Winton Fund Managers (clone of FCA authorised firm)
The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) would like to alert that:
Winton Fund Managers
2nd Floor, Block E,
Ireland. (Cloning FCA authorised firm’s address)
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.
Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm.
This is what we call a ‘clone firm’; and fraudsters usually use this tactic when contacting people out of the blue, so you should be especially wary if you have been cold called. They may use the name of the genuine firm, the ‘firm reference number’ (FRN) we have given the authorised firm or other details.
You can find out more about this scam tactic and how to protect yourself from clone firms through the following link: http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams/investment-scams/cloned-firms
Clone firm details
Fraudsters are using or giving out the following details as part of their tactics to scam people in the UK:
- Boiler Room Name: Winton Fund Managers
- Address: 2nd Floor, Block E, Iveagh Court, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2, Ireland. (same as FCA Authorised firm)
- Telephone: 35314402524
- Website: www.wintonfundmanagers.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be aware that the scammers may give out other false details or mix these with some correct details of the authorised
FCA Authorised Firm Details
This FCA Authorised Firm that fraudsters are claiming to work for has no association with the ‘clone firm’. It is authorised to offer, promote or sell services or product in the UK and its correct details are:
- Firm name: Winton UCITS Funds Plc
- Firm reference number: 538812
- Address: 2nd Floor, Block E, Iveagh Court, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2, Ireland.