Prestige International Marketing Services Limited (PIMS or the Firm) provides support to a range of regular contribution and lump sum products and services through a selected panel of third party independent providers.
PIMS does not give advice or recommendations. PIMS handles no investment monies and will never ask you to send monies directly to it or any other third party. All the products represented have independent Banks, Life Companies and Fund Administrators handling monies, subscriptions, applications and compliance requirements.
All the products represented by PIMS are always shown on it’s own website.
Affiliated websites offering of Professional Only Investor Products are for professional investors. Platforms and interested parties need to register and fulfil the status check requirements before being able to receive information. These products are neither suitable nor intended for “Retail Investors”.
The only affiliated Companies of PIMS are:
- Prestige Capital Services Limited
- Prestige Capital Management Limited
- Prestige Fund Management Limited
- Prestige Asset Distribution Limited
Affiliated Prestige Brands:
- Prestige Funds
- Prestige ClimateInvest
Investment scams are sadly very prevalent in this industry. Any unexpected solicited contact should be treated with caution. Local regulatory authorities supervise Financial Services activities globally and as such hold various information, registers and lists and you should refer to these when reviewing investment opportunities or offerings.
Regulators issue warning lists detailing firms and individuals that it knows are operating without its authorisation and often also issue International warnings.
If you are an individual and a person contacts you claiming to represent Prestige we can quickly confirm if they are associated to a Prestige affiliated company.
Approaches to be wary of:
- You receive an unexpected phone call from someone claiming to be a member of a sales team, to talk about an investment opportunity that’s “just right for you”.
- Tempting returns are offered – often double-digit in size – much is made of poor interest rates and low returns available elsewhere.
- They may have found your details from shareholder registers and, in a bid to lower your guard, praise you as somebody who understands risk and who has been selected for this ‘exclusive’ chance.
- Pressure is put on you, with suggestions the opportunity is only available for a limited time.
- Any concerns you have about downsides are brushed off, or the caller perhaps suggests you can sell your stake if the investment is unsuccessful.
- If you say you are not interested, they will keep on calling back and become adept at talking to you for long periods of time to wear you down.
- Any so-called ‘investment opportunity’ you receive out of the blue is likely to be very risky or a fraud. Many fraudsters do background checks on targets – for example, they may look for those who have recently retired, sold a business, or come into a large inheritance – and tailor their pitches to match the profile.
- If you are considering an investment, do plenty of research before you part with personal details or money.
- Where possible discuss the opportunity with an impartial or independent experienced third party.
- Never disclose personal or financial details or follow links unless you trust the source and are confident to do so, particularly where contact is not solicited or expected.
- If in doubt, verify contact and firm details independently before divulging information.