How Do You Recover Your Investment Losses From Those Credit-line Margin Calls?
If you are reading this Blog, UBS Financial Services, Inc. Touchstone Wealth Partners (Touchstone) may have recommended that you take out a variable or fixed line of credit instead of selling securities and withdrawing funds from your account in order to stay invested in what was supposed to be a safe, well-balanced investment portfolio. The next thing you may have heard in March this year was you needed to deposit cash by 1 pm or your securities were going to be sold at rock-bottom prices. Or maybe you didn’t even receive a margin call and securities were just sold in your account. You might have thought the problem was the composition of your portfolio, but the problem was very probably the leverage created by the credit-lines. Without the leverage, there might not have been any margin calls, and you would have been able to ride out the COVID-19 storm. You are not alone because that is just what other investors have told us about the pitch Touchstone made to them and their recent experience.
In fact, we represent one such investor who has filed an arbitration claim against UBS Financial Services, Inc. for not only Touchstone’s alleged unsuitable recommendations, but for their alleged misrepresentations, misleading statements and mismanagement of her accounts. Please go to our website and read about our client’s allegations in our article titled “UBS Financial Services, Inc. Sued for Florida and Ohio Financial Advisor’s Alleged Misconduct Involving a Credit-Line Investment Strategy.”
Did Touchstone Wealth Partners talk you into a UBS credit-line investment strategy? Did you receive margin calls and have your account liquidated by UBS without any notice or on very short notice?
The recommendation of any leveraged investment strategy involves speculation and is not suitable for all investors. Securities-backed lending accounts are the same as a speculative margin account and perhaps more dangerous. Please read our article on our website titled “Securities-Backed Lines of Credit Can be More Dangerous Than Margin Accounts!”
Regardless of the reason for the cause of the loss in your account (unsuitable recommendations, misrepresentation or mismanagement), there is no way you will recover your losses without some legal action. At the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we represent investors who paid dearly for any unsuitable securities-backed lending strategies in FINRA arbitration and mediation proceedings. Among the claims we may file are for fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to supervise, and unsuitable recommendations in violation of FINRA rules and industry standards.
Attorney Pearce and his staff represent investors across the United States on a CONTINGENCY FEE basis which means you pay nothing – NO FEES-NO COSTS – unless we put money in your pocket after receiving a settlement or FINRA arbitration award
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