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Class Action Filed against GPB and Complicit Brokers

Embattled GPB Capital Holdings has been struck with another legal blow. Investors recently filed a class action complaint that alleges GPB breached its fiduciary duty by failing to produce timely and accurate financial statements and that it continues to prevent investors from getting information about their investments. The lawsuit implicates brokers who sold GPB Capital [...]

2019-11-07T11:55:26-06:00November 7th, 2019|GPB Capital, Investor Law, News|

GPB Capital Faces Scrutiny, Accusations

Investors who purchased private placement funds from GPB Capital paid high commissions to brokers and have suffered significant losses. GPB is facing multiple investigations by the SEC, FBI, and state agencies. GPB describes itself as an “alternative asset management company focusing on acquiring income-producing private companies.” It offers funds in several industries, including the [...]

2019-09-12T16:05:19-05:00September 12th, 2019|GPB Capital, Investor Law|

UBS Group Faces YES Client Complaints After Significant Losses

The Wall Street Journal [1] has reported that USB Group is facing multiple customer complaints for a risky investment program that suffered significant losses in 2018. According to the complaints, UBS brokers began targeting wealthy investors in 2015 to be introduced to the Yield Enhancement Strategy, or YES, program. The complex strategy involved buying [...]

2019-09-05T13:01:24-05:00September 5th, 2019|Investor Law, News|

What to Research When Selecting a Financial Advisor

When you engage a financial advisor, you are entering a partnership that can affect your financial health for a very long time. Knowing exactly what your advisor does and who they really work for is crucial to protect yourself from risk and fraud. What Type of Advisor Are They? The term “advisor” covers a [...]

2019-09-02T16:49:24-05:00September 2nd, 2019|Investor Law|

Problems Found With CFP Board of Standards Website Directory

August 2, 2019 Investors seeking the advice of a Certified Financial Planner will likely turn to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. as a source. To become a Certified Financial Planner, an advisor must complete a rigorous course of examinations, log 6000 hours of experience, and pass the Board’s conduct Fitness Standards. [...]

2019-09-05T13:04:42-05:00August 2nd, 2019|Investor Law, News|

Historic Lows in Oil Prices Cause Investors’ Woe

 The oil and gas industry has been hit hard by low prices over the past few years. Oil prices hit historic lows this year and even though prices have rebounded a little, at $50 per barrel oil is still just half of what it was three years ago.[1] According to the Wall Street Journal, about [...]

2016-12-06T09:55:40-06:00November 16th, 2016|Investor Law|