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Your access to and use of all information on this website and related emails or other publications are provided subject to these Terms and Conditions.

In these Terms and Conditions, "we", "us" and "our" refers to Peterson Research Institute Pty Ltd, ACN 077 178 208 ('PRI'). PRI includes the url

PRI provides the factual analysis of investment structures, including, but not limited to, investment vehicles and financial products issued or managed by entities regulated by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

PRI does not make or provide recommendations about financial products. PRI does not hold an Australian Financial Services (AFS) licence. Pursuant to Regulatory Guide 36, issued by ASIC, 'Licensing: Financial product advice and dealing', Section RG 36.21, 'The distinction between factual information and financial product advice', ASIC advises that if a communication does not involve a recommendation or a statement of opinion, or a report of either of those things, it is not financial product advice. Communications that consist only of factual information (i.e. objectively ascertainable information whose truth or accuracy cannot be reasonably questioned) will generally not involve the expression of opinion or recommendation and will not, therefore, constitute financial product advice.

Further, pursuant to Regulatory Guide 36, issued by ASIC, 'Licensing: Financial product advice and dealing', Section RG36.43, 'Exemptions under 911A(2)', in (e) it advises that an AFS licence is not required where "you provide general advice in transmissions made by means of an information service where the transmissions are generally available to the public".

We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued use of the website or acceptance of emails following any amendments will represent your agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions as amended. We therefore recommend that each time you access our website you read these Terms and Conditions. If you object to any changes to the Terms and Conditions, your only remedy is to discontinue your use of the website.

General Advice Warning and Disclaimer

  • All information provided on this website is of a general nature only and does not constitute personal financial advice. Neither PRI nor any person associated with it is licensed to give financial advice, and it is not our intention to do so. PRI and its directors and officers make no recommendation about any investment or financial product information discussed on this website.

  • The information on this website does not take into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any investor, or purport to be comprehensive and should not be relied upon as such. You should not invest on the basis of the information on this website, but you should consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to your own risk profile, objectives, financial situation and needs. You should do your own research and obtain any relevant product disclosure statement or other disclosure document relating to a particular financial product before making any investment decision.

  • You should also consult a financial adviser and any other appropriate professional advisers on any legal, stamp duty, taxation and accounting implications to help you decide whether an investment is appropriate for your individual needs and objectives.

  • Where a security or product is mentioned, neither PRI nor its directors and associates are endorsing it or are responsible for its future performance. We are not liable for loss or damage caused by a reliance on any information on this website. Nothing in our material is provided for a particular person, organisation or purpose.


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  • The distribution of the information contained on this website in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and persons who access it are required to inform themselves of, and to comply with, any such restrictions.

  • This website, and the information contained on it, should be accessed only by persons in any jurisdiction or country where such access to, and use of, the information contained on this website is not contrary to local law or regulation. PRI and its associates disclaim all responsibility if you access or download any information from this website in breach of any law or regulation of the jurisdiction or country of which you are a citizen or in which you are residing or domiciled.

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  • We reserve the right to terminate your registration at any time if you breach these Terms and Conditions.

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Internet Security

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Site Access

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  • The licence to access and use the information on our website does not include the right to use any data mining robots or other extraction tools. The licence also does not permit you to metatag or mirror our website without our prior written permission. We reserve the right to serve you with notice if we become aware of your metatag or mirroring of our website.


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  • We encourage financial education and the flow of information and you can republish or reproduce our content online or in print within reason and not for commercial purposes unless authorised by us. However, you must credit PRI and and link to us, and you cannot sell the content separately. Unless you have express permission from PRI you cannot edit our material and you cannot delete or change any content, copyright symbol, trade mark or other proprietary notice. If you wish to materially edit our content, please contact us. When you credit PRI, ideally at the top of the content and including our logo, you must link back to our home page.

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  • You can republish specific content without our permission, subject to the acknowledgements outlined above, but you cannot systematically republish the majority or entire contents of our website without our permission.

  • Any republishing of our website must be unedited unless permission is otherwise obtained from us or the author.

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  • PRI does not make any claims, promises, guarantees, representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of the content made available on this web site. All information on this web site is provided to you on an as is basis, without warranty of any kind either express or implied.

  • Furthermore, PRI does not warrant or represent that this web site is error free or free from viruses or defects. A user must do all that is necessary (including using virus checking software) to satisfy itself that accessing this website will not adversely affect its system.


  • Whilst we take all due care in providing our services, we do not provide any warranty, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

  • To the extent permitted by law, any condition or warranty which would otherwise be implied into these Terms and Conditions is excluded.

  • We take all due care in ensuring that our website is free of any virus, worm or Trojan horse malware, however we are not responsible for any damage to your computer system which arises in connection with your use of our website, any linked website or emails from us.

  • We take all due care in maintaining the integrity of any information provided by you, including about your organisation and any associated investment structures, however we are not responsible for any damage arising as a result of the unauthorised alteration of that information by any party.

Public Information

  • In providing any specific information to PRI or the website, such as investment allocations or expected risk and return information, you deem that information to be public information with no commercial value. This does not give PRI the right to distribute or in any way republish this specific information, but recognises that such information is largely already available to entities outside your organisation such as regulators, clients, consultants / researchers, investors or the press.

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  • Use of the website and related emails is at your risk. None of PRI's affiliates or directors, officers, contributors or third party content providers makes any express or implied representation or warranty about, or shall be liable, in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss, damages or reliance in connection with the website or related emails, its use, its content or any products or services referred to therein.

  • To the full extent permitted by law, our liability for breach of an implied warranty or condition is limited to the supply of the services again.

  • We do not accept liability for anything contained in the Contacts of a user or in any form of communication which originates with a user.

  • We do not participate in any way in any transactions between our users.


  • By accessing our website, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from all claims, actions, damages, costs and expenses including legal fees arising from or in connection with your use of our website.

Information Security

  • We undertake to take reasonable care to secure any personal information which you provide to us when accessing our website. However, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the complete security of any information provided over the internet. You transmit to us is entirely at your own risk.

  • Our compliance with privacy is set out in our separate Privacy Policy.


  • These Terms and Conditions are to be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales, Australia and any claim made by either party against the other which in any way arises out of these Terms and Conditions will be heard in New South Wales and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of those Courts.

  • If any provision in these Terms and Conditions is invalid under any law, the provision will be limited, narrowed, construed or altered as necessary to render it valid but only to the extent necessary to achieve such validity. If necessary the invalid provision will be deleted from these Terms and Conditions and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

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