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NEWSPAPER’S FINANCIAL GURU INDICTED BY THAI SECURITIES EXCHANGE COMMISSION

In independent financial advisers, LM Managed Performance Fund, Platinum Financial Services by Andrew DrummondLeave a Comment

BANGKOK POST COLUMNIST ANDREW WOOD AND EIGHT OTHERS WERE ‘TRADING ILLEGALLY’ The personal financial guru of the Bangkok Post has been indicted by the Thai Securities Exchange Commission along with eight other ‘financial advisors’  for operating securities businesses without licences. Andrew Wood, who was afforded a regular financial column in the Bangkok Post’s Spectrum section had an unenviable reputation for …

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IS THIS THE DEATH KNELL FOR THAILAND’S ‘INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISERS’

In boiler rooms, independent financial advisers by Andrew Drummond2 Comments

THAI SECURITY EXCHANGE BRINGS CRIMINAL CHARGES – SOME ARE LEAVING AND WEBSITES ARE DOWN With the announcement this week that Thailand’s Securities Exchange Commission is taking criminal action against an unregistered financial adviser almost certainly other cases will follow. But unfortunately, as is the case of international banks when they are caught out doing such things as laundering money for …

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BE CAREFUL OF NEWSPAPERS IN SE ASIA OFFERING FINANCIAL ADVICE

In Bangkok Post, Platinum Financial Services, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond1 Comment

SOME DODGY ADVISERS JUST WON’T GO QUIETLY  Flying Sporran’s Midweek Diary Thailand’s most famous independent financial adviser. whom one should NOT take financial advice from, is quite clearly refusing to go quietly – neither is the company he represents, Platinum Financial Services, or PFS. After repeatedly being exposed on this site and seemingly having his work curtailed at the Bangkok …

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BRITISH PENSIONERS IN THAILAND CAN NOW RELAX!

In Bangkok Post, Platinum Financial Services, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond1 Comment

BUT ONLY IF YOU READ THIS! Since being put on Thailand’s Security Exchange Investor Alert List, Platinum Financial Services have been flooding the internet with Twitter messages, and mass emailing, to attract, in particular, British citizens to transfer their pensions offshore where of course PFS would look after them. Last month started a QROPS site and Andrew Wood, the Bangkok …

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INVESTOR ALERT CREATED OVER BANGKOK POST FINANCIAL WRITER’S DODGY INVESTMENT COMPANY

In Platinum Financial Services, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond12 Comments

HOW RAMMING A POINT HOME IN THAILAND SOMETIMES NEEDS MORE THAN A SLEDGEHAMMER! Platinum Financial Services whose executive director Andrew Wood provides weekly advice in the Bangkok Post has been put on a Securities Exchange of Thailand’s Investor Alert list. Wood’s last column in the Bangkok Post was to advise expatriate Brits how to invest their pensions and save tax. …

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THREE, NO, FOUR STRIKES AND NOT OUT FOR THE BANGKOK POST’S FINANCIAL ADVISER

In Platinum Financial Services, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond5 Comments

GOOD NEWS FOR EXPAT INVESTORS WITH IFA’S IN THAILAND. THEIR RATINGS ARE STABLE – THEY ARE STILL AS BAD AS EVER! There’s nothing like living a dream and the top spot in my nominations for people who are doing so in Thailand must go to the Bangkok Post’s financial advice columnist Andrew Wood who has survived three financial scandals and …

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SHOT, FIRE-BOMBED, THEN SOLD A PUP BY A BANGKOK FINANCIAL ADVISOR

In Dolly Samson, Donald Whiting, General News, Investigations, Platinum Financial Services, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond10 Comments

HIS CAR WAS TORCHED. HE WAS GUNNED DOWN AND PARALYSED FOR LIFE. THEN HE GOT FINANCIAL ADVICE IN BANGKOK! ** (Pic:Donald ‘Biff’ Whiting) Former U.S. Marine Donald ‘Biff’ Whiting may possibly be resentful of settling down in Thailand with his wife Dolly a senior educationalist. Readers of this site will already know how he was gunned down in Hua Hin …

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THE SECOND ANNUAL FLYING SPORRAN GOLDEN GLOBES AND DIGITS 2012

In Alan Davies, Brian Goudie, David Farrell, Drew Noyes, Flying Sporran, Niels Colov, OK Properties, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond6 Comments

It’s been a hell of a year and the judges have really been scratching their heads with the motley collection on offer for this year’s awards. There are of course some of the old contenders still there who unbelievably just keep popping up again and again. But there have been some delightful new arrivals on the scene. Some of these …

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EXCLUSIVE – How Bangkok’s amateur ‘financial brokers’ lost millions-

In Investigations, Uncategorised by Andrew Drummond8 Comments

CHARTS SHOW RECKLESS ABANDON -They cold call you at your office or home and they give the impression they are the ‘bees knees’ in the financial business and will even warn you against rogue traders.  But Bangkok’s ‘Independent Financial Advisors’ are giving international finance, well, a bad name, and expats – and it is expats they are targeting – should …