Switzerland

S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC: $9M Fine

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a fine of $9 million on S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC for regulatory breaches involving Credit Suisse AG, of Switzerland.

Harold Burke: Cease and Desist

Public Notice by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that it has issued a Cease and Desist order against Harold Burke, a citizen of the United Kingdom.

Claude Rebetez: Cease and Desist

Public Notice by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that it has issued a Cease and Desist order against Claude Rebetez, of Switzerland.

Credit Suisse: Swiss Enforcement Proceedings

Press Release by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that it has "opened enforcement proceedings against Credit Suisse after the bank suffered significant losses in connection with a US hedge fund ("Archegos")" and "opened proceedings against the bank in the context of the 'Greensill' case in March 2021".

Symrock AG: Supervision

Public Notice by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that it has appointed a supervisor for Symrock AG. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Swiss corporate register, the sole director of Symrock AG is identified as Hans-Uwe Gebhardt, a citizen of Germany, while on its website at www.srag.eu and in promotional material, the company's "Management" is identified as Guido Zampieri, "Founder, CEO"; Viktoria Baumgartner, "Sales Director, Int.", and Gottfried Feyen, "Founder, CFO", and the company is described as "a dynamic growing group of companies operate in renewable energy, gas exploration and asset investment".

Sutev AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that Sutev AG is suspected of "conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Swiss Commercial Registry showed that the sole director of Sutev AG is Diego Andre Tanner, of Zurich, Switzerland, while a former director is Alexey Babkin, a citizen of Russia.

RA Solar Technologie Investment GmbH: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that RA Solar Technologie Investment GmbH is suspected of "conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Swiss Commercial Registry showed that the sole "partner and manager" of Technische Isolierung Schweiz GmbH is Tamás Hodel, while resigned representatives include Yücel Yüce. On its website at rainvestmentgmbh.com, it is stated that: "RA Solar Technologie Investment GmbH offers Fresh Cut Cash Backed (BG) Bank Guarantee and (SBLC) Standby Letter of Credit issued with HSBC Bank plc."

Credit Suisse: FINMA Enforcement Proceedings

Press Release by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that it has "initiated enforcement proceedings against Credit Suisse" following the completion of an "auditor's investigation".

Technische Isolierung Schweiz GmbH: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that Technische Isolierung Schweiz GmbH is suspected of "conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Swiss Commercial Registry showed that the "partner and manager" of Technische Isolierung Schweiz GmbH is Sven Forster, a citizen of Germany, while resigned representatives include Dirk Essinger, a citizen of Germany, and Adrian Kaiser.

SAS aquisition & sales AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that SAS aquisition & sales AG is suspected of "conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Swiss Commercial Registry showed that the authorized representative of SAS aquisition & sales AG is Michael Ciuret, a citizen of France, while former representatives include Eric Glatt, a citizen of Germany, and Jean-Pierre Laurent.

Walter Hans-Uwe Gebhardt: Unlicensed Activity

Cease and Desist Order by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority against Walter Hans-Uwe Gebhardt, described as a 75-year-old citizen of Germany, to refrain from unlicensed activity.

Elektronik Service AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that Elektronik Service AG is "suspected of conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Swiss Commercial Registry, Elektronik Service AG does not currently have any authorized representatives. Previous members include Samuel Walch, of Zurich, and Wolfgang Pischl, described as a citizen of Austria..

Flat Innovations AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that Flat Innovations AG is "suspected of conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Swiss Commercial Registry, Flat Innovations AG, was previously called RS Management Group AG and its sole member is identified as Rolf Schwab. On its website at www.flatmining.com, the company is described as a provider of "Hosted Cloud Mining" services that allows each client to become "a digital gold digger" and "is the most straightforward way for private investors to mine cryptocurrencies". Ownership of the domain name is concealed using a privacy service.

HC Invest Group SA: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervision Authority regarding HC Invest Group SA, which is suspected of "conducting unauthorized activities in the financial market". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Swiss Commercial Register, the sole director of HC Invest Group SA was identified as Dominique Genier. Previous directors include Christophe Beaufaron and Hugo Serra dos Reis Ranito.

BlackLight SA: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervision Authority regarding BlackLight SA, which is suspected of "conducting unauthorized activities in the financial market". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Swiss Commercial Register, the management of BlackLight SA was identified as Kenneth Ciapala and Anthony Killarney, who appear to be citizens of the United Kingdom. Ciapala and BlackLight SA were criminally indicted for alleged securities fraud and money laundering at federal court in Manhattan on December 5, 2019 and were also both accused of securities fraud in two separate complaints filed at the same court by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission on January 2, 2020. In one of the actions, Killarney was one of several co-defendants. All three cases are ongoing.

KlickDeals GmbH: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding KlickDeals GmbH, which is "suspected of conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in filings with the Swiss Commercial Registry, KlickDeals GmbH's Managing Director and shareholder is identified as Habteyesus Hailemelekot, of Eritrea, having taken over from previous MD and shareholder Katerina Atanasova, of Bulgaria, in 2017.

Kurt Albert Breit: Final Ruling

Final Ruling by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding Kurt Albert Breit, a citizen of Germany.

