Securities Investigation – Terra Secured Income Fund 2
Have you suffered investment losses in Terra Secured Income Fund 2? If so, 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 their website, Terra Capital Partners is a New York based income fund manager that originates and manages mezzanine and bridge loans backed by commercial real estate.
Terra Capital Partners often raises money for investments through Reg D private placement offerings like the company did for Terra Secured Income Fund 2. These Reg D private placements are then typically sold by brokerage firms in exchange for a large up front commission, usually between 7-10%, as well as additional “due diligence fees” that can range from 1-3%.
Proceeds from the offerings will be used primarily to originate and manage a portfolio of commercial real estate loans and preferred equity real estate investments qualifying as “eligible portfolio companies” for BDCs under the 1940 Act, according to its website.
The trouble with alternative investment products, like Terra Secured Income Fund 2, is that they involve a high degree of risk and are typically sold as unregistered securities which lack the same regulatory oversight as more traditional investment products like stocks or bonds.
Investigating Claims in Terra Secured Income Funds
The White Law Group is investigating the liability that brokerage firms may have for improperly selling private placements like the following offerings:
Terra Secured Income Fund 2
Terra Secured Income Fund 3
Terra Secured Income Fund 4
Terra Secured Income Fund 5
Terra Secured Income Fund 7
Broker dealers that sell alternative investments are required to perform adequate due diligence on all investment recommendations to ensure that each investment recommendation that is made is suitable for the investor in light of the investor’s age, risk tolerance, net worth, financial needs, and investment experience.
However, another problem with Reg D private placements is that the high sales commissions and due diligence fees the brokers earn for selling such products sometimes can provide brokers with an enormous incentive to push the product to unsuspecting investors who do not fully understand the risks of these types of investments or to outright misrepresent the basic features of the products – usually focusing on the income potential while downplaying the risks.
Fortunately, FINRA does provide for an arbitration forum for investors to resolve such disputes and if a broker or brokerage firm makes an unsuitable investment recommendation or fails to adequately disclose the risks associated with an investment they may be found liable for investment losses in a FINRA arbitration claim.
To determine whether you may be able to recover investment losses incurred as a result of your purchase of Terra Secured Income Fund 2 or another Terra Capital Reg D private placement investment, 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. The firm represents investors throughout the country in claims against their brokerage firm.
For more information on the firm and its representation of investors, visit www.WhiteSecuritiesLaw.com.