PO rejects due diligence complaint: PO has rejected the application made by Mr Michael Beasley against Berkeley Burke SIPP Administration Ltd (BB) in respect of the Berkeley Burke Private Pension Plan. Mr Beasley complained that BB had failed to carry out sufficient due diligence into his investments into Green Oil Plantations and Harlequin Property, both of which had subsequent financial difficulties. BB had provided Mr Beasley with a variety of documentation that clearly stated that BB was not authorised to provide investment advice. It had stated its sole responsibility was to ensure the investments met the requirements of HM Revenue and Customs for SIPP investments, and had said Mr Beasley should take professional advice on the suitability of the investments. PO found for BB, saying it had made the limits of its role clear and had no duty to carry out the level of due diligence described by Mr Beasley on investments that he had himself entered into. (Source: Ombudsman's Decision inBeasley v. Berkeley Burke)