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Allianz Global Investors (Clone of FSA Authorised firm)

Allianz Global Investors (Clone of FSA Authorised firm) - Warnung FCA UK - 2012-Apr-11

Financial Services Authority


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:

Allianz Global Investors (Clone of FSA Authorised firm)
Telephone numbers used:
0203 239 4301
0203 318 1877

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 name and details of an FSA authorised firm. The following firms have no association whatsoever with the organisation described above that is identifying itself as Allianz Global Investors:

§ Allianz Global Investors (UK) Ltd
155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3AD
FSA Firm Registration Number: 122218
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§ Allianz Global Investors Capital Limited
353 Strand, London, WC2R 0HS
FSA Firm Registration Number: 470709

Allianz Global Investors does not cold call consumers offering to sell shares. Any approach from a firm claiming to do so under an Allianz Global Investors' name is false. The authorised firm has issued alerts concerning the misuse of their brand, Allianz Global Investors, at:

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

Date: 11 April 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 6 June 2006 at:
For more details about the tactics that are commonly adopted by unauthorised firms targeting UK investors see the warning issued in April 2005 available at:
The Shares Investments Scam leaflet is available at: