Warning data from 26 may 2014 : http://www.nbs.sk/_img/Documents/_Dohlad/PublicWarnings-SecuritiesDealers.pdf You can read about Bridge Investment and MindArk here : http://www.mindark.com/docs/reports/MindArk_AR_ENGx.pdf and here : http://www.mindark.com/press/press-releases/documents/mindark_prospekt_en.pdf Ok, lets go : (warning text taken directly from http://www.fi.se/warning) Firms you should avoid doing business with The following list contains the names of firms and false government authorities which FI or supervisory authorities in other countries have warned against. Warnings are issued when a firm conducts regulated operations on a market without having the necessary authorisation or without being registered with the relevant authority in the country in question. Read the warnings by clicking on the links. Not all investments require authorisation or approval from an authority. This list is not a "final list" – new firms are added on a regular basis. FI recommends that investors always check FI's Company register to ensure that a firm is authorised to offer financial supervision and subject to supervision. http://web3.cmvm.pt/sdi2004/ifs/app/docs/fsd15874.pdf Their site "www.bridgeinvest.dk" is down since may. But thanks to waybackmachine it is still there. :p (update : still down on 4.4.2016) http://web.archive.org/web/20091106144804/http://www.bridgeinvest.dk/? It is indeed connected to http://www.bridgeltd.com/ (update : still down on 4.4.2016) Now I know these warnings apply to many banks / investment groups...because of...reasons... so feel free to read for yourself, think for yourself. Oh and then there is the Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) which owns 14% of the shares at MindArk. "The Swiss Bank Specialised in the Growth Markets of South Asia and the Middle East" ya, makes sense... http://www.hindujabank.com/ http://www.mindark.com/investor-rel...ce/documents/Protokoll-arsstamma-20110601.pdf http://www.entropiaplanets.com/wiki/Annual_General_Meeting_2011 Wait, Switzerland ? Reminds me of our old "friend(vestor)" Benny Iggland...but enough with the conspiracy theories...I throw mud.