ROX Capital AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding ROX Capital AG, formerly known as Algovia AG, which is "suspected of conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, on its website at www.roxcapital.io, ROX Capital AG offers a "Stable Coin" and a "Decentralised Token Exchange" and, in filings with the Swiss Commercial Registry, the company's directors are identified as Aleksei Liakhovnenko and Anton Katin, both of Russia, while previous directors are identified as Reto Daniel Winkler, of Switzerland; Günther Weber, a citizen of Germany, and Vladimir Helber, a citizen of Germany

Green Capital Group SA: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding Green Capital Group SA, which is "suspected of conducting unauthorised activities". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Swiss Commercial Registry, the authorized representative of Green Capital Group SA is Marc-André Leuthold, of Genève. In his LinkedIn, Alexander Viljamaa identifies himself as the "owner" of the company. On its website at https://www.greencapitalgroup.eu/, Green Capital Group offers several dubious investment schemes, including those with purported returns of 3% per month and 15% per year. Update: FINMA later removed its warning against Green Capital Group SA from FINMA's website. No explanation was given publicly.

UMC Tosca d‘Oro Schweiz GmbH et al: Regulatory Supervision

Public Notices by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority announcing that UMC Tosca d'Oro Schweiz GmbH, UMC Change und Wechselstube GmbH, and CandyToys AG have all been placed under regulatory supervision. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Swiss Commercial Register, Alex Ugolini is disclosed as a director of all three companies, while Uwe Singer is disclosed as a member of CandyToys.

Samuray Consulting AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding Samuray Consulting AG, whose corporate filings in Switzerland show that its principal is Burhan Samuray, of Berlin, Germany.

Lescovex Exchange SA: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding Lescovex Exchange SA, a cryptocurrency exchange whose corporate records in Switzerland show that its principal is Vicent Nos Ripolles, a citizen of Spain.

SASuisse Group GmbH: Regulatory Supervision

Public Announcement by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that SASuisse Group GmbH is "subject to supervision". Editor's Note: The Commercial Register in Switzerland shows that the principal of SASuisse Group GmbH is Khalid Echaara Martin, a citizen of Spain, while the firm's website indicates it is, among other things, a Bitcoin dealer.

BrokerGroup AG: Regulatory Supervision

Public Announcement by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that BrokerGroup AG is "subject to supervision". Editor's Note: The Commercial Register in Switzerland shows that the principal of BrokerGroup AG is Cristian Marco Gomez, a citizen of Spain.

All-Finanz-Regulierung GmbH: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding suspected unauthorized activities by All-Finanz-Regulierung GmbH, a company based and domiciled in Diepoldsau, St. Gallen, Switzerland whose corporate records filed with the Swiss Federal Registry of Commerce identify the firm's shareholder as Syncon GmbH and Managing Director as René Diener.

Best Plan Sàrl: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding suspected "unauthorized activities" by Best Plan Sàrl, a Montreux, Switzerland-domiciled financial services consultant whose corporate records filed with the Swiss Federal Registry of Commerce show that the firm's principals and shareholders have included Jonathan Schneiter and Royal Asset Management SA, the latter of which is a Lausanne, Switzerland-domiciled firm whose principal is identified in corporate filings as Jeff Van Rooyen, of Belgium.

Spiral Global Trade Solutions AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding Spiral Global Trade Solutions AG, a cryptocurrency firm whose directors, according to corporate filings in Switzerland, have included Reginald Fowler, a citizen of the United States, and Frank Jörg Hakenjos, of Switzerland, and which is suspected of involvement in the alleged disappearance of $850 million from Bitfinex, a cryptocurrency exchange that is owned by British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based iFinex Inc.

Holtzbrinck Schweiz AG: Supervision

Public Notice by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority announcing the "Supervision" of self-described venture capital firm Holtzbrinck Schweiz AG, which is headed by Harold Max Burke, a citizen of the United Kingdom.

Vista Holding Group AG: Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding Vista Holding Group AG, which is headed by Karl Heinrich Gasser, of Zurich.

Global Trade Solutions AG: Supervision

Public Announcement by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that cryptocurrency firm Global Trade Solutions AG was "Subject to supervision".

SEK Capital SA: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding SEK Capital SA, which is operated by Kerstin Moleman, a citizen of Germany, and Simone Rastelli, a citizen of Italy.

Swiss Global Investments Sàrl: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding Swiss Global Investments Sàrl, which is owned by Kavmon Limited, of Saint Kitts and Nevis, evidently owned by or affiliated with Paul Kavanagh, a citizen of Ireland apparently residing in France, and Stuart Hamon, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and which claims on its website at www.swissglobalgroup.com to have offices in Geneva and Dubai.

eCharge.io AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority about "unauthorized activities" by cryptocurrency firm eCharge.io AG, whose 'Founders' on its website are identified as Markus Dold, of Germany; Dariia Manovytska, of Ukraine, and Holger Czesnat, of Germany.

LAPO BC AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding LAPO BC AG.

Tycoon69 AG: Supervision

Notice of Supervision by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding Tycoon69 AG, which describes itself as a network for Initial Coin Offerings.

envion AG: ‘Illegal Activity’

Press Release by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding "illegal activity" of cryptocurrency mining firm envion AG.

Bobby Gill: Cease & Desist

Cease and Desist Order by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding Bobby Gill, of the United Kingdom.

IB Life Ltd.: Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding IB Life Ltd.
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