1. Chris
    July 24, 2017 @ 2:35 pm

    This Bob Parker sounds like a real piece of work. Noting his remarks in UAE newspaper The National regarding “financial cowboys”, and in view of what we all now know about Holborn Assets, I wonder whether he would care to re-clarify his position on the topic?


  2. Jeff
    July 25, 2017 @ 11:19 am

    Whilst much of the above may be roughly accurate, one does wonder why this company in particular is so firmly in your crosshairs? Clearly you have done some research so you are no doubt aware that the above criticisms could equally be levelled at many firms in the industry, not least of which the biggest fish of all deVere, yet you don’t seem to mention them. The articles against Holborn are written with such vitriol one has to wonder if there is a personal agenda here….


    • Pension Life
      July 25, 2017 @ 12:22 pm

      No personal agenda – but I have watched the damage done to Glynis Broadfoot when a huge chunk of her pension was destroyed by Holborn Assets. But I watched in horror the utter disdain and disinterest on the part of Bob Parker who simply wrote “case closed” and walked away. I even met his PA in his office and she promised someone would get back to me, but no-one did. I accept mistakes can be made – but an honourable firm would put them right and compensate victims for distress caused.


    • Cynic
      July 25, 2017 @ 7:31 pm

      I am sure others in Dubai will appear on here. The fact that your comment was allowed to stay, and responded to, suggests there is possibly no agenda as you suggest.

      I have commented on supposed independent forums and the comments do not get past the “independent” moderators as there is an agenda on many sites. Independent Adviser online magazine is a prime case in point. Better not upset the sponsors.

      Question to Ms Brookes “Do you moderate all comments and allow them to stay. Or, if there is a reason you cannot allow the comment will you make the reason known? After all, you want transparency”


      • Pension Life
        July 25, 2017 @ 7:56 pm

        Hi Mark, yes I allow all comments to stay. I would only delete a comment if it was abusive. I don’t have sponsors and don’t do advertising so there is nobody to upset. I do get emails and phone calls asking me to delete individuals’ names from blogs, and provided these are courteous I always comply. There has only been one exception. I also get lots of solicitors letters – such as a recent one from Slater and Gordon on the Blackmore Global investment scam. But that’s ok – it keeps them off the streets. BTW, there is no “e” in Brooks 🙂


  3. Steve
    February 13, 2018 @ 4:48 am

    The office is in bournemouth, used to be a boiler room caller there myself.


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