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Ethical Forestry Limited

The Director of the SFO opened an investigation into the tree based investment schemes run by the Ethical Group that included Ethical Forestry Limited in December 2016.

The Proceeds of Crime and International Assistance Department has also opened a confiscation investigation into all suspects.

Investors who meet the following criteria may be able to claim compensation from the Financial Service Compensation Scheme (“FSCS”) if:

  1. The investment was via a Self-Invested Personal Pension Plan (SIPP);
  2. They were advised by an Independent Financial Advisor (IFA) who is no longer in business;
  3. The IFA was registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

For further information please visit the FSCS website at https://claims.fscs.org.uk/.

Updates for investors

The investigation into Ethical Forestry is progressing. A number of witness statements have been obtained and lines of enquiry are being pursued. If you have invested in Ethical Forestry Ltd and have not yet completed a questionnaire then we encourage you to do so, by clicking on this link https://sfovla.egressforms.com/.

Once a questionnaire is submitted, we will be in contact, if further information is required.

Should you have any queries or require assistance completing our questionnaire, please contact our dedicated Support Officer, Ian Collins on tel: 020 7239 7149 or email: ethical@sfo.gov.uk

Retention of Documents

Investors in Ethical Forestry Ltd should advise the SFO if they have any documents relating to their investment. This includes any documents or correspondence held in an electronic format, for example emails. Please do not dispose or destroy any of this information as we may wish to consider it for the purposes of our investigation.

Contact Details

Please do not forget to update us if your contact details change or have changed since you completed a questionnaire.

Page published on 8 Mar 2017 | Page modified on 10 Feb 2020