The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has told an adviser to compensate a client, who lost almost all her pension savings as a result of a SIPP transfer into an unregulated property investment in the Caribbean.
The complainant, referred to as 'Ms L' by the ombudsman, lost some £63,000 - 95% of her pension - after she was persuaded by an unregulated introducer to invest in a property on the island of St Lucia....
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