4 Main Types Of Investor Claims
There are several types of investor claims, scams, misconduct and fraud relating to the financial practices and dealings of stockbrokers, financial managers and investment advisers.
In a broad sense, investor claims can be summarized into the following categories:
Stockbroker Negligence Claims
Stockbrokers and financial advisers do not get a blank check to do anything they want short of outright fraud. To be sure, they have a degree of professional discretion. But when they cross a certain line of self-dealing or carelessness, the law calls for consequences.
Listed below are examples of stockbroker or financial adviser negligence:
- Asset allocation
- Failure to execute
- Margin trading
For more information on each, visit our page on the types of stockbroker negligence claims.
Investment Scams And Fraud
What happens when the actions of a financial professional are so egregious that they amount to fraud or other forms of wrongdoing? This type of activity can include:
- False information
- Hedge fund fraud
- Mutual fund fraud
- Ponzi and pyramid schemes
- Private placements
- Subprime litigation and mortgage scams
Breach Of Contract
Contracts between investment professionals and those whose money they manage exist for a reason. The contract sets the terms by which the management is to occur. When that does not happen, there may be a breach of contract. Examples include:
- Breach of contract
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Conflicts of interest
- Excessive activity
Taking Action On Your Investor Claim
These are claims that relatively few attorneys handle. One who does is Tim Van Eman of Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio.
Mr. Van Eman is an experienced lawyer who has handled many investor claims and serves clients throughout Ohio, as well as in other states. He can help you determine whether you have a legal claim for compensation.