The Financial Services Commission has today issued a warning to the public regarding Hortense Holdings Limited, a Gibraltar-registered company.
The FSC has received information concerning a website, ‘HotOptions’ operated by this company which makes several offers to trade and invest via a trading platform.
Reference is also made to its registered office, in respect of which the company’s former secretary has filed a “Statement that the company does not have authority to maintain registered office at (the address) by the persons having control of the premises” at Companies House.
Hortense Holdings Limited is not regulated by the FSC, nor licensed under the Financial Services (Markets in Financial Instruments) Act 2006, to carry on investment business in or from within Gibraltar.
The FSC therefore urges the public to exercise appropriate caution in respect of this entity, whilst it continues its investigations*.
People are able to verify whether a firm is licensed by the Gibraltar FSC, by checking the "Regulated Entities" section on our website at http://www.fsc.gi/fsclists/Search.aspx
Any persons who are already involved in any dealings with the above entity and have concerns, should contact the Manager, Enforcement on +350 200 40283 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
(*) 16/01/2016 - First Notice pursuant to Section 411 of the Companies Act. The status of this company is now Striking off by Registrar Pending.