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Saturday, 26 June 2010

The unlikely claims of Artemis Bellet

Extract from an email Matthew Mansell, Artemis Bellet Ltd, 16.6.2010
 

 'The Wine Fund has been a closed shop to new investors for the past 6 months (as we need time for the investment to mature and absolute exit for all clients) hence our repositioning in London to handle a smaller UK base. As we are part of a Genève based hedge fund we did not need regulation from either FSA or FINMA for any of our instruments even though we do actively urge individual regulation within the organisation and the majority of our employees are FSA licensed. We are a separate entity from Genève within this respect and have developed our own strategy in relation to return.'

I emailed Matthew Mansell on 16th asking for the name of Geneva based hedge fund and the name of the Wine Fund. Getting no reply I sent another email on 24th asking the same questions as well as requesting the names of the 'FSA licensed' employees. As yet I have had no response.
 

I note that there is no mention of the Geneva hedge fund on the Artemis Bellet Ltd site. Nor on a Google search does there appear to be any mention of a Geneva link, I would have thought that Artemis Bellet Ltd would want to strength the credibility of a company set up as recently as the 9th April 2010 by highlighting that they are a subsidiary of a Geneva based hedge fund.

A Google search does suggest that Artemis Bellet Ltd exhibited at the 2010 edition of the London International Wine Trade Fair (18th-20th May). In fact although they booked space they did not take it up as the exhibition's director, James Murray, explains: 'Artemis were scheduled to exhibit with us and appeared in the exhibitor listing in our preview, Grapevine.  They reserved a stand quite late on and then had a change of heart a few days later.'

Did Artemis Bellet Ltd decide understandably that the London International Wine Trade Fair wasn't the forum for a wine investment company or was it a usual ploy to gain credibility by appearing in the on-line list of exhibitors?

Until Artemis Bellet Ltd provide evidence that they are part of a Geneva hedge fund and have 'FSA licensed employees I have to assume that these claims are fanciful. 
  


   

17 comments:

  1. Document
    TM01 25/06/2010 APPOINTMENT TERMINATED, DIRECTOR IKE CHAMBERS

    as expected Karl Ike Chambers Terminated
    I am getting a little suspicious!

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  2. Two things strike me as odd, First the FSA does not license people, they authorise them to sell investments. Second how does being connected to a hedge fund, which operates in a Tax Haven in an unregulated industry, legitimise their UK wine business!

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  3. Dear Jim

    the plot thickens, both companiers operate from the same address 8 hanover street

    After due investigation Artemis Bellet work in the same building and have a working relationship with

    BERKELEY WARBECK LIMITED
    9 BENTINCK STREET
    LONDON
    ENGLAND
    W1U 2EL
    Company No. 07018311

    Also know as Berkley Land http://www.berkeleyland.co.uk/
    Both companies had their websites designed by http://www.design2b.net/
    Just another land company
    I do not see a Swiss Hedge Fund anywhere!

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  4. Berkley Land & Artemis Bellet
    is he the owner or just a nominee director or what! They are owned by Land Bankers

    TAYLOR, IAN MR DIRECTOR
    4 VICTORIA DRIVE
    PACIFIC PINES
    QUEENSLAND
    4211
    AUSTRALIA Appointed: 14/09/2009
    Nationality: NEW ZEALANDER
    Occupation: LAWYER

    Country/State of Residence: AUSTRALIA
    Date of Birth: 18/05/1977
    Appointments: 214

    WESTCO DIRECTORS LTD DIRECTOR
    2ND FLOOR 145-157 ST JOHN STREET
    LONDON
    UNITED KINGDON
    EC1V 4PY Appointed: 14/09/2009
    Nationality: NATIONALITY UNKNOWN

    Name: IAN TAYLOR
    Nationality: NEW ZEALANDER
    Latest Address: 8 SHEPHERD MARKET
    OFFICE 21
    LONDON
    Postcode: W1J 7JY
    Country/State of Residence: AUSTRALIA

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    Date of Birth: 18/05/1977
    Company Appointments: Current: 29 / Resigned: 0 / Dissolved : 0
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    DIRECTOR Appointed: 08/10/2009
    Occupation: DIRECTOR
    Company Number: 05580357
    Company Name: AMADEUS HOLD. LTD.
    Active

    DIRECTOR Appointed: 08/10/2009
    Occupation: DIRECTOR
    Company Number: 05520210
    Company Name: ROLLE MANAGEMENT LTD.
    Active

    DIRECTOR Appointed: 12/10/2009
    Occupation: DIRECTOR
    Company Number: 05254466
    Company Name: INCOMMTRADE BUSINESS LTD.
    Active

    DIRECTOR Appointed: 14/10/2009
    Occupation: DIRECTOR
    Company Number: 07041989
    Company Name: BEST PRINT SOLUTION LTD.
    Active

    DIRECTOR Appointed: 14/10/2009
    Occupation: DIRECTOR
    Company Number: 07042115
    Company Name: LINCHMERE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED
    Active

    DIRECTOR Appointed: 14/10/2009
    Occupation: DIRECTOR
    Company Number: 07042429
    Company Name: TRADE OIL ALLIANCE LTD.
    Active

    DIRECTOR Appointed: 27/10/2009
    Occupation: DIRECTOR
    Company Number: 07058401
    Company Name: BEDFORDSHIRE LOGISTICS LIMITED
    Active

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  5. Thanks anon. I was aware of the relationship with Berkeley Land.

