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Investor Bulletin: Publicly Traded REITs

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this bulletin to educate investors about investing in publicly traded REITs.      What are REITs? A REIT, or real estate investment trust, is a company that owns – and typically operates – income-producing real estate or real estate-related assets.  The income-producing real estate assets owned… Read More »

Investor Alert: Excessive Trading at Investors’ Expense

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) and Broker-Dealer Task Force are jointly issuing this Investor Alert to help investors identify excessive trading in their brokerage accounts and to educate investors about steps they should take if their brokerage firm notifies them of a high volume of trade activity in their accounts…. Read More »

It Just Got Even Harder to Trust Financial Advisers – (as published on Bloomberg.com)

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

By Suzanne Woolley WealthWatch March 1, 2016 — 12:47 PM EST There’s a phrase no one wants to read in a sweeping report about the financial advisers who handle their savings: economy-wide misconduct. A new working paper by business school professors at the University of Chicago and University of Minnesota found that 7 percent of financial… Read More »

Investment Adviser Admits It Failed to Stop Ex-President from Stealing Client Funds

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

Investment advisers and other professionals who handle investor funds have a legal duty to ensure their employees and agents do not misappropriate those funds for personal use. An investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission must “adopt and implement written policies and procedures reasonably designed to prevent” violations of federal securities… Read More »

Court Upholds $120 Million Judgment Against Man Who Sold Fake Promissory Notes

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

On May 21, a federal appeals court in Ohio upheld a $120 million civil judgment against a man charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with defrauding investors in Florida and Michigan out of millions of dollars. The defendant, Joseph Paul Zada, posed as a wealthy oil investor soliciting new investors. In fact,… Read More »

Identifying and Protecting Against Elder Financial Abuse

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

Financial abuse of the elderly is a serious problem in Florida and throughout the country. Many elderly persons exhibit signs of diminished capacity to manage their own finances. Unscrupulous relatives and would-be financial advisers often take advantage of such persons. Planning to Avoid Elder Abuse through Estate Planning In a recent Investor Bulletin, the… Read More »

SEC Charges Texas Army Veteran With Defrauding Fellow Servicemen

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

On April 13, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged Leroy Brown, Jr., of Killeen, Texas, with securities fraud. The SEC said Brown, a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Army, conducted a “fraudulent scheme to lure current and former U.S. military personnel and others to invest with him and his firm.” A federal judge… Read More »

Texas Securities Regulators Order Unregistered Broker to Pay Back His Victims

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

Securities fraud and stockbroker fraud are not just federal matters. Florida and other states utilize their own securities regulators who are charged with protecting the public from unregistered and unlicensed brokers who defraud investors. For example, on April 7, the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) announced a plea agreement with Robert P. McGann, an… Read More »

SEC, Prosecutors Charge JPMorgan Adviser With Embezzling $20 Million In Client Funds

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

On April 16, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors in New York City charged a former JPMorgan Chase investment advisor with defrauding clients out of more than $20 million. The New York Times reported JPMorgan officials “alerted federal authorities to the apparent theft and misuse of client money.” The accused, Michael… Read More »

SEC Charges LA Company With $100 Million “Life Settlements” Fraud

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

Many of us take out life insurance policies to provide for family members in the event of our death. But life insurance can also be bought and sold like a security. “Life settlements” are a common device used to sell life insurance policies to third parties. For example, let’s say you have a life… Read More »

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