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Avacade Limited and Alexandra Associates (UK) Limited

Avacade Limited and Alexandra Associates (UK) Limited

A pension represents a life-long investment designed to bring us a degree of comfort and peace of mind for our later years. We work hard all our lives to ensure we will have enough to live on and hopefully something to leave behind for our loved ones. When those plans are ruined by poor pension advice the repercussions can be hard to bear.

In 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) instigated proceedings against Avacade Investment Options and Alexandra Associates (UK) Limited, alleging a number of issues, including:

• Making misleading statements to potential investors
• Acting without authorisation from the FCA
• Communicating financial promotions without approval

These actions contravened the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Financial Services Act 2012. For those investors left in its wake, this case has brought nothing but misery.

The companies involved were unregulated introducers which persuaded investors to transfer funds into Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs). This led to unregulated collective investment schemes into tree plantations and a resort in Brazil, a scheme that failed to bring in the yields that tempted the investors in the first place. It’s estimated that it brought in some £86 million in investments.

It’s time to right that wrong

If you were involved in what turned out to be little more than a scam, you should be talking to our specialists, Beat the Banks continue to fight for justice for those who have lost money via unregulated pension schemes, so call 0800 193 1234 as soon as possible. Many investors in this scheme didn’t realise the risks involved or the legality of the whole process, so be sure to speak to someone in the know.

Avacade and Alexandra Associates worked via a number of other companies during this process, including Shah Wealth Management, Liberty SIPP, Brisa Investments and ethical forestry, so if these names sound familiar it could be worth giving us a call. If you were advised by either Avacade or Alexandra to transfer your pension into a SIPP, it’s time to seek the justice you deserve.

Beat the Banks work hard on your behalf to get to the truth. It’s not right that well-meaning pension holders were persuaded to take a risk without knowing the true facts, so let’s work together to do something about it. Please phone our team today or use the simple online contact form. We’re looking forward to speaking with you.

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