Central Bank of Ireland Issues Warning on Unauthorised Firm – Galtymore Partners Capital Fund ICAV (Clone)

27 August 2021 Press Release


It has recently come to the Central Bank of Ireland’s (‘Central Bank’) attention that a firm calling itself Galtymore Partners Capital Fund ICAV (Clone) (Ireland) and using the websites https://Galtymorepartners.com and https://galtymore-partners.com/ has been operating as an investment firm / investment business firm in the State in the absence of an appropriate authorisation. This unauthorised firm has cloned the details of a legitimately authorised firm called Galtymore Partners Capital Fund ICAV.

It should be noted that there is no connection whatsoever between Galtymore Partners Capital Fund ICAV (C405124), which is a company authorised by the Central Bank, and the unauthorised entity Galtymore Partners Capital Fund ICAV (Clone), which uses the websites https://Galtymorepartners.com and https://galtymore-partners.com/ and has cloned the details of the legitimate firm.

It is a criminal offence for an unauthorised firm to provide financial services in Ireland that would require an authorisation under the relevant legislation that the Central Bank is the responsible body for enforcing. Consumers should be aware that if they deal with a firm which is not authorised, they are not eligible for compensation from the Investor Compensation Scheme. 

Fraudsters are increasingly using legitimate firms’ details to add an air of legitimacy to their fraud. The fraudsters will 'borrow' any or all of the legitimate information of an authorised / legitimate firm for the purpose of this fraud. They may quote authorisation numbers / company registration numbers and links to seemingly legitimate websites and even provide the real address of an authorised / legitimate firm. Consumers are advised to check our Register to verify a firm’s details and to call the firm back directly using its advertised phone number. 

Any person wishing to contact the Central Bank with information regarding such firms / persons may telephone (01) 224 4000. This line is also available to the public to check if a firm is authorised.

Notes to Editors

The name of the above firm is published under the Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013.