Investors who were sold the Watermark Lodging Trust REIT have suffered dramatic losses. Shares were originally sold to investors at $10 a share. In November 2020 the company declared its net asset value to be $5.51 per share for Class A shares.
The FS Energy & Power Fund was a speculative and high risk investment which was structured as a Business Development Company. Typically Business Development Companies (BDCs) are not registered with the SEC, and they are not publicly traded or listed on public exchanges.
GPB Capital has been accused of running a Ponzi-like scheme that defrauded thousands of investors across the country. As many as 17,000 investors have been affected according to the SEC. The alleged fraud could have caused well over $500 million in losses. Many individual investors, including retirees, may have suffered significant losses as a result.
Investors in ATEL 15, ATEL 16, and ATEL 17 may have suffered losses of 50% or more of their investment principal based on secondary market trading data. ATEL 15, ATEL 16, and ATEL 17 were risky equipment leasing funds offered and sold to many investors. While some brokers or financial advisors may have sold these Atel products as a low risk, stable, or conservative investment options, the reality is that ATEL 15, 16, and 17 were all emerging growth companies and investments in these Atel funds involved a risk of substantial loss.
Multiple Investor Clients of Ameriprise Financial Services Broker Mark Allen Barrand Complain of Investment Losses
FINRA has barred Richard Michael Wesselt in all capacities in 2020 following 19 customer disputes and 2 regulatory final disclosures according to FINRA’s BrokerCheck website. W.S. Griffith & Co. Inc. separated Mr. Wesselt after placing a client’s name on a document.
Michael Calvin is a registered FINRA-regulated broker with 19 years of experience between seven firms. Mr. Calvin has previously been registered with:
Dain Farrell Stokes is a previously registered broker and investment advisor who worked for four different firms before being barred by both FINRA and the SEC. According to FINRA’S BrokerCheck, Stokes is named in three regulatory finals and one employment separation after allegations. Client allegations against Stokes include suitability issues, recommending unsuitable variable annuities, and defrauding customers.
Mr. Stokes was associated with the following firms: