We have recently been contacted by some members of the public who have received calls inviting them to invest in Christmas Trees.

Whilst no calls have been made to us, we understand that it is possible that people are being informed that the Essex Pension Fund has made a local investment in Christmas Trees.

To clarify:

  • whilst the Essex Pension Fund has an allocation to timber investments it does not invest in what we would characterise as Christmas Trees
  • nor does it invest in timber within the UK. What amounts to a small amount of our overall investment strategy is invested in timber overseas
  • the Essex Pension Fund has not had any dealings with Zino Consultancy.

Furthermore, under no circumstances would the Essex Pension Fund approach individual members of the public to invite investment.

Details have been passed to Action Fraud.