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How Our Skilled UBS Structured Product Loss Attorneys Can Help Investors 

Brokerage Firm Negligence?: UBS Financial May Have Unsuitably Recommended Complex Risky Investments 

Over the years, Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (investorlawyers.com) have represented clients against UBS Financial in pursuing damages caused by broker fraud and negligence. This has included the brokerage firm allegedly unsuitably recommending investments that are too high-risk for customers or misrepresenting said risks and other key information about certain financial products and investing strategies.

Recoup Your GPB Investor Losses in Securities Arbitration

If you are an investor who suffered losses in GPB Capital Holdings, you may be able to sue your broker-dealer for unsuitably recommending these private placements that allegedly were part of a more than $1.7B Ponzi scam. Unfortunately, over 17,000 investors, including many retail customers and older retirees, were purportedly persuaded by their broker-dealers that investing in one of the GPB Funds was a solid investment opportunity. Instead, they have suffered significant investment losses. Meanwhile, GPB Capital’s key executives are facing regulatory and criminal charges along with lawsuits brought by investors.

Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (investorlawyers.com) is representing GPB Capital investors in the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration against the broker-dealers that sold private placements in one or more of the GPB Funds to customers. Some of these brokerage firms have even been subject to related regulatory sanctions.

Seasoned Northstar (Bermuda) Investment Loss Lawyers Representing Latin American Investors

Six-Figure Brokerage Firm Arbitration Claim Filed Against Truist Investment Services

Two years after Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) filed for bankruptcy protection, the number of Latin American investors who are seeking to pursue damages from their broker-dealers for unsuitably recommending annuity-like products from this offshore entity continues to grow. At Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (investorlawyers.com), our skilled investor loss attorneys are representing many of these investors in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations.

Shopoff Land Fund Investors May Be Able to File FINRA Lawsuits Against Brokerage Firms

Broker Negligence?: Private Placement Funds Allegedly Unsuitably Recommended to Customers 

Private real estate investment companies can be a risky proposition for investors. They are not a good fit for everyone, including many retail customers and retirees with conservative investing goals. Unfortunately, it has come to the attention of our knowledgeable private placement investor loss attorneys at Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (investorlawyers.com) that there are investors whose financial advisor may have unsuitably recommended one or more of the Shopoff Land Funds from Shopoff Realty Investments.

Broker-Dealer Negligence Alleged Related To Investor Losses Tied to GPB Auto and GPB Holdings II

Should You File a FINRA Arbitration Claim Against Sanctuary Securities Over Your GPB Private Placement Sale Losses?

If you are someone whose Sanctuary Securities broker recommended that you invest in GPB Capital Holdings private placement funds, you may be able to file a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration claim or FINRA arbitration claim for your losses. The broker-dealer is one of the dozens of US-based firms accused of unsuitably recommending and selling GPB Capital Holdings private placement shares, in particular those involving GPB Automotive Portfolio, LP, and GPB Holdings II, LP, to customers.

SSEK Law Firm Represented Client of Fired J.P. Morgan Securities Broker, Ed Turley, and Wins $4 Million FINRA Arbitration Award

A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel in Houston, Texas has awarded a client of Shepherd, Smith, Edwards & Kantas (SSEK Law Firm at investorlawyers.com) $4 million in compensatory damages over losses she sustained while working with ex-J.P. Morgan Securities stockbroker, Edward Turley

Not only did this ex-San Francisco-based financial advisor unsuitably invest her in products that were too risky, but he and the firm also used a complex strategy that involved borrowing on margin without her knowledge.  Tragically, the client lost millions of dollars while Ed Turley and J.P. Morgan profited significantly from her account.

Claimants Had Alleged Negligence, Poor Supervision, and Other Charges 

A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel has awarded one customer and his trust $515K in their GPB private placement fraud claim against Arete Wealth Management. The Chicago-based brokerage firm also has been ordered to pay all of the claimant’s legal fees. The award is more than twice what was sought by the claimants, who had requested $225K in damages. 

This is just one of the thousands of broker-dealer negligence claims brought against the financial firms and their registered representatives that marketed and sold GPB investments to their customers. GPB Capital Holdings, which invests primarily in waste management and auto dealerships, has allegedly been running an over $1.5B Ponzi scam. 

Investment Losses During the Coronavirus Has Investors Scrambling for Answers

If you are like many Americans with investments, you may be struggling to grapple with the massive losses affecting your portfolio as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc on the economy, the markets, the job industry, and people’s lives. 

What you may not realize is that your investment losses may also be a result of broker fraud or negligence on your stockbroker or investment adviser’s part, which is where our investor attorneys at Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (SSEK Law Firm) can help you.

Investment Losses During COVID-19 Pandemic May Have Been Caused By Fraud Or Negligence

According to experts, George Friedman and Rick Ryder, fears about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resulting market turbulence will lead to a rise in investor fraud claims and FINRA arbitration cases. Friedman is the Securities Arbitration Alert editor-in-chief and Ryder is the Securities Arbitration Commentator president and founder. 

In a recent blog post, What’s Past is Prologue, they spoke about how customers will wonder whether their stockbrokers and investment advisors properly handled their accounts, which are now being negatively affected by the ongoing market volatility. 

Merrill Lynch Fined For Involvement In Puerto Rico Bond Fraud Case

In a recent award, a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel has decided that Merrill Lynch must pay a former professional baseball player and his wife $1.7 million in compensatory damages, plus $88,758 in costs, for losses they sustained from investing in Puerto Rico bonds and closed-end bond funds.

The retired MLB player is Angel Pagan and his wife is Windy Pagan, a former Ms. Puerto Rico. Angel was an outfielder for the NY Mets, the Chicago Cubs, and the San Francisco Giants before retiring to live on the island.

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