Horter Investment Management Investigation
July 2022 -Cincinnati, Ohio
We are investigating Cincinnati-based registered investment adviser Horter Investment Management, LLC. (“Horter“).
Horter Investment Management is an SEC registered investment adviser with its principal place of business in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was founded by Drew Horter in 1991. The company reports having over $385 million in assets under management, the vast majority of which are managed on a discretionary basis.
According to regulatory filings, Horter recommends and utilizes TD Ameritrade, AXOS Advisor Services and Nationwide Advisory Services for custody of client assets.
In September 2021 the SEC alleged that Horter Investment Management and Drew Horter failed to reasonably supervise former adviser Kim Hannan and failed to adopt and implement policies and procedures designed to safeguard client assets against misappropriation by Mr. Hannan. According to SEC filings, Hannan stole $728,001 from Horter Investment clients. This matter is currently pending.
Prior regulatory sanctions include the following:
In December 2017 the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) entered an Order and imposed sanctions against Horter, including a censure, and disgorgement of $482,595, prejudgement interest of $46,209 and a civil penalty of $250,000.
According to the SEC Order, Horter made misstatements to certain advisory clients concerning F-Squared Investments, Inc. , materially inflated, and hypothetical and back-tested, performance track record for its AlphaSector strategy between January 2012-November 2014. The SEC found that Horter violated securities laws by publishing, circulating and distributing advertisements that contained untrue statements of material fact.
F-Squared Investments was an investment adviser headquartered in Wellesley, MA, registered with the SEC until January 2016. In December 2014, the SEC settled a fraud action against F-Squared in which the company admitted to making material false claims in connection with their AlphaSector strategy.
The firm’s founder, Drew K. Horter, had his certification with the Certified Financial Planner Board (CFP) in 2/2019 after he failed to respond to the CFP Board’s complaint related to an SEC finding about Horter Investment Management.
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