Former VSR Financial Services broker Keith E. Chapman of Chapman Wealth Management discloses a customer dispute related to the sale of limited partnerships, direct investments, equipment leasing investments and real estate securities. (Alternative investments)
According to FINRA records Chapman was named in a FINRA arbitration by a customer alleging damages of $250,000 in connection with the purchase of real estate securities, equipment leasing securities and limited partnerships. The customer alleged common law fraud, unsuitable investments, negligence and breach of contract. The matter was settled for $40,000. FINRA Case# 12-3655. According to FINRA records
Chapman was registered with VSR Financial Services from 3/2001-9/2016. He is currently registered with Summit Brokerage Services.
VSR Financial Services was fined $550,000 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in May 2013 in connection with the sale of alternative investments. In their findings, FINRA criticised VSR Financial for recommending high concentration levels of alternative investments in customer accounts and for its lack of supervision over the use of consolidated reports prepared by brokers and provided to customers.
VSR wound down operations at the end of 2016 and transferred most of their brokers and customer accounts to Summit Brokerage Services. See this for more information regarding VSR Financial Services.
Alternative investments include non publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITS) , hedge funds, real estate, commodities and derivatives contracts and, managed futures. It may also include art, wine, antiques, coins or stamps. These investments tend to be complex, illiquid, nontransparent, hard to value and expensive. Many of the alternative investments sold over recent years are not traded on any public market making them difficult to value and even more difficult to liquidate if cash is needed.
If you have losses in an account in an account handled by Keith Chapman or VSR Financial Services , contact us to discuss how you may be able to recover damages for those losses.
Rex Securities Law , with offices in Boca Raton, FL, and Austin, TX, provides representation to investors nationwide who are seeking recovery of investment losses due to the negligence or fraud of stockbrokers and broker dealers. If you have questions about how your account has been handled, call to speak with an experienced securities attorney.
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