The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. has had many cases involving these complex products made of a combination of securities, including notes (IOUs) linked to other assets such as a stock or basket of stocks or derivatives such as options which may be linked to other assets. According to Attorney Pearce, they have been misrepresented by many brokers as fixed income investments to lull retirees seeking to supplement their retirement income to invest in them. Many investors seeking safe investments were hooked by the false and misleading words “principal protected” in the names of the products, such as the Lehman Brothers’ “100% Principal Protected Notes” which, in reality, were no more than unsecured obligations of a company now in bankruptcy and nearly worthless.
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Note-linked structured products were developed in the 1980s and sold primarily to institutional investors in the 1990s. In recent years, broker-dealers have increasingly targeted general retail investors. Although many of the note-linked products sold to retail investors are based upon “blue chip” and “household-name” stocks that comprise the S&P 500 or the NASDAQ -100 indexes, firm sales practices have created concerns about the manner in which the products are marketed to investors. Over $100 billion worth of note-linked structured products have been sold in recent years, often to senior investors looking to earn more interest while protecting their principal. In addition, they tend to pay higher commissions to brokers than conventional fixed income products do.
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