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deVere Group, one of the world’s leading independent financial advisories, has a truly global presence. With offices in over 100 countries serving 80,000 clients worldwide, we endeavour to offer the very finest financial advice available. By teaming up with some of the world’s largest and most trusted investment firms, deVere Group offers clients honest and secure financial planning. We strive to protect and grow the wealth of all our clients worldwide, resulting in over 10 billion funds under administration. Our impeccable training programme ensures that our global consultants are fully qualified, making deVere Group one of the most regulated IFAs in the world.
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Devere Group - The truth of DeVere Bangkok (ex employee)
I worked for Devere (financial 'co-ordinator'). Essentially the office consists of people from Skegness who used to work in 2nd hand car sales or something equally unqualified. They promise you the world when you get a job with them. In reality you sit in an office full of arrogant *** and have to call companies claiming to be from 'expat magazine' or something equally as ridiculous in an attempt to source names to then cold call and pitch financial services products to. Names are either sourced this way or Via linked in. Either way you are given no training on products or services. Simply pressured into 'selling' by under qualified managers. Toby Williams is one of the area managers, he screws expats over then uses the money to spend on projects like his latest - 'The mansion' bangkok nightclub. The others invest in 'Levels' on Soi 11. Invest with them if you wish, just remember the fees are ridiculous and the 'consultants' don't have a clue what they're talking about. If you're *** enough to say yes then I wish you the best of luck, you're better off buying lottery tickets though. I would advise you don't invest with them, and if you are tempted by a job offer from them, don't bother. Unless you're from skegness of course...
Devere Group in Amsterdam, North Holland - Stay Away from Iyad Hayel lying conman
Iyad Hayel scammed me out of £4350 two years ago Iyad its me Rebecca can you get in touch, please ASAP I haven't heard from you regarding my account that I singed up to so please refund me my money back contact me you know who I am you got my contact details. After research I found out that Oxford International Financial Management which Iyad Hayel worked for has been sold to the dever group in which Iyad Hayel still work for. Devere group must investigate and look into this I need an answer and my money back. Stay away of this lying conman.
Devere Group - $50 Million of deVere Clients money Frozen- UAM FUND
$50 M of deVere client money was recently locked down in Nigel Green's UAM Fund that he had his secretary Bev Yoemans front. International Advisor reported this astonishing news last week (May 2013). Nigel Green is no stranger to running his own funds into trouble, he has a track record which is documented. I bet 90% of these clients didn't even know it was a deVere fund? DeVere have a habit of being conservative with the truth (as well we know). Search International Advisor- deVere $50 Million client money frozen. You'll see the backstage antics behind the scenes, but fortunately for deVere clients authorities have stepped in. Nigel Green has taken his name off as Director (what a surprise)... There will be much more bad news coming about these thieves, just wait and see.
DeVere Group Job Offer - Honest feedback please
I have been offered a job with deVere Group in the UAE. I have to soon go for training in Malta then go to to the a country I can choose. It seems a great company but there is a lot of negativity on these forums. I dont have a lot of money and would be leaving a job and my family to go. The income projections seem fantastic and I liked Mr Nigel Green when I met him in London earlier this year. Seems a great opportunity so would like to hear from current or ex-employees as to the real situation.
Devere Group in Quezon City, Manila - Devere Wolfs of international investment Scams
Devere are the 'Wolfs of international investments scams'. You saw the movie Wolf of Wall St? This is DeVere Group & most of their associated companies like PIC, DeVere & Partners. They run their opperation like a well run boiler room scam. Great glossy website, nice brochures, global coverage. There are only a handful of people (if that) in each Devere office that have been with Devere over 3+ years & have any creditable financial qualifications. For the majority it's like a revolving door with 3, 6 & 9 months being pivotal moments. Most of the Devere staff will tell you out & out lies about their financial qualifications & work history to make themselves LOOK CREDIBLE. They lean a 4 page script back tonfront which is designed to emotionally break you down into handing over 50+ % of you international expat wage package. The retirement plan that you need to save so hard for, they will tell you all the money can be taken out after 12-18 months (all lies). If it's anything Devere then STAY WELL CLEAR!! Devere are viewed as an international JOKE in the financial world. Some of their Managers have personally been locked up abroad for previously running boiler room scams (fact). These are the kind of people who work in their company so you can now see where all the ingrained lies come from. Devere claim to have strategic relations with big American Banks (some of those just been fined millions of $'s for bad practice). This then gives an excuse to upfront charge you 4% to enter their 'unique invesments'. Reality is they take 10-12% for your investment, WHO DO YOU THINK PAYS FOR THAT? Nigel Green part owns a Malta based QROPS trust which they lock your UK Pension into (READ THE SMALL PRINT). It might sound like min fees... Your money will then be invested into their own underperforming white labelled funds which are almost guaranteed to go backwards. Devere write internet blogs about 'devere scams' in an attempt to deflect you from seeing the true extend of client/ex employee feedback which has worked its way on to the net.
