What Should You Do If Your Broker Won’t Return Your Calls or Brushes Aside From Your Concerns Regarding Your Investments?
Contact Our Knowledgeable Broker Negligence Attorneys
Even if you are working with a registered financial advisor to manage and invest your money, this does not make you exempt from becoming the victim of investment fraud whether due to a failed financial product or the wrongful or negligent actions of a stockbroker or investment adviser. At Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (investorlawyers.com) our team of Investment Loss Lawyers, work with retail investors, retirees, senior investors, high-net-worth investors, and institutional investors in determining not only whether they have suffered financial losses due to fraud, but also in helping them pursue the damages they are owed from broker-dealers.
Granted, brokers, like everyone else, get busy with work and their lives. However, if you are repeatedly trying to get in touch with your financial advisor to ask them questions about potentially suspect activities in your account and are having little success—or, when you do get a hold of them they brush aside your concerns or don’t have a straight or clear answer for you, you may have serious reasons to worry.
Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous financial advisors out there who may seek to defraud their clients. There are also inexperienced brokers who can be unintentionally negligent with an investor’s money.
If You Have Concerns About Any of the Following, Know That Our Skilled Broker Negligence Lawyers Would Have Questions Too:
- Excessively high or unknown fees or other charges that you do not understand or were never told about.
- You were invested in too risky investments that don’t appear to be in line with your risk tolerance level or financial goals.
- You are making overly consistent high returns even when market conditions are fluctuating or turbulent.
- There are funds missing from your account.
- You are not getting account statements you should be receiving regularly.
- You notice mistakes involving trade confirmations, such as how many shares you bought or the price of the trades.
- Your broker told you that they are using an investing strategy that is “too complex” to explain in a way that is easy for you to understand.
- The money that you’ve invested in a particular financial product is now “frozen” even though you were told that liquidity would not be an issue.
- You’ve suffered serious losses to your portfolio.
Granted, not all investment losses are due to broker fraud or negligence. This is one of the many reasons why, if you are wondering whether you may be the victim of securities fraud, you should speak with our trusted investor loss attorneys who can help you determine whether or not you have grounds for a claim.
Even if the alleged investment fraud did not directly involve your broker-dealer, if their negligence embroiled you in a Ponzi fraud or another financial scheme, you still may be able to sue them for damages.
How Can Our Skilled Investment Loss Lawyers Help?
For over 30 years, Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas has represented investors in all kinds of investment loss claims. From widespread scams that caused financial harm to thousands of investors to cases of broker misconduct involving one financial advisor, we have fought for our clients in mediation, litigation, and arbitration.
Our savvy broker fraud attorneys have gone up against brokerage firms all over the United States, including the largest broker-dealers on Wall Street. As one of the largest investment fraud law firms in the country, we have the resources and manpower to pursue your investment fraud lawsuit to its conclusion. Over the decades, we have helped thousands of investors collectively recover many millions of dollars in damages.