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Investment NewsBetween the tropics and probably as far as the 33rd parallel, the sun could soon be a major source of energy for households and businesses alike. The report on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Equatorial Guinea has been delivered to this high-level conference for consideration. Offering a comprehensive alternative investment service utilising extensive industry contacts, pre-approved buyers are able to take advantage of our unique opportunities. Quotes from website: ‘We are the UK’s largest natural Investment Advisors, making us the number one choice for any investor or potential investor.’ – utter nonsense!Investment News

This supports our view that there is not a viable secondary market for ordinary investors to sell or trade carbon credits, despite claims and promises made by many firms, advisers and brokers promoting and selling them as an investment. Australian Portfolio Wines Ltd – There are relatively few Australian wines that can be considered for investment. Hunter & Reynolds is an independent investment brokerage, which specialises in fully managed, high yielding, asset backed investments. Despite this admission his website promotes Bordeaux NZ as a wine investment company that has experience and a history of selling fine wine.

Capital Bordeaux Investment Corporate Limited: founded 2nd October 2012 with 24-year-old Aaron James Ali as sole director. Claim: ‘Our extensive list of contacts and the close relationships we have forged with our wholesalers and advisors help us to provide and unrivalled service to our clients. Sole director is 33-year-old Steven Bishop Bishop is also a director of My Wine Broker Ltd (proposal to strike off) and Your Wine Auction Ltd (dormant company).

European Fine Wines Ltd has been mooted as a possible candidate for membership of the WIA (Wine Investment Association). Terence Christopher Farr, 31, from Romford, Essex, has been disqualified from acting as a company director for ten years for operating illegal land investment schemes. Separately, a gang who ran a series of corrupt land investment companies based in Bromley, Kent, has also been disqualified from running any limited company. The website and phones of Fine Wine Solutions based at Level 18, 40 Bank Street (HQ3), Canary Wharf, E14 5NR – serviced offices – appear to be still in operation even though the company is dissolved.

Kingsley Judd: Claims to be one of the ‘leading Bordeaux wine traders specialising in investment grade French wines’. A Google search shows Mortimer House, 40 Chatsworth Parade, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent, BR5 1DE to be a very popular address. This appears to be the son/daughter of Bordeaux UK. Using the same logo on its website as Bordeaux UK and the same contact telephone number and employing the same staff.

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