Finanstilsynet (The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway) warns against Kyodo Securities
Finanstilsynet has been informed that Kyodo Securities (address: Meiji Yasuda Seimei Building, 2-2-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005 Japan) has approached Norwegian investors offering investment services. The company also offers services from a website www.kyodosecurities.com.
Finanstilsynet wishes to make it clear that Kyodo Securities 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 Kyodo Securities.
Finanstilsynet's registry (www.finanstilsynet.no/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 (www.finanstilsynet.no/markedsadvarsler/).