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De Vere, please return my lost money and loss of interest | Devere Group review

Regarding: https://www.moneyweb.co.za/in-depth/investigations/deveres-backtrack-on-kellermann/ de Vere, please just return all of the money lost on the 2 policies (one under my name and one under my wife's name) + a mere 5%/PA interest (despite being told I could expect returns of 25%PA and above) and I will not go to the press (Mr. Tony Hetherington for example) or a lawyer.
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#1715847 Review #1715847 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • De Vere - Please Return Lost Funds
Devere Group's reply to:

Devere are the worst | Devere Group review

Dear Mr.Collins,

We are extremely sorry and disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with deVere’s services. As a company, we consistently strive to reach the high standards expected of us with our clients. Nonetheless, we do understand that issues may arise and we are always very willing to clear up any queries or complaints our clients may have. Kindly note, Client Relations will contact you directly.

Regards
deVere Group
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#1635351 Review #1635351 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Pressure applied by the consultant and his assistant
  • Anything once they had my cash
  • Losing pension money to an inappropriate product
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$13000
Preferred solution
Full refund

Update by user Oct 09, 2019

Client Services for DeVere did contact me after my post on this site and investigated my complaint.Regarding my GB 14,000 + loss from the Strategic Growth fund they write that "with Hindsight and knowledge that the advice given by DeVere appeared to be poor"... Opening a new generali Savings fund in place of topping up existing fund was Suitable for my needs and that full policy details were provided.

The end paragraph from DeVere was that if I have any further evidence in my dispute they would be prepared to reconsider but if I remain dissatisfied then I should seek legal advise!In my humble view it looked like a lawyer had written the e-mail.If they had offered a gesture of good will for my losses it would have been welcomed, but they don't have the common sense to understand that I would never ever return my portfolio to Devere or recommend the company to colleagues or contacts who might ask for advise or add this damming conclusion to be shared world wide. ...….

Original review posted by user Aug 25, 2019

Several years ago DeVere moved assets in my QROPS, without approval, then lost money by opening a new savings account with Generali instead of Amending the existing simply to get commissions, I find this out at a later date when I finally found a trustworthy Adviser, but the really difficult part is DeVere keep calling me and asking me to return which is no only unprofessional but extremely annoying ..

Devere Group's reply to:

Unauthorized Charges to GAM Star Growth Strategy Fund C | Devere Group review from Manhattan, New York

Dear Mr.Petrozzi,

We are extremely sorry to hear you are not pleased by our service. As a company, we consistently strive to reach the high standards and ensure client satisfaction is upheld. Our understanding is that a representative from the Client Services team will make contact and shall be assisting you with your needs. However, should have any inquiry or require further assistance, please let us know.

Regards,
DeVere Group
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#1528843 Review #1528843 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Damaged or defective
Loss
$10
Preferred solution
Full refund

My name is Armando Petrozzi, with Plan Number 94029716. Invested US$62000 but now my plan value is US$52,000.

Despite the fund itseflf has shown 25% profitability in the last 5 years the value of my plan has shown LOSSES of US$9000 due to charges made by DeVere.

I have written my assigned relationship with no response.

I will wait until this week for a formal response. If negative, will start legal actions to recover the funds.

Devere Group's reply to:

Devere Unsolicited Calls - STOP USING LINKEDIN AS YOUR TELEPHONE BOOK | Devere Group review from London, England

Dear Mr.Gibbs,

As a company, we consistently strive to reach the high standards for our clients. However, we understand that issues may arise and we are always very willing to clear up any queries or complaints our clients may have. Kindly confirm whether you would like our Client Services team to contact you directly to discuss the matter.

Regards,
deVere Group
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#1512536 Review #1512536 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Unsolicited Calls, Using LinkedIn for Sales
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Hi,

I'm on Linked in as are many millions of others.

Like many millions of others I have moved around due to my senior roles; this is demonstrated by my role locations in my profile.

Every week I seek your people stalking my profile.

Devere - This does NOT give you the right to screen my profile, obtain my details and then continue to call every 2 weeks asking about where my pension is - I know you are doing this to many others.

I've been polite 30 times and explained NO and asked for you to remove me from your lists...only to find a different person then calling me a week later.

