Alternative investments are sometimes recommended by brokers as a way to diversify a portfolio or achieve higher returns. Unlike stocks, bonds, and mutual funds in publically traded companies, alternative investments often lack transparency regarding their issuers’ financial situation and may be much riskier than traditional investing.
If you have been the victim of alternative investment fraud, you deserve an experienced and aggressive attorney who is prepared to fight tooth and nail to help you recover your damages.
Examples of Alternative Investments
Alternative investments may include:
- Real estate investments and real estate investment trusts
- Shares of privately held companies
- Hedge funds
- Limited partnerships
- Promissory notes
- Tenets in common
- Asset protection programs
- Offshore investments
In short, any investment suggested by a broker or investment professional that is not stock in a publically traded company may be considered an alternative investment.
Prior to offering these investments, a thorough investigation must be performed by the investing officer. Failure to do so or intentionally misleading an investor constitutes fraud and demands the attention of an experienced alternative investment lawyer.
Why Choose Us
Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter has a long history of securing justice for victims of securities fraud. All of our attorneys have an “AV Rating” from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can receive and a distinction shared by only 20 percent of attorneys nationally. We give our full attention to every client we take and provide honest answers, swift responses, and tireless representation until cases are resolved.
If you have questions for one of our experienced alternative investment fraud attorneys or if you would like to schedule a free case evaluation, please contact us today.