Have you suffered losses investing in American Realty Capital BDC? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover those losses through a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm or financial advisor that recommended the investment to you.
On August 30, 2016, American Realty Capital Retail Centers of America, Inc. (ARC RCA) announced that the board of directors temporarily suspended ARC RCA’s distribution reinvestment plan (DRIP). Shareholders enrolled in the DRIP will receive cash for the distribution payable on September 5, 2016. Additionally, a special committee consisting of independent directors has continued discussions with American Finance Trust, Inc. over a prospective combination but has not reached a definitive recommendation for the board of directors.
Although it is unclear what the suspension of the DRIP program will mean for the long term prospects of ARC, this cannot be viewed as a positive sign.
A Business Development Company (“BDC”) is a form of investment company that invests in small and mid-sized businesses. Investors can buy shares in a BDC, and the money from their investments is used to fund the businesses. In turn, investors can profit from dividends paid on their investments, or, in some cases, the sale of their shares.
BDCs are a relatively new investment product, they were created in 1980 after Congress approved a series of amendments to the Investment Act of 1940. The creation of BDCs was meant to spur investment in smaller companies that couldn’t attract traditional forms of capital. BDCs have become increasingly popular in recent years, in part due to their ability to create strong returns on investment. However, BDCs are not without their risks and pitfalls.
Business Development Companies operate much in the same was as REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) with non-traded BDCs having many of the same problems for investors as non-traded REITs – like high-risk, high commissions, and lack of liquidity.
The White Law Group is investigating the liability that brokerage firms may have for recommending high-risk BDCs, like American Realty Capital BDC.
Brokerage firms are required to perform adequate due diligence on any investment they recommend and to ensure that all recommendations are suitable for the investor in light of that particular investor’s age, investment experience, net worth, risk tolerance, investment objectives, and income. Firms that fail to perform adequate due diligence or that make unsuitable recommendations can be held responsible for investment losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.
If you suffered losses investing in American Realty Capital BDC and would like to discuss your litigation options, please call the securities attorneys of The White Law Group at (888) 637-5510 for a free consultation.
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