Alert as Preval is victim of identity theft and confusion of identity
PREVAL and its Chairman Thierry Flecchia are victims of identity theft from an unknown source whose purpose is to mislead the recipients of commercial communications and create confusion with PREVAL. Therefore, PREVAL warns the public against solicitations made by an entity referred as “ECP Invest” or “ECPreval Invest” depending on the material. This entity uses false commercial documentation (with unauthorised use of the “PREVAL” logo, its address and usurpation of Thierry Flecchia’s identity) in order to promote an investment “offer”.
ECP Invest, which is the entity that initiated this fraudulent solicitation, makes use of the website “http://www.ecp-invest.com/“, which immediately redirects users to PREVAL’s website.
PREVAL and its representatives do not know ECP Invest and have no connection with this entity, in any form whatsoever. ECP Invest is not authorised to contact potential investors in the name and/or on behalf of PREVAL, or to make reference to PREVAL’s website or any other information concerning PREVAL.
At this stage of our investigations, PREVAL has not been the subject of any computer attack or intrusion. PREVAL has thus not been hacked but is the victim of identity theft taking place independently from the systems controlled by PREVAL. However, we are taking all the actions in our power to put an end to this disorder and this undermining of PREVAL’s integrity, in particular with the judicial and financial sector regulatory authorities.
We urge investors to be very cautious and therefore not to respond to requests from this entity and not to relay them to any third parties in any form whatsoever.
Our Investment Philosophy
We are convinced that long-term growth of investors’ wealth depends on careful selection of assets, and on protecting the capital when the markets fall.
Our contrarian fund management, based on fundamental analysis, looks to select quality, liquid assets where they have been neglected and therefore undervalued, as they hold the potential for considerable gains and provide a safety margin. This approach is based on lengthy experience of the markets and rigorous research and analysis.
Our portfolios are concentrated on a limited number of strong convictions. When we do not have any convictions, we prefer to hold cash.
We offer investors a pure stock-picking approach to international equities, along with a bespoke asset allocation technique.
Our Approach To Stock-Picking
We take a fundamental management approach based on strong convictions over a medium-term horizon. Our sole aim is to grow your capital, if necessary by ignoring financial indices and going against the flow.
Our approach is based on identifying and monitoring international blue chip companies that meet the following criteria : leaders in their field with high barriers to entry, positioned on growing markets and enjoying a solid financial position. These companies must be led by honest, competent directors.
Our investment method means we take an interest in these companies only when they are being undervalued by the market, to minimise the risk of capital loss. This undervaluation often happens after the company has failed to meet the market’s expectations, or when the market does not fully appreciate the company’s potential growth.
The investment is only made if our in-depth, detailed analysis, confirmed by independent experts, leads us to conclude that the company’s fundamentals have remained healthy and that any difficulties encountered are merely temporary.
We focus our investment on our strongest convictions without paying attention to a benchmark.
Our Approach To Asset Allocation
We allocate on a non-benchmarked basis, following our contrarian investment method.
We avoid getting caught up in trends, and identify undervalued asset classes neglected by the market. If we cannot find any truly undervalued assets, we invest our portfolios in cash as we wait for opportunities to arise.
We then implement our allocation decisions by selecting managers that we have known for many years, who have a solid track record and who, like us, are passionate about the markets, to which they take a bottom-up approach.
We pool our efforts to:
- grow your assets by focusing on absolute returns
- protect your capital during serious crises
- provide simple, clear, transparent, effective management over the long term
PREVAL is a société anonyme having its registered office at 11 boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg, entered in the Trade and Companies Register under number B190081 PREVAL, acting as a management company subject to the provisions of Chapter 15 of the collective investment schemes act of 17 December 2010, as amended, and authorised and overseen in Luxembourg by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).
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