Agincourt Financial Ltd

Agincourt Financial Ltd were established in 2001 as Cunningham Asset Management Plc.

They underwent several name changes, including Alecto Financial Ltd, before becoming Agincourt in 2012.

They have also traded as Mercantile UCITS, Mercantile Wealth, Mercantile Invest and Sommerville Advisory Markets.

 

Appointed Representatives of Agincourt Financial

Agincourt Financial have had several Appointed Representatives over the years, including Alternative Investment Initiatives Limited, Elevation Trading Ltd, Mercantile International Limited, Precision Technical Analysis Ltd and Growth Asset Partners Limited.

Complaints

The Financial Ombudsman Service upheld complaints against Agincourt Financial Ltd in February 2020.

These complaints involved clients who were advised to open a Self-Invested Personal Pension so they could invest in CFD trading with Saxo Capital Markets.

While Agincourt did not advise on the pension transfers or investment, as a regulated company, they still had a responsibility in their role as Discretionary Fund Managers.

The FOS upheld these complaints, saying that Agincourt should have advised these clients that the CFD trading account was not suitable for the investment.

 

Investment mis-selling

Investment mis-selling can happen due to people being mis-advised about the suitability of an investment.

CFD’s – Contracts For Difference – are complex, high -risk, unregulated investments and generally considered an unsuitable investment option for the average retail clients.

According to the FCA regulations, there are 3 key factors in determining whether an investment is suitable:

  • Does the investment match the risk that the investor is prepared to take?
  • Do they have the knowledge and understanding to understand the level of risk they are taking?
  • Is the investment consistent with their financial circumstances, i.e., do they have the capacity to withstand the scale of the financial loss they are exposed to?

Financial advice may also be unsuitable if you were recommended to place most of your funds into a single high-risk investment, as these clients were.

 

Latest on Agincourt Financial Ltd

Agincourt Financial was declared in default with the FSCS in November 2020 and is no longer authorised by the FCA.

 

Would you like to know more about mis-selling?

If you are concerned that the advice you received regarding your pension or investment may mean you’ve been mis-sold – we may be able to help.

We offer a free no obligation consultation. This is basically a call to briefly discuss the circumstances and parties involved with your pension transfer.

From this information, we can tell you if we think you may have a case to complain to and ask for compensation. Then it’s up to you – no obligation to use our service.

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Key Facts

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Agincourt Financial Ltd have also traded as Mercantile UCITS, Mercantile Wealth, Mercantile Invest, Sommerville Advisory Markets and Cunningham Asset Management Plc
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They were declared in default with the FSCS in November 2020 and are currently in liquidation

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