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  6. Registrant:
    Berkeley Warbeck Limited
    8 Hanover Street
    London, W1S 1YE
    GB

    Domain name: ARTEMISBELLET.COM


    Administrative Contact:
    Elisio, Michelle michelle@berkeleyland.co.uk
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  7. Domain name:
    berkeleyland.co.uk

    Registrant:
    Michael Bohdjalian

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    UK Individual

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  8. It appears that Michael Bhodjalian is the owner of Berkeley land and Artemis Bellet. Tony Hetherington has written articles about him when he was also at Hythe Securities

    Bhodjalian is the owner of the website! he is using dummy directors

    DTT's business. Bohdjalian described the shares as 'very undervalued'. He added: 'If it falls anywhere shy of 10p a share in the next couple of years, I shall be very, very surprised.'
    He ended: 'This first and foremost is a grade-A stock that is going to every single one of my clients from the largest high net worth individuals to basically the smallest private client. It is such a strong stock.'
    It is disgraceful that after such a sales pitch DTT shares were in freefall within weeks and the company went into liquidation.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1195956/TONY-HETHERINGTON-You-tricked--whos-guilty.html#ixzz0sWWMDhaR


    Name: MICHAEL BOHDJALIAN
    Nationality: BRITISH
    Latest Address: 2 CRAVEN
    EALING
    LONDON
    Postcode: W5 2SX

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    Date of Birth: 22/04/1983
    Company Appointments: Current: 3 / Resigned: 0 / Dissolved : 1
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    DIRECTOR Appointed: 23/09/2008
    Occupation: STOCKBROKER
    Company Number: 06705272
    Company Name: BOHDJALIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED
    Active

    DIRECTOR Appointed: 28/05/2009
    Occupation: DIRECTOR
    Company Number: 06917345
    Company Name: MBD INVESTMENTS LIMITED
    Active

    DIRECTOR Appointed: 20/07/2009
    Occupation: DIRECTOR
    Company Number: 06967282
    Company Name: EVENTUS LAND LIMITED
    Active

    DIRECTOR Appointed: 26/08/2009
    Dissolved: 30/12/2009
    Occupation: FINANCE
    Company Number: 07001858
    Company Name: UNIVERSAL LAND LIMITED
    Dissolved

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  9. MXB02211 - Michael Philip Bohdjalian
    Details:
    Title/Forename(s)/Surname: Mr Michael Philip Bohdjalian
    Commonly known as: Mikey
    Previous Name(s):
    Status: Inactive
    Individual reference number: MXB02211

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  10. Google searches on Bhojdalian

    TONY HETHERINGTON: You were tricked... so who's guilty? | Mail Online
    27 Jun 2009 ... In a recorded phone conversation Hythe salesman Michael Bohdjalian told you that he would classify you as an 'intermediate client'. ...
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    17 Apr 2010 ... Salesman Michael Bohdjalian failed to reveal that the shares were owned by Hythe, which had marked them up by more than 130 per cent. ...
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    Hetherington: Stockbrokers Hythe sold you their own shares | This ...
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  11. Mr. Budd

    any opinion now on Artemis Bellet?

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  12. Anon. I have received nothing from Artemis Bellet Ltd to back up their claims. I would not consider dealing with either this company nor Berkeley Land.

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  13. I notice the Artemis Bellet website has been taken down whilst "being updated"...

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  14. Anon. Thank you for this. Perhaps the updating will include details about and the name of the Geneva Hedge fund.

    Still no response from Artemis Bellet Ltd to my questions.

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  15. I have not heard of Artemis Ballet Ltd before but have worked with Berkley Land and they have shown me some very good returns on 4 plots of land which more than covered my losses with the 1st 2 plots I purchased.

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  16. Michael Bohdjalian is now running http://gscommodities.co.uk/. They operate under
    APPLEGUILD LIMITED and work from 1 Warwick Row, London, SW1E 5ER.

    This company operates since 2007 according to the GS Commodities site , yet they have dormant accounts since 2007.

    Usual boiler room scam of hard selling and ripping people off. I challenge anyone to suggest that this company has operated since 2007 and will offer a viable return on your investment. Meet these people face-to face in their office. They are the same people that worked on selling land. Now they are selling commodities.

    Berekely Warebeck became Dentam Frost and then ran off with everyone's money. GS Commodities will do the same and Michael Bohdjalian will open another scam to rip people off next year.

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  17. interesting blog... I was wondering what happened to this unpleasant individual... FSA register has him as inactive but it seems Michael has moved away from spanking pensioners with penny shares and into the word of dubious wine/land sales...

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