Articles Tagged with investor losses

Our Houston Securities Attorneys and Investment Fraud Attorneys Can Help You Explore Your Legal Options

Beginning August 26, 2022, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has barred former Morgan Stanley broker Doug Marshall McKelvey. The decision comes after the ex-Texas financial advisor refused to provide the information requested by the self-regulatory organization (SRO) in the latter’s inquiry into his firing by the broker-dealer in April 2022. 

Morgan Stanley claims that they terminated McKelvey’s employment because he allegedly misappropriated funds from and engaged in unauthorized activities in the accounts of clients. McKelvey has consented to FINRA’s findings resulting in the permanent and indefinite bar. 

Cetera and Other Broker-Dealers May Have Unsuitably Sold St. George’s Ltd Products to Customers

Our broker misconduct lawyers are looking into claims of losses by investors who were marketed and sold products from St. George’s, Ltd. The Bermuda-based life insurance company has been in liquidation proceedings since 2019. Its owner, Ramesh Dusoroth, is accused of defrauding investors of millions of dollars. 

The joint provisional liquidators in this endeavor involving St. George’s Ltd. are John Johnston and Rachel Frisby of Deloitte, Ltd. Both of them are also involved in the liquidation proceedings of Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda), another offshore company that has been the cause of investment losses for many foreign nationals. Northstar (Bermuda) owner Greg Lindberg is now in prison, and he also likely misappropriated investors’ money. 

Structured Notes See Steep Decline During Coronavirus Market Crisis

Just weeks into the finansial crisis wrought by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), many investors are struggling to deal with the volatile impact of this pandemic not just on the markets but also on their portfolios. 

But what many of them don’t know is that some of these losses might not have been as severe if only their brokers had refrained from making investment recommendations that were unsuitable for them or, at the very least, had properly apprised them of the risks involved. 

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