OREANDA-NEWS. The Central Bank of Ireland (‘Central Bank’) today (15 September 2016) published the name of an unauthorised firm, 3G Equity Partners (Brazil). 3G Equity Partners (Brazil) is not authorised by the Central Bank as an investment firm, investment business firm or to provide investment advice.

It is a criminal offence for an unauthorised firm/person to provide financial services in Ireland that would require an authorisation under the relevant legislation which the Central Bank is the responsible body for enforcing. Consumers should be aware that, if they deal with a firm/person who is not authorised, they are not eligible for compensation from the Investor Compensation Scheme.

Any person wishing to contact the Central Bank of Ireland with information regarding such firms/persons may telephone (01) 224 4000.