Thursday 13 June 2013
What A Tangled Web
On the 5th December 2002 Terry Painter gave a presentation to TDC extolling the virtues of the developer Shaun Patrick Keegan. His words “He's our Project (and) Director of SFP Venture Partners Limited, which is the project arm of the investors in the SFP Private Bank of Geneva”
So that would imply he works for SFP Venture Partners Limited and they manage projects for the Investors in SFP Private Bank of Geneva. His business card and director statements say he is a financial adviser.
So far so good.
So who are SFP private bank of Geneva, on the 5th December 2002 they were not a bank but instead a stockbrokers who didn’t gain a banking licence until January 2003. (Mr Painter was a touch forward but then he is an estate agent). After gaining a banking licence they became Societe Banque Privee (SBP).
In 2000 Colin Hill held a 7.69% stake in SFP, and by 2006 this had increased to 13.8% of SBP.
So what about SFP Venture Partners I hear you say, well the explanation for this comes from a letter written to TDC on 16th September 2008 by SBP:
“On the request of ONE of our clients as well at the request of Mr. Shaun Keegan, We are pleased to confirm to you that SFP Venture Partners Ltd is owned 100% by SFP Services Limited”.
By reference to the published accounts of SBP it states that the General Manager of SFP Services Ltd is none other than Colin Hill.So to clarify we have a self-made property developer, who doesn’t like football but likes land, running a Swiss company that owns the project arm of a Swiss Bank where he has a 13% stake. He puts his Father in Law (Financial adviser) in charge despite no apparent development skills.