Hi this same company ripped off my brother, they tried to scam me too, they had Shane call me twice in one day lucky i dont believe in giving out my credit card details over the phone... but i've done a little investigating because this sort of thing destroys people lives, hopefully this information helps you.
I believe Brian Kelly runs Standford & Associates but he changed the name to Investors Group Australasia (aka) IG. They aslso dont call it arbitrage anymore they do margin or pfd trading and stocks. The most stupid thing they've done use the same layout for their brochures aswell just changed the wording around added some pretty pictures and changed the cover from blue to yellow. His receptionist Nancy still works there. "oh im sorry Brian isnt in at the moment. I'll get him to call you back." how many times do we here that one? I also found out some names of his rip off protege salesman Chris Banks has to be fake but shane is actually Shaun Anderson connected with Aust Future, Matt Thompson, Luke Jones, Michael Goss, David Cook and Travis something, Chris Paiton. I also visited the MLC centre in Sydney and guess what? NO OFFICE!!! I think
They are in an office block on the Cnr Goldcoast Hwy and 8th Avenue Palm Beach QLD I had a look about a week ago its across the road from the beach yellow building and they have a new website too investorsgroupaustralasia.com they tell you what you want to here, offer too good too be true returns and dont show any real information, statements or any proof of these returns from previous clients. Fortunately I do fully investigate any company or individual to whom im am giving my money to and I advise all people to do the same... it seems like the people that get ripped off the most are those who cant afford to but are sucked in with the get rich quick scheme so remember the age old saying if its too good to be true it probably is.