Devere Group stole my family's money
My husband and I purchased a Generali "Vision Plan" #94035832 in Abu Dhabi through Devere Group, in July 2013. We are Americans who were both consulting in the UAE at the time. For the past 9 weeks (starting on 5/21/18), we have been trying to cash out our policy, having been fully paid in all fees and having an account in good standing. Devere Group and Generali REFUSE to release the the full surrender value of our plan, despite us following every ridiculous instruction. The Devere Acuma group in Abu Dhabi (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +971 2 509 0500, Mobile:+971 52 984 6139) required an ENORMOUS amount of forms and documentation, all originals with original signatures, to be couriered to Abu Dhabi. Evalyn and Jason received the documents, confirmed that the documents were all correct, and stated that they will forward the documents to Generali in Ireland. Then the Ireland HQs REFUSED to speak to us. They received the documents and claimed that they were not the right documents. They (Thomas at international number 002539060222) further claimed that the plan we clearly have is illegal to purchase in the UAE. Therefore Devere broke the law selling it to us despite accepting our $3600US monthly payments for nearly 4 years. Thomas further stated that "he doesn't care what we were told." I think that is a side scam, b/c they are still asking for a completely different set of documents such as an original active lease, original utility bill, drivers' license, and a certified copy of my husband's passport...ALL TO PROVE OUR ADDRESS is what Thomas said. I have DOZENS of emails to prove our experience with Generali and Devere. We are initiating a lawsuit against Generali and Devere for refusing to release the full surrender value of our policy.
Generali Worldwide Vision Retirement Plan
Dear Mr.Payne, As a company, we strive to reach high standards and make sure customer satisfaction is maintained at all times. However, we understand that issues may arise and we are always very willing to clear up any queries or complaints our clients may have. Please...View full review
Devere Group in Dubai, Dubai - DeVere have lost my wife and I a lot of money and caused us a lot of stress
The attached png.-file is a copy of a complaint (Review #1097655), which I submitted on pissedconsumer.com on Sept. 7th, 2017. I can’t add an update to the complaint/review as I pasted it as a non-member I believe. Therefore I have opened this new complaint/review with the same title and attached the initial complaint/review as a png.-file. My update is as follows: In the response to my complaint Devere Group wrote - "...In this particular case, our dedicated Client Relations Department is now working with the client to resolve any issues they are having, not only with regards to the fund mentioned above, but their whole portfolio." To this day I still have not been contacted by the so called "dedicated Client Relations Department" from Devere Group, nor have I received any further information regarding the Strategic Growth Fund or any other funds under my policies! Furthermore, last week at least one of the policies fell almost 5,000 USD in the space of approx. a week! The value of that particular policy is now around 16-17 thousand USD into which I had initially invested over 40 thousand USD! Please help me get these guys! They sold me this plan after I had clearly and specifically requested a safe and secure, not aggressive, investment! My initial intention was to post this update as an update to the initial complaint on your website but I couldn't see how to do this. Best regards, Dallas Keown
Dear Mr.Krantz, We are deeply sorry to hear that you are unhappy with our services. One of our top priorities is to ensure that client satisfaction is maintained. In the light of this, our dedicated Client Relations Department will revert back shortly on a separate...View full review
Generali Worldwide Vision Retirement Plan
Devere Group in Vevey, Vaud - I was seriously misled by a De Vere Group Switzerland Advisor and have lost 20% of my investment
I was an expat for a Swiss multinational for a number of years. I met with a representative, first name Tim, from De Vere Geneva who was referred to me by a colleague and as a result invested £51,280.37 from a U.K. pension into the product he recommended which was an RBS Autocallable note based on the Russian, Chinese and Brazilian indices. This product has just matured after five years and has not done well. However the performances of the indices are such that based on Tim’s assurances at the time my capital was supposed to be 100% protected. What he actually told me in writing was ‘In March 2017, if the product has not "called" then you will receive your capital back in full, unless one of the Indices is more than 50% down.’ On the date of maturity none of the indices were down more than 50% so based on this any reasonable person would assume that I would receive £51,280.37 GBP because Tim told me I would receive my ‘capital back in full’. In actual fact I will receive only £41,425.21 back because De Vere and their financial cronies have all taken a piece of the action i.e. nearly £10,000 or 20% of my original capital. All this from an investment that produced zero return over five years when most markets were red hot.. So clearly I was seriously misled by De Vere – receiving 80% of my original investment back is not the same as receiving ‘your capital back in full.’ I don’t think you can escape the reality that De Vere lied to me about this. As my legal friends would say : ‘res ipsa loquitar’ the facts speak for themselves. Having worked with a number of investment advisors over the years I have never worked with anyone who was so reckless with the truth. Based on my own experience and the other reviews I have read De Vere push high risk products with huge up front commissions for them and once you have signed up they lose interest. As a client you are only a means to an end and they appear to have zero interest in actually protecting your investments. Based on the actual facts I have noted above there is no evidence that you can actually trust what they say.
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