1. AB
    August 19, 2018 @ 2:54 am

    Robusto Asset Management was started by Stefan Gustafsson who then set up the Columna fund that is now being investigated for fraud.


  2. David
    August 22, 2018 @ 12:38 pm

    Not specifically in relation to this article as such, but in my time as an offshore IFA I know many people who have taken and passed various exams but did not pay the annual fee to remain a member as the cost wasn’t matched off with any benefit at all.

    Pay once to pass the exams and then pay again to be allowed to tell anyone you passed the exam? If you want a scam to investigate then start right there! I’ve been a keen reader of these articles and whilst some of the advisers you’re looking into maybe cowboys, a vast majority will have taken the exams but not see any value in paying these companies every year, just to be on a register.


  3. Ian
    August 29, 2018 @ 8:56 am

    Sadly the message above says a lot about what we already know of the ‘professionalism’ of many ‘advisers’ in the offshore space.

    Anybody not willing to pay the membership fee to the appropriate body should simply not bother to take the exams in the first place. Then do us all a favour and stay away from the finanial services sector. Do something simpler which does not endanger people’s wealth and well being.

    We’re talking about professionalism here and all professional bodies charge fees.

    Regulation in the UK is far from perfect but these types people are barred from the industry so the UK must have a quite a lot going for it.


    • Ivo Sharpr
      September 15, 2018 @ 11:36 am

      I agree in all aspects – do we have to pay the Yniversity or exam board to show our BA/Bsc ?


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