Alpha Fiduciary Inc (AFI) an investment advisory firm, along with two of its officers, are accused of misleading clients.
According to FA-mag, the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleges that between 2010 and 2013 AFI misled clients by not disclosing they were using hypothetical back-tested data to promote its Global Tactical Multi Asset Strategies (GTMACS). “In one instance, the GTMACS’s Balanced model was shown to have a 163.7 percent return between 1999 and 2012, the SEC says.”
Without admitting or denying the charges, AFI agreed to pay a $250,000 fine to settle charges.
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