Completely Unprofessional. I will be speaking with LinkedIn about your practices including obtaining contact information & asking for your company to have access removed

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...
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#1481342 Review #1481342 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Tags
  • Strategic Growth Fund Scam
  • Qrops
Devere Group's reply to:

Strategic Growth Fund Disaster | Devere Group review from Abu Dhabi, Abu Zaby

As a company, we consistently strive to reach the high standards and ensure client satisfaction is upheld. However, we do understand that issues may arise and we are always very willing to clear up any queries or complaints our clients may have. Our Client Relations Department is currently in contact with Mr.Bennaceur dealing with his complaint.
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#1408874 Review #1408874 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Losing quarter of funds to a scam compared to a ponzi scheme
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$70000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
Tags
  • Strategic Growth Fund Scam

In 2010, my wife and I received a request from the DeVere representative handling the account to switch a significant part of the mutual funds we had to a group of new funds. This included allocating a quarter of the proceeds to the Strategic Growth Fund.

Three years later, came the debacle which over the last 4 years became a disaster, as it is now almost sure that we have no chance of money recovery. Therefore, under the advice of DeVere, we lost at least a quarter of our savings.

We have contacted DeVere officially, and their response has been simply shocking, denying first any involvement from DeVere, and when confronted with the facts, recommending to seek legal advice !!!

deVere Group provides expert independent advice to clients all over the world and our consultants are fully qualified financial professionals with internationally recognised qualifications. The client’s complaint was fully investigated in April 2017 and found to be...
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#1394179 Review #1394179 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Generali Worldwide Vision Retirement Plan
Tags
  • deVere Europe
Devere Group's reply to:

DeVere are very boastful in there claim, but there advisors | Devere Group review from Zurich, Zurich

Mr.Rauber has been kept updated as and when the fund Administrator issue updates. An update has just been issued and all affected investors will receive copies via their product provider. However, please note a specific communication has now been sent to Mr.Rauber.
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#1314364 Review #1314364 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Update by user Aug 27, 2018

As usual deVere are completely in denial on there responsibilities. DeVere have fully miss sold The Four Elements Fund.

I have not been contacted on this matter or been informed of the progress to have this fund released. A personal contact to resolve this would be a start

Original review posted by user Jul 27, 2018

I had as many as 6 advisors and each of them does not recognise the mistakes made by the prvios one.

The customers compliance office in itself dos tel lies, claiming that my pension investment was in profit when in fact it was in a large loss and suspended but deVere is still in denial.

Come on DeVere owe up to your responsibilities and not just give boastful answers

Devere Group's reply to:

Devere Group stole my family's money

deVere takes all complaints very seriously and has a team of fully qualified advisers who are dedicated to providing a high quality service. Having checked our records, we can see that no formal complaint has been made by either Mrs Preston or her husband, who is a joint policy holder. Furthermore, at no time has deVere received any of the clients’ monies, and as per their own admission, the monies were paid to Generali. All the forms and requirements to surrender the product are those of Generali. Mrs Preston has been made fully aware of the outstanding requirements from Generali which were provided directly to her husband by email on 17/07/18. As such, there is nothing deVere can do in this regard until either the client or her husband produces the necessary documentation in full. If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to email us on csvhelp@devere-group.com.

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#1305989 Review #1305989 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Generali Worldwide Vision Retirement Plan
Cons
  • Fraud the company is trying to commit against my family
Reason of review
FRAUD
Loss
$105000
Preferred solution
Release of my full surrender value immediately.

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 (evalyn.gomez@devere-acuma.com and jason.ambayec@devere-group.com

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.

Contact Devere Group Customer Service

Mailing Address:
281 Seefeldstrasse
Zurich, Switzerland 8008
Contact Devere Group Customer Service
Devere Group's reply to:

Deveres response that my claim has no merit. I disagree Mr Offen miss sold the FOUR ELEMENTS GROWTH PLUS FUND, by not disclosing the full facts. Mr Kerswell tried to hide the fact that the fund was su | Devere Group review

Further to Mr Rauber’s various reviews, we repeat that his claim has been fully investigated and found to be without merit.
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#1289776 Review #1289776 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$400000
Preferred solution
Full refund

You claim " go to the regulator" who is your full regulator in Switzerland. Yes I have gone to Polyreg you claim is your regulator, but they claim only to be responsable for money laundering.

If Devere can not agree with this finding then please tell me and everybody in Switzerland who is the full regulator.

Deveres response that my claim has no merit. I disagree Mr Offen miss sold the FOUR ELEMENTS GROWTH PLUS FUND, by not disclosing the full facts. Mr Kerswell tried to hide the fact that the fund was suspended and even tried to pay my pension out of a totally different account, this is not only incompetent that is fraud. Deveres complaints department Juliette Vincent claimed to my Trustees that my QROPS pension setup was up by 17.5% this was an outright lie.

In fact it was 22% down and suspended. I believe my claim of the full refund has merit.

I demand a full refund of £ 212000