The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) warns the public against the activities of Ashida Associates, a company that offers investment services.
Ashida Associates is not an authorized investment firm in Belgium. It is therefore not allowed to provide investment services in or from Belgium.
Moreover, according to the information available to the FSMA, the activities proposed could be of a fraudulent nature, i.e. ‘boiler room’ fraud. More information on this form of fraud is available in the general warning published by the FSMA on 27 November 2017.
The FSMA therefore strongly advises against responding to any offer of financial services made by Ashida Associates and against transferring money to any account number it might mention.
Ashida Associates uses the website www.ashidaassociates.com and the following contact details:
Address: 15th Fl., New Pier Takeshiba South Tower, 16-1, Kaigan 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0022, Japan
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel.: +81 3 4540 0908 and +81 3 6894 8657
Fax: +81 3 6894 8658
Would you like to enquire more generally as to whether a transaction being proposed complies with the financial legislation? Please use the search function on the FSMA website. You can also contact the FSMA directly via the consumer contact form.