Have you suffered losses investing in Archrock Partners LP? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that recommended the investment.
Archrock Partners, L.P. provides natural gas compression services. The Company offers gas compression services including gas lift and re-injection, processing, turbine fuel boosting and carbon dioxide compression. Archrock Partners serves the oil and natural gas industry throughout the United States. The company is based in Houston, Texas. According to Barrons, Wells Fargo analysts that cover master limited partnership sorted through their universe and recently came out with a report that lists the companies most likely to cut their distributions – Archrock Partners was included on that list.
Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), like Archrock Partners LP are a type of limited partnership that is publicly traded. MLP’s receive the same tax benefits of a limited partnership combined with the liquidity of a publically traded security. In order to be classified as an MLP the partnership must receive 90% of its cash flow from a “qualifying source” – such as real estate, natural resources or commodities.
MLPs have increasingly been used to invest in the energy sector and are often sold to investors seeking income. However, MLP’s are extremely complex and risky, making them only suitable for wealthy, sophisticated retail investors or institutional investors. They are also a dream product for Wall Street because of the fees they generate, which may cause unscrupulous financial advisors looking to maximize their own commissions to recommend them improperly.
It is for this reason that The White Law Group is investigating the liability that brokerage firms may have for recommending high risk MLPs, like Archrock Partners LP, to their clients.
Brokerage firms that sell oil and gas MLPs are required to perform adequate due diligence on the investments to ensure a reasonable likelihood of success, and to evaluate whether the investments are suitable in light of the client’s age, net worth, investment experience, and investment objectives. Firms that fail to perform adequate due diligence, or that make unsuitable recommendations, can be held responsible for losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.
If you suffered losses investing Archrock Partners LP or another energy MLP and would like to discuss your litigation options, please call The White Law Group at (312)238-9650 for a free consultation.
The White Law Group is a national securities arbitration, securities fraud, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida. The firm represents investors throughout the country in FINRA arbitration claims against their brokerage firm.
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