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Grievance redressal and dispute settlement mechanism

In the event the Client has any grievance on the services standards or reporting that the Portfolio Manager has agreed to provide, then the Client shall write to the Compliance Officer of the Portfolio Manager at the address specified above, or write by email to our Compliance Officer, V Nandini (complianceofficer@banyantreeadvisors.com). The Compliance Officer shall acknowledge the receipt of email within 2 working days. Further, the Compliance Officer shall within a period of seven (7) working days address the grievance of the Client and write to the Client in the form of an Action Taken Report (ATR) stating the action taken, and where the grievance is of the nature that can be repetitive, the steps taken so that the grievance does not arise again.

Where the Client is not satisfied with the ATR of the Compliance Officer, then the client shall write to the Principal Officer of the Portfolio Manager either at the address specified above or write by email to principalofficer@banyantreeadvisors.com. The timelines specified for the Compliance Officer relating to acknowledge and the timelines for writing to the Client in the form of an ATR shall be applicable to the Principal Officer also.

In the even the investors does not get a response from the Portfolio Manager, or not satisfied with the response provided by the Portfolio Manager, he/she may approach SEBI to address complaints against the Portfolio Managers, registered with it. The complaint has to be filed in SEBI COmplaints REdress System (SCORES) at http://scores.gov.in/Default.aspx.

In the event of a dis-agreement, dispute, difference, claim, question whatsover between the Client and the Portfolio Manager and/or their respective representatives, the same shall be submitted to and settled by a sole arbitrator under the provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The sole arbitrator shall be appointed by the board of the Portfolio Manager, and the arbitration proceedings shall be held at Bangalore or such other place as the Portfolio Manager thinks fit. The rules of arbitration shall be as approved by the board of directors of the Portfolio Manager which shall be provided to the Client upon request. The expenses of the arbitration shall be shared by both the Parties.