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  • Case review 27/08/2021

    Clarification on the regulatory position of unregulated introducers

    Between 2010 and 2014, two unregulated pension introducers, Avacade Limited (in liquidation) and Alexandra Associates (UK) Limited, and their directors, contacted retail customers and promoted self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs). These discussions resulted in those consumers transferring existing pension funds into SIPPs and then into high-risk and, arguably unsuitable investments, such as tree plantations in Costa Rica and bonds relating to property developments in the US and Brazil.