In June 2019 GPB Capital reported that their two largest funds have dropped dramatically. GPB Holdings II has dropped by more than 25% and GPB Automotive Portfolio has declined by 39%, according to the company.
A $50,000 in investment in GPB Holdings II is now worth $37,300 and $50,000 invested in GPB Automotive Portfolio is estimated to be worth just over $30,000.
GPB raised over $1.25 billion in these high risk private placements that were sold to investors in $50,000- $100,000 increments. The financial press now reports that the company earned commissions of $167 million on these sales, by charging 9.3%, a rate that is just below the industry cap on commissions.
GPB Capital has been under investigation by state and federal authorities for potential securities law violations. In February 2019 the FBI made an unannounced visit to company headquarters in New York. Earlier investigations by the Massachusetts securities regulators and the Securities and Exchange Commission are widely reported.
According to the financial press, GPB Funds were sold by as many as 80 independent broker dealers to over 6,000 investors nationwide. Brokerage firms who sold GPB Funds include: Aegis Capital, American Capital Partners, Arkadios Capital, Capital Financial Services, Financial West Group, FSC Securities, Great Point Capital, Kalos Capital, Lion Street Financial, Money Concepts Capital Royal Alliance Associates, Sagepoint Financial, and Woodbury Financial Services.
Recently the Portland Press Herald reported that David Rosenberg was fired as chief executive officer of Prime Automotive Group. His firing followed the filing of a lawsuit in June 2019 by Rosenberg in which he accuses GPB Capital Holdings, which owns a majority stake in Prime Automotive, of running a Ponzi Scheme.
The GPB offerings include:
- GPB Holdings
- GPB Holdings I & II
- GPB Automotive Portfolio
- GPB Waste Management
- GPB Eurobond
- GPB NYC Development
- GPB Cold Storage
- GPB Scientific
- GPB Holdings Qualified
If you have questions about an investment you made in and of GPB Funds, contact us for a no charge consultation to learn about your legal options. You may be able to recover damages through FINRA arbitration.
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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