A. Walker Associates (Andrew Walker Associates / AW Associates)
- Warnung FCA UK
We (the Financial Services Authority – FSA) have published this statement today in order to
warn investors against dealing with unauthorised firms.
This statement is to advise members of the public that an organisation identifying itself to UK citizens as:
A Walker Associates (Clone of FSA Registered firm)
also uses Andrew Walker Associates / AW Associates
Tel: 0122 443 3969
Fax: 0122 454 3576
is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) to carry on a
regulated activity in the UK. Regulated activities include, amongst other things, advising on investments and dealing and arranging deals in investments ('investments' include stocks and shares). We believe that the firm may be targeting UK customers. This entity is using the details of a FSA Registered firm. The following firm has no association whatsoever with the organisation described above that is identifying itself as A Walker Associates, Andrew Walker Associates or AW Associates:
§ Andrew Walker
FSA Firm Registration Number: 414899
Andrew Walker is an appointed representative firm of St. James's Place Wealth
Management Plc (FSA number: 195351).
What does this mean for you?
If you are an investor, you should be aware that the Financial Ombudsman Service and the
Financial Services Compensation Scheme are not available if you deal with an
unauthorised company or individual.
How can you check whether a firm is authorised?
To find out whether a company or individual is authorised, go to the FSA Register Check Service at http://www.fsa.gov.uk/Pages/register/.
Date: 28 August 2012
Note: For an uptodate list of unauthorised firms issued, please visit:
For further information on unauthorised firms targeting UK investors see the press release
issued on 17 April 2012 at:
For more details about the tactics that are commonly adopted by unauthorised firms targeting UK investors see the "Stay Safe from Scams" page available at:
The Shares Investments Scam leaflet is available at: