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Update by user Jul 15, 2016

It would seem that they have managed to have the other review that was on this site taken down... I am still owed a large sum of money and I know at least ten other people who are as well...

If anyone has any information on these two please let us know. advice@dr.com.

Thank you all for your comments, please keep the information coming.

Original review posted by user May 05, 2016

Parmafey Int (www.parmafey.com) and Balquidder Advisors (www.balquidder.com) are one and the same company run by Alec Maclaren/Alex Mcgrory (www.bigfishcreditors.com) and Allan Canning.

They have a history of misleading investors and not paying there staff.

I as others are currently owed high sums of money by them, they seem to be winding up there current companies (maybe they have ripped off so many people they have burned these companies (websites below). As far as I can tell Alec Maclaren is living in Javea Spain and Allan Canning is in Glasgow. All the telephone numbers for the companies are no longer working but the websites are still up, the only number on the website that is working is the Bulgarian office number, how ever that seems to be a number to an ex-employee who said that he is very keen to talk with either Alec or Allan.

They have no license to give financial advise in Europe, Middle East or Asia. Be very careful if you have contact with either of them...




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Review about: Deta Fund.

I didn't like: Being ripped off.

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A website headed: "Alec MacLaren has been in the business for years" is interesting reading and he reminisces about his time in Cyprus.He said: "I actually really enjoyed life along with doing work in Cyprus many of us designed numerous contacts and it also seemed to be a great destination for a boost children portrait".

What is Alec trying to say we have to wonder and how could someone with obvious writing difficulties be running investment schemes.Citizens of Cyprus be careful with your investments because according to a comment in this website he has a new business address in Limassol.

to Anonymous #1333079

The action group are very interested in the comment about the link to Cyprus, because Alex/Alec lived in Cyprus with his family after leaving HM Forces to trade his Big Fish Private Equity which eventually liquidated in Tortola in the BVI.His friend at that time was a Greek Cypriot Lawyer who was a Director in one of Alex/Alec's many failed Companies.

His appointment at the time made sense because Alec/Alex has problems with his writing skills.If in doubt check the Alec MacLaren slide share website.

to Anonymous #1335955

According to Alec's former Manager and a Director and a scammed investor a Cypriot Lawyer had a major part to play in the mentoring of the former HM Forces Private Alex McGrory alias Alec MacLaren an alleged bodyguard to the rich and famous.

Who knows the Lawyer might still be a major player in Alec's present investment businesses and anyone who Googles "Alec MacLaren Slideshare" or his blog will realise that Alec has reading and writing difficulties.

to Anonymous #1335131

Alec may have business addresses in Limassol Cyprus and Belize, but he continues to live in luxury in Beniarbeig near Deina nearAlicante Spain and it's more than likely he will stay there until his youngest Daughter completes her High School education.


Parmafey Ltd according to information available from a Balquidder Advisers Ltd Companies House CSO1file has a Limassol in Cyprus address not far from where Alex McGrory alias Alec MacLaren was operating his Big Fish Company.We all know Big Fish liquidated owing millions to investors.

The Balquidder Advisers Ltd file in the page titled "Persons with Significant Control (PSC)" lists Parmafey Ltd as being a Ltd Company registered in Belize, but we have to wonder if Companies House checked the validity with the register in Belize?

The Balquidder CSO1file can be accessed for £1.00 in the "Companies House Webcheck".

Balquidder has no active trading accounts and it formerly operated from a classroom in a run down school in Springburn Glasgow which was renamed Hydepark Business Centre.It looks like it has gone International and we have to wonder where''s next in the life and times of Alec MacLaren of Slideshare fame?


Prospective investors who eventually lost money could have Googled:- slideshare.net/Alecmaclaren before investing and saved themselves a lot of grief. After a quick read of the gobbledygook they would have deduced that Alec had serious problems with his writing but this would not be a problem in his earlier employment. Further searches in Google will confirm his previous identity as Alex McGrory his LinkedIn describes him as a dairy herd assistant and this ties in with his time at an Agricultural College.

to Anonymous #1322237

The previous comment suggests that Alex McGrory was milking Cows before he changed his name to Alec MacLaren.Members of an action group learned that Alec with the help of his friend Allan from Clynder in Scotland has been milking ex pat investors living as far apart as Iceland and Muscat in Oman.

Alex's earliest disenchanted investor was his next door neighbour and baby sitter in Cyprus, but when she was diagnosed as being terminally ill she could not withdraw her capital sum to leave to her family.To read her sad story click on this website's link to a newspaper report called the "£14M sting".


If the investors who lost money in Parmafey or Deta Fund are in any doubt about Alec MacLaren's ability and qualifications they should check his "Slide Share".

It opens with: "I've finished 20 years encounter while at the same time your UNITED KINGDOM structured IFA in addition to powerful ocean going budgetary mechanic etc.

It then goes on to say: "I actually went to Cyprus using my lady and additionally not one but two gals throughout 1998.There were two even more kids although require Cyprus.

People close to him understand what he is trying to say, but his Slide Share doesn't look like someone who is studying for two Business Degrees at the same time.

to Anonymous #1318925

Alec Maclaren's "Slide Share" concurs what his class mate in Junior School in Cumbernauld Near Glasgow insensitively posted as an opinion to the Big Fish Action Group. He said that Alec as a kid was known as Alex McGrory and he was "as thick as mince and was incapable of doing what was reported on this website".

However Alec could be dyslexic and this theory was posted by another class mate at the Scottish Agricultural College who said Alex/Alec had one to one assistance from the Tutors.

Dyslexic or not the mystery remains about how he could communicate with so many clever investors, but it's common knowledge his highly educated support Staff were more than capable and one of them posted that most of Alec's letters and offerings were generic .

to Anonymous #1319534

Alec Maclaren/Alex McGrory's former junior school class mate's opinion that Alex "was as thick as mince as kid" on hindsight may have some validity but does this put the business fraud investigation team's efforts into perspective?

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