Regulatory Notices


“Arrowstreet,” “we”, “us” and “our” means Arrowstreet Capital Europe Limited

Arrowstreet is a controller in respect of your personal data and responsible for ensuring that it uses your personal data in compliance with applicable data protection law, including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

This Privacy Notice applies if you are a client or prospective client of Arrowstreet and sets out the basis on which any personal data about you that you provide to us, that we create, or that we obtain about you from other sources, will be processed by us.

We will collect and process the following personal data about you:

Information that you provide to us or one of our affiliates. This includes information about you that you provide us by communicating with us, whether face-to-face, by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This information may include:

  • your full name, business address, email address, and telephone number

Information we collect or generate about you includes:

  • your full name, title, business address, company affiliation, email address, email communications, telephone number, and notes on our communications with you

Information we obtain from other sources.

  • Due diligence checks on authorized signers and signatories
  • The privacy notice provided by the service provider conducting such due diligence checks can be found here:

    Service Provider Privacy Notice Link
Your personal data may be stored and processed by Arrowstreet in the following ways and for the following purposes:
  • Contact information, emails, and notes on communications to contact you in connection to providing services under any investment management or subscription agreement
  • Contacting you in order to advise you of other products and services, unless you have indicated otherwise
  • Performing due diligence checks
  • Performing client reporting in connection to services under any investment management or subscription agreement
We are entitled to use your personal data in these ways because:
  • Arrowstreet is performing services under our applicable investment management or subscription agreement;
  • Arrowstreet must comply with its regulatory and legal obligations with respect to Anti-Money Laundering and other applicable laws and regulations;
  • we may need to in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights or for the purpose of legal proceedings; or
  • the use of your personal data as described is necessary for our legitimate business interests (or the legitimate interests of one or more of our affiliates), such as:
    • matters related to servicing your account or accounts or in connection to any contractual agreement Arrowstreet has with you;
    • contacting you regarding additional products or services Arrowstreet offers.

We may disclose your personal data to our affiliates in the circumstances described below:

  • Arrowstreet Capital, Limited Partnership may access your personal data in connection to serving you through the Arrowstreet Capital, Limited Partnership office;
  • Types of personal data accessed include:
    • name and contact information, emails, notes on communications, and due diligence checks

We will take steps to ensure that the personal data is accessed only by employees of such affiliates that have a need to do so for the purposes described in this notice.

We may also share your personal data outside of Arrowstreet and our affiliates:

  • to third party agents or contractors (for example, the providers of our electronic data storage services) for the purposes of providing services to us. These third parties will be subject to confidentiality requirements and they will only use your personal data as described in this privacy notice; and
  • to the extent required by law, for example if we are under a duty to disclose your personal data in order to
    comply with any legal obligation, establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.

The personal data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or the United Kingdom (“UK”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside of the EEA/UK who work for our affiliates or for one of our service providers.

Where we transfer your personal data outside the EEA/UK, we will ensure that it is protected in a manner that is consistent with how your personal data will be protected by us in the EEA/UK. This can be done in a number of ways, for instance:

  • the country that we send the data to might be approved by the European Commission or the UK Government (as applicable)
  • the recipient has signed a contract based on “model contractual clauses” approved by the European Commission or the UK Government (as applicable), obliging them to protect your personal data, in addition to other related steps as may be required by other applicable laws.

In other circumstances the law may permit us to otherwise transfer your personal data outside the EEA/UK. In all cases, however, we will ensure that any transfer of your personal data is compliant with data protection law.

You can obtain more details of the protection given to your personal data when it is transferred outside the EEA/UK (including a copy of the standard data protection clauses, as applicable, which we have entered into with recipients of your personal data) by contacting us in accordance with the “Contacting us” section below.

How long we hold your personal data for will vary. The retention period will be determined by various criteria including:

  • the purpose for which we are using it – we will need to keep the data for as long as is necessary for that purpose; and
  • legal obligations – laws or regulation may set a minimum period for which we have to keep your personal data.

You have a number of legal rights in relation to the personal data that we hold about you. These rights include:

  • the right to obtain information regarding the processing of your personal data and access to the personal data which we hold about you;
  • the right to withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal data at any time. Please note, however, that we may still be entitled to process your personal data if we have another legitimate reason (other than consent) for doing so;
  • in some circumstances, the right to receive some personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and/or request that we transmit those data to a third party where this is technically feasible. Please note that this right only applies to personal data which you have provided to us;
  • the right to request that we rectify your personal data if it is inaccurate or incomplete;
  • the right to request that we erase your personal data in certain circumstances. Please note that there may be circumstances where you ask us to erase your personal data but we are legally entitled to retain it;
  • the right to object to, and the right to request that we restrict, our processing of your personal data in certain circumstances. Again, there may be circumstances where you object to, or ask us to restrict, our processing of your personal data but we are legally entitled to continue processing your personal data and / or to refuse that request; and
  • the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection regulator (details of which are provided below) if you think that any of your rights have been infringed by us.

