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Beware: DeVere Group is re-branding!! The new name is {{{Redacted}}}.

{{{Redacted}}} has an ex *** from DeVere as Country Manager/ Private Client Adviser named Jonathan Wookey. He has last been seen working for DeVere when he visited me in Basel in Autumn 2011.

I can only assume that they due the same scam, robbery, bad financial advise with high charges and hidden fees as Devere did with the Generali vision plan. He advertises himself as "International Wealth Manager serving Expats living in Switzerland" even though he does NOT SEEM TO HAVE ANY FINANCIAL EDUCATION.

Please also see http://www.englishforum.ch/finance-banking-taxation/142614-local-financial-advice-expats.html

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LVP CASE ID 16-V0010 – DECISION SUMMARY

On March 30, 2016, Complainant submitted a complaint in accordance with the Legitimacy Verification Program (“LVP”). The complaint alleged posts # 308709, 370884, 437762, 440080, 443749, and 453772 (the “Posts”) contained statements in violation of Pissed Consumer’s Terms of Use. The Posts’ authors (“Posters”) were offered an opportunity to respond to the complaint, as provided in LVP Rule 9, but each failed to do so. Thus, the Posts and the supplemental information provided by Complainant’s general counsel constitute the LVP Record. Having considered the LVP Record, the Third Party Neutral finds and holds as follows: It is more likely than not that the statements in each of the Posts are defamatory, untruthful and inaccurate and, therefore, violate Pissed Consumer’s Terms of Use. Accordingly, Complainant’s name should be removed from each post at issue, including in all comments to the Posts, and the URLs should be changed to remove reference to the Complainant.

Dated: May 13, 2016

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Anonymous
#1216383

Jonathan Wookey worked for approx 2 years at DeVere and continued to sell many expats very bad financial advise and products.

He fell out with DeVere and started to work for AES International as the Country Manager / Private Client Adviser, where he continued to scam expats and locals to gain commission ruthlessly.

He was made redundant in less than a year and dissapeared to Singapore to work for IFS (2 years).

He is back in Switzerland now and started his own Company as the 'CEO at Summit Wealth AG' (Zug).

Be cautious - he is back!

Anonymous
#1142758

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Anonymous
#897064

So, the Spanish office of {{{Redacted}}}, Premier Pension Solutions, seems to have been booted out of FEIFA.

{{{Redacted}}}is now going to open its own trade body in Dubai with some interesting partners.

Noneeded
Haifa, Hefa, Israel #607617

Buy list of emails in the net, there are reasonably cheap and may help you to reach an incredible number of people in one hit.

Noneeded
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom #607587

To want to expose bad practice: send the link of this site and threads to everyone you know and ask them to keep sending forward...and just ask people to read and think twice before taking advise from anyone company listed in this site.

Houdini
#594689

I'll repeat what I've said before: If this is not the biggest load of nonsense I've heard in my life ! lol :grin

{{{Redacted}}} achieved Investors in people GOLD award, Virgin Sunday Time Fast Track 100 for 2011 and 2012 ....I mean, just GOOGLE and you'll see.

Devere same aas {{{Redacted}}}??? You must be on drugs ! hahaha

Its like saying, BMW is rebranding to Mercedes, just because someone who worked for one of them joined the other !? I mean, how totally ridiculous to make such outlandish statements...are you like 5 ???

Advisors are very mobile, and with all the unregulated grey area cowboys around I think having an FSA regulated company around is darn good news if you ask me. If you're still with the same IFA you started with, then you're VERY special and you must have it really good.

I guess it goes without saying that the competition would post non factual, misrepresented nonsense like this. :sigh Sis on you all ! Jealousy makes you nasty as the saying goes, and from I've read online...there is MUCH to be jealous about...and NO I don't work for them either.

I just can't sit by and watch such below-rag-standard information get spread around. I've had a professional meeting with an {{{Redacted}}} guy and when you've seen the REST as expats like myself do, you'll know the difference !

Wow, what utter ignorance to run to a platform that you KNOW will post what-ever people barf out at times. :x Get over yourself already...

Noneeded
#589376

Get a life people. There is not much point in carrying on talking about IFAs.

The real point is, what kind of people want an unqualified and an unregulated service which will be dealing with your MONEY, very likely will provide you with an advise that even a monkey could reach too? Only *** people! The same goes for those who work for this kind of company. Nobody needs a IFA.

If you want to invest your money? Do your homework and find a top bank or financial institution and they will help you.

Bear this in mind - these organization will have QUALIFIED advisers. So if you put your money through a IFA and get a bad service and poor return - don´t complaint because you are the only one to blame!!

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Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil #586260

Why someone wants to use this service and have money in an offshore centre?Tax free!

Protection! BUT AT WHAT COST???? Lets take Brazil as an example, its banks weren´t even scratched by the 2008 crisis, they are amongst the best according to data published in the last 2 years and they have products which are very good in terms of returns. If you have 250k dollars to get invited then your returns can be very interesting as you will have access to a PROPER QUALIFIED TRADER which will find solutions so you can reach your return goal and all that is REGULATED!!!

There are people making returns of 15% with property funds - very conservative!! and other people with greater appetite getting 35% in some cases with different solutions.

The message is FORGET THIS offshore and IFAs things - totally unregulated - if you get screwed there will be nothing you can do to help or protect you!!!If you are interested, feel free to drop me a line.

Anonymous
#461444

I must apologise Forehead, I misspelled my name earlier. Terrible typo, Hoffman La Roche will employ anyone these days!

Don't pay too much attention to the IP location - companies will route traffic through remote data centres to save money. Anyway, you'd know best, it says you're in the US!

I didn't realise LA was part of Benelux....Reply again and I'll have to post my home address and photo to prove it's me!

Now, back to the matter at hand....

Forehead
#460280

Something is wrong with this, following the link to EnglishForum shows various posts, the ones by poster 2 seem to be from Basel, yet above the IP tracker above shows posting from Berne, and the comments for poster 3 also allude to Basel, and the tracker shows Berne. Poster 2 and 3 must be the same person, and they are in Berne, or very close.

As for {{{Redacted}}} being a Devere spin off, with bullsh1t posts like the ones above, how are we to ever know who to believe.

Anonymous
#458514

I worked for {{{Redacted}}} for a few months. Cold calling...?

With their phone system that would be impossible... believe me!

Anonymous
#458222

What? Me too! I hate these types

Anonymous
#458209

Absolutely, I live in Basel and devere cold calls me all the time and now {{{Redacted}}} has started.

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