Wakefield Securities Limited and Shields Corporate Partners
The Central Bank of Ireland today (19 March 2015) published the names of two unauthorised investment firms/investment business firms, Wakefield Securities Limited and Shields Corporate Partners. Neither Wakefield Securities Limited (USA) nor Shields Corporate Partners (USA) are authorised by the Central Bank as investment firms, investment business firms or to provide investment advice.
A list of unauthorised firms/persons published to date is available on the Central Bank website.
It is a criminal offence for an unauthorised firm/person to provide financial services in Ireland that would require an authorisation under the relevant legislation for which the Central Bank is the responsible body for enforcing. Consumers should be aware that, if they deal with a firm/person who is not authorised, they are not eligible for compensation from the Investor Compensation Scheme.
Any person wishing to contact the Central Bank of Ireland with information regarding such firms/persons may telephone (01) 224 4000. This line is also available to the public to check if a firm/person is authorised. Since obtaining the necessary legal powers in August 1998, the names of 257 unauthorised firms/persons have been published by the Central Bank.
The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) of the United Kingdom would like to alert all recipients that:
Name- Wakefield Securities Limited
Addresses: 200 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003, USA
Tel- 001914 243 1243 / 0017778897116
is NOT authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”) to carry on a regulated activity in the United Kingdom. Regulated activities include, amongst other things, advising on investments and dealing and arranging deals in investments ("investments" include stocks and shares).
The FCA believes that this organisation may be targeting UK customers. Therefore, we have added this firm to our list of unauthorised firms and individuals list. This list can be found at: http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/protect-yourself/unauthorised-firms/unauthorised-firms-to-avoid
If you have any further questions on this matter please email our Consumer Contact Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively by telephone on 0800 111 6768. Overseas callers can contact us on (+44) 20 7066 1000.