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(IT)DUE DILIGENCE POLICY

Purpose of Policy

Kayndrexsphere is dedicated to the management of its activities to the highest standard to ensure that investments come from legitimate and ethical sources and contributes positively to peace, human rights, and finance practices. This IT Due Diligence Policy and Kayndrexsphere’s practices for managing investments are consistent with international regulatory requirements.

Due Diligence Application Process

Each new investor is required to complete the relevant application contained in our websites. The completed application form together with documents (where necessary) is provided by the Relationship Manager to the Compliance Officer for review. The Compliance Officer reviews the Due Diligence File (complete application form together with documents) and assesses if it is adequate. Only complete Due Diligence Files can be accepted for consideration. The Compliance Officer can request additional documents or information if necessary. The Compliance Officer further performs a personal history check.

Supply Chain Probability Assessment

Once the Compliance Officer determines the Due diligence File contains sufficient information for a decision to be made, the Compliance Officer assigns a probability profile rating (low, medium, high, or extreme) to the file. For all investors deemed to be ‘high probability and ‘extreme probability’, enhanced due diligence shall be performed. Enhanced due diligence includes the completion of an in-person visit (virtually) by a Kayndrexsphere representative and completion of a report in the form approved by Kayndrexsphere.  

Investor Approval

Each Due Diligence File shall either be ‘approved’ or ‘disapproved’ for business on the basis of Kayndrexsphere’s probability-based approach to due diligence. No new investor can be approved for business until they have been subjected to Kayndrexsphere’s Due Diligence Process.

Responsibility

The Compliance Officer is responsible to oversee the due diligence process with the support of Kayndrexsphere’s Compliance Committee. Senior Management retains the ultimate management and responsibility for the supply chain. Senior Management will carefully select and supervise the Compliance Officer and give him/her the necessary resources to perform his/her duty. Senior Management should approve each new supply chain assessed as ‘high’ or ‘extreme uncertainty’ and should revisit each year the decision whether to continue with these sphere relationships or discontinue with them. The Compliance Committee shall provide Senior Management with a report and its recommendation of whether a ‘high’ or ‘extreme uncertainty’ investor should be approved each year.

Investment Traceability

Once approved for investment, each investor is assigned with a unique investor identification number. Each investment received from the investor is assigned with a sub-identification number before the investment is processed.

On-going Investor Due Diligence and Monitoring

Once the investor has been approved, all Kayndrexsphere personnel that have contact with the investor have a duty to report any known change in information contained in the Due Diligence File, or any suspicious information, to the Compliance Officer in accordance with Kayndrexsphere’s Whistleblowing Policy.

Modification to Due Diligence File

All modifications regarding the investor shall be submitted to the Compliance Officer. The Compliance Officer shall submit the modification request for approval by the appropriate party with ultimate responsibility for the investor.

Inactive Investors

In the event of investors who have been inactive for one (1) year, the Due Diligence File shall be updated, validated, and resubmitted for approval should they elect to recommence business.

Due Diligence Document Retention

All due diligence files shall be maintained in a safe and secure manner and for a modicum of five (5) years following the end of the fiscal year. This applies to both approved and unapproved investors.