Published: 20 February 2014
Last updated: 12 February 2019
Finanstilsynet (The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway) warns against investment offers promoted by Westward Group
Finanstilsynet has been informed that Westward Group (address: Paris, Bouelvard Haussmann, Paris, France and Tokyo, Level 18 Yebisu Garden Place Tower, Japan) has approached Norwegian investors offering investment services. The company also offers services from a website http://westwardgroup.com.
Finanstilsynet wishes to make it clear that Westward Group is not authorised to provide investment services in Norway, and therefore lacks the licence required under Norwegian law. The company is consequently not subject to Finanstilsynet’s supervisory oversight, nor has Finanstilsynet approved the services offered by the company. Finanstilsynet therefore recommends investors not to enter into agreements with or transfer assets to Westward Group.
Finanstilsynet's registry gives details of all companies authorised to offer investment services in Norway. A list (not complete) of companies operating in the market without a licence can be found on Finanstilsynet's website.