May 4, 2016 Comments (0) Blog, Securities Fraud

Investigation into Terra Fixed Income Trust

(Last Updated On: May 4, 2016)

Have you suffered investment losses in Terra Fixed Income Trust? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.

According to a 2012 preliminary prospectus, Terra Fixed Income Trust was a newly organized corporation formed to originate, invest in, and manage a diversified portfolio of commercial real estate-related loans and other commercial real estate-related assets with the “intent” to qualify as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Trust was sponsored by Terra Capital Partners.

However, some reports speculate that Terra Fixed Income Trust may have been encouraged by Ameriprise to restructure their deals for sales purposes. According to Reuters, “Twice since 2012, Ameriprise persuaded New York-based real estate investment company Terra Capital Partners to substantially increase the total amount of money raised in private real estate deals, the sources said. ”

Broker-dealers, like Ameriprise, often earn extremely high sales commission selling non-traded REITs and private real estate funds. Unfortunately, the high sales commissions associated with these types of investments often provides some broker dealers with enough incentive to overlook suitability requirements and to recommend the REITs improperly.

The White Law Group is investigating potential claims on behalf of investors in Terra Fixed Income Trust, and other Terra Capital sponsored deals including:

  • Terra Secured Income Fund
  • Terra Secured Income Fund 2
  • Terra Secured Income Fund 3
  • Terra Secured Income Fund 4
  • Terra Secured Income Fund 5
  • Terra Secured Income Fund 5 International

Brokers are required to perform adequate due diligence on any investment they recommend and to ensure that all recommendations are suitable for the investor and are in line with the client’s risk tolerance, age, net worth, and investment experience.

If a brokerage firm makes unsuitable investment recommendations or fails to adequately disclose the risks associated with an investment they may be liable for investment losses through FINRA arbitration.

To determine whether you may be able to recover investment losses incurred as a result of your purchase of Terra Fixed Income Trust or a Terra Secured Income Fund, please contact The White Law Group at 1-888-637-5510 for a free consultation.

The White Law Group is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, and investor protection law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida. For more information on the firm, visit www.WhiteSecuritiesLaw.com.