Global Forestry Investment Ltd

If your SIPP contains Global Forestry as an investment you may want to check if you should be claiming compensation for mis-selling

Global Forestry Limited was an investment in two Teak tree plantations in Brazil, known as Belem Sky and Para Sky. This was marketed by GFI Consultants Ltd as an ethical and sustainable investment, in which investors purchased plots of land starting from £5K with promised returns of at least 10% per annum.

In 2013 the company was placed into compulsory liquidation. Investigators working for the Insolvency Service reportedly found that despite collecting £24m in investments, Global Forestry Investment Ltd had only paid out £710K to investors.

In 2015 the Serious Fraud Office started an investigation into alleged fraud and misconduct which resulted in the arrest of the former directors – Junie Bowers and Andrew Skeene. They were both found guilty of fraud in June 2022 and jailed for 11 years each.

High-risk

These types of investments are not only high risk, but also unregulated meaning no protection for investors should things go wrong. It’s usually only people who understand the risks and the potential losses, that are suitable for this type of investment.

Many people became invested in Global Forestry as part of their SIPP pension, often on the recommendation from a financial adviser.

Total Wealth Solutions Ltd were one of several advice firms linked Green Retirement Pension Plan (GRPP) and Para Sky Plantation.

Claims made against Highpoint Trustees (Citadel) relate to due diligence in respect of non-standard investments which include Global Forestry Investments.

What is pension and investment mis-selling?

Mis-selling, in respect of pensions and investments, is largely based on suitability and due diligence. The financial product being recommended must be suitable for the customer. This is based on factors such as attitude to risk, understanding of how the product works, as well as the investment itself.

All UK regulated companies, such as Advisers and Pension Providers, are subject to strict guidelines and rules.  If they don’t stick to them, not only could they be exposing their clients to unsuitable risk, but this may be mis-selling.

Want an expert opinion on a Global Forestry Investment?

Whilst each case is individual, as mis-selling specialists we know to look for certain signs that in our experience indicate that mis-selling may have happened.

Our assessment is free and there’s absolutely no obligation to use our service if you have case.  

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Key Facts

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Global Forestry Limited was a high risk, unregulated investment in tree plantations in Brazil, known as Belem Sky and Para Sky
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This investment may have been mis-sold to investors as a part of their SIPP

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