You can exercise your rights by contacting us using the details set out in the “Contacting us” section below.

You can find out more information about your rights by contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office, or by searching their website at

If you would like further information on the collection, use, disclosure, transfer or processing of your personal data or the exercise of any of the rights listed above, please address questions, comments and requests to [email protected].

ACEL Remuneration Policy Disclosure

Arrowstreet Capital Europe Limited (ACEL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Arrowstreet Capital Holding LLC, is a small and non-interconnected investment firm authorized by the U.K.

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). ACEL’s MIFIDPRU Remuneration Policy for its staff promotes sound and effective risk management and seeks to avoid excessive risk taking. Under the Remuneration Policy, ACEL carries out an assessment of an individual’s performance when assessing and determining fixed and variable remuneration, consistent with the business strategy, objectives and long-term interests of ACEL. Compliance with all ACEL policies and procedures may be taken into account as part of that overall assessment.

Staff remuneration consists of salary (fixed), discretionary bonus (variable), and mandatory statutory benefits (fixed). Additionally, in certain circumstances staff remuneration may include signing bonus (variable) and severance pay (variable).

Variable remuneration is primarily determined in accordance with each staff member’s individual achievements, and also dependent, in part, on the overall financial condition of ACEL and its affiliate, Arrowstreet Capital, Limited Partnership (ACLP). Variable remuneration will not be paid through methods that could facilitate the avoidance of this policy. Variable remuneration is fully discretionary, and as a result may not be awarded in any particular period depending on assessment of the relevant criteria. Assessment of individual and firm performance for awarding variable remuneration includes financial as well as non-financial criteria, including the following:

(a) achievement relative to individual and firm goals;

(b) qualitative assessment of the staff member’s performance relative to established goals,including with respect to innovation and collaboration;

(c) staff member’s role, responsibility and experience;

(d) staff member’s actions and professional behavior, including compliance with ACEL policies and procedures;

(e) ACEL and ACLP financial results in relation to investment and business objectives;

(f) Resources consumed (including, among other things, financial measures such as capital expenditures or liquidity needs); and

(g) Other factors determined in ACEL’s sole discretion from time to time.

Remuneration is not structured to include sales commissions, finders’ fees or similar incentives, or to otherwise link reman ration in whole or in part to the achievement of any individual client brought to ACLP via ACEL or any such individual client’s goal or objectives.

ACEL has adopted remuneration policies and practices in line with the guidance laid down by the FCA and the MIFIDPRU Remuneration Code under the FCA’s Senior Management Arrangements, Systems and Controls Sourcebook (SYSC) 19G, and is responsible for the implementation of such policies and practices. ACEL’s policies are reviewed at least annually, in accordance with the guidance and rules in SYSC 19G.3. Due to the application of MIFIDPRU 7.1.3R, ACEL is not required to establish, and so has not established, a remuneration committee. For the most recent calendar year, the total remuneration awarded to staff did not exceed £1,000,000.

SFDR Notice

The following information is provided by Arrowstreet Capital, Limited Partnership with reference to Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union of 27 November 2019 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector (“SFDR”) in the firm’s capacity as a non-EU “Alternative Investment Fund Manager” under Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union (“AIFMD”).

Integration of Sustainability Risks in the Investment Decision-Making Process

Refer to the “Investment Process” section of our responsible investing overview available here.

No Consideration of Sustainability Adverse Impacts

While Arrowstreet may be supportive of improving transparency to investors and the market generally as to how financial market participants consider the adverse impacts of their investment decisions on sustainability factors, we could not gather and measure all of the data on which we would be obligated by SFDR to report (or we could not do so systematically, consistently and at a reasonable cost). This is in part because underlying companies or issuers are not widely obliged to, and overwhelmingly do not currently, report by reference to the same data.  In addition, taking account of our size, the nature and scale of our activities and the types of products we make available, we consider that it would be disproportionate to do so. On this basis, and in the absence of the finalized regulatory technical standards relating to this disclosure, we do not consider the principal adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors at this time. Our position on this matter will be reviewed annually by reference to market developments. 

Integration of Sustainability Risks in the Remuneration Policy

Arrowstreet’s AIFMD Remuneration Policy promotes sound and effective risk management and seeks to avoid excessive risk taking.  Under the policy, we carry out an assessment of an individual’s performance when assessing and determining variable remuneration.  Compliance with all of our policies and procedures, including policies and procedures relating to the impact of sustainability risks on the investment decision-making process, may be taken into account as part of that overall assessment.