Alternative Investment Cases & Investigations
Investment fraud attorney Pearce and his staff members at The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. have worked on and continue to work on a wide variety of alternative investment disputes. These investments fall outside of traditional stock and bond categories. In theory, anything that is not a traditional equity investment - common stock and preferred stock - or a traditional bond - coupon and zero-coupon debt - qualifies as an alternative investment. Thus, the category of alternative investments includes structured products, reverse convertibles, hedge funds, non-traded REITs, exchange traded funds, exchange traded notes and many others.
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Alternative investments are generally quite complex and present wide-ranging risk and regulatory issues, including suitability and disclosure issues, limited liquidity, lack of transparency, opaque and often expensive fee structures, lack of secondary market activity, and difficulty in pricing. These characteristics make it difficult for both brokers and investors to fully understand and appreciate the dangers and risks associated with alternative investments. In turn, this makes it difficult, if not impossible, for a broker to provide full and balanced disclosure regarding the alternative investment and its risks.
In addition, most alternative investments pay high commissions to the brokerage firm that sells them and high fees to the firm that structures them (often the same firm). Accordingly, brokerage firms have major incentives to sell these investments.
A brief description of some of our current Alternative Investment Cases and Investigations with links to other pages within our website and Investors Rights Blog to help answer your questions and help you recover your losses is below:
- Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Notes(ETNs)
- Hedge Funds
- Municipal Arbitrage Structured Products
- Note Linked Structured Products
- Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
- Reverse Convertible Structured Products
- Steepener Structured Products
- UBS Enhanced Yield Strategy ("UBS-YES")
- Variable Annuities and Equity Indexed Annuities
The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. understands what is at stake in alternative investment law matters and constantly strives to secure the most favorable possible result. Investment fraud attorney Pearce provides a complete review of your case and fully explains your legal options. The firm works to ensure that you have all of the information necessary to make a sound decision before any action is taken in your case.
For dedicated representation by a law firm with substantial experience in all kinds of securities, commodities and investment disputes, contact the firm by telephone at 561-338-0037 or toll free at 800-732-2889 or via e-mail. We may also be able to arrange a meeting with you at offices located in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida and elsewhere.