December 2017–Austin, Texas
We are investigating former VSR Financial Services broker Lisa A. Allen (Lisa Ann Fowler) in connection with the sale of various direct investments including real estate securities and limited partnership interests.
According to FINRA records in 2013 Allen was was the subject of a FINRA arbitration by a customer alleging unsuitable investments, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the sale of various direct investments. FINRA Case #13-2256.
FINRA records report that Allen is currently registered with Calton & Associates. She was previously registered with VSR Financial Services from 6/2002-8/2016. Lisa Allen discloses a business relationship with Smart Money Group, LLC.
VSR’s Alternative Investment Problem & Closing of Firm
VSR Financial Services closed down its offices in the Fall of 2016.
See below for discussion of VSR’s regulatory issues related to the sale of real estate investment trusts (REITs), oil and gas partnerships and other alternative investments and how you may be able to recover damages for losses on those investments.
VSR is well known for its sales of alternative investments such as non-traded REITs, equipment leasing programs, oil & gas drilling programs, promissory notes and commodity funds. In 2013, VSR and its president Donald Beary, were sanctioned by FINRA in connection with the sale of alternative investments. VSR paid a fine of $550,000.
Recovery of Investment Losses On Limited Partnerships and Other Alternative Investments Purchased From VSR Financial
Over the past several years we have represented a number of investors, mostly retirees, who were recommended alternative investments with the promise of steady, dependable income and minimal risk.
Alternative investments include non publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITS) , hedge funds, real estate, commodities and derivatives contracts and, managed futures. 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 with VSR Financial Services, contact us to discuss how you may be able to recover damages for those losses .
Time is of the essence, so if you have a claim, you would be wise to pursue immediately.
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.
Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis meaning that you do not pay legal fees unless we are successful.
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