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Tokyo Couple Sues Bankoh and Broker Yoko Farias Over Northstar (Bermuda) Losses

 Our Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Investment Recovery Lawyers Are Representing International Investors 

In yet another FINRA arbitration claim, more Japanese investors are suing Bankoh Investment Services and its registered representative Yoko K. Farias over the losses they experienced in Northstar (Bermuda). In their six-figure lawsuit, the Tokyo couple is alleging overconcentration, unsuitable investment recommendations, misrepresentations and omissions, and gross lack of supervision. The Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas FINRA arbitration Law Firm are representing these international investors and others against both Bankoh and Farias.

Did You Suffer Serious Investment Losses While Working With Ex-Western International Securities Broker Christopher Kennedy?

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Represents Investors Who Have Been The Victims of Financial Advisor Fraud

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently barred former Western International Securities broker Christopher Booth Kennedy. The ex-financial advisor has been accused of different kinds of stockbroker misconduct, including excessive trading, unauthorized trading, improper options trading, unsuitability, misrepresentations, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and negligence.

Are You A Novice Investor Whose Broker Unsuitably Recommended GWG L Bonds?

You May Be Able To Pursue Damages By Filing A FINRA Lawsuit

If you are a GWG L bond investor who suffered serious losses in what is now believed to have been a classic Ponzi scam, please know that there is no guarantee that you will get much, if anything at all, back if you are relying solely on the regulatory actions and class action securities lawsuits. Not to mention that all of those could take years to resolve.

I’m A CB Life Annuity Investor. Can I Sue My Citizens Securities Broker For My Losses?

Brokerage Firm Allegedly Sold Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Annuities To Retirees and Seniors

If you are one of the tens of thousands of investors whose funds have been frozen in a CB Life annuity from Colorado Bankers Life Insurance, you may be able to sue your broker-dealer for your losses. Dozens of brokerage firms are believed to have sold this financial product to investors, many of them older investors and retirees. The insurer remains in rehabilitation.

Can I Sue My Stockbroker For My Investment Losses?

A Seasoned Broker Fraud Attorney Can Help You Explore Your Legal Options

That depends. Anytime you invest you are taking on some risk. It is not uncommon to make losses and gains on your investment over time, especially depending on what is going on with the markets, and no one is necessarily at fault. However, if your financial advisor engaged in some type of broker misconduct or was negligent and this played a part in your portfolio losses, you may be able to sue them for damages in FINRA arbitration.

When A Brokerage Firm Violates Investors’ Best Interests Through Alleged Misconduct

FINRA Expels SW Financial For Allegedly Making Misrepresentations and Omissions

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has expelled SW Financial following multiple alleged violations related to Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI). The self-regulatory organization (SRO) contends that between January 2018 and December 2021, the broker-dealer and its co-owner Thomas Diamante made purported misrepresentations and omissions related to the sale of private placement offerings of pre-IPO securities and also allegedly engaged in churning and committed supervisory failures. This excessive trading allegedly impacted multiple customer accounts, resulting in costs of over $350K and losses greater than $465K.

Peakstone Realty Trust Investors May Have Reason To Be Wary 

Our Skilled REIT Investor Loss Attorneys Can Help You Explore Your Legal Options 

With Peakstone Realty Trust (NYSE: PKST), formerly Griffin Realty Trust, recently joining the New York Stock Exchange, and the dramatic reduction to the net asset value that its stock traded at, investors may have reason for concern. While its trading shares briefly went up since the debut—starting at $8/share and at one point closing at $40.45/share, but eventually dropping to under $20.00 a share. However, previous to all of that, its most recent reported net asset value (NAV) was $66.87/share after a reverse stock split that occurred in March.  Many investors paid more than the reported NAV.

Houston Broker Fraud Attorneys

Representing Investors in Greater Houston and the Surrounding Areas Against Brokerage Firms

For over 30 years, our experienced Houston, TX broker misconduct lawyers have been fighting for investors throughout the state against the largest brokerage firms in the United States. Losing the money that you’ve invested is never easy and it is even more devastating when it is because of the wrongful or negligent actions of the financial advisor you entrusted to take care of your funds.

From Our Chicago Securities Law Offices, our Illinois FINRA Attorneys Represent Investors Against Broker-Dealers

For more than 30 years, Shepherd Smith Edwards, and Kantas ( have been fighting for investors throughout Illinois in helping them to pursue the damages they are owed from the brokerage firms that caused their investment losses. This includes representing them in FINRA arbitration, which is where such claims against broker-dealers and their registered representatives are usually brought.

Our trusted Illinois FINRA law firm knows how devastating it can be to suffer serious portfolio losses, which is why we are here to help. We work with retail investors, retirees, senior investors, accredited investors, high-net-worth individual investors, ultra-high-net-worth individual investors, and institutional investors that were the victims of broker misconduct or negligence.

Our New Orleans Broker Fraud Law Firm Represents Bayou State Investors

Throughout Louisiana, the Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas Louisiana FINRA Attorneys ( represent clients who are seeking to recover damages from the broker-dealers and financial advisors responsible for their losses. This usually entails filing a FINRA lawsuit against a financial firm on behalf of an investor in a bid for damages.

Proving that your investor losses were caused by broker misconduct can be tough, and going through FINRA arbitration is not the same as going to court. This is just one reason why you want to work with savvy securities fraud attorneys that not only understand how this forum works but also have a record of successful case outcomes in this kind of legal venue.

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