IPIN Global is a transparent organisation and is clear in stating that the company's activities are not regulated by the UK FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) or equivalent regulatory body within an alternative jurisdiction.
The rules outlining what activities require regulation are complex and for this reason IPIN Global has commissioned an independent report into its business activities by London based Compliancy Services LLP, to ensure that it operates in a compliant manner – and continues to do so - with regards to activities identified in the Regulated Activities Order which are regulated under FSMA (Financial Services and Markets Act 2000).
The report considers the following aspects of the company's activities:
Arranging Deals in Investments - "It is however the opinion of this report, as discussed within section 4.3, that the property investment opportunities offered by the firm are not designated investment types and the firm are therefore not considered to be performing the function of arranging (bringing about) deals in investments."
Advising on Investments - "…the nature of the property investments presented to the firm's clients have the potential to fall outside of the ‘investment types' within the Regulated Activities Order. Therefore provided the property investments entered into are not considered to be designated investments within the Act, then the activity is not captured. The firm will therefore not be considered to have provided advice to any client (for the purposes of the Act) where it is identified that the property investment is not a designated investment type as defined by the Regulated Activities Order."
Designated Investment Types
The report considers the property investment products offered to members by IPIN Global with relation to the following designated investment activities:
Units within a Collective Investment Scheme
"it is the opinion of this report that the property investment opportunities offered by the firm do not constitute Units within a Collective Investment Scheme. There is no pooling of funds which are then collectively invested in underlying assets and the activities of the firm are therefore are not considered to be a designated investment type as per the Regulated Activities Order Part III Article 81."
Structured Capital Product
“it is the opinion of this report that the Secured Exit Strategies offered by the firm do not constitute Structured Capital Products. Whilst capital/deposit protection is afforded to the firm's clients there is no pre-packaged investment strategy that is employed and further there is no investment into any underlying designated investment type. As such therefore this activity is not considered to be a designated investment type as per the Regulated Activities Order Part III.”
Although IPIN Global is not regulated, the company operates in a professional manner to a strict code of conduct to ensure that it always deals with its members in a courteous and fair manner. Details of the company's policy in this regard can be viewed in the IPIN Global Members Charter.
IPIN Global is a Member of AIPP
The Association of International Property Professionals
IPIN Global is a full member of the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP – www.aipp.org.uk).
Membership is subject to corporate due diligence and the adherence to a Code of Conduct established to give consumers the confidence they are dealing with professional, accountable organisations with high, transparent standards of work.
Members of the public who believe they have not been treated honestly and fairly by AIPP members are able to complain to the Association who may undertake a disciplinary procedure
, the outcome of which can lead to sanctions of up to £25,000 and expulsion from the membership.