British Capital Group, British Mint and Others
This notice is issued by the Financial Supervision Commission (“the Commission”) in accordance with the powers conferred upon it under Section 22 of the Financial Supervision Act 1988.
# The British Capital Group – www.britishmint.com
# Fine Mint International – www.britishmint.com
# Swiss Venture Funds – www.finemint.com
# Petro Funds – www.petrofunds.com
# Lloyds Funds – www.lloydsfunds.com
# World Venture Funds – www.worldventurefunds.com
* WTO Funds – www.wtofunds.com
* IMF Funds – www.imffunds.com
* IMF Capital – www.imffunds.com
* IMF International Capital Group – www.imffunds.com
* FMInternational Capital Group – www.imffunds.com
The above websites offer an extremely wide range of financial services. The registrant of the sites marked # is Original Fine Mint in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The registrant of the sites marked * is Rothschild Consulting Group also of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The similarity in design and content of all of the websites would suggest a link between these two entities.
There is no known affiliation or legitimate connection between Lloyds Funds and Lloyds of London or Lloyd’s Underwriters in Canada.
There is no known affiliation or legitimate connection between IMF Funds, IMF Capital, IMF International Capital Group, FMInternational Capital Group and the International Monetary Fund, commonly known as the IMF.
There is no known affiliation or legitimate connection between WTO Funds and the World Trade
Organisation, commonly known as the WTO.
The entities above marked # are the subject of a warning notice issued by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (“OSFI”), as none is an authorised banking or deposit-taking institution in Canada, and none is registered with any provincial securities commission.
Some or all of the websites contain erroneous and highly misleading information about offshore jurisdictions, the Isle of Man included. The Commission would strongly advise any person to disregard the information provided on the websites about the Isle of Man as a result. Accurate information about the Isle of Man can be found on the Isle of Man Government website.
The Commission would urge any persons considering entering into a business relationship with any of the entities listed above to exercise the greatest possible caution before proceeding, bearing in mind the content of this Public Notice and the Warning Notice issued by OSFI.
Any persons who are already involved in any dealings with these entities and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689312 or by email to [email protected]. The OSFI can be contacted on +1 416 954 6117 or by email to [email protected]. You may also contact the British Columbia Securities Commission on +1 604 899 6611.