Funds: How do I certify a document?
If you invest directly with us through Premier Portfolio Managers (which is a member of the ‘Premier Miton Investors’ marketing group and a subsidiary of Premier Miton Group plc), the following guidance should help.
Where documents must be certified, this certification must be performed by one of the following suitable persons:
- An authorised signatory of a Regulated Financial Institution or Credit Institution
- A Notary Public
- A Practicing Solicitor/Lawyer
- A Practicing Barrister
- A Practicing Chartered or Certified Public Accountant
- A person authorised to sign on behalf of an Embassy or a Consul
When certifying the documentation, the certifier must clearly state all the following information on every document:
- Full name (in block capitals), occupation, registration number and signature of the individual certifying the documentation.
For multiple page documents, the certifier should sign or initial each page of the copy and confirm on the first or last page of the document the actual number of pages in the document.
- Contact details (address, telephone number and email address).
- Name and address of the organisation for which the individual works and capacity in which they are certifying.
- The date the certification was performed as a true copy of the original document.
- Company stamp/seal (where available)
- The statement that "I have seen the original document and certify that this is a complete and accurate copy of the original."
- For ID documents, the statement that "I have seen the original document and certify that this is a complete and accurate copy of the original, and a true likeness of the individual"
Note: When certifying documents as true copies, the certifier must not be a close family member of, or have any apparent or potential conflicts of interest with, the investor.