Month: August 2018

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Square Mile International Financial Services – qualified and registered?

This week, in my mission to disclose advisory firms´ claims to qualifications (or in fact the lack of them),  I am looking into Square Mile International Financial Services – qualified and registered? What the Square Mile website page says: Despite referring to their Prague headquarters in a lovely paragraph: “Square Mile has a dedicated customer …

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TailorMade International – gets a tailor-made fine reduction

Victims of the unregulated property scheme Harlequin, may be disheartened to know that Alistair Burns has escaped with a reduced fine for his role as chief executive of TailorMade International.  The FCA originally proposed Burns should face a fine of £233,600, along with a ban back in December 2016. However, the Upper Tribunal, whilst upholding the ban, has …

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Pension Life Blog - Robusto Asset Management - qualified and registered?

Robusto Asset Management – qualified and registered?

If you have been following Pension Life´s blogs, you will know that we have been conducting a series of investigations into qualified and registered financial advisers in various firms. Today I am investigating Robusto Asset Management  – qualified and registered? IFAs and their clients are invited to add to it, correct it, improve it. Here’s a link to …

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Abbey Wealth Spain – qualified and registered?

Abbey Wealth Spain – qualified and registered? If you have been following Pension Life´s blogs, you will know that we have been conducting a series of investigations into qualified and registered financial advisers in various firms. Today, Abbey Wealth Spain – qualified and registered? Advisers and their clients are invited to add to it, correct it and …

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Pension Life Blog - Square Mile International - qualified and registered? David Vilka Square Mile

Serious Violation of Investors’ Trust – by Investors Trust (life office)

Investors’ trust is what gets violated in so many cases by irresponsible and negligent insurance companies such as Old Mutual International, SEB, Generali, RL360, Friends Provident International – and, of course, the firm in the Cayman Islands: Investors Trust.  These companies – also known as “life offices” (although we prefer to call them “death offices” …

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Jailed – adviser who gambled his investors´ money away

49-year-old Freddy David of Elstree, Borehamwood, of North London, faces six years in jail for conning millions of pounds out of people in his community through an investment scam. David, once a well-respected member of his community and former financial adviser, obtained money by deception to fund his gambling habit. Figures of his scam are …

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