We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.
We believe some consumers may have been emailed recently by Carina Asset Management. The email claims that their investment has been frozen as the result of an FCA investigation and that their client accounts have been placed in the custody of an insolvency firm. Attached to the email is a letter purportedly from the FCA to Carina Asset Management. This is not a genuine letter from the FCA and we therefore have concerns about the content of the Carina Asset Management’s email to investors.
We are also aware that the purported insolvency firm has been contacting consumers requesting that they pay them additional money to facilitate the release of funds. You should exercise particular caution in dealing with firms if there is any suggestion that you may be required to make any payment whether by way of fees or otherwise in order to enable the transaction to proceed or for funds to be released to you. Our website contains some general consumer guidance relating to future/follow up scams and our ScamSmart website provides useful information and the opportunity to report potential investment scams.
Almost all firms and individuals offering, promoting or selling financial services or products in the UK have to be authorised by us.
However, some firms act without our authorisation and some knowingly run investment scams.
This firm is not authorised by us and is targeting people in the UK. Based upon information we hold, we believe it is carrying on regulated activities which require authorisation.
Carina Asset Management / Sloane Court Capital / SS & Co Consultancy Limited
Addresses: 78 York street, London W1H 1DP, England
122 Leadenhall Street, London England EC3V 4AB
Telephone: 02030027753, 02033184308, 02038088202
How to protect yourself
We strongly advise you to only deal with financial firms that are authorised by us, and check the Financial Services Register to ensure they are. It has information on firms and individuals that are, or have been, regulated by us.
If you want to check a consumer credit firm that may not yet have been authorised by us, please also check the Interim Permission Register.
If a firm does not appear on the Register but claims it does, contact our Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.
There are more steps you should take to avoid scams and unauthorised firms.
You should also be aware that if you give money to an unauthorised firm, you will not be covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) if things go wrong.
Report an unauthorised firm
If you think you have been approached by an unauthorised firm or contacted about a scam, you should contact our Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768. If you were offered, bought or sold shares, you can use our reporting form.