of the Company if it cannot be confirmed through public sources (e.g., Financial Statements).

    5. Inheritance1. Certificate of right to inheritance certified by public notary,

    2. Account statement from the Financial Institution confirming the transfer of funds.

    6. Gift or Donation

    (Only applicable if the parties are related, i.e. are family members
    and/or close associates).

    1. Documentary evidence of the donor’s origin of funds (as detailed in this table),

    2. Account statement from Financial Institution confirming the transfer of funds,

    3. Gift/donation agreement,

    4. Supporting evidence confirming the connection between the parties.

    7. Retirement IncomeOne of the following:

    1. Account statement from the Financial Institution clearly showing the retirement income,

    2. Documentary evidence of receipt of pension scheme/pillars total contributions.

    8. Dividend Payment1. Audited financial statements or board resolution confirming details of dividend payment,

    2. Account statement from the Financial Institution confirming the transfer of funds,

    3. Full set of documents or public information confirming the ownership of the Company.

    9. Pension Funds ContributionStatement from a pension fund confirming obligatory payments to the pension fund from gross salary (only acceptable in cases where the law clearly states the proportion or percentage of mandatory pension
    contributions).
    10. Divorce Settlement1. Documentary evidence confirming settlement proceeds (shall be issued by competent authorities, e.g., court, notary),

    2. Account Statement from the Financial Institution confirming the transfer of funds.

    11. Lottery or Gambling Win1. Documentary evidence from the Lottery/Gambling company confirming the winning,

    2. Account statement from Financial Institution confirming the transfer of funds.

    12. Income from Loan agreement1. Documentary evidence of the lender’s origin of funds (as detailed in this table and in the table for
    Corporate Client. Supporting documents to establish the Source of Funds and Source of Wealth),
    *The first point is not applicable in case the Lender is a Financial Institution (e.g. bank or Credit
    Institution)2. Loan Agreement,3. Account statement from Financial Institution confirming the transfer of funds.

    Please note: The compliance team reserves the right to request further details
    and documentary evidence. This means that documents not mentioned in the table
    above can be additionally requested to obtain the proper source of funds information.

  • What documents are needed to confirm the source of funds of a corporate client?

    Supporting documents to establish the Source of Funds and Source of Wealth for Corporate Clients.

    Description of the source of fundsDocumentary evidence required
    1. Income from Business ActivitiesOne of the following:
    1. Latest Audited Financial Statements,2. Full set of documentary evidence for income-generating activities (agreements, invoices, transportation documents, account statements confirming transfers of funds, etc.). Documents shall
    confirm the full cycle of business activities and shall confirm the realised profit.
    2. Investment / TradingAccount statement from a regulated Financial Institution clearly indicating the realised profit from the investment/trading activities.
    3. Real Estate Sale1. Sale contract

    2. Extract from official Property/Land register
    confirming the ownership and transfer of real estate (in case the Sale contract is not certified by the
    notary)

    3. Account statement from the Financial Institution confirming the transfer of funds

    4. Company Sale1. Full set of documents confirming the ownership and transfer of the ownership of the Company

    2. Sale contract

    3. Account statement from the Financial Institution confirming the transfer of funds

    4. Documents confirming the value of the Company if it cannot be confirmed through public sources (e.g., Financial Statements)

    5. Dividend Payment1. Audited financial statements or board resolution confirming details of dividend payment

    2. Account statement from the Financial Institution confirming the transfer of funds

    3. Full set of documents or public information confirming the ownership of the Company

    6. Income from Loan agreement1. Documentary evidence of the lender’s origin of funds (as detailed in this table and in the table for Individual Client. Supporting documents to establish the Source of Funds and Source of Wealth)
    *The first point is not applicable in case the Lender is a Financial Institution (e.g. bank or Credit Institution)2. Loan Agreement

    3. Account statement from Financial Institution confirming the transfer of funds

    Please note:

    1. If the origin of the Source of Funds / Wealth is UBO (Contributions from the Beneficial Owner / Shareholder), please refer to Individual Client. Supporting documents to establish the Source of Funds and Source of Wealth.

    2. The Compliance team reserves the right to request further details and documentary evidence. This means that documents not mentioned in the table above can be additionally requested to obtain the proper source of funds information.

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