Just like in the UK, most countries have at least one financial regulator or licensor for financial advisers, intermediaries and investment managers. Wherever you live, the advice you receive should be insured and, where possible, regulated.
Insurance and regulation is there to protect customers and ensure that advice is of the highest quality, taking into account an individual’s planning as a whole, while being mindful of international taxation and local rules.
Unregulated advice is typically uninsurable, unregulated investments are typically of the highest risk, undisclosed information is not monitored and any misunderstanding of facts is of huge danger to your financial future. If you think you have been targeted by, or advised by, an unregulated individual or firm, please contact us for our free second opinion service.