Cypress Income Fund 9 – Securities Investigation
Have you suffered investment losses in Cypress Income Fund 9? 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.
Cypress Financial Corporation is a privately held manager of investment programs, according to the website. The company invests in partnerships, leases, and portfolio acquisitions of equipment in transportation, energy, and industrial sectors.
Examples of some of their investment transaction include equity interests in an oil drilling platform and nuclear power plant. Other transactions include residual interests in portfolio refrigerated trailers and equity ownership of a locomotives portfolio.
Cypress has offered a number of private placements in order to raise capital. These high risk private placements were then offered to the public by various registered broker-dealers who had established selling agreements with Cypress Capital Corporation.
The trouble with private placements, like Cypress Income Fund 9, is that they lack liquidity and are inherently risky. Compared to traditional investments, such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds, private placements are more complex and are better suited for sophisticated and institutional investors. In addition, private placements are exempt from registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), therefore they lack the same regulatory oversight as more traditional investments.
Investors trying to figure out what is going on with their Cypress Income Fund 9 investment may have difficulty finding the information they are seeking. Private placement offerings are not regulated in the same way as other investments and information regarding the investment is not disclosed in the same manner.
Broker dealers 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 the investor’s age, risk tolerance, net worth, and investment experience.
Furthermore, broker dealer often earn extremely high sales commission selling private placements, sometimes as high as 15%. Unfortunately, the high sales commissions associated with private placements often provides some broker dealers with enough incentive to overlook suitability requirements.
Investors looking to sell a private placement investment often have difficulty finding a buyer, and can suffer significant losses on the sale.
Recovery of Investment Losses
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 a FINRA arbitration.
To determine whether you may be able to recover investment losses incurred as a result of your purchase Cypress Income Fund 9, please contact The White Law Group at 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.